Website redevelopment costs

Kyle Beale made this Freedom of Information request to City of London Police

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Dear City of London Police,

To help assist with a study in to cost effectiveness of public sector websites, can you please provide me with:

a) design and development costs to launch (single figure)
b) ongoing hosting, licensing and maintenance costs (per year or other suitable measure)
c) brief overview of server technologies used (e.g. Microsoft .NET, Apache/PHP, etc.)

I fully understand that contractual agreements, tender documents and other materials may be commercial in confidence, but do hope that you can assist
with indication of costs and technology as other forces have done for me already.

Yours faithfully,

Kyle Beale

Knox Alexander,

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Knox Alexander,

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Dear Mr Beale,

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION REF: COL/10/263

I write in connection with your request for information dated 28 June 2010
in which you seek access to the following information:

1. To help assist with a study in to cost effectiveness of public sector
websites, can you please provide me with:

a) design and development costs to launch (single figure)

b) ongoing hosting, licensing and maintenance costs (per year or other
suitable measure)

c) brief overview of server technologies used (e.g. Microsoft .NET,
Apache/PHP, etc.)

The City of London Police currently maintains two websites:

1) [1]www.cityoflondon.police.uk

a) design and development costs to launch (single figure) *
Approximately *23,000.

b) ongoing hosting, licensing and maintenance costs (per year or other
suitable measure) * Approximately *20,000 over a 2 year period.

c) brief overview of server technologies used (e.g. Microsoft .NET,
Apache/PHP, etc.) * The technology is Microsoft based, Windows 2003 as OS
and SQL 2005 database. The site is powered by Microsoft CMS 2002.

2) [2]www.nfib.police.uk

a) Design and development costs to launch (single figure) *
Approximately *20,000

b) Ongoing hosting, licensing and maintenance costs (per year or other
suitable measure) * Currently approximately: *5,000 p.a.

c) Brief overview of server technologies used (e.g. Microsoft .NET,
Apache/PHP, etc.) * MySQL database required by CMS, PHP 5.x, Apache
modrewrite FTP account, SMTP email (required for Contact Form), Apache
HTTP

Should you have any further questions regarding your request, please
contact me via e-mail, letter or telephone, quoting the reference number
above.

Yours sincerely

Alex Knox

Information Access Officer

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