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    AUS $4 mil with Vignette - could've been $0 with eZ publish

    Interesting article at http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/30083.html

    Looking at the site in question, eZ publish 3.0 could easily have been used to build it. More to the point, (ignoring the content itself) it would probably be not much more than a week or two of work. AUS $4 million? Someone's laughing all the way to the bank methinks...

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    I'd have done it for only $3 million

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    nah, the government should have come to me first
    I could have done it for a 1mil no worries

    I'd even throw in some hosting for another 100,000

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    The worse part of the entire story was that the site is for the Australian Government Department that develops and implements policy issues for the IT industry down here. Gee I wonder why we have so many IT issues not resolved at the moment llike spam and the ongoing online content debate.

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    we're obviously not charging enough for the work we do!

    AUS$50,000 / hr sounds quite nice
    teckis - that's news to me.

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    my local ISP charges $150/yr + $50 setup fee for a massive 5mb of hosting space what a deal... oh and you dont get mysql, a control panel or anything else from them

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    SitePoint Evangelist elgumbo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by pootergeist
    we're obviously not charging enough for the work we do!

    AUS$50,000 / hr sounds quite nice [img]images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]
    Time to send off those CVs people

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    something that even annoys me more is the appointment of fujitsu as a web dev/design company.

    come on.

    how pathetic is that.

    there are some major dev and design shops down under that have created/developed/implemented some amazing projects. yet they give the contract to a multinational conglomorate with it's finger in so many pies that they would hardly know what they were doing in any one of them.

    no wonder they got burned.

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    LoL

    Lets now see if Microsoft goes into Web development aye ? That's one to look out for.

    LoL - Imagine giving them a project that isn't IE specific - what'll Bill Gates say to that ?

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    fujitsu probably just gave $1M to a web development firm to do it for them
    Work smarter, not harder. -Scrooge McDuck

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    will code HTML for food Michel V's Avatar
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    So this is where all the fabuled e-dollars are!
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    Thats rediculous, for $4 million, i'd expect alot more than that. Someone must be laughing with a smug grin thinking, "What a MUG:d"

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    Well the met police in London once paid 22,000 ($34,187.03) for the repair of a kettle, so god only knows what their site cost

    The problem is that even government departments responsible for stuff like IT development are committees of politicians, and not experts - any work is contracted by people with little or no-knowledge to people who know all too well that they can charge what they like and still get the deal

    Boardroom Bingo anyone?
    Rick

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    omg, looks like a geocities hosted site, been made with the page builder!

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    Ive built 2 totally custom database driven ecommerce enabled sites for probably less than 0.2% of that.

    I need to aim higher I think.


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