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Man-hours is where the cost is.

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on April 07, 2004 11:28 PM
The costs for software-licenses are in most cases quite low today, atleast if you buy microsoft software and not some overpriced IBM software.

Say for example that you need some simple entry-level SQL database and will do with a $1500 SQL server from microsoft. You only get a person setting it up for a couple of days for this price. The costs for man-hours will most likely be a lot higher than the license-cost.

To sum it up: Easy of use means less man-hours = in most cases lowest cost.

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