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.