Aug 09 2012

Dude. How Much Did You Pay for That Website? Seriously?

Published by at 10:35 pm under TechView,Vancouver

$3 million is way too much to pay for a website. No, not this website. The City of Vancouver‘s website.

Apparently, I’m the last nerd in the city to find out about this fiasco. My jaw dropped when my wife asked my opinion about it during the Daily Show.

My verdict over at Writeimage: It sure seems like a rip-off.

I’m not blaming the developers and IT people who carried out the work they were asked to do (though it’s unclear how much City staff may have relied on outside expert advice that may not have leaned them towards the most cost-effective option); usually when things go this badly off the rails, it’s a project management issue at the top.

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