in-house in this day. Updates are done by the person who owns the
information, and principals and other administrators are responsible for
their pages and for appointing others in their divisions to update pages.
While fees can seem high compared to spending a $100 a year on a cheap host
and using open source software, our backend is completely maintained so we
do not worry about backups, upgrades, etc, and our website does not depend
on one person's arcane knowledge. Outsourcing the websites fits in with our
strategy of emptying our server room. Our goal is to outsource everything
except for those servers and services that must be in house.
Director of Information and Communication Technology
Graded - The American School of S=E3o Paulo
http://www.graded.br | (55 11) 3747-4800 x160
2010/2/26 Elizabeth Donahue <email@example.com>
> I am taking a hard look at my school's website and the resources required
> to maintain the site with our current provider. I thought I would reach o=
> to other schools to see how you are best managing your web presence. I wa=
> wondering if you would be
> willing to share some information about your website hosting with me. Her=
> are some questions, but anything you are willing to share would be helpfu=
> 1. Did you create your website in-house, or did you hire a website
> 2. If you created the website, what software did you use to build your
> site? If you used a developer, what company did you use?
> 3. Would you do it the same way again?
> 4. How are updates handled? Can you do them yourself or are the outsource=
> How timely is the turnaround? Is there an added cost?
> 5. Are you happy with the fees required to keep your website running? If
> you are willing to share ballpark figures, that would be helpful.
> Thank you for you help!
> Beth Donahue
> Friends Academy
> North Dartmouth, MA
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