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Cost of Website

Requested on
Thu 5th May, 2011
Reference
FOI 1292
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Please can you send me money spent on your Councils main website in the last
5 years. Please include:

Hosting costs (identify if you host the site yourself, or use a third
party)

Cost of software used to manage/maintain the website (capital and revenue).
i.e. CMS costs, plus other third party software costs (site search, analytics software etc). Also other third party web modules to back office systems; Academy self-service, for example.

Cost of any redesign in the last 5 years

Details of role, location and number of staff managing/maintaining/editing the website (i.e. number of staff in the Web Team and/or Communications Team and their roles, which department these teams sit within, number of staff in other departments editing the site).

Please can you supply this information as a PDF attachment.

Answer

Following the above information request I am pleased to provide the following information:


1. Hosting costs (identify if you host the site yourself, or use a third

party)

Hosting Costs
 £
2010 -2011*
 6240 (50% recovered in partnership with NWLDC)
2009 – 2010
 9000
2008 – 2009
 2250
2007 – 2008
 7920
2006 – 2007
 8420

* We now host our own website
2. Cost of software used to manage/maintain the website (capital and revenue).

Capital & Revenue costs for management/maintenance of site
 Capital

£
 Revenue

£
2010 - 2011
 28440
 11400 (50% recovered in partnership with NWLDC)
 
2009 – 2010
 0
 3600
 
2008 – 2009
 6695
 3300
 
2007 – 2008
 14100
 3300
 
2006 – 2007
 39175
 0
 
3. Cost of any redesign in the last 5 years
£4,000 to develop £6,000 to implement a new CMS system in 2008

4. Details of role, location and number of staff managing/maintaining/editing the website
We have 140 staff from across the council who are trained as editors and are responsible for keeping their own particular areas of the site up to date.  In addition there is also 1 Communications staff member who is classed as an Administrator of the site and who offers advice, training and support to other editors as required.

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