I remember reading in a Mac online journal about this firm that went to Mac’s after their 25 person firm got a proposal for $100,000 to roll out a Windows network.
When I read it the last time the ONLY thing that $100,000 price tag could be would be a fully licensed external MOSS/SharePoint portal with unlimited SQL per processor and Cals up the wazoo.
The conclusion we came to at the time was that someone hadn’t a clue and that they should have been quoted a SBS 2003 + an external SharePoint hosted collaboration environment. Heck even if they’d gone a “normal” Windows server setup, there’s no way a 25 person firm could get a bid that high.
Ah yes, there’s my “there’s no way it would cost $100,000” post from before.
I would love it if this firm posted the actually bid they got. I’ll bet there’s a fully publicly exposed MOSS/SharePoint 2007/SQL server licensed up the wazoo in there.