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What Does It Cost?

What does it cost…?? Always a complicated question, but one we all get in any line of work. Many businesses are working on their budgets right now, so we thought we’d put together some IT common setups. We could of course include more caveats than a drug commercial here, but instead suggest that you use these as guidelines and call us for specifics when you get there. We’ve divided this up into options for Staff Bundles (equipment that you buy for each employee) and Office Bundles (equipment for your office that supports all of your staff.)

Staff Bundles

Licensing $40/user/month

This category has more options than buying a new car, but we think that Microsoft 365 Business Premium and Workplace Cloud File Share is a great base plan for any business.

Office Worker Bundle $950

For the staff member who spends a couple of hours a day at the computer and uses mostly cloud services and email. No intensive spreadsheet work.

  • Dell Latitude 3400, Windows 10 Pro, i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB SATA Hard Drive, Wireless, Bluetooth, One year Onsite/In-Home warranty
  • Dell Wireless Keyboard + Mouse
  • 22” monitor

Information Worker Bundle $1,760

The Information Worker spends almost their entire day on the computer focusing on spreadsheets and other more compute-intensive tasks. We’ve bumped up the power on this computer, replaced the hard drive with a faster SSD, added a second monitor and a docking station for easier movement between roaming with a laptop and sitting at your desk. We’ve added our favorite feature when sneaking in a little work at night, a backlit keyboard. We also extended the warranty and added Pro-Support, which for our clients let us triage hardware issues for faster resolution.

  • Dell Latitude 3400, Windows 10 Pro, i5 processor, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Wireless, Bluetooth, three-year ProSupport warranty
  • Dell Wireless Keyboard + Mouse
  • Dell Dock
  • Two 22” monitors

Traveling Exec Bundle $2,760

We’ve configured this bundle with plenty of power for the busy exec who is on the move. Smaller, sleeker packaging makes for great convenience as well as a very professional, polished presentation.

  • Dell Latitude 7310, Windows 10 Pro, i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Wireless, Bluetooth, three-year ProSupport warranty
  • Dell Wireless Keyboard + Mouse
  • Dell Dock
  • Two 22” monitors

Office Bundles

In the office, you still need to protect your internet, connect your various devices with a switch, and provide wireless access. Here are two common setups:

Small Office (10-20 staff) $4,000

  • WatchGuard Firewall
  • 2 HP/Aruba Wireless Access Points
  • 24 port Switch
  • Setup

Medium Office (15-40) $8,000

  • WatchGuard Firewall
  • 2 HP/Aruba Wireless Access Points
  • 48 port Switch
  • Setup

So there you have it – what does it cost? It depends!