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Mobile Computing Solution Costs


A. One-time Capital Expenditure

A.1 Hardware

- Mobile Workstation Hardware (notebooks, handheld devices, Palm Pilot, etc.) 

- Wireless Radio Modems - wireless LAN adapters, Access Points

- Mobile Communications Server Switch (MCSS) hardware and software

- Hardware Upgrade costs 

A.2 Software Purchase or licensing fees

- Shrink-wrap Software license for enduser devices

- Software for backend Switch, network servers, application servers etc.

A.3 Software Development or Customization

- Application Development Tools Unique to Mobile Computing

- Wireless Communications Software in the client device and servers 

- Software changes and enhancements

A.4 - Vertical or Horizontal Application Package costs - per user dollar cost multiplied by the number of users
A.5 Mobile Application Testing Costs

A.6 External Consulting Services

A.7 Enduser Documentation and Training Costs

A.8 Project Implementation - Hardware & Systems Software Installation Costs

A.9 Contingency - No estimate is all inclusive - allow 10-15% over-run

B. Ongoing Operations

B.1 Telecommunications Network Services - especially wireless network services

B.2 Computer processing and operation

B.3 Maintenance (Hardware/software/equipment)

B.4 Technical Support (internal and external i.e. outsourced from external vendors) Costs

C. Other Costs (Intangible)
 Risk of mobile computing project - difficult to quantify
TOTAL COSTS - add all of the above costs


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