Moving to the Cloud – Part 2 – Current IT setup/costs

In this section I want to get a rough idea of my current IT costs.  Now, as Part 1 suggested I already have some services in the cloud, so I am not starting completely from scratch.

I am also adding some new capabilities (online backup, etc) to the mix, so the final costs may en up being higher, but I’ll have a better service for it.  These are just for a guide only.

  • DevRig
    • Initial Cost – £2500
    • Yearly Upgrade Cost – £500
    • Power Cost – ~£150/year
  • Windows Home Server
    • Initial Cost – ~£350
    • Yearly Upgrade Cost – £50
    • Power Cost ~£75/year
  • Broadband
    • Initial Cost – £0
    • Yearly cost – £307.20
  • Software licences
    • MSDN – Initial Cost – Free (BizSpark)
    • Evernote – £28/year
    • MobileMe – £30/year
    • DropBox – £62/year 
    • FreeAgentCentral – £300/year
  • Email
    • 123-reg mail boxes ~£11/year each
    • GMail – Free
  • Skype
    • Initial Cost – Free
    • Yearly cost ~ £120
  • Domains
    • Renewals: Yearly Cost – £30
    • DynDNS: Yearly Cost – £10

So, counting everything up, my yearly costs for IT equate to about: £1673.20

I am a bit surprise at that. I didn’t realise it would be so much. I will keep updating this list as I remember more services I use, and also I will create more posts in this series to take account of changes.

Feel Free to comment on any of this.‚Äč