Table 2.11 MegaNews project ROI calculations

Project

Project

Estimated cost

Annual benefits

ROI

C

Corporate finance wants to install a data warehouse to manage all of the financial information.

$2.5M    

$50,000

−$0.9M  

D

We want to have a new website to compile news from other sources and allow viewers to buy it from us.

$4M    

$1,500,000

0.875  

E

We are opening new U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles and need to tie their LAN into the corporate network.

$0.5M    

$100,000

$1M  

G

We need a new service to allow us to deliver user-customized financial news via PDAs with wireless connections. The revenue will come from ads.

$5M    

$2,000,000

$1M  

H

We are going to put news screens into each Starbucks Coffee Shop in the United ...

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