The Politics of Costs
Design, Piloting, and Deployment Costs
Ongoing Costs of Providing Your Directory Service
Analyzing and Reducing Costs Checklist
To design, develop, and deploy a successful directory service, you need to have the proper funding. Getting funding from your organization invariably means understanding the costs of the service you plan to deploy, developing a budget, and communicating that information to those who hold the purse strings. Because budgets are often subject to negotiation, it's also wise to prioritize the items in your directory service budget so that you know which aspects of your budget are negotiable and which are not.
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