Tag Archives: Setup

Resources, Pricing and Business Map

Facility

Office space at Enterprise (located at the Roland Levinsky Building – University of Plymouth).

–          Possibility of 2 people sharing the room depending on size of the room

–          Includes desk and chair set

–          Includes Phone/Internet Connection at no extra cost

–          Includes Electricity usage included within the cost

Cost: £150 per month

Equipment

Computer systems

Two computers will be required to run the operations of Vector Buddy

One system can be used to create the graphics and run the heavy tasking whilst the other can be used for documentation and processing email requests.

Heavy Duty

Acer Aspire X3990 Desktop

–          Intel Core i7 2600 3.4GHz

–          4GB RAM

–          1TB HDD

–          DVD±RW

–          Intel GMA

–          Windows 7 Home Premium 64

Cost: £598.43 or £26.87 per month

http://www.ebuyer.com/279533-acer-aspire-x3990-desktop-pt-sgke2-159

Light Duty

Asus X53E Laptop

–           Intel Core i5 Sandybridge 2430M – 2.4GHz

–           4GB RAM

–           320GB HDD

–           15.6″ HD

–           DVD Writer

–           Intel HD Graphics

–           Webcam

–           Windows 7 Home Premium 64

Cost: £399.44 or £17.95 per month

http://www.ebuyer.com/337144-asus-x53e-laptop-x53e-sx1136v

Monitor

Because the heavy duty machine is a built set without a monitor, I will need to purchase a sizeable one which would fit in the office space and will also provide enough scope to conduct large tasks when designing.

Asus VS238H LCD LED Full HD 23″ HDMI Monitor

–           Max Resolution: 1920 x 1080

–           Image Contrast Ratio: 50000000:1 (dynamic)

–           Response Time: 5 ms

–           Signal Input: HDMI, DVI-D, VGA

Cost: £148.34

Accessories and Backup Equipment

Accessories and backup are required to assist in tasks such as printing and storing back up files of recently made graphics and documentation.

Graphics Card

A graphics card maybe required to run on the heavy duty computer. In case certain designs require some 3D creativity. The card chosen will definitely produce the work load under little pressure.

Asus GTX 560 Ti Battlefield 3 Edition 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card

–          Nvidia GTX 560 Ti GPU

–           1GB GDDR5 Memory

Cost: £181.98

http://www.ebuyer.com/290961-asus-gtx-560-ti-battlefield-3-edition-1gb-gddr5-dual-dvi-hdmi-engtx560-ti-dc2-top-g-2di-1gd5

Printer and Scanner

Printers and Scanners may be important to handle documentation.

HP Officejet 4500 Desktop All-in-One Multifunction colour Inkjet Printer with Fax

-Max Printing Resolution: Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi
– Max Printing Speed: Up to 28 ppm
– Standard Media Capacity: 100 sheets
– PC Connection: USB

Cost: £50.90 | Ink: £23.85 (Black and Colour)

http://www.ebuyer.com/219479-hp-officejet-4500-desktop-all-in-one-multifunction-colour-inkjet-printer-with-fax-cm753a-bev

Hard Drive

I will require a set of hard drives in order to store and carry information from once location to another. Having a well designed HDD will protect data from damages such as fire.

Buffalo 1TB DriveStation External Hard Drive – Hi Speed USB 2.0

Cost: £80.00

http://www.ebuyer.com/255188-buffalo-1tb-drivestation-external-hard-drive-hi-speed-usb-2-0-hd-lb1-0tu2-uk

Hosting the Website

Hosting and Domain purchasing is required to allow Vector Buddy to be online.

Here is an example of pricing from the website One.com which offers many different packages.

–          Web Space Medium (10 GB) – 12 months = £22.80

–          Annual domain fee (.com) = £9.00

–          Discount – Annual domain fee (.com) = -£9.00


–          Setup fee = £9.00Total excl. VAT. £31.80Total Cost of Startup (excluding office space) = £1340.89Yearly forecast (office space costs) = £1800.00Grand Total = £3140.89

Business Map (Draft and Database)

A business map is designed to establish the resources around you whether its locations, finances or key people that may have special uses to a business. Here is my draft design of the Business Map for Vector Buddy. The full Database of contacts, facilities and finances are downloadable here: http://leecunnington.co.uk/database.xlsx Throughout the rest of this term I will be able to upgrade the business map based on the more people and locations I meet and see.

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