View Full Version : Course Assignment

03-05-2002, 02:33 PM
I am attempting to do an Assignment for my Office Functions course.It is worth
45% of my total grade.
The scenario is that I am the
Office Manager for a Finance Company and I have been asked to investigate,recommend and justify a new computer system for myself and 5 office staff.
The budget for the initial setup is $35000 (incl GST).The problem is I am having real difficulties finding out prices as companies that specialise in Computer Systems don't want to assist me as I don't really have the $35000 and they consider it a waste of their time.
Can anybody tell me where I would find this information?
The computers must have the ability to share resources, eg printers, files etc.
There needs to be some ability to communicate internally and externally, and to gain access to other sources of information.
The report is to contain detailed hardware and software requirements including specifications, eg specific software (Microsoft Office XP +Publisher?)(Microsoft Windows 2000?),processing power, RAM, etc.
We also have to include and indication of costs associated with the purchase-individual and total costs.
Does anybody have any idea where I can get this sort of information from?

03-05-2002, 02:55 PM
Try the Hardware Supplier list:


and also check out <http://www.productfinder.co.nz/>

03-05-2002, 08:19 PM

IDEA: Don't tell them it is for an assignment. Then tell them you need their estimate by Monday, and you should get it by Friday.

Mind you, it will be way over the top, far too expensive, more than is needed, and won't last longer than the cheap stuff.