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Website funding and support model
Hello colleagues,********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss.
We're about to redesign and relaunch our public facing website, and we're discussing everything, including where we host and how we fund it. The team charged with design and development belongs to our External Relations organization, not IT.
Currently, our IT organization hosts our website internally. Transitioning to a hosted solution would add real dollars to somebody's costs; we're trying to decide who that burden should fall upon, and how best to transition from an assumed-cost model to an explicit one.
I'd like to hear from anyone whose website is hosted externally about how funding and support responsibility is assigned for your site. That is, who pays for website hosting - IT? Marketing/External Relations? IT with chargeback? Someone else?
Any insight you'd care to share would be gratefully accepted!
Director, IT Strategy & Operations
University of Michigan-Dearborn
4901 Evergreen Road, 1140B SBCW
Dearborn, MI 48128-1491