In a report from Gartner (2011) they look closer at the cost ratio between development and maintenance, especially relating to the development model used. Is it stated that web sites that do not need to change their business logic or content after the site has been launched, do usually have a cost ratio of 5:1 or 10:1. On the other hand, web sites that reflect a dynamic business might have a cost ratio as close a 1:1
But I do agree that there are many other variables that we need to take into account also.
QUESTION: Can you think of websites that potentially might not change for good reason? Explain.
Please include references.
Gartner (2011) Why Website Costs Can Vary Wildly [Online]. Available from: http://my.gartner.com/resources/214200/214274/why_website_costs_can_vary_w_214274.pdf (Accessed 22nd August 2011).
Yes, there are many websites that have remained as close as possible to their original structure, content and design because they have been very successful and they want to remain as close as possible to their original look and feel and do not want to take too much risk or change the experience that their users have been experiencing over the years. One such example is Craigslist, which is still quite ...
The solution provides websites that potentially might not change for good reason and explains why.