Flash Research Assignment #6: WordPress

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Jordan Szenicer

Flash Research Assignment #6: WordPress

By restructuring our
web

development teams to use WordPress, we

will add $1,566,500 in value
to our company over three years. WordPress is a
content management system

that facilitates
web

development with point
-
and
-
click functionality that even beginners could handle
. In the hands

of our
skilled
web

d
evelopment team, WordPress will enable a 77.8% improvement in efficiency

over
traditional
web

platforms.


WordPress makes
web

development in
tuitive and easy by cutting out the need for complex
code. Small changes that

normally require delving deep into
substantial

code segments require only a
few mouse clicks on WordPress. While an understand
ing

of code can leverage WordPress functionality
ev
en further, b
uilt
-
in site themes

and rich, graphical templates add
all the bells and whistles to
web
site
design in a fraction
of the time. Beyond aesthetics,
WordPress carries an ever
-
expanding repertoire of
plug
-
ins, from
web
site backup and search engine
optimization to e
-
commerce hel
p and social media

development, each accessible with

just a few clicks.

In the hands of already
-
skilled
web

developers,
WordPress can be harnessed to its max
imum potential and cut out more than 75%

of a workload usually
wasted

on perfunctory coding tasks.


Currently,
our web development team consists of 12 developers
, each worth $120,000 per year.
By devoting half of the team to WordPress, the 77.8% efficiency upgrade brings an added $97,250 in
value per year for each WordPres
s developer.
A

task that would normally require 100 hours would now
only require 22.2 hours, allowing the time saved to be redistributed to additional assignments. This
efficiency upgrade amounts to total benefits of $1,750,500 in a three year period. With

a small
investment of $184,000 over that period for hardware, maintenance, and training costs, the
implementation

of WordPress will seize a net benefit of $1,566,500 over that three year period.



Costs


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Total

Hardware

$100,000

$0

$0

$100,000

Maintenance

$18,000

$18,000

$18,000

$54,000

Training

$10,000

$10,000

$10,000

$30,000

Total Costs

$128,000

$28,000

$28,000

$184,000







Benefits


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Total

Increased Value

$583,500

$583,500

$583,500

$1,750,500

Total
Benefits

$583,500

$583,500

$583,500

$1,750,500







Net Benefits


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Total

Net Benefits

$455,500

$555,500

$555,500

$1,566,500




Works Cited

Bhavin. (2012, October 30). WordPress advantages and disadvantages.
WPBriefly.com.

Retrieved
October 30, 2013, from
http://wpbriefly.com/2012/10/wordpress
-
advantages
-
and
-
disadvantages/


Johansen, B. (2013, August 23). Why use WordPress as your corporate

CMS?
BjornJohansen.no.
Retrieved October 30, 2013, from

https://bjornjohansen.no/use
-
wordpress
-
corporate
-
cms


Rob Bunting (2011, March 22).
The advantages of using WordPress for business
web
sites.

Retrieved
October 30, 2013, from
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkGqkC1BH4A