GISCafe Weekly Review December 29th, 2016

How much does ArcGIS Online REALLY Cost?
December 29, 2016  by Matt Sheehan

Let me ask you a question. I’ll whisper it in your ear so others cannot hear. How much does ArcGIS Online cost?

You might answer:

“My 5 named user annual subscription is $2500 plus additional credits above and beyond my base allocation.”

A good start. But let me ask you again. How much does ArcGIS Online REALLY cost?

I see you scratching your head. Same question. But I’ve added REALLY to the sentence.  What could that possibly mean?

How much does ArcGIS Online REALLY cost?

If I told you one of our clients just spent $25,000 on a 5 named user ArcGIS Online account would you be shocked? Would you scream ‘gouging’? What if I further told you that client could not be happier and were looking to spend a good deal more in 2017, would you call me a liar?

Building your ArcGIS runway. Huh?
December 28, 2016  by Matt Sheehan

Looks like I’ve been overdoing the Christmas eggnog. ArcGIS runway’s …. whatever next?

Stick with me here. Somewhere inside of today’s blog might be that Christmas present you forgot to open until now. Onward.

Runway? What could we mean here .. see our post An ArcGIS Jumpstart is like trying to fly without a parachute for an introduction. From our work with clients, and what we have discovered, we have moved away from quick introductions to ArcGIS Online. So called Jumpstarts. Success with ArcGIS is based on two key elements:

  1. Data, data, data – No data, inaccurate data, data which does not tell the story. Like your fancy new car .. you’ll get nowhere without fuel. Everything with ArcGIS starts with data.
  2. Web GIS expertise – GIS has become cheaper. Basic GIS tasks have become easier. Easier, not easy. In our ArcGIS Solutions Pyramid these tasks would fall into tiers 1 and 2. For those with no experience with ArcGIS or a background in desktop ArcGIS, Web GIS is a new paradigm.

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