Cost assessment involves the systematic consideration of relative costs of both hardware and software technologies, accessories and human capital required to keep Caring People efficient and competitive. The total one-time costs amount to $252,396 and monthly on-going costs of $24,423(less the annual contractual cost of Cisco fees of $50,000). The itemized on-going costs will be incurred on a monthly basis hence should be included in annual budgets and indexed with the rate of inflation. The dollar values are based on research estimates from reputable vendors and industry professionals and are independent of any budget the company might have.