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  • and you all thought VB was expensive.....

    I see that you recently expressed interest in the Lithium Suite of community offerings.

    Typically, companies turn to Lithium to help reduce support costs, drive marketing and sales, and accelerate innovation. We build, power, and manage some of the largest, most successful, and most visible online customer communities in the world. Customers include HP, Sephora, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Verizon, Redfin, Salesforce.com, and Symantec.

    I would be happy to set up a call to talk more about our offering but before setting up a time, please be aware that our suite of offerings starts at around $8,000 - $10,0000/mo and are all at least annual commitments.

    In the meantime, I encourage you to learn more about us and our customers by visiting our website:

    http://www.lithium.com/why-lithium/

    Regards,

    this makes VB seem like a flea market find.

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    Start at $8,000 - $10,000? That is a bit steep for me.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Lynne View Post
      Start at $8,000 - $10,000? That is a bit steep for me.
      Per month, dont forget that bit.
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      • #4
        Good lord! You have to win the lottery to get that......or have some extremely good pay
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        • #5
          The cost for that would be around 120-190,000/yr on average for a company that chooses that!

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          • #6
            woah US$96-120K per year

            for that money could setup your own dedicated server cluster!
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            • #7
              Um, not thanks. I like my site, but it's not worth that much to me, sorry guys.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by eva2000 View Post
                woah US$96-120K per year

                for that money could setup your own dedicated server cluster!
                and run your own hosting company off that!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by HMBeaty View Post
                  Good lord! You have to win the lottery to get that......or have some extremely good pay
                  All the customers they list are multi-billion dollar corporations. Anything in the 5 digit range is extremely affordable.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Wayne Luke View Post
                    All the customers they list are multi-billion dollar corporations. Anything in the 5 digit range is extremely affordable.
                    And a three figure software could not be trusted with sensible data Sell the same product for six to seven figures and you have the contract.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ThorstenA View Post
                      And a three figure software could not be trusted with sensible data Sell the same product for six to seven figures and you have the contract.
                      Pretty sure Lithium runs on top of Oracle as well. Oracle database servers are licensed by the CPU Core (or at least were). I know when I was working for Protection One back in 2000, they paid more than $1 Million a year just for Oracle. It was installed on three RS6000 machines with 36 processor cores each for a total of 108 processor cores. The price also included an Oracle Support Engineer that worked in the P1 data center in Wichita, not Oracle's headquarters. Of course, a powerful enough Oracle server can handle millions of queries per second.
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                      • #12
                        This isn't aimed at the vBulletin user base.

                        If I recall correctly, Lithium had been transitioning to a custom database system. Not sure if the project was scrapped though.
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                        • #13
                          i saw a place go from vb3 to jive, then to lithium.
                          jive was beyond a doubt the least favoured (it was loathed actually) by the majority.
                          lithium got a warmer reception, likely due to the contempt for jive.
                          but people are still asking for the old vb forum to return.
                          when lithium was announced as the new software to be used i checked out a lot of lithium boards, and it was actually pretty common to see 'bring back vb' threads on them.
                          Into the Void

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                          • #14
                            I did hear back from them asking if it included the hosting and it does, making it more worth the price, but still very expensive.

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                            • #15
                              Why would anyone in their right mind pay that much for community software, when you can get an awesome one for a measly $195?!
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