I am a very new, highly inexperienced System Administrator. Regardless of any of this, I have been tasked with being the entire IT department at this small business. I must come up with some sort of an IT budget. I have some ideas, but would like some advice on creating a budget and presenting to management.
I thought about doing tech refresh for both the company and the employees. Thinking of maybe 3 new computers per quarter next year, this would give about half of the employees new computers next year. Some of them are running fairly old systems. Also I need to replace a UPS, buy a new primary router and perhaps upgrade a server running all of our VM's. I would just sort of mash all these numbers together and add 10% or so, but I have no real idea what I will need.
The company has about 20 employees. We have a main server (Windows 2003) that does our routing, dns, dhcp, filesharing, etc. as well as a rack of servers for other various functions.
I do not expect an exact answer for this scenario, just some guidelines and assistance would be helpful.
Thank you very much for your time. I will attempt to answer any queries as soon as possible.