OK, assume I have consultants design and congigure the data base and develop the apps and turn it over for us to maintain. Will I need to hire or train a full time DBA? What will determine this? The number of programs, tables, files,etc.? What kind of normal maintenance is needed and how often to insure good performance? Weekly, monthly, yearly?? Would it make sense to bring in consultants periodically to do this?
What I am trying to determine is what will be the effect on my staffing because of this new environment