The main cost elements of the upkeep of the Department's website are:
The Rhythmyx content management system (CMS). The CMS is used by staff across the Department and cost £1,029,474.83 in 2007-08.
Provision and maintenance of the site's search engine facility by a third-party supplier, Open Objects. In 2007-08 this cost £15,784.21
The Department for Business website (www.berr.gov.uk) received a total of 10,107,460 visits from 6,589,815 unique visitors in the period 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008.