Total Cost of Ownership or simply TCO is a topic that is amply discussed in the IT – Business coalition. Yet, most businesses struggle to provide evidence of value at reduced cost. Citing an example of a BI and Data Warehouse solution implementation initiative, Vasant Shetty gives an insider view on how discussions evolve and how cost can play a major role in risk mitigation and value maximization.

Data! Data Analytics!! Big Data!!! Data Scientists!!!!…I hear these words more often than ever before. If you meet any Enterprise Level CXO, they all say they are on a journey to implementing big data and analytics initiatives.

Each organization has some or the other initiative going on around data analytics.

Drawing on my experience from meeting a few enterprises IT senior execs, I can point to 3 major topics that usually get discussed quite often;