Lowering the Cost of Business Intelligence with Open Source

When looking at the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of BI tools, it's known that labor trumps all other factors when a full project is considered from start to finish. This is often used as a justification to ignore the cost of software and support, since the largest proportion of a BI project's cost at any point in time is dominated by labor. The problem with this thinking is that there is little evidence of a significant difference in effort required with different BI tools, either during development or in maintenance.

Provided by: Pentagram Design Inc Topic: Software Date Added: May 2010 Format: PDF

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