Another Look at Total Cost of Ownership

THE INSIDE TRACK

Last week, we referred to the total cost of ownership (TCO) as an issue facing market data vendors and their customers. A subscriber promptly called and asked for a definition of total cost of ownership. We glibly said it’s the total monthly cost of owning a terminal or user access ID. Not good enough, said she. What else is involved in determining total cost?

So we’re going to get obscure, are we? We turned to our trusty buy- and sell-side sources, along with those in and out of the informat

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