Blogs

Blogs

Blogs
The Apptio blog provides insights into topics ranging from Technology Business Management (TBM) to "Life @ Apptio" stories from Apptio colleagues.
  • Life @ Apptio

    Apptio Recognized as the Most Impactful Enterprise Technology Company in Seattle

    We are thrilled to be recognized by Seattle Business Magazine and the Washington Technology Industry Association as winner of the "Tech Impact Award 2012 : Enterprise Computing" The Tech Impact Awards program acknowledges companies that are...
  • Life @ Apptio

    Apptio Named a Best Place to Work in Washington, Again!

    By David Flanagan, senior director of HR at Apptio Late last week, Apptio was recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as the silver medalist in the large company category for the Washington’s Best Workplaces awards. This award comes on...
  • Life @ Apptio

    Two Honors in One Week for Apptio!

    Last week was a big week for Apptio. On Thursday evening, Apptio was honored by Seattle Business Magazine for the second year in a row as being " THE" Best Places to Work For in Washington State in the Large Company category. This award is unique...
  • Leadership Perspectives

    Introducing The New TBM Council

    A few years ago, we brought together CIOs from some of our early adopter customers to provide guidance to new customers who were just starting on their Technology Business Management journey. What started initially as a user group for our CIO community...
  • Leadership Perspectives

    The End of the CIO?

    Upon reading his own obituary, Mark Twain was said to have uttered his now famous retort: "the rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated." Today’s CIO might be forgiven for hearing similar whispers. According to a recent survey...
  • Leadership Perspectives

    Apptio Closes Series D Round

    As reported in today's Wall Street Journal , we are thrilled to announce that Apptio has closed its Series D round in the amount of $50 million, bringing the total amount raised by the company to $91 million since Apptio was founded in 2007. Leading...
  • Leadership Perspectives

    Introducing "Coach Carmen"

    Recently we’ve added a new member to our Executive Team : Carmen Cook who joins Apptio as our new Leadership Coach. This is not a typical role you will find on an executive management team of a high-growth software company. But then again, we're...
  • Leadership Perspectives

    The Hybrid CIO-CFO

    Over the past few years, we’ve noticed that a number of customers have redefined traditional roles and reporting structures as they update their IT organizations to meet the demands of today’s financially oriented business environment. ...
  • IT Financial Transparency

    Dashboards for the IT Decision Maker

    Dashboarding solutions have been around for years. But, their widespread usage was limited by the inability of older software to gather and update information in real-time. Now, all that’s changing. Today’s innovative dashboards integrate...
  • IT Financial Transparency

    Amplify IT Cost Transparency in 2012

    For the last few years, business leaders have issued the same command to IT: do more with less. And according to a new study from Gartner, 2012 promises to be eerily similar to last year in terms of IT spending patterns and priorities. A year ago,...
  • IT Financial Transparency

    The State of the IT Union

    Earlier this week in Washington DC, President Obama gave his annual State of the Union address. Meanwhile, in another Washington, a less publicized State of the Union was taking place: a state of the IT union was delivered by Bharat Shyam , the former...
  • IT Financial Transparency

    Bridging the CIO-CFO Communication Gap

    Can you feel it? The friction between the CIO and CFO is almost palpable. Just a year ago, CIO magazine’s 2011 State of the CIO report revealed that only one-third of CIOs feel they are seen as a “trusted partner or business peer.”...
  • Leadership Perspectives

    The 10th CIO TBM Council: Lessons Learned

    The 10th CIO TBM Council hosted by Apptio was our most well attended Council event thus far, with over 210 CIOs and IT executives joining the discussion from around the globe. Like past Council meetings, IT transformation was the foundational theme and...
  • Life @ Apptio

    Customer Success in Zurich

    I recently had the opportunity to travel to Zurich with our Customer Success team to conduct a requirements workshop with one of our most mature TBM customers, a global reinsurance firm. In previous phases this year, we had already delivered solutions...
  • IT Financial Transparency

    Analytics for the Data-Driven CIO

    IT budgets are squarely in the crosshairs of CFOs looking to drive down fixed costs. In response, CIOs are taking a hard look at their data, yet most still rely on generic tools to spark insights and make decisions. Apptio recently sponsored a report...
  • Life @ Apptio

    Dispatches from an Apptio Trainer: Peru

    You may have seen last month’s blog posting, “ 5 Questions with…Brian McGehee” . That’s me, the Senior Technical Trainer here at Apptio. Being that Apptio is a global company, I am often called upon to provide training both...
  • Life @ Apptio

    Four Questions With.... Michael Santiago

    What do you do at Apptio? I am the East Region Technical Solution Architect for Customer Success. I’m currently on a 12 month special assignment in our East Coast Center of Excellence. I’m focused on enablement of our resources, growing the...
  • IT Financial Transparency

    Adventures in IT Budgeting

    Who owns the IT budget? The answer to that question is increasingly important, especially in today’s competitive and changing business environment. But, just as the answer is increasingly “important,” it’s also becoming more...
  • Leadership Perspectives

    Report: CIOs Spending More Time on Innovation

    Today’s CIOs and their IT management teams face a long list of new executive priorities. Now, more than ever before, they’re involved with technology innovation, transformation and consumerization. They’re challenged by new paradigms...
  • Leadership Perspectives

    Keeping IT Innovation Up in a Down Economy

    The economy right now is anything but predictable. And while we’re all keeping a close eye on our investments -- both at home and at work -- it hard not to wonder: what happens to IT innovation in such a volatile economic climate? Can CIOs...
  • Leadership Perspectives

    What CIOs Can Learn From Moneyball

    Despite having one of the lowest payrolls in Major League Baseball, Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane built a winning team employing something called “ sabermetrics ” ( Society for American Baseball Research + Metrics). In his...
  • Life @ Apptio

    Five Questions With.... Brian McGehee

    Name : Brian McGehee Title : Senior Trainer Previously Worked at : HP, Opsware, Native 6, Zama Networks, Western Wireless, AT&T Wireless, Tosco, WAMU, McCaw Cellular, and more. What do you do at Apptio? I am the senior technical trainer...
  • Leadership Perspectives

    The Old IT is New Again

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. This age old adage is perhaps best exemplified by the constantly shifting IT landscape where the role of the CIO must continually evolve to meet new realities. But, does that mean today’s...
  • Life @ Apptio

    5 Questions With... Stephen Atwell

    It's time again for Four , wait no, Five Questions with one of our unsung heroes here at Apptio. This week, we pose questions to Application Architect, Stephen Atwell: Name: Stephen Atwell Title: Applications Architect Previously Worked at...
  • Leadership Perspectives

    What IT Really Wants: Relevancy

    What do IT organizations want most? Could it be the latest technology? Better training? A bigger budget? The answer may surprise you. According to a new study from InformationWeek , the one thing IT organizations want most is more engagement...