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The Apptio blog provides insights into topics ranging from Technology Business Management (TBM) to "Life @ Apptio" stories from Apptio colleagues.
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  • Blog Post: Bridging the TBM Gap: A Nation of Spreadsheet Users

    As I talk to prospects, other IT Finance practitioners and attend trade shows, I am constantly reminded that our customers are on the cutting edge of IT Financial Management and leveraging the latest technology to advance their capabilities. That’s not to say that everyone else is not trying to...
  • Blog Post: Chargeback as a means of Demand Management

    Kurt Marko of Processor.com has written some excellent articles on the field of IT Financial Management (see my previous blog Quantifying the Cost of IT ). His article this week, To Chargeback or Not? , provides a very nice overview of the key arguments pro and con to implementing chargeback. His...
  • Blog Post: Holding IT Vendors Accountable

    Deborah Gage brings up a very interesting point in her article “ What Else Y Combinator Looks for in a Startup .” She says, " a company like Apptio could force enterprise software vendors to make better, cheaper software " Although our product wasn’t built to...
  • Blog Post: Delivering on IT-Business Alignment

    Eileen Feretic posted an excellent article on IT-Business alignment, subtitled “ IT leaders understand the business and the need to partner with their corporate counterparts . ” She takes a position counter to the common sentiment that IT and the Business are not well aligned, and states...
  • Blog Post: IT Financial Management Association and Trust

    Last week the IT Financial Management Association (ITFMA) conference descended on Charleston, South Carolina, as the most concentrated group of people focused on IT financial issues found anywhere in the world. Never before have I spent so much time talking about the challenges and best practices of...
  • Blog Post: Building Trust in an Allocation Model

    I spent some time with over 100 CIOs this last week at the CIO Perspectives event in New York. While Cost Reduction was still THE theme of that day, the 2 nd most talked about idea seemed to be the need to build trust with business leaders when rolling out a shared services model or a chargeback or allocation...