IT Financial Transparency

  • RT "Quantifying The Cost Of IT Services"

    A very relevant article written by Kurt Marko, " Quantifying the Cost of IT Services: Accurately and Transparently Reporting IT Costs " " managers need to start speaking the language of business, namely numbers—and they don’t...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Apptio Growth, the Cloud and a $800M IT Financial Management market

    A bunch of great news hit the wire over the last week or two. I’ve been so busy I haven’t been able to get it out in a timely manner, so here’s a Week in Review of recent news. On April 27 th —Oi! I have been busy! Time flies...
  • 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...
  • Nothing is Certain except for Death, Taxes and that IT will have to reduce Operating Costs again this year

    As you might have seen in our latest press release , Apptio had a very good Q1 with a number of new customer acquisitions . A common thread we heard from CIOs in Q1 goes something like this: “I have systems to manage my projects and track ROI on...
  • ITFMA Abuzz with IT Cost Transparency

    I spent the week at the IT Financial Management Association conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Aside from the tornado warnings on Thursday and the hotel that was under massive renovation while we were there, it was a great show. I sensed a milestone in the...