As a regular component of this blog, I’m kicking off the Apptio Lean IT Index, where I’ll profile interesting trends and specific strategies customers are implementing to become more “Lean”.  By helping customers identify cost savings opportunities in IT, we gain a unique perspective on the various techniques and strategies customers are pursuing and the potential cost savings involved. Given this unique and hopefully interesting opportunity, each quarter I’ll dive into our proprietary data and highlight the most effective or widely used cost optimization strategies. Look out for the first Lean IT Index post in mid-June.
I hope you find this helpful in your pursuit of greater cost efficiency.  If you have other ideas, comments or research—for or against any of these findings—please leave a comment or sent them my way.