IT Infrastructure Optimization

  • 12 Top Thinkers in Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing continues to be one of the most hyped topics in technology today. While businesses remain hesitant to adopt the cloud for a number of reasons (security, governance, etc) the cloud has emerged as a legitimate and credible option for companies...
  • The Hidden Costs of Virtualization

    After years of driving down expenses by leveraging server virtualization and commodity hardware, many companies are now facing an increase in total server costs. It’s not that the unit costs for servers are going up (they’re not, on an apples...
  • Managing the New Economics of Cloud

    It seems that almost every day we are bombarded by new stats about the cloud and its expected growth over the next few years. Among them are those that point to the private cloud market as the “one to watch” in the next few years. According...
  • Cloud Computing – A Shadow IT Enabler in Disguise?

    For many of our customers, gaining control of (or at least management of) Shadow IT through better IT Cost Transparency has shown business leaders the real “full” cost of Shadow IT and IT leaders the need to better align services to business...
  • Ernst & Young Advisory Practice Lead advocates 'Baseline IT Costs is Phase I in Cost Optimization'

    In the Baseline article, “ IT Spending Meets C-Suite Expectations ” Ernst & Young Advisory practice lead, Leslie Blair, outlines the process of IT Cost Optimization and the need for good cost transparency as a starting point. To understand...
  • Virtualization Drives Need for Better Financial Management Systems

    Today Apptio announced a new capability for helping IT track costs from virtualized environments. The expansion of virtualization—server, desktop, storage, etc.—is making it virtually (pun intended) impossible to track the cost of underlying...
  • Lean IT Index: Optimizing Storage For Big Cost Savings

    For the first installment of the Lean IT index—a quarterly review of what Apptio customers are doing, how they are reducing cost in IT and how they are driving towards a more Lean operation—I’m focusing on the most popular area for Apptio...
  • The Apptio Lean IT Index

    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...
  • IT Cost Optimization

    As the first big discussion on the Apptio blog, let’s lay it out there: What is IT Cost Optimization? IT Cost Optimization helps IT departments make better decisions about how they run IT by tracking all cost drivers within IT and allocating...
  • 80% of Companies say Cost Reduction is the #1 IT Priority

    Goldman Sachs released its March IT Spending Survey Report stating that Cost Reduction has jumped to the Top Priority among IT organizations with over 80% of survey respondents calling it a “High Priority”— an amazing ~45 percentage...