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  • Blog Post: 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 conducted by UK IT consulting firm Getronics...
  • Blog Post: 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. In some cases, cross functional roles like the “CFO...
  • Blog Post: 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 (cloud computing, mobility, etc.). And, they’re...
  • Blog Post: 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 keep a tight leash on the budget and still stay ahead...
  • Blog Post: 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 and support from business leaders and colleagues...
  • Blog Post: Who Holds the IT Pursestrings?

    If IT is to truly embrace the mandate of running like a business, that means IT leaders must update their approach and implement strategies to make the business management of technology pervasive across the enterprise. And what wil be the consequences if they don’t? These days, IT has become...
  • Blog Post: VMware and Digital Fuel: Is the Fox Watching the Hen House?

    Yesterday, VMware announced its acquisition of Digital Fuel, and I wanted to offer some insight based on Apptio’s experience in the market and the direction we believe the market will follow. Digital Fuel has been around for a long time and was in the midst of making the transition from legacy...
  • Blog Post: Why CIOs Need New Metrics

    Today’s IT environment is rapidly changing, and CIOs are constantly on the look-out for innovative projects that can improve performance, enhance efficiencies and/or cut costs. Sometimes, identifying the “right” project is the easy part, though. Often, it’s much more difficult...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Freakonomics

    There is a widely held assumption that the Cloud is usually a more cost-effective means of procuring IT resources. But of course, we all know what happens when you ‘assume’. Forrester analyst and cloud cognoscenti, James Staten tackles the thorny issue of cloud economics in a new report...
  • Blog Post: The CIO as Business Enabler

    The CIO’s role is at an inflection point. Up until this decade, the role of the CIO has been about technology. If the business wanted to implement some new application or technology, their only real choice was to go to internal IT. Over the last few years, a couple of forces have gained critical...
  • Blog Post: Are You Prepared For Dramatic Changes in IT Roles?

    Over the past few years, IT organizations have changed in fundamental ways. Cost pressures, demands for innovation, technological advances and the social media/mobile revolution have transformed IT – and completely redefined the role of CIO and others working in the IT shop. Unfortunately, though...
  • Blog Post: Debating the Dual Title of CIO-CFO

    Forward-thinking companies recognize that the role of the CIO is changing. These days, the IT-shop needs to run like a business, and IT leaders need to take an updated, holistic approach so they can make the business management of technology pervasive across the enterprise. As a result, the lines...
  • Blog Post: Tips for Talking Strategy With the CEO

    When was the last time you and the CEO sat down to talk one-on-one about business strategy? If you haven’t done so lately, it’s time. The business environment is rapidly evolving, and these days, IT departments are expected to be much more than the traditional “build-and-run.”...
  • Blog Post: The Many Personas of the Future CIO

    IT departments are evolving, and naturally, that means the role of the CIO is shifting, too. Over the past few years, cost pressures, demands for innovation and –perhaps most significantly –the social media/mobile revolution have transformed IT. A decade ago, IT helped run the business...
  • Blog Post: Apptio Customers Honored in Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders

    Computerworld recently released its Premier 100 IT Leaders awards , honoring some of today’s most innovative leaders in the IT industry. This year, the editors at Computerworld stressed that despite the economic turmoil which has plagued the business world over the past few years, these 100 IT...
  • Blog Post: CIOs Need to Close IT Leadership Gap

    Today’s CIOs are running the gauntlet. Budgets are tight, and IT investments are in the spotlight like never before. Stakeholders are clamoring for improved financial transparency and more effective management. And, even turf wars are heating up; new research from Accenture found that 43 percent...
  • Blog Post: CMO Notebook: Thoughts from Apptio’s TBM CIO Council

    Posted by Chris Hi everyone. I’m Chris Pick, Apptio’s new Chief Marketing Officer. I come to Apptio by way of Austin Ventures where I was an operating partner in their ‘CEO-in-residence’ program and have spent the better part of the last 17 years in enterprise technology, leading...