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  • Blog Post: Apptio Closes Series D Round

    As reported in today's Wall Street Journal , we are thrilled to announce that Apptio has closed its Series D round in the amount of $50 million, bringing the total amount raised by the company to $91 million since Apptio was founded in 2007. Leading this round, we welcome a new investor into our...
  • 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: Rethinking IT Strategic Planning

    How often do you review your IT strategies? If you’re like most CIOs, you’ve probably fallen into a pattern of the (often dreaded) annual strategy review, a yearly evaluation timed to coincide with the (even more dreaded) annual IT budget negotiations. But, is this 12-month cycle...
  • 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: Apptio Unveils Spring Release 2011

    We’re at the Forrester IT Forum today and are very excited to announce the launch of “ Spring Release 2011 ” which has been many months in the making. All of Apptio’s development efforts are driven directly by customer feedback and our Spring Release is no exception. In particular...
  • 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: Survey: IT Leaders Lack Business Skills and Resources

    Today’s IT leaders are under increasing pressure to transform their departments into services-oriented organizations that “run IT like a business.” But, do today’s IT leaders have the skills and resources to deliver those kinds of results? Unfortunately, a new study from...
  • Blog Post: Creating Black Belts of IT

    One thing I’ve often wondered about the phrase “aligning IT with the business” is how companies actually go about determining how close they are getting towards reaching that goal. Simply put, how do you measure change? One sign we’ve seen that companies are headed in the right...
  • 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: The Journey Towards IT Enlightenment Starts with a Single Step

    Last month, we provided insight into some of our predictions for 2011 . In short, we believe that 2011 will kick off not only a year, but a decade of transformational change for the CIO. At the top of our predictions list, we believe CIOs will be focused on the business side of running their IT portfolios...
  • Blog Post: IT and the Cobbler’s Children

    Ventana Research just released a fantastic piece of survey research titled “ IT Analytics: Benchmarking the Analysis of Data to Gain Business Insight .” It’s an independent survey on the current state of data analytics in IT and the need for better systems and processes. The executive...
  • Blog Post: 2011: A Look into the Crystal Ball

    Microsoft will become a private company; Steve Ballmer will no longer be CEO. F5 and Concur Technologies will be acquired. Microsoft will buy Nokia. Android will become the default smartphone OS in 2011. These are just a few of the predictions thrown out by myself and the other panelists at the WTIA’s...