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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 those costs to an IT Service (or application or Line...
25 Mar 2009
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 growth of our industry was taking place. IT Cost...
3 Apr 2009
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 out a shared services model or a chargeback or allocation...
27 Apr 2009
Why Managing the Business of Technology Is Different than Systems Management
Welcome to my first post - I am the founder & CEO of Apptio and am starting to get my feet wet in the blogosphere. I wanted to start by telling you why I believe Technology Business Management will be the hottest thing in Enterprise IT in a few years, and why it’s unlike anything out there...
7 Jul 2010
IT Demand Management vs. Chargeback. Why Choose?
Linda Tucci, SearchCIO, wrote a pair of great articles ( Deutsche Post DHL cuts IT budgets by half with a supply demand model and Does IT Chargeback Pave the Way to Outsourcing? ) following a discussion on whether IT Demand Management practices or Chargeback is better for aligning IT to business priorities...
20 Jul 2010
The Controversy of Chargebacks in the Cloud
Bernard Golden recently wrote an excellent article in CIO Magazine on the brewing controversy of Chargeback for Cloud Services and the challenge that comes with “charge for consumption.” He nailed it: “One of the most controversial issues in cloud computing is chargeback: pricing...
15 Nov 2010
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...
19 Jan 2011
The Costing Engine Behind Facebook’s New Vending Machines
During a recent trip to Silicon Valley, I had the opportunity to sit down with Michal Lev-Ram of Fortune Magazine, to discuss the emerging Technology Business Management (TBM) category and how CIOs are putting TBM solutions to work to transform their IT organizations. Of particular interest to Michal...
13 Jul 2011
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