Blogs

  • IT Financial Transparency

    The State of the IT Union

    Earlier this week in Washington DC, President Obama gave his annual State of the Union address. Meanwhile, in another Washington, a less publicized State of the Union was taking place: a state of the IT union was delivered by Bharat Shyam , the former...
  • IT Financial Transparency

    Bridging the CIO-CFO Communication Gap

    Can you feel it? The friction between the CIO and CFO is almost palpable. Just a year ago, CIO magazine’s 2011 State of the CIO report revealed that only one-third of CIOs feel they are seen as a “trusted partner or business peer.”...
  • Leadership Perspectives

    The 10th CIO TBM Council: Lessons Learned

    The 10th CIO TBM Council hosted by Apptio was our most well attended Council event thus far, with over 210 CIOs and IT executives joining the discussion from around the globe. Like past Council meetings, IT transformation was the foundational theme and...
  • Life @ Apptio

    Customer Success in Zurich

    I recently had the opportunity to travel to Zurich with our Customer Success team to conduct a requirements workshop with one of our most mature TBM customers, a global reinsurance firm. In previous phases this year, we had already delivered solutions...
  • IT Financial Transparency

    Analytics for the Data-Driven CIO

    IT budgets are squarely in the crosshairs of CFOs looking to drive down fixed costs. In response, CIOs are taking a hard look at their data, yet most still rely on generic tools to spark insights and make decisions. Apptio recently sponsored a report...
  • Life @ Apptio

    Dispatches from an Apptio Trainer: Peru

    You may have seen last month’s blog posting, “ 5 Questions with…Brian McGehee” . That’s me, the Senior Technical Trainer here at Apptio. Being that Apptio is a global company, I am often called upon to provide training both...
  • Life @ Apptio

    Four Questions With.... Michael Santiago

    What do you do at Apptio? I am the East Region Technical Solution Architect for Customer Success. I’m currently on a 12 month special assignment in our East Coast Center of Excellence. I’m focused on enablement of our resources, growing the...
  • IT Financial Transparency

    Adventures in IT Budgeting

    Who owns the IT budget? The answer to that question is increasingly important, especially in today’s competitive and changing business environment. But, just as the answer is increasingly “important,” it’s also becoming more...
  • Leadership Perspectives

    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...
  • Leadership Perspectives

    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...