Blogs

  • Leadership Perspectives

    What CIOs Can Learn From Moneyball

    Despite having one of the lowest payrolls in Major League Baseball, Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane built a winning team employing something called “ sabermetrics ” ( Society for American Baseball Research + Metrics). In his...
  • Life @ Apptio

    Five Questions With.... Brian McGehee

    Name : Brian McGehee Title : Senior Trainer Previously Worked at : HP, Opsware, Native 6, Zama Networks, Western Wireless, AT&T Wireless, Tosco, WAMU, McCaw Cellular, and more. What do you do at Apptio? I am the senior technical trainer...
  • Leadership Perspectives

    The Old IT is New Again

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. This age old adage is perhaps best exemplified by the constantly shifting IT landscape where the role of the CIO must continually evolve to meet new realities. But, does that mean today’s...
  • Life @ Apptio

    5 Questions With... Stephen Atwell

    It's time again for Four , wait no, Five Questions with one of our unsung heroes here at Apptio. This week, we pose questions to Application Architect, Stephen Atwell: Name: Stephen Atwell Title: Applications Architect Previously Worked at...
  • Leadership Perspectives

    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...
  • Leadership Perspectives

    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...
  • Life @ Apptio

    4 Questions With... Libby Christensen

    Apptio is quickly closing in on 200 employees (when I started ten months ago, we just passed the century mark!). With such a fast growing and dynamic team, we wanted to highlight some of the talented individuals behind the scenes. We'll be posting...
  • IT Financial Transparency

    A Five Step Checklist for the Cloud

    Cloud computing continues transforming IT in new and perhaps unexpected ways. As Arthur Cole explains in his recent article, The Changing Face of IT Infrastructure : “The cloud is rightly described as another abstraction on top of an already...
  • Leadership Perspectives

    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...
  • IT Financial Transparency

    Is Healthcare Ready for the Cloud?

    In passing the HITECH Act as part of ARRA in 2009, the government had two primary goals: Moving physicians who have been slow to migrate from paper-based patient records to an electronic medical record (EMR) system, and ensuring that patient data...