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The Apptio blog provides insights into topics ranging from Technology Business Management (TBM) to "Life @ Apptio" stories from Apptio colleagues.
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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization Drives Need for Better Financial Management Systems

    Today Apptio announced a new capability for helping IT track costs from virtualized environments. The expansion of virtualization—server, desktop, storage, etc.—is making it virtually (pun intended) impossible to track the cost of underlying physical components without good financial management...
  • Blog Post: Refocusing on Lean

    I thought I’d start out the New Year by reexamining what it means to be Lean when it comes to IT. Although the roughest waters of the recent recession are behind us, spending is not expected to make a strong comeback in 2010. As we continue to think about reducing operating costs, and “doing...
  • Blog Post: Refocusing on Lean, Part 2

    How do we Get There Companies doing the best in becoming Lean are focusing on a few key objectives: 1. Become a Service provider to the Business. The first step in maximizing value and creating processes is to understand how IT technology maps to IT Services that map to business services. A...
  • Blog Post: Activity Based Costing is the best allocation methodology

    I applaud Dean Branton for driving the need for Cost Transparency and chargeback systems in his article “ How to create a system for charging back IT services .” And I love his 5 key points: (paraphrasing) 1. A chargeback system should be efficient—not require more administration...
  • Blog Post: 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...