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At the heart of Coca-Cola's IT transformation is their CTO Jim Scholefield. The big focus areas for Schofield includes a flexible and demand driven infrastructure; any time anywhere any device computing; and simple and secure access.

According to Gartner, the IT budgeting process is often a detailed, line-item-driven exercise that fails to align with enterprise objectives. CIOs and IT leaders can increase the value that IT delivers by integrating the IT budgeting process with the enterprise strategic planning process. Here are 3 recommendations on making a solid business case for your IT budget.

Over the course of TBM Conference 2014 in Miami, we heard consistently about the change being driven by the adoption of cloud, social, mobile, and big data analytics; the consumerization of IT; and the IT services and digital transformation. Here are my key takeaways from the Keynote sessions by Jim Scholefield, CTO, The Coca-Cola Company, and George Westerman, Research Scientist, MIT.

“Without TBM there is no way -- no way -- the CIO is going to be that thought partner to lead that transformation of the business,” said McKinsey's Leandro Santos during his presentation at TBM Conference 2014.

How do you define excellence for a role that is always evolving? How do you identify greatness when the mission includes envisioning a company’s future, revising its past, securing its perimeter and delighting its inhabitants? How do you create an alliance between the CFO function, which has existed since the beginning of industry, and the CIO function, which was born only yesterday?

The IT budgeting process, which takes up to four months to conduct, usually works without a clear understanding of the business’ overall strategies and objectives and finds itself misaligned with the larger goals of the enterprise. Here are Gartner’s recommendations on how enterprises can align their IT budgets to achieve larger corporate strategic goals.

As Apptio continues to expand globally so does our need to support internationalization (I18n) These are exciting times in engineering as we continue our I18n journey and let our customers work in multiple languages and currencies. This blog entry illustrates some of our engineering challenges in I18n.

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Regardless of industry, it’s universal challenge for CIOs and IT Finance leaders to be more fiscally accountable and transparent to their business partners. Our free, live webinar addresses how Apptio IT Planning Foundation simplifies the annual budgeting process for IT finance teams, so they can be more fiscally transparent.

Whether it’s the result of economic upheaval, M&A or technology transformation, business leaders realize they need transparency, accountability and agility – and the ability for IT to drive growth. And they’re utilizing TBM to get there, whether they recognize the acronym or not.

Community – A group of people with unique shared values, behaviors, and artifacts. In recent years, the word “community” has gained momentum and popularity; it’s now part and parcel of tech jargon. But there’s nothing new about the idea. Humans have been knitted into communities since time immemorial, and the still-evolving system continues to hold the key to progress and development. Worldwide.

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