Apptio CEO Sunny Gupta was named Seattle Business magazine’s 2015 “CEO of the Year.” The magazine’s 2015 Executive Excellence Awards recognize thoughtful leadership and progressive management among Washington State executives.

I recently hosted a webinar along with Todd Tucker and Senior IT leaders from First American and DIRECTV to address myths about IT Cost Transparency. In the clip, Lance Warner, Senior Director of IT Infrastructure for First American, shares what I&O leaders should know about their costs.

The holidays are a busy time for many, and keeping up on regular reading may have fallen off your radar – and that’s ok. But we were pleased to see CIOinsight didn’t miss a series of Apptio blog posts published in December on IT cost analytics.

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With IT Planning, the great difficulty for most firms right now is simply figuring out where to start. In response, I’ve selected four activities that are common starting points for companies that successfully transformed their planning process.

The new world of IT -- what some in the industry are calling “IT as a Service Broker,” or ITaaSB -- should excite you. It means that IT becomes a business within a business, moving away IT as a cost center to a powerful driver of business output, innovation, and growth.

Enterprise use of public cloud services has made managing IT costs more complicated than ever. Get our newly released white paper to learn how you can integrate cloud costs into a holistic view of the IT business.

Gartner’s latest research reveals that when it comes to the IT budgeting process, IT leaders often work within a bubble. Cut off from information and communication channels to the CFO, IT leaders often craft their IT budgets without a clear understanding of or alignment to the overall enterprise goals. The IT budgets are viewed as “inflexible” and with investment decisions too often being driven by whether the spend is Opex or Capex. 

CME Group is the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, handling three billion contracts worth approximately $1 quadrillion annually. The company provides a marketplace for buyers and sellers, bringing together individuals, companies, and institutions that want to manage risk or that want to profit by accepting risk.

The Apptio TBM Unified Model™ (ATUM) is a specification that defines the elements of a standard cost model for technology. With standardized IT cost calculations, leaders can manage the business of IT more effectively. See if your IT organization can benefit from standardizing their approach to IT cost analytics.

According to a Bloomberg Businessweek article this week, the use of mobile devices and cloud-computing among employees is forcing a shift in how CIOs approach technology purchases and management. Consumers have gotten used to accessing their applications on every computer they use - including home, office, and mobile. This shift means the old-school gatekeeper role of the CIO is evolving into more of an IT service brokerage role.