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How TBM Helped Maritz’ CIO Deliver Competitive IT Services and Earn the Trust of His Business Partners From IT Departments to IT as a Business

Maritz CIO Gerry Imhoff used TBM methodology and tools to accomplish a nearly 40% reduction in the corporate IT budget. At the same time, TBM was used to support a decentralization strategy, yielding surprising results. Giving his customers, the VPs of finance and technology in each of the Maritz businesses, access to Apptio Cost Transparency changed the dynamic, enabling IT’s shift to service provider and improving trust in Imhoff’s organization.

Demystifying IT Elevates Cargill Team to Leadership Role

In the last couple of years, Cargill has brought all of its IT spend into global IT owned and managed service lines. Global financial data is pulled together to create a service-oriented bill of IT that has shifted conversations with the business to value vs. cost. Now, Apptio IT Planning is helping the team push accountability to business owners, promoting a focus on value creation and innovation instead of the cost of the IT bill. New efforts to plan and forecast in real-time are helping the team evolve from order takers to innovative leaders within the organization.

 

Through Company Separation, TBM Enables Speed and Agility at Xerox

TBM provides the lens to enable real-time decisions during the year and provides a fact-based baseline to accelerate work at Xerox. With TBM as a foundation for readily-available cost metrics, Xerox IT can support a planned $2.4 billion in savings, was able to quickly and accurately evaluate and optimize the separation into two companies, and has become a partner to the business units in making technology decisions.

How Freddie Mac IT Used Data to Change the Dynamic with the Business

To communicate cost and value to its business units, Freddie Mac uses TBM to translate IT component and resource costs into service costs the business values and choices they can make. The business was so pleased to be brought “out of the darkness and into the light” with the consumption-based showbacks that they led the charge to replace the company’s fixed IT cost allocations with a consumption-based cost model.

How LyondellBasell Keeps IT Costs Flat While Meeting More Business Demand

To support growing business demand while keeping IT costs flat, LyondellBasell continuously optimizes IT resources for value by showing the business its consumption, cost and choice while promoting a cost-conscious culture across IT. Among the many outcomes of its TBM program are retirement and migration of applications and harvesting of software licenses.

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