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Technology Business Management

TBM is a value management framework for decision making by CIOs, CTOs, CFO, and the team. Technology Business Management defines the tools, processes, data, and people needed to manage the business of technology.

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The TBM Framework

The TBM Framework is composed of six pillars, each representing a core element of the discipline. Typically, those who adopt TBM begin with a strong financial foundation and then work their way up the framework to ensure complete business alignment for all technology investments.

“Once we embedded Apptio for use in the organization, this enabled the leadership team to take operational control of budgets. As a result, we were able to ensure that costs became transparent and cost drivers were understood more clearly.”

Bhushan Ivaturi
TBM Council Board Member

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What is the TBM Council?

The TBM Council is a nonprofit professional organization dedicated to advancing the discipline of technology business management. Apptio has served as Technical Advisor to the TBM Council since its founding in 2012.

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Get Certified in TBM

Improve your business acumen by taking the first-ever education program specifically designed for tomorrow’s business-minded technology leaders. The TBM Executive Foundation Certification provides senior IT leaders and finance managers the essential knowledge that drives business transformation within IT by running a successful TBM program.

The Apptio TBM Unified Model

The Apptio TBM Unified Model® (ATUM®) standardizes the financial information necessary for IT leaders to manage their technology business. ATUM is the backbone of the TBM discipline and is instantiated in Apptio's SaaS applications.

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The TBM Book
The Four Value Conversations CIOs Must Have With Their Businesses. Authored by TBM Council General Manager Todd Tucker, this first-ever book on Technology Business Management shares stories and lessons from hundreds of interviews with CIOs, CTOs, CFOs, and other business-savvy technology leaders.
The TBM Taxonomy
The industry's first hierarchical taxonomy of IT services, towers, and cost sources was created to promote alignment between IT, Finance, and Business Unit leaders. TBM provides a standard taxonomy to describe cost sources, technologies, IT resources, applications, and services.
TBM Certification

Designed for tomorrow’s business-minded technology leaders, the TBM Executive Foundation Certification provides senior IT leaders and finance managers the essential knowledge that drives business transformation within IT by running a successful TBM program.

Great-West Life embraces TBM to recover costs, fund innovation, and reinvent IT

Great-West Life used TBM to fundamentally transform how IT and the business work together to get the most value out of technology investment and strategically align IT service delivery with business direction.

Hitting a TBM triple for better, more innovative and trusted IT

When CoBank's IT organization adopted TBM and Apptio in third quarter 2017, they had three goals: run IT like a business, free up dollars for innovation, and become a trusted partner to the business. Just 10 months after becoming operational, they are well on their way to achieving all three.

With TBM, Unilever's budget optimization led to 10% in cost savings

Unilever leveraged their cost savings found through TBM to be redirected towards business priorities, including improving customer relationships and facilitating the transition to cloud technology.

Blue Shield of California uses TBM to focus on strategy, not costs

What they found was TBM supported by a quartet of Apptio apps—IT Planning, Cost Transparency, Business Insights and vendor insights—addressed all of these issues and turned a one-time cost center into a true friend of the CFO.

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