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Technology Business Management (TBM)

TBM provides technology leaders with standards and validated best practices to communicate the cost, quality, and value of IT investments to their business partners. In turn, IT is able to drive innovation for their organization.

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Technology Business Management Framework

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.

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What Industry Leaders Say About TBM

Bhushan Invaturi, CIO at Enbridge

What Industry Leaders Say About TBM

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

TBM Council

Who 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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9,000+

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40%

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45%

CXOs

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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.

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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.

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The TBM Conference

Hosted by Apptio, the 2019 Technology Business Management (TBM) Conference is the most important event of the year for strategic technology and finance executives. Join 1,800+ IT and finance executives in engaging sessions focused on elevating IT from a cost center to a strategic driver of business value.

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Technology Business Management Resources

 Technology Business Management Book

Read the Book & Learn the Discipline of TBM

Technology Business Management: The Four Value Conversations CIOs Must Have With Their Businesses. Get your free digital copy of the book.

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How TBM Drives Business Strategy at Royal Bank of Scotland

For Royal Bank of Scotland, TBM underpins strategic decision-making and is driving front and center of cost takeout aligned with business objectives. Read their award winning story.

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ATUM: A Standard Model for IT Costs

The Apptio TBM Unified Model® (ATUM®) standardizes the financial information necessary for IT leaders to manage their technology business. Get the poster.

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Whether you need help analyzing the true cost of the cloud, optimizing your technology spend, or communicating IT's value to the business, Apptio can help.

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