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Feb 22, 2018
When I sat down with Mark Jancola earlier this month, he was just transitioning to his new role as VP and GM of Apptio's Digital Fuel business. Mark is well known at Apptio, having built the product engineering team, product offerings, and technical operations necessary to take the company...
Nov 04, 2015
At some point, we all ask ourselves how we can get more hours in the day. Yet it seems impossible to attain. There’s always more work to do than time to do it.  It turns out, according to Harvard Business Review, that you can actually free up significant time, just by focusing on value-added work...
Mar 03, 2017
Gerry Imhoff, CIO and Senior VP of IT Services at Maritz shares his team’s transformation from an internally-focused, captive IT shared service to a trusted business partner. This series highlights both missteps and successes along the way and illustrates the focus on IT culture, approach and...
Nov 02, 2011
Who owns the IT budget? The answer to that question is increasingly important, especially in today’s competitive and changing business environment. But, just as the answer is increasingly “important,” it’s also becoming more and more complex. These days, IT is vital to virtually all business...
May 20, 2011
There is a widely held assumption that the Cloud is usually a more cost-effective means of procuring IT resources. But of course, we all know what happens when you ‘assume’. Forrester analyst and cloud cognoscenti, James Staten tackles the thorny issue of cloud economics in a new report entitled “...
Jul 13, 2011
During a recent trip to Silicon Valley, I had the opportunity to sit down with Michal Lev-Ram of Fortune Magazine, to discuss the emerging Technology Business Management (TBM) category and how CIOs are putting TBM solutions to work to transform their IT organizations. Of particular interest to...
Jul 18, 2017
We all have hobbies, but the hunt for IT cost data insights shouldn’t be one of them. To treat this practice as something to do in your spare time is to miss a real opportunity to drive meaningful change in your organization. Instead, insights hunting should be operationalized, started right away, ...
Sep 15, 2016
As the fourth  TBM Conference  approaches (Nov 7-10, San Diego) along with my own five-year anniversary at Apptio, I'd like to share a few personal observations about how Apptio and TBM have grown and matured to fit IT organizations that aren't so big or mature. This article is split into...
Apr 13, 2018
Much like an under-funded baseball team that hasn’t won for a while (aka the Oakland A's from Moneyball), the IT function plays the underdog in many corporations. IT is often asked to bring home the wins despite increasing cost constraints. Case in point—I received a call from a CIO in Q2 2017...
Apr 13, 2018
When Paul Chapman assumed the role of CIO at Box, he moved from an established enterprise at HP to a company “born in the cloud.” I recently synched with Paul to hear his current perspective on digital disruption and learn how other, more established companies might pivot their innovation...
Mar 11, 2015
Next month, climbers from every corner of the world will descend upon Mount Everest to mark “convergence,” the start of the climbing season. Hard work, acclimatization, and preparation will begin with sights set on that narrow window of opportunity between May and June to step up to the top of the...
Sep 08, 2009
Here at Apptio, we believe that benchmarking is a critical component of IT Financial Management and it provides two important reality checks: First, to ensure an accurate allocation model.  For example, if you’re allocating Desktop Support costs back to Lines of Businesses based on Revenue (instead...
Feb 04, 2016
At Freddie Mac, each business unit’s bottom line is directly impacted by chargebacks from its IT organization.  A few years ago, a line of business owner couldn’t change their fate, since charges were based on fixed percentage allocations and cross-charges accumulated over years in Excel...
Apr 15, 2009
As you might have seen in our latest press release, Apptio had a very good Q1 with a number of new customer acquisitions. A common thread we heard from CIOs in Q1 goes something like this: “I have systems to manage my projects and track ROI on the ‘Change-the-Business’ side of IT (aka., development...
Mar 19, 2009
Welcome to the inauguration of “Lean IT” blog. According to Gartner, Global spend on IT in 2007 was $3.1 trillion and approximately 4% of revenue. And yet, IT departments themselves are using decades old technology to track and optimize IT spending. This lack of real-time monitoring of IT finances...
Mar 01, 2018
Sometimes reinventing the wheel just means putting your own spin on it. According to a study recently released by IBM and partners from Columbia, Harvard, and Wharton business schools, most of the competition incumbent execs feel isn't coming from startups. Instead, conversations with more...
Apr 25, 2017
Stephanie Rendon, Director of Finance for IT at CHRISTUS Health, leveraged a 12-week window between budget cycles to improve an inefficient, manual budget  process, systematically driving more relevant and actionable budgets that increased accountability among budget owners. This gave her team much...
Jan 15, 2014
Corporate Finance is a key partner in your initiative of running IT like a business. Since Corporate Finance is constantly working against the clock and has highly manual and inflexible processes, it’s critical to engage the organization with a value proposition early in the effort to communicate...
Nov 20, 2014
Below is a selection of Martha Heller's Opening Address at the TBM Awards Cermony on Oct. 28 in Miami at the TBM  Conference.  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...
Feb 06, 2014
Watching the Seattle Seahawks win the SuperBowl this Sunday was a dream come true. I’m a hardcore Hawks fan, for those who don’t know me. The victory got me thinking about the parallels with what we’re trying to achieve at Apptio. The business world can learn a lot from pro sports. Many of the...

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