June 01, 2010
Seattle has a few strong anchors already in Amazon.com and Microsoft, and there are a few entrepreneurs who are adopting a go-big or go-home mentality in their next projects. (Apptio's Sunny Gupta and Zillow.com's Rich Barton are two examples).
May 31, 2010
Apptio is betting big on the market for demand-based budget forecasting. A new feature in its technology business management solutions software suite aims to help business managers plan and budget more accurately by inputting departmental forecasts into its software.
May 26, 2010
Apptio, the leading provider of on-demand Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions, today introduced a Demand-Based Forecasting feature that enables line of business managers to directly input departmental forecasts into Apptio's software. With this offering, Apptio is the first TBM provider to provide "closed-loop financial management" for IT, resulting in a more accurate planning and budgeting process that reflects the needs of the business and resources required from IT.
May 26, 2010
The challenge facing most IT leaders is finding a way to quantify the cost of delivering IT services to drive a specific business process. This ability to "showback" is especially critical now in this era of cloud computing, when every business executive seems to think they can call up and have any service they want regardless of what the internal IT organization has to say about it.