March 02, 2009
The tougher the economy gets, the better things look for Apptio, a startup specializing in IT cost management. Apptio's software helps companies identify IT costs and gauge utilization of assets--servers, storage, PCs, applications--with an eye toward efficiency. Because it's offered as a service with templates to help customers get started, Apptio can begin identifying cost savings within a few weeks of deployment.
American Banker
February 18, 2009
HomeStreet Bank, a state savings bank in Seattle, said it is tightening its management of technology assets and improving its return on investment by using an outside service to aggregate information from its disparate systems.
Puget Sound Business Journal
February 01, 2009
Times are tough in the Seattle area technology industry as nearly every other day brings news of more layoffs. From big players such as Microsoft, Attachmate and RealNetworks to small, venture-backed startups, the climate appears rather bleak. But not every company is cutting back. In fact, some Seattle area technology companies are using the downturn to grab market share and gobble up talent. 
Network World
January 22, 2009
IT cost management and chargeback technologies can help enterprise network executives eliminate wasted resources without hampering innovation.
December 23, 2008
A recent survey exposes how important it is for IT to convince line-of-business managers that their IT investments are dollars well spent.