July 06, 2011
Most employees wouldn't describe their IT department as "awesome." But Facebook CIO Tim Campos is hoping a series of custom-made vending machines that dispense computer accessories instead of snacks and sodas will help change that perception.
June 16, 2011
While I was interviewing for a job about 10 years ago, it became apparent that there was an incredible lack of discipline at that IT organization. Applications were deployed on the platform-of-the-day. No standards or strategy were apparent, and every question I asked about performance metrics was answered with, "We don't track that."
June 07, 2011
Apptio, a vendor of hosted software for information-technology management, has launched its Spring Release 2011. The new tool contains a number of new modules and platform enhancements. It is designed to help chief information officers and IT managers forecast demand for IT services.
Puget Sound Business Journal
May 30, 2011
Apptio CEO Sunny Gupta is looking to transform the way chief information officers (CIOs) of Global 2000 companies manage the business of IT. The Bellevue startup, which provides business management software that helps CIOs manage and understand the cost of their IT services, has seen exponential growth since its founding in 2007.
Sourcing Innovation
May 27, 2011
Earlier this week, in reference to an article on the SCRC site on The Supply Chain IT Investment Enigma and Hackett group recommendations, I asked what is the right portfolio view of the Supply Chain IT Investment. Given the laundry list of Supply Chain Technologies -- DM, PLM, PP, APS, SCEM, SRM, WMS -- that one has to consider; the dizzying array of hardware, software, infrastructure, and support options; and the difficulty in capturing and computing cost metrics and comparing them to industry averages, it's a good question.