April 14, 2010
Just about every IT organization is being asked to justify what it can deliver using internal resources versus those available in the cloud. The trouble is that the tools that can make or break the financial argument for or against cloud computing usually involve cobbling together various spreadsheets in the hopes of getting the right answer.
April 14, 2010
The theory is that cloud services can save on the bottom line. Apptio's upgrade of its Technology Business Management (TBM) platform lets organizations test that theory. The software platform allows IT to compare the total cost and quality of private and public cloud services by answering questions such as "What services are being consumed?" "How can I increase my utilization rates and lower costs?" and "Should I use cloud?" In short, IT can put a number on the savings from purchasing a cloud storage service vs. keeping storage locally, or for that matter, any other cost comparison that's required.
April 13, 2010
Apptio, with its headquarters in Bellevue, Washington, offers Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions to enterprise customers. It helps enterprises run their IT more efficiently like a business. Their TBM solutions helps enterprises make ROI optimized decisions using various templates, to fine tune how they run their IT. Their SaaS based business intelligence tools will make IT fit their organizational needs while saving tons of money.
April 12, 2010
The Seattle area’s hippest celebration for local software and technology startups is gearing up for its big night. After receiving nearly 7,000 nominations for 11 “best of” categories in Seattle tech, media company Seattle 2.0 is announcing today the finalists for its annual awards show.