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Corporate IT may be debating IaaS/PaaS choices to supplement or replace on-premises IT, but lines of business are already all-in on the cloud. Hybrid IT is now the default delivery model of IT solutions, and it requires its own system of record.


Build your IT budgeting and forecasting process around seven key principles to avoid common pitfalls.


Public cloud is a readily available answer to IT challenges, but there’s a real need to temper the ease of spinning up public cloud solutions with a gut-check on your readiness to execute a successful migration.

Migration readiness often starts with a reluctance to repeat past mistakes. Many cloud 1.0 adopters have war stories they’d rather not rehash with cloud 2.0. That’s because public cloud efficiencies have become an undeniable draw for business managers who rely on technology but don’t want to manage IT.


When on-premises IT was the only game in town, corporate IT had to invest long-term. With the public cloud, there is another investment option.


Software as a Service (SaaS) has a compelling value proposition, but a decision to migrate to it shouldn’t be rooted in the technology alone.


Annual budget variance causes turbulence for every IT organization. Take steps to fix it to avoid end of year surprises.


Apptio Cloud Cost Management provides IT leaders with clarity into total public cloud spending to drive accountability, optimization, and efficient utilization.


Service owners need to advocate for a service portfolio that the business actually uses.


Organizations optimize their IaaS footprint by aligning spend to a business outcome.


Six steps for a successful application rationalization framework, and the ultimate cheat sheet for application rationalization TCO analysis. 


Rolling forecasts create an agile planning process that holds cost center owners accountable to key performance indicators.


SaaS offerings are proliferating and organizations need to optimize costs, reduce redundancy and measure adoption.


IT Vendor lifecycle management needs a new approach and a new solution.


See how First Citizens used a centralized, end-to-end IT planning system to improve plan accuracy, run more frequent forecasting and detect budget variance earlier.


Convey the value of IT services and projects in terms that resonate with business executives and stakeholders.