November 10, 2008
Whether you’re a startup or a big company, your IT costs are probably going up these days. And what with all the laptops, desktops, mobile phones, servers, and data centers to keep track of—not to mention e-mail systems, software applications, and tech support—it’s getting harder to predict what those costs are going to be, or even understand where they are coming from. Which is where Apptio comes in.
October 06, 2008
While lean principles and practices have been widely adopted in manufacturing over the years, their use in IT has just recently gained popularity. Lean IT is a revised way of thinking whose ultimate goal is the elimination of wasted IT resources, thereby increasing business efficiency and profits. Knowledge Center contributor Sunny Gupta explains the six steps organizations should follow to obtain Lean IT operations.
September 29, 2008
Pity the poor IT department. Seriously. I feel for the IT departments out there, especially in this economic climate. It's hard to think of another department within a company that's been dealt more changes over the years than IT.
July 30, 2008
Apptio’s thing, if you will, is doing IT cost tracking as a SaaS. In a nut-shell, their stuff mines usage and cost related data in organizations, provides some modeling and mapping, and then tells tries to tell you how much your IT is costing you.