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Providing IT services can be a critical step in establishing a more open, inclusive, and trusting relationship with the business. A key hurdle? The absence of a clear implementation model. 


IT organizations spend considerable time and resources getting their operating model right. An operating model generally defines how you plan, build, operate and monitor IT, as well as strategy and governance.

You invest significantly in these functions, but are you getting the most value from these investments?

IT leaders often adopt elements of generally accepted frameworks, including the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT). However, specific models vary from one enterprise to the next.


As technology leaders today shift resources to the cloud, the question of costs also needs to shift from supply management to demand management.


Regardless of industry, it’s universal challenge for CIOs and IT Finance leaders to be more fiscally accountable and transparent to their business partners. Our free, live webinar addresses how Apptio IT Planning Foundation simplifies the annual budgeting process for IT finance teams, so they can be more fiscally transparent.


We’re thrilled to introduce a new version of Apptio Cost Transparency (CT) for Applications and Services® that automates application TCO to accelerate investment and rationalization decisions.


Apptio has hundreds of UI test cases classified into different suites such as BVT, Smoke, Integration, etc. Some of these suites are run on an hourly basis, others build wise, or even on a nightly basis. Since Selenium 1.0 went into maintenance mode, our tests couldn’t take advantage of the latest browsers. We were stuck with Firefox 11. Some of the product’s latest features required later versions of Firefox. Moreover, our customers are moving forward with the latest and greatest browsers. In a nutshell, we decided to adopt WebDriver to accommodate all the changes.


Apptio University Offers New Courses and All-Access Education Pass

At Apptio, we believe that learning how to communicate IT value should be a universal skill for all IT leaders. That’s a basic principle of Technology Business Management (TBM) – the discipline of running IT like a business.  


We are honored to be a finalist for the “Next Tech Titan” of this year’s GeekWire Awards, the Pacific Northwest’s annual startup and technology awards. The awards are nominated and chosen by GeekWire readers, so we need your help to win by voting daily and spreading the word on your social networks. Will you help us by voting daily? Voting goes until April 30. VOTE HERE NOW!


Last week, Apptio held its biannual Hackathon. For those of you who don¹t know what that means, we were given 48 hours to make totally new ideas come to life! We built, hacked, tested, hacked and finally presented our ideas before the whole Product and Engineering departments, including our CEO, Sunny Gupta, and our Executive Vice President of Engineering, Ted Kummert.


In my 14 years as a professional, I have always looked for that place where I could sustain my interests while returning value on a daily basis. I have discovered that you can't do this on your own, it is a work culture. At Apptio we have this innovative, inspiring DNA with the heart of a startup, and the pride that comes from doing meaningful work.


Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders often feel like they are in a Catch-22. They are under constant pressure to lower operating costs, yet new business expectations demand that they reinvent themselves, improve their capabilities, and add directly to the company’s bottom line. Forrester Research’s new report recommends 5 steps I&O leaders can follow to adopt service portfolio management (SPM).


IT departments are increasingly pressured to have dual roles: operate as a utility provider while also partnering with the business to drive innovation. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to managing the business of IT, some key financial metrics can help you balance these two responsibilities. 


GWT cell widgets are designed to be lightweight and high performing. Some examples of these widgets include: tables, lists and trees. You can find more information about performance benefits and the design of cell widgets on the GWT project’s UI Cell Widgets page.


Are you spending the majority of your IT budget just to “keep the lights on”? Most businesses—including many that profess to run “highly lean” IT infrastructures—spend 70 to 80 percent of their IT budgets on run-the-business spending, leaving little to invest in improving business processes. A contributing factor to this dilemma is application sprawl, and a major reason for application sprawl. The biggest reason for application sprawl is simple: the people who use the business applications that you deliver don’t know the cost of those applications.