- A lot of confusion
- A bit of regret
- A long-lasting headache
ITFM and TBM leaders and practitioners in the room had a good laugh at this analogy, nodding their heads in recognition of the enduring pain and agony of a poorly developed plan. Unlike that New Year’s Day headache that is gone the next day, an IT Planning Hangover forces you and your colleagues to suffer for at least a year when your IT Plan is poorly developed.
Technology Business Management (TBM) software solution vendor Apptio announced its acquisition of competitor Digital Fuel, maker of IT Business Management (ITBM) software on February 2. According to Gartner’s estimates in its latest Market Guide for IT Financial Management, the newly combined market share by Apptio now makes up more than half of all sales to enterprise buyers of ITFM tools. In talking to our network, which spans buyers across all major ITFM/ TBM/ ITBM solutions, we hear a lot of concern about this consolidation in the market.
CIOs tend to change jobs at an alarming rate. Unfortunately, it’s not always by choice.
Tired of spending hours pulling and sending service-based IT reports that simply don’t connect with their intended audiences?
Under pressure to defend IT costs to the CFO? Struggling to clearly justify the costs of products, services, and investments? You’re not alone.
Whenever you take on a big project, there’s always that moment after it’s up and running when you take a deep breath and appreciate everything you went through to make it happen. Unfortunately, it only lasts a moment, because getting the operation up and running wasn’t the organization’s ultimate goal.
If you are not getting what you expect and need out of your IT Financial Management software, you are not alone! Many companies struggle to get past the initial software setup to truly understand the data the software delivers and to then effectively articulate the value of IT investments to stakeholders.
Chicago turned on the warmth in the early part of the week for the annual pilgrimage of many IT Finance executives attending ITFM Week April 24-26! Possibly the largest ITFM conference for IQPC, it was attended by a wide array of roles within a broad range of organizations. With the diverse audience came an excellent range of sessions to attend, providing insights and learnings to the different IT Finance challenges and solutions.
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