SOURCE: Apptio


January 31, 2011 12:00 ET

Apptio Announces Thought Leadership Webinar on IT Financial Management

Forrester Analyst Eveline Oehrlic and St. Luke's Health System CIO Deborah Gash to Present on Infrastructure Optimization Best Practices

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwire - January 31, 2011) - Apptio, the leading provider of on-demand Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions, today announced that it will host a live webinar on February 2 at 9:30 a.m. PST titled, "Flat Budgets, Strategic Priorities and Cloud Computing: How IT Financial Management Helps Optimize Infrastructure Investments." The webinar will feature presentations from noted IT experts, Eveline Oehrlich, senior analyst at Forrester Research and Deborah Gash, CIO at St. Luke's Health Systems.

A one-hour discussion on infrastructure optimization best practices, the webinar will address the following topics:

  • The impact of cloud computing on infrastructure optimization budgets and spending
  • The importance and challenges of understanding the true cost of providing IT services
  • The benefits -- and caveats -- of chargeback and showback efforts in balance demand with the cost of IT
  • How IT financial management highlights opportunities for immediate cost reduction or improved utilization, such as storage, desktops and software
  • How St. Luke's Health System employed IT financial management best practices to cut spending by 8 percent from the previous year

To register for this informational webinar, please visit the Apptio registration page.

About Apptio
Apptio is the leading provider of SaaS-based Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions for managing the business of IT. Apptio enables IT leaders to manage the cost, quality and value of IT Services by providing deep visibility into the total cost of IT services, communicating the value of IT to the business through an interactive "Bill of IT," and strategically aligning the planning, budgeting and forecasting processes. Apptio's TBM solutions play a critical role in helping companies understand and drive chargeback, virtualization, cloud and other key technology initiatives. Global enterprise customers such as Cisco, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, Starbucks, BNP Paribas, EMD Chemical, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City currently use Apptio to manage more than $50 billion in annual IT spending. For more information on Apptio, please visit or the Lean IT blog at

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