SOURCE: Apptio

April 04, 2011 12:08 ET

"Apptio University" Opens Doors to Teach the Fundamentals of Technology Business Management

Multi-Format, Interdisciplinary IT Business Curriculum Provides Accredited Training for Aspiring Technology Business Management Professionals

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - April 4, 2011) - Apptio, the leading provider of on-demand Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions, today announced the launch of "Apptio University," a first-of-its-kind educational curriculum designed to teach IT practitioners how to apply TBM principles within their IT organizations to more effectively run IT like a business. Apptio University classes will be offered in a variety of formats, including computer-based training, pre-recorded video sessions, and on-site, hands-on classroom training. All coursework is taught by qualified instructors who have direct experience implementing TBM solutions and possess technical credentials across a variety of IT domains. All Apptio University coursework qualify for continuing education credits and are included at no additional cost to Apptio customers.

"Technology Business Management represents an emerging and important discipline that is transforming both the way IT operates on a day-to-day basis as well as how IT interacts with the business itself," said Jeff Saling, VP of Customer Success for Apptio. "Apptio University provides both practical, in-depth training on the Apptio suite of solutions as well as an iterative series of coursework designed to teach the foundational methodologies of TBM that is currently being applied by some of the world's most cutting-edge IT organizations."

As more IT enterprise organizations begin to deploy TBM, they have recognized the critical importance of defining a new professional role known as the "TBM Analyst," or TBMA. The skillset of the TBMA is inherently cross-functional, demanding strong analytical capabilities, along with the aptitude to manipulate complex data sets and the ability to communicate IT intelligence back to the executive suite.

The entire Apptio University curriculum currently includes more than 20 individual courses. Recognizing that today's IT professional has little spare time to enroll in traditional classroom training, Apptio University will make many of its courses available online, to be completed at a student's convenience. Examples of course curriculum includes:

  • Cost Accounting for IT
  • Technology Business Management for IT
  • Technology Business Management for Finance
  • Apptio Fundamentals for IT Service Costing
  • Apptio Fundamentals for IT Chargeback (Bill of IT)
  • Apptio Fundamentals for IT Planning

More information about Apptio University and the complete curriculum can be found online at:

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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