Alex-Paul Manders

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TBM Practice Lead, Americas. LinkedIn: Alex-Paul Manders Twitter: @AP_Manders
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Striding into the Digital Era with Enterprise Performance Management

The era of digital transformation is creating, among other things, a major paradigm shift in how we approach technology and finance. Yesterday’s way of thinking held that technology was the final component of an equation in which people were at the center, driving processes and change.…

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Technology Business Management: A Layman’s Approach

IT and Finance leaders who are adopting or practicing the discipline of Technology Business Management (TBM) to manage their IT investments should be thinking first and foremost in terms of the TBM Taxonomy*. The primary goal of the TBM Taxonomy—in its simplest form—is to align IT financial data with IT operational data to achieve cost transparency into IT spending.…

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When Government Gets It Right: How Federal IT Leaders Can Deliver Greater Value

The stereotype of government agencies—inefficient buyers of overpriced services and obsolete technology—may not be as deserved as it once was. Even state Departments of Motor Vehicles, often held up as the poster child of government bureaucracy and inefficiency, have become streamlined with newer technology and easier-to-use, online services.…

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Integrating Big Data and Digital Initiatives across the Enterprise

Co-authored by Prashant Kelker

Achieving IT cost transparency within a Technology Business Management (TBM) framework undoubtedly creates reinvestment opportunities for funding IT innovation, but it can also support big data and digital initiatives across the enterprise. This way, an organization can avoid duplicating its data collection efforts and integrate IT data with non-IT and finance data.…

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Is Your Sourcing Strategy Costing You Money?

Service providers are changing the way they do business. They have to. Their customers are demanding greater speed and flexibility and more ingenuity from them in response to fast-changing technology, operating platforms and market conditions. This is playing out in the vast numbers of contract restructurings happening now, and in the record number of contracts that will be up for renewal over the next 18 months.…

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How Data and Analytics Can Guide your Move to the Cloud

The question about cloud migration is not whether to do to it, it’s how to do it. Determining what to move to the cloud requires finding the most appropriate and efficient delivery model for each application. For many enterprises, this will result in a hybrid, multi-cloud approach in which applications and workloads are matched with the right service delivery model depending on how they are used.…

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Creating a Level Playing Field: IT Sourcing with Technology Business Management

How does an enterprise manage its sourcing arrangements to realize their full value? How do service providers gain a full understanding of contract expectations so they can bid accurately on RFPs? Enter Technology Business Management (TBM), a methodology that provides deeper cost insights for a more dynamic and automated sourcing process.…

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A CFO Convo about the Value of Aligning TBM with Performance Management

This is a tale of the three-lettered acronym.

It starts with, which was kind enough to ask me to join their recent webcast, The CFO Playbook on Performance Management: Realizing ROI with CPM Improvements. As the title suggests, acronyms played a big role.…

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TBM and Cloud: Validating the Data Downpour


Enterprises have more data now than ever before. And the volume continues to increase exponentially, fueled by growing digital business capabilities and the Internet of Things. Naturally, this leads to concerns about data quality. Enterprises need to know who owns the data.…

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Beyond Technology: Technology Business Management in a Complex Cloud Environment

A critical component of managing IT spend with Technology Business Management (TBM) is Apptio’s world-class TBM technology, but the potential for transformation doesn’t depend on technology alone. The practice of TBM helps enterprises draw clear lines from their technology investments to their business impacts—an exercise that is especially valuable in an increasingly complex cloud environment.…

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