TBM Connect is the online gathering place for IT leaders and other professionals focused on managing the business of IT. Delivered by the Technology Business Management Council, TBM Connect provides a community of communities, starting with (1) the TBM Council (general members, principal members and partner principals) and (2) Apptio (customers and partners). TBM Connect is central to the TBM Council’s mandates of collaboration, standardization and education.
To participate in TBM Connect, you must meet the criteria and rules set forth by its respective communities. For the TBM Council community, access to most content is restricted to TBM Council members. To become a member, register on TBMCouncil.org. General Membership is no cost but is restricted to qualified industry professionals.
TBM Connect will continue to evolve. Over time, we anticipate hosting communities or spaces for our partners so they can facilitate collaboration with their clients, customers and employees.
Managing the business of IT has never been more important, and Technology Business Management has rapidly emerged as the leading approach for doing so. According to Forrester Research, “Technology business management is the adoption of tools and processes to shift the management of technology costs to technology value, enabling and supporting the acceleration of the business technology agenda.”
At the forefront of TBM standardization and evangelism is the TBM Council. Formed in 2012, the TBM Council is a nonprofit professional organization dedicated to advancing the discipline of managing the business of IT. The Council is governed by a board of CXOs from leading organizations such as The Coca-Cola Company, DIRECTV, DuPont, ExxonMobil, Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard, First American, Microsoft, Cisco, University of Pennsylvania, and MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. Partners include KPMG, ISG, McKinsey and Troux. The TBM Council now includes more than 1,600 general members, of which 45% are CIOs, CTOs or CFOs.
The TBM Council hosts an annual global conference, regional TBM Summits, and industry and professional workgroups. The Council continues to develop and deliver standards such as the TBM Taxonomy, TBM Framework, Cloud and Vendor Billing Data Standards and more.
Apptio is the leading provider of cloud-based Technology Business Management (TBM) software that helps CIOs manage the business of IT. Apptio's suite of applications use business analytics to provide facts and insights about technology cost, value, and quality, so IT leaders can make faster, data-driven decisions. Hundreds of customers, including more than one-third of the Fortune 100, use Apptio as their business system of record for IT.