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2018 Community Award

Vote now for your favorite 2018 TBM Award Finalist

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The 2018 TBM Award Finalists represent best-in-class IT and technology leadership from a range of industries across the globe. Each Finalist is up for an award in one of four categories for driving change and innovation with TBM: IT Optimization, Business Alignment, Strategy & Planning, and Innovator of the Year. Now it’s up to you to vote for your favorite 2018 Finalist.

Read a short synopsis of each success story below, and then cast your vote for your favorite story. Voting is open to the public October 1 – November 6. The winner will be announced at the 2018 TBM Conference in Las Vegas, NV in November.

Voting Guidelines:

  • Voting will be open October 1 - November 6 at 5:00 PM PT
  • One (1) vote per person is allowed
  • You cannot change your selection after submitting your vote
  • Use the hashtag #TBMC18 for social sharing
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Innovator of the Year Finalists

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Traditional accounting, generally accepted accounting principles, aren't flexible at explaining Agile in regulated reporting. TBM enables view of the full cost of products and the ability to invest appropriately to increase the usefulness of products to the business, as well as decrease routine maintenance costs. Sysco uses TBM to help with cost savings and then to reinvest in innovation and increased capabilities for the business and its end customers.

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At Mastercard the strategy is simple: put the customer first. TBM is enabling IT to reorganize its operations around global programs and Agile so it can respond faster to changing market needs.

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Business Alignment Finalists

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Since implementing TBM and Apptio Cost Transparency, Newport News Shipbuilding has significantly increased transform-the-business investments, leveraging trust gained through cost transparency and the delivery of services meaningful to the business.

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Viewed as too expensive, Maritz IT embraced TBM and Apptio to fuel a cultural transformation that increased business partners confidence in IT, fueled their cost reduction, and enabled IT to channel savings to new initiatives.

 

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While achieving cost reduction and efficiency targets was a key objective of TBM at Deutsche Bank, the IT team also wanted to elevate the conversation with the businesses and finance regarding the cost and consumption of technology. The single source of truth provided by TBM and Apptio is making these ambitions a reality.

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Unilever

Unilever's once-centralized IT function is using cost transparency to save millions while shifting resources and decision making to the company's country- and regional-level IT departments, jump-starting innovation at the local level where it has the most impact.

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Customers are at the center of Great-West Life’s business, from the call centre all the way to the data centre. Embracing TBM has helped fuel this vision by fundamentally transforming the relationship between IT and the business. It all started with a new chargeback model, but today, it’s about a complete reinvention of IT that’s fostering innovation, creating efficiencies, and putting the needs of the customer first.

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As a global specialist in a wide range of sectors, Macquarie Group is continuously seeking to realise opportunity for the benefit of clients, shareholders and their people. Through an entrepreneurial spirit and encouragement of innovation, their goal is to provide the business groups the resources they need to invest in the technologies that will deliver real business benefit and opportunity to maintain Macquarie’s reputation as a market leader.

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IT Optimization Finalists

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From optimizing infrastructure to cutting unneeded applications and renegotiating vendor contracts, UPMC is relying on cost transparency to keep IT costs under control even as the organization expands, adding seven new hospitals and hundreds of thousands of new customers to its insurance business.

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Having embraced cost optimization, Morgan Stanley supercharged their efforts with the adoption of TBM and Apptio, realizing significant multiyear savings and jumpstarting their journey to the cloud.

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Prior to TBM and Apptio, Fidelity International was committed to managing cost recovery and influencing behavior via chargeback. But the lack of accurate and up-to-date data created a black hole in IT for costs and accountability.

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Having introduced TBM and Apptio just 12 months ago, Ferguson's IT department is finally able to change the conversation from cost to value. This empowers company executives to make informed technology decisions based on business goals, not just costs.

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Strategy & Planning Finalists

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Red Hat is growing by leaps and bounds and TBM and Apptio are helping IT keep pace. Along with becoming more service-oriented and shifting resources on-the-fly from run to grow, IT is maturing its partnership with the business by connecting the project portfolio directly to business outcomes.

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In just 10 months, CoBank IT has revamped its planning process, eliminated unexpected variances, reinvented its service catalog, improved its relationship with the business, and figured out how to self-fund innovation— all driven by TBM.

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For Tokio Marine, proving that every dollar spent on technology provides value has been a challenge. No longer. With TBM and Apptio, the IT team can show the business the value it gets from technology and why it, not IT, is in the driver's seat when it comes to cost.

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After years of steady but slow adoption, consumer support powerhouse Asurion leverages TBM's cost transparency and Apptio cloud management to quickly move over half of their compute to the cloud and shift millions into innovation.

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Four years ago Blue Shield of California broke out of 'Excel hell' and began the journey to IT cost accountability that changed not only how it spends its technology dollars but how those decisions are made.

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Vote now for your favorite 2018 TBM Award Finalist

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