KPMG LLP, a financial advisory firm, and Apptio, a provider of technology business management solutions, are working together in a concerted effort to beef up clients' IT operations. KPMG will leverage Apptio's enterprise software as a service (SaaS) platform, as well as its applications in IT strategy and CIO advisory engagements to help clients better understand how costs are flowing through their IT infrastructures.
The increased understanding is intended to help them make better decisions on key technology initiatives such as applications rationalization, platform standardization, data center consolidation, service-level optimization and storage optimization. Many companies are expressing interest in transforming their IT departments so that they can deliver greater value, according to Matt Bishop, KPMG's US leader for IT strategy and performance advisory services. "By combining KPMG's IT advisory practices with Apptio's TBM solutions, our clients will have a practical roadmap that promises to help them achieve their IT transformation goals."
KPMG has built an Apptio consulting network to deliver configuration services and IT optimization services for joint clients. The network is staffed by practitioners who have undergone extensive Apptio training and certification. Additionally, a broader team of KPMG IT strategy and performance client partners and consultants have been trained on the Apptio solution to help their clients drive IT transformation initiatives.
More details are available at the KPMG site at www.kpmg.com/us.