ITFM First Quarter Meeting Topic Spotlight

Join us in Melbourne, FL to discuss financial budgets. Topic Spotlight: Target Setting for Financial Budgets: Organizations vs. Services Cynthia Winchell, Director of Finance for IT Infrastructure & Information Security at Boeing This presentation centers around the current desire to transition from traditional budgeting around functions or organizations, such as application development, architecture, or infrastructure, toward budgeting around services, such as cloud or SaaS. How do companies begin to approach this and how is accountability […]

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Top Five Most Requested IT Finance Topics

Based on a recent survey of our IT Finance members, the following concepts were rated most valuable to them at this time: Forecast Accuracy Infrastructure Capacity Funding Models Chargeback Methodology Portfolio Rationalization Competitive Price Analysis Our IT Finance group meets quarterly, with our Second Quarter Meeting wrapping up just a couple of weeks ago out in Oakland, CA at Kaiser Permanente’s Garfield Innovation Center. The next meeting takes place August 9th and 10th in Manhattan […]

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IT Spending Forecast

   According to a Gartner press release on Monday, Gartner estimates that worldwide IT spending will decrease 5.2 percent while enterprise spending will drop 6.9 percent. In 2010, the industry is expected to see a 3.3 percent increase from 2009 in spending.    Though slight growth will be experienced in 2010, Peter Sondergaard, Senior Vice President  at Gartner and global head of Research stated ,”the market will not recover to 2008 revenue levels before 2012.” […]

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