STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: III), a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company, announced today it has been named "Partner of the Year" by Apptio, a leading provider of cloud-based Technology Business Management (TBM) software. ISG has become the premier thought leader in the area of TBM, and its TBM practice has helped many large corporations leverage this discipline to understand the true cost and value of Information Technology.
"We help our clients better understand and manage their IT costs through our industry-leading operational insights and data, along with Apptio's market-leading TBM SaaS applications," said Todd Lavieri, president of ISG Americas, Australia and New Zealand. "Our recognition as Partner of the Year underscores our firm commitment to Apptio and to providing our clients with the best knowledge, data and tools for optimizing their IT investments."
The award was presented at Apptio's Aspire sales kick-off in Bellevue, Washington. At the event, Apptio's senior management reaffirmed their commitment to their partner relationships as an important component of driving value for clients and partners alike.
Apptio's SVP Worldwide Sales, Larry Blasko, presented the award to the ISG team. Representing ISG at the awards ceremony were Kathy Rudy, partner and co-lead of the global benchmarking business; Alex Manders, TBM practice lead – Americas, and Lara Gorton, partnership director.
"Our partnership with Apptio offers increased value to our clients through Apptio's cloud-based TBM application as well as a renewed focus on benchmarking, a key component of TBM," said Steve Hall, partner, Emerging Technologies for ISG. "Apptio's benchmarking app leverages its data relationship with ISG and this year, ISG will provide clients with insight and analysis of their Apptio benchmarking results."
The emerging TBM discipline, by identifying ownership, validity, and completeness of data, helps clients establish a new level of confidence in decision-making related to their IT spend.
ISG has taken an active role in sharing original insights on the subject of TBM, most recently in such publications as Pitchbook, CFO Thought Leader and Tech Forward. Through its partnership with Apptio, ISG delivers a powerful combination of SaaS applications with ISG's significant body of data, operational insights and strategic consulting to help clients gain a better understanding of their IT spending, become more strategic and forge a deeper relationship between IT and business.
About Information Services Group Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: III) is a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company, serving more than 500 clients around the world to help them achieve operational excellence. ISG supports private and public sector organizations to transform and optimize their operational environments through research, benchmarking, consulting and managed services, with a focus on information technology, business process transformation, program management services and enterprise resource planning. Clients look to ISG for unique insights and innovative solutions for leveraging technology, the deepest data source in the industry, and more than five decades of experience and global leadership in information and advisory services. Based in Stamford, Conn., the company has more than 900 employees and operates in 21 countries.
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