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  • Azure Optimization

    The explosive growth of cloud computing has been the primary catalyst for digital transformation around the globe. While it brings efficiencies and scalability, it also requires careful management. Making sure you are managing costs, and ensuring you have the right services are critical. Read more to learn how to optimize your cloud budget.

  • A guide to driving the best value from your Oracle estate

    Without a clear understanding and oversight of your entire Oracle estate, you could be exposed to escalating costs and unforeseen risks. In this guide, Livingstone experts offer up practical advice on how to mitigate those risks and navigate the complex world of Oracle. Download now to get started.

  • BT achieves SAM optimization & significant cost savings

    Open this case study to see how BT achieved SAM optimization and significant cost savings with Livingstone Group for its software and cloud investments, and learn how you can do the same in your organization.

  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures: Why it pays to keep ITAM in mind

    Ensuring that software licensing contracts are in order is an essential part of ensuring smooth IT operations in the future, mitigating unexpected costs and potential risks. Open up this resource for more tips on how to prepare for mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, and learn why ITAM should be top of mind during the process.

  • How to justify your SAM tool investment to your CIO

    Open up this resource to learn how to justify your SAM tool investment to your CIO, as well as some tips for how to deploy the tool, get it ready for audit, and more.

  • Case Study Retail Group

    Open up this case study to learn more about how Livingstone group helped one of the EUs largest general merchandise retailers with SAM MSP selection to make sure they got the best bang for their buck, and see how you can achieve the same results in your organization.

  • Case Study Telecommunications

    Open up this case study to see how Livingstone was able to help a telecom organization renegotiate their Oracle contract and save costs, and learn how to achieve the same results in your organization.

  • Case Study Global Manufacturing

    One global manufacturing company turned to Livingstone Group to help them with negotiations for their new Microsoft contract. Open up this case study to see results from the Microsoft contract renewal, and learn how to achieve the same results in your organization.

  • Reducing Software & Cloud Spend in the Public Sector

    Open up this eBook to see how public sector professionals can work together to identify and unlock cost saving opportunities across their software and cloud estates – all without impacting their digital transformation plans or their ability to deliver high-quality cloud-based public services.

  • Case Study Essex Police

    Open up this case study to see how Livingstone was able to help Essex Police optimize their Microsoft EA and secure a huge cost avoidance, and learn how you can do the same in your organization.

  • How to strike the optimal deal for your organization

    Achieving the optimal commercial and contractual deal is often a challenge for organizations. This paper aims to help remedy that, empowering procurement and IT professionals to capitalize on these business opportunities, and maximize the value obtained from their organizations’ software and cloud estates.Open now to get started.

  • Best Practice Microsoft Procurement

    Procuring Microsoft solutions and services can get challenging without proper preparation. Open up this eBook aims to find a two-phase approach to Microsoft procurement, as well as key considerations to ask yourself and stakeholders. Jump in now to get started.

  • Cloud Investment Management

    Check out this guide to look through the broader processes and principles of how you can better optimize and manage your cloud including why you shouldn’t rely exclusively on analytics tools and how to ensure accurate forecasting.

  • Case Study European Retailer

    One leading retailer migrating to SAP S/4HANA wanted to optimize licensing requirements as well negotiate a new cost-adjusted contract. Open up this case study to see how Livingstone was able to help the retailer optimize their SAP S/4HANA contract while still saving costs, and learn how you can do the same in your organization.

  • Case Study Manufacturing

    One leading manufacturer found it challenging to navigate contract discussions with Oracle, particularly when looking to reduce fees. Open up this case study to see how Livingstone was able to help optimize the manufacturer’s Oracle contract while still saving costs, and learn how you can do the same in your organization.

  • Trustworthy Data

    Recent events have caused data volumes to grow exponentially, adding both cost and complexity to business operations. Open up this white paper to uncover the foundations of trustworthy data, and why it is crucial for delivering cost-savings through effective ITAM governance and optimization.

  • The importance of choosing the right ITAM partner

    Choosing the right partner for your organization’s IT asset management (ITAM) needs can be a complex process. This blog offers up seven important considerations to keep in mind when it comes to partnering for ITAM success. Click in now to get started.

  • Partnering For Software Asset Management Success

    There are many differences of opinion as to what good Software Asset Management (SAM) looks like, as well as a shortage in the availability of key SAM skills. Download this eBook to take a look at the different types of partners available and how to select the right one according to your organization’s needs.

  • Best Practice ITAM Governance

    IT asset management (ITAM) governance helps protect organizations against a variety of corporate risks and allows them to switch from being reactive to proactive in their risk mitigation. Open up this white paper to read up on everything ITAM governance, including the risks of poor ITAM governance, IT governance best practices and more.

  • Forget products, it’s time to understand your organisation’s portfolio of application services

    Open this blog to take a look at crucial questions to ask yourself when trying to understand your organization’s portfolio requirements and learn how to draft value-driven software contracts that are both flexible and agile.

  • Software & Cloud Lifecycle Management Transformation

    What does a software and cloud lifecycle management transition look like? Dive inside this quick blueprint to step through a software and cloud lifecycle management workshop of your own, revealing the lifecycle challenges your own organization might be grappling with — sometimes without even knowing — and pointing towards the answers of best fit.

  • Careless talk: undermining your software vendor negotiations

    Negotiating with vendors can be an intimidating process. As confidently as someone may start the conversation, it can end up feeling like the vendor leaves with the upper hand, and the organization ends up without the outcome they wanted. Open up this blog post to learn how to take back control of the conversation.

  • Value driven Software Asset Management

    Even companies of a global scale have a limited amount of resources they can devote towards overseeing their various SaaS suites and contracts—a risky state to exists in. Examine this case study to learn why retailer Home Retail Group turned to software asset management provided by Livingstone, and how their business is that much better for it.

  • Livingstone Group helps major Global Bank optimize Microsoft negotiation strategy and achieve new cloud savings

    Deciding that you want to create or renew a cloud contract is a moment of clarity—but knowing where to go from there can get confusing, fast. In this guide, see how one international bank worked with Livingstone Group to negotiate their cloud contract renewal and build a sustainable business case for their current and future IT demands.

  • Livingstone saves global retailer more than $30m with comprehensive cloud optimization, forecast and negotiation program

    When a leading global retailer knew they needed to migrate to the cloud, it wasn’t too hard to make that decision. However, choosing the right Azure contract was more of a headache. Read this case study to see why they employed the Livingstone Group to help plan, optimize, and re-risk their cloud contract negotiations.

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