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Why Gartner’s SAM model is wrong

Matt Fisher, Chief Commercial Officer at Livingstone, explores what the next Gartner model for SAM might look like Back in 2015, in a much-needed effort to bring an element of standardization to SAM processes and tools, Gartner analyst Hank Marquis created the ‘Six critical activities of Software Asset Management’. The six activities outlined were: Discovery: […]

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Before you buy that SAM tool…

Five things to consider first Matt Fisher, Chief Commercial Officer, Livingstone Tech Twelve months ago, my colleague Hugh Skingley worked with the good folks over at ITAM Review to highlight “15 hidden costs” that should make SAM and ITAM managers wary before diving into the deep end with a SAM tool. Many, if not all, […]

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Software Inventory Data Collection Framework

Livingstone Launches Data Collection Framework for Easy Software Inventory Data Collection Reading, UK, 7 February 2018. Livingstone Technologies, an independent Software Asset Management (SAM) Managed Service Provider today announced that it has launched the ‘Data Collection Framework‘ (DCF) application. The DCF is a command line application deployed on Livingstone’s SAM Managed Services customers’ environments to […]

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