Vendor Audit Management

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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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Why your RFI/RFPs are leading you to make bad SAM tool decisions

Three common mistakes that lead to frustration & failure By Matt Fisher, Chief Commercial Officer SAM tools often get a bad rap. While it is normal for anyone embarking on a program to better discover and manage their software consumption to initially create and issue an RFI to a number of SAM tools providers (possibly […]

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Plan Your Microsoft True-Up Early to Optimise Spend

Plan Your Microsoft True-Up Early to Optimise Spend Your next Microsoft True-Up deadline is closer than you think. In this blog, we explore what a Microsoft True-Up entails and the financial and administrative benefits of preparing well in advance of your Enterprise Agreement (EA) anniversary. The Microsoft True-Up If you have a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) then […]

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Oracle Java Update: Implications on Licensing Compliance & Support

Oracle Java Update: Implications on Licensing Compliance & Support UKOUG Licence Management Event, London – 11th Oct 2018 By Calin Bercu – Oracle Licensing Consultant, Livingstone An Overview of Oracle Java’s Current Status and Future Roadmap The UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) Licence Management Event 2018 took place this month in London and was organised […]

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SAM tools cannot stand alone

Sustainable SAM function cannot exist on SAM tools alone Are SAM tools really the answer to resolving your software asset management conundrum? SAM toolsets can be useful and there are many readily available on the market. However the harsh reality is that implementing a tool is only a single step on the complex road to achieving […]

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Knock, knock – ready for a vendor audit?

Vendor Audit | Our top Tips There is no doubt that vendor audit activity continues to increase and in some cases it is surpassing the highs reported back in 2014. And there are no obvious signs of this trend reversing anytime soon. With most software publishers setting ever increasing revenue targets for their audit teams, […]

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Vendor audit wars – time to unleash the power of a SAM managed service

Vendor audits don’t always have to be a battle. It’s as much about taking responsibility and ensuring your house is in order and your software estate is compliant at all times. A SAM managed service delivers so much more than a first line of defense, our seasoned campaigners  provide expertise and experience which will help […]

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