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Innovation Martlesham: Breakfast Networking Webinar Event

Live Webinar

November 10th 2020, 08:15 - 09:00 BST

Innovation Martlesham, in association with TechEast, would like to invite you to a Breakfast Networking Webinar Event.
Guest Speakers:
Chris Gough, Chief Strategy Officer, Livingstone Group
Nigel Someck, Account & Commercial Director, Livingstone Group

“A Blueprint for Software & Cloud Lifecycle Management”

Many organisations are struggling to ensure that on-going licensing costs are aligned to usage and contracts fit for purpose. With many organisations undergoing significant digital transformation, many legacy agreements do not align to rapidly changing business requirements.

Delivering optimised commercial outcomes, mitigating budget risk, maintaining control and ensuring investment value requires a holistic approach to understanding and implementing the necessary Software & Cloud Lifecycle Management (SCLM) target operating model. This session will explore the relationship between Optimisation, Lifecycle Governance and Trustworthy Data, and the skills required to leverage technology investments within complex enterprise organizations.

During the session Chris and Nigel will provide an insight into the challenges faced by other organisations as they transform their digital estates, reduce costs and mitigate potentially damaging risk.


Get the best outcome for your SaaS contract renewal

On-demand

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In this 15-minute webinar Livingstone Group’s SaaS Practice Lead, Karen McAllister, outlines key considerations for renewing SaaS Software contracts using Salesforce as a case study.


A guide to managing software & cloud applications during & post-Covid

On-Demand

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As organizations settle into the new normal, it’s time to take back control of your software applications and address all the changes that will have been implemented during the Pandemic to allow ‘Business As Usual’ to reign.

In this 15 minute session Livingstone Group’s Chief Strategy Officer, Chris Gough and Licensing Lead, Larry Murphy discuss the after-effects of these changes that they have seen throughout global organizations of all shapes and sizes alike.


Not long until IBM year end; time to get moving on your negotiation strategy!

On-Demand

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With December looming, so too is IBM’s year end. Give yourself enough lead time to plan your IBM road map and decide on your ELA strategy. To ensure you are able you to negotiate the best deal you will need this strategy defined along with a clear visibility of any vulnerabilities within your IBM estate.

In this 30 minute webinar two of Livingstone’s IBM experts discuss some of the key topics for consideration and outline some best practice recommendations.


ULA Exit or Renewal? - Myths, Mistakes and Making it work!

On-Demand

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Exiting or renegotiating an Oracle ULA renewal can have serious consequences for your organization if the wrong approach is taken. This is a complex process littered with potential financial pitfalls and therefore requires careful consideration, robust and detailed planning based on specialist knowledge and expertise of Oracle and its ULA licensing.

In this 30 minute session three of Livingstone’s Senior Oracle experts discuss some of the common challenges and mistakes we have seen organizations experience, whilst executing ULA exits or managing their renewals.


Microsoft Cost Optimisation – Negotiating the best renewal

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In this 30-minute webinar Gareth Redshaw will share insights and recommendations that will show best practices to implement when negotiation with Microsoft. In addition, you will learn how to optimize what you are purchasing and reduce what you spend. Gareth will showcase a recent example of a project highlighting his methodologies and the results that were delivered.

Oracle Licensing & Contracts – What you really need to know in 2020

On-Demand

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Oracle have been hitting the headlines recently and there are some important changes taking place that could have significant implications for your organization from a financial, commercial and technical perspective. In this executive briefing our Oracle experts will bring you up to date with these key changes to the Oracle portfolio that will impact how you manage this major vendor and how you will future-proof your Oracle estate and IT strategy.


The Changing Vendor Audit Landscape - Expose your new Vendor Audit Risks

On-Demand

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Niall Eddery, Livingstone’s Senior Consultant will discuss identifying and exposing the Audit Risk within your organization. He will explore those software vendors still auditing aggressively and highlight the risks these audits give rise to.


An Expert Guide to SAP S/4 HANA Contract Migration Challenges

On-Demand

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After 2025 SAP will only be supporting Customers who are converted to S/4 HANA. Many customers are already in the process of planning the technical migration since this is a quite complex exercise. Whilst the technical migration is complicated, the license contract conversion will also confront you with several questions.

In this 20-minute webinar Mietske van Ravesteijn and Marco Claassen will highlight some of the challenges that SAP customers face with the contract migration to S/4 HANA.


A Blueprint for Public Sector Software Cost Optimisation

On-Demand

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In this 30-minute webinar Gareth Redshaw will share insights and recommendations that will show best practices to implement when negotiation with the mega vendors. In addition, you will learn how to optimize what you are purchasing and reduce what you spend.

Gareth will showcase a recent example of a government project highlighting his methodologies and the results that were delivered.


A Blueprint for Software Portfolio Management Optimisation

On-Demand

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Clive Pugh will discuss how the changes vendors are making to subscription roadmap and product support offerings will affect almost every organization’s IT strategy. Effective Software Portfolio Management (SPM) holds the key to meeting these challenges. This webinar will offer an SPM blueprint that can be used to align business strategy to the modern workplace, through understanding firstly how users consume software to then creating aligned profiles, catalog management and financial reporting that allows customers to unlock substantial cost savings and define the policy and process an organization needs to drive continual improvement.


A Blueprint for Software Lifecycle Management Transformation

On-Demand

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Delivering outcomes on budget risk, cost control and investment value requires a holistic approach to understand and implement the necessary SLM target operating model. In this session we explore the relationship between data, process and skills leveraging technology investments within complex enterprise organizations. This session will provide you with a fit for purpose blueprint to start and guide you on your SLM journey helping you innovate and collaborate to deliver successfully negotiated optimized outcomes.


Managing Software entitlements: What the SAM tools don't want you to know

On-Demand

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The promise of automated license uploads, bulk import of entitlements and the automatic calculation of Effective License Positions based on a global library of licensing rules and clever machine learning. It all sounds fantastic.

But what’s the reality of managing software entitlements in the most popular SAM tools and what does it really take to reach an ELP you can have faith in? Join us for a short 20-minute webinar to understand the reality of managing software entitlements.


The Art of War: How to defend your organization against a software audit

On-Demand

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Software publisher audits are more expensive, more disruptive and more common than you might think. Whether it’s a Tier One vendor like Microsoft, Oracle or IBM, or a Tier Two publisher like Microfocus, Quest or OpenText, you need to know what to do when (and before) an audit demand arrives. Join audit defense expert Niall Eddery and SAM professional Geoff Worsley as they share the secrets of successful audit defense.


Soft Skills for SAM

On-Demand

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Learn more about six soft skills that will make your Software Asset Management program more successful (28 minutes, available on-demand).


Build the perfect SAM team with Seven Skills

Online Webinar

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One of the greatest misunderstandings around Software Asset Management (SAM) is to think that it’s a single skillset. In fact, managing and optimizing your software estate on-premises and in the cloud requires no less than seven distinct hard skills. Join our SAM experts online to learn more about how to build out the core skills that you need for SAM success.