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Managing technical debt and legacy investments: Microsoft SQL Server 2012

July 05 2021

In our previous blog, Understanding and eradicating your technical debt, we looked at the concept of ‘technical debt’ in software estates. At how, without proper attention to detail or if upgrades have been passed over one too many times, technical debt can accumulate massively. That, if b... Read More Read More
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The importance of choosing the right ITAM partner

May 25 2021

The need for software and cloud management has never been greater – spending on software and cloud solutions continues to rise in the changing world of work. With more people being empowered to make purchasing decisions, the ways in which we consume and deploy applications is continually evolvin... Read More Read More
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Five ways to ready your organization for vendor audits

July 27 2021

Livingstone Group has witnessed a marked up-tick in the number of audit letters and new audit requests being sent out to our clients. Our conservative estimate is that requests are up by 40 percent when compared to pre-pandemic levels. While worrying for ITAM professionals and the organizations the... Read More Read More
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Livingstone Industry Highlights November 2021

October 22 2021

Livingstone Group's Software Asset Management and Licensing specialists provide insights and experiences through our monthly Industry Highlights. These insights are a compilation of news and press releases that may impact your business’s upcoming software renewals and estate. Fina... Read More Read More
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Livingstone Industry Highlights December 2021

November 26 2021

Livingstone Group's Software Asset Management and Licensing specialists provide insights and experiences through our monthly Industry Highlights. These insights are a compilation of news and press releases that may impact your business’s upcoming software renewals and estate. Fina... Read More Read More
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SAP Briefing Series

February 08 2022

On-Demand Video Series This series of SAP briefings will helpyou to prepare for 2022. Simply complete the form opposite to access the videos and content on-demand. Our SAP experts Mietske van Ravesteijn, Marco Claassen and Alex Meijer, explore the complex world of SAP licencing and addr... Read More Read More
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S/4 HANA, Digital Access and Cloud Transformation: Our SAP experts set out the licensing trends to watch out for

February 07 2022

I recently sat down with the SAP team at Livingstone to glean some exclusive insights and top trends for organizations to look out for. So, without further ado: Meet our SAP team leads Mietske Van Ravesteijn, SAP Practice Lead: “As SAP Practice Lead, my roles entails setting up the stra... Read More Read More
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Digital Access: How to make the most of the new model and master indirect use

February 21 2022

InEpisode 1 of our on-demand SAP video series, we discuss Digital Access and how SAP customers can best manage the challenges of Indirect Use. But first of all, what is Digital Access? Indirect Use vs. Digital Access Though the two terms are often used interchangeably, at Livingstone we diffe... Read More Read More
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Software Vendor Insights 2022 - Another Year of IBM

February 17 2022

Livingstone Group joined the ITAM Review at the Online Summit and discussed how software vendors fared in 2021 and what to expect from them in 2022 – including audits, product focus areas, licensing and more.Knowing where the vendors are coming from, and going to, will help you – and other... Read More Read More
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SAP S/4Hana: What do I need to know?

March 11 2022

Our SAP experts, Marco Claassen and Alex Meijer, explore the complex world of SAP S/4HANA.Whilst the 2030 support deadline seems distant, decisions need to be made that will take considerable time and resources to ensure the right fit for your business. In this on-demand video (part of our briefing se... Read More Read More
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Navigating S/4 Hana Migrations to secure the best contract terms

April 14 2022

In Episode 2 of our on-demand SAP video series, we discuss S/4 Hana migrations and how best to navigate these from a licensing perspective, in order to secure the best possible contract terms for your organization. But before we share our top tips, let’s get back to basics. What is S/4 Han... Read More Read More
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The past, present and future of ITAM

May 06 2022

Part 1: Software Asset Management’s (SAM)origins and the evolution of services Livingstone Group recently joined The ITAM Reviewfor an episode of its podcast to discuss ITAM, the cloud, and creating business value from ITAM. We covered everything from the origins of SAM, to the evolution of I... Read More Read More
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When to use a SAM Managed Service Provider

May 13 2022

Why a SAM Managed Service makes commercial sense; download the Gartner® Report: Infographic A regular discussion point on this blog – and one that is often raised in conversations with our clients and prospects – is SAM tools. Or to be exact, the comparative merits and limitations o... Read More Read More
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Easing your migration to SAP Cloud

May 27 2022

For most organizations, migrating to SAP Cloud is a hugely complex process, not least because SAP itself has had a long and complicated journey to the cloud. SAP’s own cloud chapter began in 2012, with the acquisitions of Concur, SuccessFactors and Ariba. In parallel, SAP has developed and ev... Read More Read More
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