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Gartner® Report - Infographic: When to Use a Software Asset Management Service Provider    

Published April 19, 2022  

Analysts: Stephen White, Yoann Bianic, Jaswant Kalay 

"Successful software asset management often combines internal resources with external expertise to better meter, manage, and optimize growing software and cloud expenditure. This research provides sourcing, procurement and vendor management leaders with a route to establish a robust SAM function." 

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Overview 

"Is your organization challenged to progress its software asset management (SAM) discipline and maturity? Effective SAM capabilities are essential to successfully measure software and cloud utilization, rightsize commitments, contain costs, and govern risk of software and cloud services. However, many SAM functions are yet to progress the SAM discipline beyond basic reporting and ad hoc assessments of license positions. Why? They are often constrained by a challenging combination of:  

  • Limited expert SAM resources
  • Increasingly complex scenarios of rapidly expanding environments and portfolios requiring management 

Budget holders within the C-suite now recognize that robust SAM represents a key cost reduction and governance mechanism, underpinning value through management discipline. To deliver value, the SAM function must establish and maintain visibility of all software and cloud services, by measuring detailed functional and quantitative consumption. " 

"To manage the increasing complexity and cost, a growing number of organizations are choosing to utilize SAM managed service providers, either as a replacement for or as an augmentation to the in-house SAM function. They are justifying these services based on the cost optimization and cost avoidance afforded through access to a reliable source of experience, intellectual property and skills. The expert services enhance SAM maturity and benefits."

"Consider your options to operate the SAM discipline internally, externally or in hybrid mode, as laid out in the infographic. Then, develop the mandate, structure, sponsors, goals and scope to enable your SAM discipline." 

"Ninety-seven percent of SAM managed services delivered by expert providers with services measured are reported to deliver realized savings that exceed the service costs. Sixty-three percent of those services deliver at least 200% in realized savings." Says Gartner® 

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Gartner® When to use a Software Asset Management Service Provider. Stephen White, Yoann Bianic, Jaswant Kalay. April 19 2022. Gartner® is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used here with permission. All rights reserved.  

 

 

March-May 2022

Gartner® How to Cut Software and Cloud Costs and Quickly Improve Cash Flow in Times of Crisis  

Published March 8, 2022 

Analysts: Stephen White Hannah Decker 

When facing sudden, sever and unexpected business disruptions, sourcing, procurement and vendor managers must be bold and act decisively to cut costs and restructure software and cloud payments to protect their organization's financial solvency. 


"How to Cut Software and Cloud Costs and Quickly Improve Cash Flow in Times of Crisis

What this report includes: 

Key findings around challenges faced: 

  • Struggling to restructure payments
  • Searching for ways to reduce short term costs of software & cloud
  • Failing to find negotiation leverage to re-open in-flight contracts

And recommendations for SPVM leaders to implement to address these challenges 

NB This complimentary report is no longer available however, you may like to take a look at our Software & Cloud Optimization Services 

Gartner® How to Cut Software and Cloud Costs and Quickly Improve Cash Flow in Times of Crisis. Stephen White, Hanna Decker. March 8, 2022. Gartner is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used here in with permission. All rights reserved. 

 

 

January-March 2022

Gartner® Predicts 2022: Negotiate Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services Contracts Fit for Growth.

Dec 6th, 2021.  Analysts: Stephen White, Stephanie Stoudt-Hansen, Dolores Ianni, Christopher Dixon, Yoann Bianic

According to Gartner®  "Cloud infrastructure and platform services consumption continues to grow. Sourcing, procurement and vendor management (SPVM) leaders must assess environmental standards, leverage formalized multicloud strategies, identify viable concessions and secure forecasting data to mitigate risks and optimize value."

What the report includes:

  • Key findings relating to cloud infrastructure and platform services (CIPS) adoption
  • Recommended actions for SPVM leaders responsible for negotiating infrastructure and cloud service contracts
  • Strategic planning assumptions, market implications and recommendations for 2022 and beyond


NB This complimentary report is no longer available however, you may like to take a look at our Cloud Investment Management Guide on this topic.

Gartner® Predicts 2022: Negotiate Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services Contracts Fit for Growth. Stephen White, Stephanie Stoudt-Hansen, Dolores Ianni, Christopher Dixon, Yoann Bianic. Dec 6th, 2021 Gartner is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used here in with permission. All rights reserved. 

 

 

August-December 2021

We proudly announced our position as a Leader in 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Software Asset Management Managed Services.

Our position as a Leader in the Gartner® Magic Quadrant for SAM Managed Services recognizes our vision and our ability to execute on that vision.  We believe this is evidence of our commitment to our clients and providing world class Software Asset Management Managed Services.

Livingstone Group | Gartner Magic Quadrant | Chris Allan Qote

2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant report

Gartner, Magic Quadrant™ for Software Asset Management Managed Services, Stephen White, Yoann Bianic, Rob Schafer, 6 July 2021

Sorry, this report is no longer available for download from our website.
To access a copy, please visit Gartner


The Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ is a culmination of research in the Software Asset Management Managed Service market and the report shows how 11 of the recognized Service providers are positioned in terms of their vision and ability to execute. As such Livingstone have been positioned in the Leaders quadrant for 2021.

What the report includes:

  • An unbiased view of the vendors and their vision and ability to deliver on a complete and continuous SAM Managed Service
  • Their strengths and noted cautions 
  • Insights from Gartner to support a review of the current providers in the SAM market and their potential to shape the market in the future

 

 

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