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Livingstone Group launches its new Cloud Investment Management Services (CIMS) Practice

October, Reading, United Kingdom:  We are pleased to announce that this month we have launched our new Cloud Investment Management Services (CIMS) Practice.  Our CIMS Practice is helping our clients to secure the best investment value from their existing and new cloud service providers.

Managing growing cloud ecosystems and their cost is now seen as one of the main challenges facing organizations, in a recent study by Flexera (State of the Cloud Report 2020) over 83% of respondents sight this as a primary concern.  Unsurprisingly, we find clients overpaying by as much as 24% on their cloud environments like Microsoft Azure, which in many cases can represent millions of dollars a year in wasted spend.

Our unique methodology, experience and independence allows us to offer our clients impartial advice, as well as develop and consult with a range of commercially improved solutions that optimize their cloud ecosystems from a contractual and commercial perspective.  Our Optimization Services are underpinned by our new CloudOptics platform, which provides our Cloud Investment Consultants with advanced reporting and analytics that enable them to help clients optimize their cloud investments and importantly to remain optimized.

Our Negotiation Services are designed to support clients throughout their negotiations with vendors and cloud service providers.  We work with clients to prepare for future negotiations, working alongside them during these negotiations to ensure they achieve the best commercial and contractual outcomes.

For more information on our Cloud Investment Management Services, including optimization and negotiation support, please visit for more information.  Alternatively, if you would like to speak to one of our Cloud Investment Management experts about your unique challenges and requirements, please contact us at and we will be happy to arrange a call at your convenience.


About Livingstone Group

Livingstone Group is the leading independent, global provider of software & cloud portfolio management and optimisation services. With a growing team of 150 experts, Livingstone Group helps clients optimise their software & cloud portfolios to avoid unnecessary cost and risk, providing the intelligence needed to govern digital transformation journeys. With a strong track record of delivering proven, up-front savings that average 38% through its optimisation services, Livingstone Group drives the best value throughout an investment’s lifecycle. Its trustworthy data and lifecycle services help clients maintain these savings through control and mitigation of business risks, ensuring clients continue to get value from their IT investments.

Livingstone Group’s diverse global client base includes Fortune 500, public sector, and mid-market organizations located in over 20 countries. The company also manages client service contracts spanning over 138 countries. Livingstone Group is headquartered in Reading, UK, with further offices located across the UK and throughout North America.

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