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eGuide: Cloud Investment Management Guide

A complete guide to Cloud Cost Management - tools are not enough!


There are a multitude of sources of information that will tell you how to reduce your cloud spend.  We could tell you about the advantages of using reserved instances, tiering storage, and hybrid use benefits that wouldn’t be telling you anything you don’t already know. While lots of tools exist that have their own unique take on cloud cost optimization, ultimately, they won’t deliver real-world savings without proper management.

Instead, this guide looks at Cloud Investment Management with a more holistic view, shifting focus to achieving attainable savings through organizational collaboration and optimization practices. With this guide we will take you through the broader processes and principles of how you can optimise and manage your cloud ecosystem. In the long-run this could enable you to realize significant cost-savings for your organization from its existing cloud commitment. Making a difference isn’t a quick fix, and real change is required if you want to see the long-term and ongoing benefits of well-managed cloud investments.


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Livingstone Group's Cloud Investment Management eGuide explores:

  • The challenges of Cloud Investment Management
  • Cloud consumption tooling
  • Collaboration of IT & Procurement
  • Accurate forecasting
  • Cloud optimization & negotiation
  • Getting objective advice
  • Planning for the future



If you would like to discuss any of the points raised in this guide or have specific requirements that you would like to discuss with one of our experts, please contact Kate Hawgood 



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To optimize and maintain control effectively requires solid data and refined methodologies, these are critical to fully profile the lifecycle costs and understand what interventions are required to maintain a level of optimization. Livingstone provides this capability within our Cloud Managed Services. Our Cloud Optimization services allows clients to take control of costs across their cloud ecosystem, so they can plan effectively, optimize when required and only pay for what they consume. This ensures they retain financial control of their ecosystem, resulting in lower and more predictable costs.