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Building your IBM Vendor Investment Management Plan

Niall Eddery, Livingstone's IBM Practice Lead presents this 20 minute session that explores IBM Investment Management Plans.  Niall will discuss what the investment management plan is and why your organization should have on in place.  The session outlines in great detail, all aspects that should be included for consideration in your plan alongside a sample plan.

The session covers:

  • Why you need a Vendor Investment Plan?  
  • What can you expect from an IBM Managed Service?
  • Where is your ELA spend going?
  • Key elements for your Vendor Investment Management Plan
  • Pulling your plan together


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Livingstone's Presenter

Niall Eddery – IBM Practice lead and Senior Audit Specialist

Niall has worked in the IT industry since 1996, and in software asset management since 2004. His experience has taken him on both sides of the audit fence, having audited for KPMG , managed IT assets, contracts and vendors for Barclays, EY and Macquarie Bank at a global level before joining Livingstone as a consultant in 2013.

Niall has been a senior consultant at Livingstone for over 9 years, and is currently the head of our IBM practice, helping our customers with contract negotiation, audits and other licensing support.  He has been involved in contract compliance for software licensing, royalty, service level agreements and channel compliance in the UK, Australia, Europe and Asia Pacific.