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Not long until IBM year end; time to get moving on your negotiation strategy!

With December looming, so too is IBM’s year end. Give yourself enough lead time to plan your IBM roadmap and decide on your ELA strategy. To ensure you are able you to negotiate the best deal you will need this strategy defined along with a clear visibility of any vulnerabilities within your IBM estate.

In this 30 minute video one of Livingstone’s IBM experts discusses some of the key topics for consideration and outline some best practice recommendations.

The session will cover:

  • IBM roadmap planning – ELA exit or renewal
  • Getting audit ready
  • ILMT – Are you up to date and assured?
  • Reducing maintenance spend
  • Negotiation levers
  • What are Cloud Paks and why they are important?

Our experts with provide you with guidance to start your planning next steps to ensure your IBM estate is optimised and future proof.

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Niall Eddery

Niall Eddery - IBM Practice Lead

Niall has worked in the IT industry for over 26 years and more specifically in Software Licensing for 16. His experience has taken him on both sides of the audit fence, having audited for KPMG and managed IT assets for EY and Macquarie Bank at a global level.

Niall has been a senior consultant at Livingstone for over 7 years, during which time has managed well over 100 audit projects. His expertise is around IT Asset Management, Software Asset Management & Licensing and 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.