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Are your IBM Passport Advantage (PA) contacts up to date?

You need to routinely check (at least annually) that the PA contacts are still valid.  In particular the Primary Contact for the PA site.

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Definitive Guide to IBM Licensing for Hot, Warm and Cold Standby Machines

“*IBM License Tip* Reduce your IBM license costs by demonstrating your backup is not a Hot Standby” Introduction When it comes to reducing your IBM licensing costs one of the easiest ways to reduce the number of licenses required and...

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IBM license risk when VMs “wander” around the server farm

*IBM License Tip* Don’t let VMs with IBM products “wander” around the server farm

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10 Questions to ask your IBM ILMT Administrator – to ensure IBM license compliance

Overview If your company wants to take advantage of the significant cost reductions IBM sub-capacity licensing offers it is important that you have ILMT, deployed, configured, and correctly reporting your usage. ILMT is a very powerful but complex tool to...

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IBM License Discounts and RSVP Levels Explained

Background To buy IBM licenses you will need to enrol in either the IBM Passport Advantage Express (PAX) or IBM Passport Advantage (PA) programs. The IBM Passport Advantage Express (PAX) program is used by organisation who are buying relatively small...

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Defining the scope of an IBM License Audit

Introduction When an organization receives notice of an IBM audit the wording is generic.  This is intentional as the auditor doesn’t know what you have and will want as much latitude as possible to search for compliance gaps. It is...

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Who’s checking the IBM license metric tool (ILMT) reports?

  Got IBM products? Are you sure the ILMT audit snapshot reports have been run this quarter & are they correct? If you have IBM products in you network you will almost certainly need to be running the IBM license...

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IBM Supporting (Bundled) Products and how to use them to reduce license costs

  “Take advantage of Supporting Products to reduce IBM license costs” When you buy an IBM product (also know as a Program) you are usually buying a collection of products.  The main product is referred to as the Principle Program. ...

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12 IBM Licensing Resources to help you manage your IBM risk and costs

A list of useful resources to help you better manage you IBM license costs and risk

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IBM License for Development and Test Environment

“You always need an IBM license, including Development and Test” Introduction It is a common misconception that you don’t need a license for IBM products deployed for development or test purposes. This is incorrect.  Some vendors don’t charge for products...

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