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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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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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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 Sub-capacity ILMT Audit Report

When's the last time you checked the availability and consistency of your ILMT Audit Reports #itam tips If you wish to avail of IBM sub-capacity licensing you need to have a ILMT Audit reports for the last 8 quarters on file. Otherwise...

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Top 10 IBM License Audit Trigger

It often comes as a surprise to many organisations when they receive notice of an IBM license audit.  They might feel they have a good relationship with their account manager and have been spending a significant amount on S&S over...

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12 Checks to ILMT to ensure IBM license compliance

Got a monthly Run Book for ILMT sub-cap reporting? If not then you are probably falling out of compliance #itam tips If you are taking advantage of IBM sub -cap licensing then you already know that you'll need to be running ILMT...

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10 Checks to make before you cancel IBM S&S and reduce your IT costs

“Can we reduce or cancel IBM S&S for this product? These 10 checks should give you the confidence to do it” When the annual IBM Support and Subscription (S&S) renewal comes up for review in your organisation the perennial question...

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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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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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