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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 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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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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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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Have you checked recently that all platforms in your network are supported by IBM ILMT

[click_to_tweet tweet="Have you checked recently that all platforms in your network are supported by IBM ILMT" quote="Have you checked recently that all platforms in your network are supported by IBM ILMT"] You should check annually that all server operating system...

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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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