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IBM Licensing Newsletter Sept 2022

News for the month from the world of IBM Licensing. Links to posts, webinars, announcements with expert commentary. I've done the digging so you get only the good stuff.

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Oracle Unlimited License Agreement

Guest post on Oracle Unlimited License Agreement (ULA) from Fredrik Filipsson at Redress Compliance. A common mistake companies make is signing an unlimited license Oracle ULA without fully understanding its limitations. Many organizations think that their license is unlimited 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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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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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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