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7 Tips for Licensing Optimization in the Datacenter

Fact: poor management of datacenter software licensing is probably costing your organization thousands, if not millions 80% of software spend now takes place within the datacenter, so the need to manage and optimize license spend here is critical. However,...

Why software use rights are important

When you purchase a software license, you do not own the software as you would with almost any other type of product. What you get is a right to use the cover with certain restrictions. These restrictions are detailed in your license agreement and cover things like: •...

The challenges of using the IBM License Metric Tool

Utilizing the IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) is a mandatory IBM requirement for all customers who take advantage of sub-capacity licensing on their software products. As the majority of IBM customers benefit from sub-capacity licensing it means that you are highly...

Software audits: What can go wrong – 4?

Proving license entitlement and the cloud In the final blog article on what can cause problems during a software audit we look at proving your license entitlement and the impact of the cloud. If you missed articles 1, 2 or 3 you can find them below. Software Audits:...

Software audits: What can go wrong – 3?

If you missed articles 1, 2 or 4 you can find them below. Software Audits: What can go wrong part 1 Software Audits: What can go wrong part 2  Software Audits: What can go wrong part 4  Device based licensing and access control In the third of our articles on the...