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Category: IBM

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  • September Radio Show – software audit defence

    Industry news, job of the week, jargon buster, plus getting started with software audit defence The ITAM Review Monthly Radio Show starring: Martin Thompson Geoff Worsley Stuart Pomfrett AJ Witt Barry Pilling David Foxen Rory Canavan September 2019 topics include:  French court...

  • IBM IASP – a new dawn for IBM licensing compliance?

    IBM have announced a new, nicer, approach to license compliance – via the IBM Authorized SAM Provider Offering (IASP). What is IASP? Well, if you search online, the internet will tell you it is an “independent auxillary storage pool” – made by IBM. It seems we’ve got...

  • IBM Mainframe licensing changes: what’s old is new

    Some of you may be surprised to learn that IBM mainframes are still a thing, while others will still have them as a key part of your infrastructure. In fact, according to Datacenter Knowledge, IBM mainframe sales increased 70% in 2017/18! Perhaps to continue this increase in sales...

  • Red vs Blue, why Red Hat acquisition may revolutionise IBM

    Image Credit: Robert Couse-Baker 2018 is shaping up to be the Year of Open Source as industry giants scramble to invest in the software and infrastructure powering modern applications. This year has already seen Microsoft acquire Github and donate many of its patents to the Open Invention...

  • ILMT no longer a Get Out of Jail Free Card in IBM audits

    Don’t get caught in a trap, ensure you’re compliant This article has been contributed by Eric Chiu of H W Fisher’s IT Asset Consulting practice (FIAC) Customers can still be fined for violating IBM’s Sub-Capacity licensing terms even after deploying the ILMT tool....

  • IBM Licensing Essentials training added to LISA

    I’m pleased to announce that our IBM Licensing Essentials training course is now live and available to LISA subscribers. LISA is our on-demand online training from The ITAM Review. Eric Chiu delivering our on-demand IBM Licensing Essentials course on the LISA platform The IBM Licensing...

  • Using Pizza to explain IBM Sub-Capacity

    Using Pizza to explain IBM Sub Capacity By Mark Feinman – Siwel Consulting My wife is a very smart woman, but when it comes to explaining to her what I do in IT, I might as well be speaking another language. And so it went when I was trying to describe to her the difference between...

  • Secret IT Manager: Our IBM Audit Experience

    Firstly, apologies for not writing an article in so long; we’ve been extremely busy dealing with a recent IBM ‘review’. We learnt an awful lot during and post review, and I wanted to share my experiences with you. Obviously, I’m going to keep a number of details secret and...

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