March 2017

Get the Most from Your Upgrade
Get the Most from Your Upgrade

If your company uses IBM Passport Advantage, you’re probably aware of the licensing requirements. As part of your agreement with IBM, you’re required to implement and maintain the IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT), generate quarterly license audit reports, and keep a two-year history on file. You’re also required to stay current with regular product upgrades, […]

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Is It Time to Finally Migrate Your Domino Applications?
Is It Time to Finally Migrate Your Domino Applications?

Recently, I talked to a colleague who I worked with several years ago. The project we worked on was based in Lotus Notes/Domino. At the time, the Lotus products were fulfilling a need that wasn’t matched by any serious competitor. In fact, year after year, the marketing team at IBM/Lotus touted the millions of customers […]

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Four IBM software solutions we love.
Four IBM software solutions we love.

Managing hundreds or even thousands of computers across a network can get complicated quickly. You’ve got software distribution, patches, licensing issues, security threats—it’s easy to see how things can get overwhelming without the right systems management tools. Luckily, there’s IBM BigFix—a platform that uses many different applications working together to assist businesses with systems management […]

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TTFN, TLS 1.0 in Salesforce
TTFN, TLS 1.0 in Salesforce

Salesforce wants you to be more secure… On July 22, 2017 Salesforce will officially end support for any integrated connections that utilize the TLS 1.0 protocol. This applies to all browsers, mobile devices, and any integrations with Salesforce that utilize TLS 1.0. Salesforce will require at least TLS 1.1. So, what is TLS?!? Well, TLS stands […]

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Making sense of the Software Asset Management (SAM) puzzle.
Making sense of the Software Asset Management (SAM) puzzle.

Picture this: You’re blindfolded, trying to complete a 4,000 piece puzzle—and the clock is ticking. Your company is in the middle of a vendor audit, and you don’t know who to talk to or even what to ask to accurately finish the puzzle on time. Stress and panic begin to take hold. That’s how software […]

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The CleanSlate team is presenting at Compliance Manager Summit 2017.
The CleanSlate team is presenting at Compliance Manager Summit 2017.

Software licensing compliance can get complicated quickly. And with the constant changes in rules, updates, and trends, it’s easy to get left behind. But what if you could get licensing compliance strategy tips and advice directly from the industry’s top companies? This year, two of our own—Jason Westfall and Bay Van Horne—will be giving a […]

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