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ILMT: A Gateway to SAM?
ILMT: A Gateway to SAM?

To take advantage Sub-capacity licensing and its inherent value, IBM customers are required to: 1) Install either the IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) or BigFix Inventory (BFI). 2) Produce audit reporting on at least a quarterly basis, and 3) Retain such reports continuously for 2 years. However, while IBM mandates the use of these tools […]

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ILMT upgrade: The Good, the bad, and the ugly.
ILMT upgrade: The Good, the bad, and the ugly.

IBM recently discontinued support for the legacy License Metric Tool version 7.x (as of April 30, 2017). Companies running any versions of ILMT prior to version 9.2.x will no longer receive product updates, patches, or software catalog updates. Continuing to run these legacy versions of ILMT will likely lead to non-compliance with the latest security […]

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CleanSlate wins prestigious Ingram Micro IBM Business Unit Partner award.
CleanSlate wins prestigious Ingram Micro IBM Business Unit Partner award.

All of us at CleanSlate are excited to announce that we’ve just received Ingram Micro’s IBM Business Unit Partner of the Year award.

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You Win: CleanSlate is Now an IBM Platinum Partner.
You Win: CleanSlate is Now an IBM Platinum Partner.

Take a look at any area of human endeavor, from the Olympics to album sales to fine wines. You’ll find the distinction of platinum reserved for the rarest of achievements. That’s why we’re so pleased to announce that CleanSlate is an IBM Platinum Partner. Because Platinum Partner status means CleanSlate will be able to offer […]

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Trip Report: IBM InterConnect 2017
Trip Report: IBM InterConnect 2017

IBM InterConnect is one of the industry’s premier Cloud conferences, and several of us from CleanSlate had the chance to attend this year’s event in Las Vegas. We had a great time—but more important, we learned a lot about new solutions and innovations that will help us be an even smarter, more versatile company. With […]

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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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IBM InterConnect 2017 is almost here. Are you ready?
IBM InterConnect 2017 is almost here. Are you ready?

If you’re interested in cloud technology and the countless ways it’s changing the way business works across the world, you definitely won’t want to miss InterConnect 2017. It’s one of IBM’s premier conferences, and this year’s event is packed with useful speakers and events designed to give you the latest industry expertise about all things […]

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