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Welcome to Top Gun
Welcome to Top Gun

Two of our account executives, Ben Thomas and Brandon Montgomery, recently attended Software and Solutions Top Gun training from IBM. The course is nearly five full days of intense IBM software sales training covering lots of different topics, including sales strategies, adding business value, and IBM software portfolio capabilities. The goal of Software and Solutions […]

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How to Get Started with Non-PVU Reporting
How to Get Started with Non-PVU Reporting

If your company uses IBM products, PVU reporting is something you’re probably familiar with. But it’s easy to forget that there are licensed products outside of PVU that require proper managing and reporting, too. Reporting non-PVU products is just as important as reporting standard PVU products during a software audit. But reporting them correctly presents […]

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The Wait is Over: CleanSlate Begins Selling Hardware
The Wait is Over: CleanSlate Begins Selling Hardware

For over a decade, CleanSlate has offered the full line of IBM Passport Advantage Software—and now we’re certified to sell IBM Power Systems Servers and Software as well as midrange and enterprise storage. In addition to IBM, we also offer the complete line of Lenovo x86 PCs, servers, laptops, and enterprise storage. “For our ever-growing […]

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Using IBM Detect to Protect Your Business
Using IBM Detect to Protect Your Business

Cyber-attacks are becoming more sophisticated by the day, and unfortunately, they’re becoming more frequent. According to IBM, “Five of the eight largest healthcare security breaches since the beginning of 2010—those with more than 1 million records reportedly compromised—took place during the first six months of 2015. In fact, over 100 million healthcare records were reportedly […]

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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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The four things you need to know about software compliance.
The four things you need to know about software compliance.

It’s no mystery that IBM software licensing and audits can be complicated. Chances are good that if you’re like many of the companies I’ve worked with over the years, you don’t have the right software asset management (SAM) strategy in place. Unfortunately, most companies don’t have a strong understanding of software compliance—or the repercussions of […]

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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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