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 […]Continue reading.
Perhaps the most important aspect of fully utilizing IBM’s ILMT (or Big Fix Inventory) tool is to be able to accurately create bundling relationships. For those that are unfamiliar, bundling is the process where users confirm the specific IBM Product that each discovered software instance relates to. In a generic sense, each confirmed bundling creates […]Continue reading.
One of the industry’s leading SAM conferences, the International Business Software Managers Association’s SAM Summit is a three-day event focused on tactical software asset management strategies, software licensing, contracting, compliance, and more. It’s a great opportunity to learn from leading minds in the industry and get insight into emerging trends and developments. This year’s SAM […]Continue reading.
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, […]Continue reading.
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 […]Continue reading.
In order to stay compliant with IBM software terms and regulations, clients must use a supported version of ILMT. (If you’d like to learn more about ILMT and why it’s important for your business, check out our blog here.) With that in mind, here are a couple of important dates regarding ILMT updates. September 30, […]Continue reading.
The IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) is a system created by IBM to help businesses measure and monitor software usage. While that might not sound important, it’s a critical tool for just about any company using IBM software in a complex environment.Continue reading.