Settlement Structuring for IBM Audits

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Software-compliance audits initiated by IBM can be extremely burdensome and time-consuming and can force companies to face challenges that are somewhat unique among major-publisher audits. For one example, a significant component of IBM’s business model...

Don’t Short-Sheet the Internal Analysis in an IBM Audit

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One of the most critical steps any business faces in any software audit is conducting an internal analysis of deployments to entitlements, preferably before any audit data is shared with the auditors. That internal review...

What If I Discover Unlicensed IBM Software on My Servers?

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Software license compliance is a task that typically requires constant vigilance. Despite a CIO’s best efforts, it is almost inevitable that software will be deployed on a company’s computers at some point without having the...

Can a Software Publisher Force You to Audit Your Customers?

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Many software-solution vendors utilize third-party infrastructure or application programs as frameworks for embedded solutions that they sell to their customers and install on their customers’ computers. Licenses for those third-party products typically can be acquired...

IBM Approves Limited Exceptions to ILMT Sub-Capacity Reporting

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For more than a decade, IBM has allowed its end users to license IBM software products on a sub-capacity basis.  For IBM licensing purposes, sub-capacity licensing required customers to accept the sub-capacity licensing terms (originally...