Fresno County pays IBM $2.3 million following software audit
Marc Benjamin, The Fresno Bee, 7/24/16 Fresno County paid IBM almost $2.3 million after a software-licensing audit revealed too many workers were using unlicensed IBM software in county departments.
Negotiating Software Contracts: Successfully Negotiating A Warranty Section
Stephen F. Pinson, The Licensing Journal, August 2016 A warranty is one of the most important contract provisions in a software contract. The warranty section deals with the performance of the software and what the...
New IBM Passport Advantage Agreement Drastically Changes Support Requirements
One of the major changes in the latest version of IBM’s Passport Advantage Agreement is the requirement that customers maintain subscription and support (S&S) on either all of the licenses that are installed and in...
IBM Software Audit Step Number 1: Read the Contract
When first contacted by IBM for a “compliance review” (read: software audit), many business owners simply assume that the scope of the requested audit is within IBM’s rights under applicable licensing agreements. Alternatively, if they...
The Importance of Escrow Agreements in Software and Technology License Agreements
Julie Machal-Fulks, Texas Lawyer, 6/6/16 Some of their most integral software applications businesses use are under another party’s control. When each party is upholding its end of the licensing bargain, these relationships can be long-lasting...
Tread Carefully When Deploying IBM Software in Server Clusters
Many businesses are realizing the processing and failover benefits of incorporating clustered servers in their IT environments. Having groups of servers whose processing resources are shared and centrally allocated means that server malfunctions can be...