As the relationship between software, devices and people gets increasingly complicated IBM is constantly updating its terms and conditions; Infraware has technical and contractual experience to help its clients manage cost and uncertainty.

IBM Licence Review

For organisations who wish to reduce the overall cost and risk associated with their IBM software estate, this service provides a complete licence position plus recommendations for improvements and future licensing strategy. It offers particular value if you are looking to verify IBM ILMT’s accuracy and key metrics per applications to ensure compliance with IBM T&Cs.

Who will benefit?

Our IBM License Review Service is aimed at organisations who wish to audit and reconcile their IBM portfolio of key products. It is suited for organisations who intend to lower the cost of on-going support, as well as getting ready for compliance audit.

Key review subjects

This service will cover all the key aspects of how your organisation manages its IBM software estate.

  • Scoping: Understanding the current IBM environment

  • Hold Workshops with your platform managers to confirm appropriate approach to gather accurate deployment data

  • Licence and support entitlement analysis

  • Deployment of the ILMT

  • Data collection

  • Data analysis

  • Licence Entitlement Reconciliation

Service outline: Format

The service starts with a conference call with one of the Infraware SAM Consultants. The engagement then progresses through the following stages:

  • Remote assistance with ILMT deployment

  • Remote analysis of ILMT output / other inventory data

  • Remote workshops with server team

  • Remote analysis of PVU requirements

  • On site presentation of findings

  • Suggested road map for cost and risk reductions

Service outline: Timescales

Timescales vary depending on the IBM software deployed in your environment, however IBM Software Review Service usually takes 4 to 6 weeks from start to finish.

Service outline: Output

Following the review, you will receive an in-depth report summarising our findings and recommendations including:

  • Current 'IBM Effective Licensing Position’

  • Independent recommendations for licensing and process maturity improvements

  • Road map for recommended licensing strategy