Month: March 2016

Embedded versus Full Use Oracle License

There’s no technical difference between an embedded version of an Oracle license and a full use version of an Oracle license.  It’s essentially the same product.  The only difference is the licensing definition and rules that pertain to each.  When you purchase an Oracle license, you do not own the license; you just simply own the right to use the software in a very specific way.  When you have an embedded license versus a full use license, it’s the same […]

Is ILMT implementation a catalyst for an IBM license review?

First, let’s define ILMT. ILMT is short for IBM License Metric Tool that helps organizations to track and maintain PVU deployed software for full and sub-capacity environments. Secondly and a very important point, any software customer of IBM’s under the Passport Advantage Agreement is eligible for a license review, or in other words, an audit.    IBM audits customers regardless of their ILMT use or non-use including the following scenarios:   1 – An enterprise that claims they have never heard […]

Short-Sighted to Call IBM and Its Employees Obsolete

Because I still bleed blue as a former IBMer, articles were emailed to me regarding this current round of resource actions. These layoffs do not penalize poor performers because recipients of a 1 PBC (gold star employees) are part of the action; also the internal advocates who publicly blog about IBM’s products or run the official IBM wikis to deep dive into the beauty of IBM’s products are also released into the wild. One article in particular by Dana Blankenhorn […]

Hybrid Databases: Key to Your Success (ReBLOG)

Re-blog from Pythian. Almost every company’s success is contingent upon its ability to effectively turn data into knowledge. Data, combined with the power of analytics, brings new, previously unavailable business insights that help companies truly transform the way they do business—allowing them to make more informed decisions, improve customer engagement, and predict trends. Companies can only achieve these insights if they have a holistic view of their data. Unfortunately, most companies have hybrid data—different types of data, living in different systems […]

Will choosing Cloud hurt my licensing position with IBM?

Thinking about moving to the cloud and curious about its effect on your software license position with IBM? No need to worry, IBM will work with you.  The Cloud has a lot of flavors that might seem confusing, but if you understand what you are responsible for and how it’s deployed, you will not end up in a difficult situation with IBM down the road. Some things to consider: Make sure your cloud host will allow you to run ILMT. […]

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