Month: April 2018

Is Cognos Putting You Out of Compliance with IBM?

In the past couple of years, Miro has seen clients with IBM Cognos that all seem to have an issue. Cloud The first one is the easiest to explain – Cloud.  IBM offers SaaS IBM Analytics.  It includes both Cognos Analytics and Planning Analytics (TM1), along with dashDB and Bluemix too.  IBM does a good job getting around to their Cognos and Planning clients to discuss the possibility of them moving to IBM Analytics, which results in questions to Miro. […]

Is Your Organization Out of Software Compliance following a Merger, Acquisition, or Divestiture?

Executive Summary A merger, acquisition or divestiture initiative can pose a serious software license management risk. When considering such initiatives, organizations should review all licensing agreements to ascertain if they are freely transferable between organizations. Non-compliance can lead to an audit failure, significant penalties, and expensive software purchasing fees that can be completely unexpected and at times unnecessary. Risks/Considerations Software licensing agreements typically include language that states licenses as non-transferrable and may be unusable until the organization obtains the software […]

Will You be Forced to Use a Microsoft CSP?

Discontinuing Microsoft Software Assurance is no longer an option Microsoft is significantly advancing its cloud services by transitioning their existing customer base to Office 365, Exchange Online, and the various Azure offerings. It also involves upselling existing cloud customers on a broader range of services. The most notable of these is Microsoft 365, a suite of Office 365, Windows (client), and Enterprise Mobility + Security (“EMS”). Yet another strategy has emerged as Microsoft seeks to ramp up its smaller customers. […]

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