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IBM’s year-end is looming: time to plan your negotiation strategy – Part 3

In Part 1 and Part 2 of ‘IBM’s year-end is looming: time to plan your negotiation strategy’, we looked at how to ensure your IBM estate is optimized and future-proofed, looking at everything from the IBM Effective License Agreement (ELA) renewal process, getting audit ready and creating a watertight Effective Licensing Position (ELP). In Part […]

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IBM’s year-end is looming: time to plan your negotiation strategy – Part 2

In Part 1 of ‘IBM’s year-end is looming: time to plan your negotiation strategy’ we looked at how you could plan your next steps to ensure your IBM estate is optimised and future-proofed, looking at everything from the IBM Effective License Agreement (ELA) renewal process, to getting audit ready. In Part 2, we’ll take a […]

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IBM’s year-end is looming: time to plan your negotiation strategy – Part 1

IBM’s year-end in December is just around the corner, and it’s never too early to start planning your IBM roadmap and to decide on your future Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) strategy. To ensure you are able to negotiate the best deal for your organisation, you’ll need a defined strategy along with a clear visibility of […]

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IBM ILMT: the good, the bad and the complicated

An increasingly common topic of discussion when we’re talking to clients about their IBM deployments is the IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) or, to be more specific, the importance and value of using it. There is no getting round that fact that ILMT can be extremely complicated to install, let alone configure. As a result, […]

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IBM is removing RSVP pricing on over 7,000 products on July 1st and almost no one seems to have noticed

Back in April 2020, IBM very quietly announced some changes to its pricing structure. So quietly in fact, that almost no one seemed to notice, which is a surprise considering the significance of these changes. Here at Livingstone we have even reached out to a number of colleagues in our IBM ecosystem to see how […]

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