IBM i V7R3 is here….

In keeping with IBM’s stated roadmap to continue to enhance and improve the IBM i operating system that runs on their IBM Power server platform, IBM have this month announced their latest version – V7R3. Without doubt this demonstrates to the IT community IBM’s commitment to the operating system, with IBM stating additionally that, right now, the next version is being…

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IBM Software Maintenance (SWMA)

There is often confusion about what clients are entitled to when they look at the cost of purchasing IBM Software Maintenance Agreement (SWMA) for one of their Power Systems. So I thought I would clarify what you get for your money. If you are running mission critical applications on your systems it provides piece of mind – it guarantees you…

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IBM Software Licensing Price Increase July 2016

IBM have announced a price increase to IBM Passport Advantage, Passport Advantage Express and Selected Configured Software from 1st October 2016. For most products, the price will increase by 7% in the UK. Passport Advantage Express Suggested Retail Prices (SRP), Passport Advantage Suggested Volume Prices (SVP) and selected Configured Software as applicable, for the following categories of products, are included…

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IBM Multi-Vendor Support Services

IBM Maintenance Services for non-IBM Products offer customised services to help simplify the complexity of managing maintenance within a client’s multivendor environment: Single price, single contract and single invoice for IBM and non IBM systems End to end support covering the entire data center (IBM & non IBM) - network, servers, storage, cloud capabilities Consolidated performance tracking and reporting Transition…

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IBM Intelligent Networking Support

IBM are pleased to announce their latest offering, IBM Intelligent Networking Support (IINS) for Cisco Networks. This new technical support services offering integrates parts of Cisco Smart Services support into their standard IBM Managed Maintenance Services for Cisco (MMS) offering. This support service can bring state-of-the-art collector technology into your network environment to comprehensively catalogue the hardware, firmware, software and…

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IBM Software Maintenance – Compliance Warning

I wanted to bring to your attention the rules around updating your IBM systems to ensure you do not get caught out! Interestingly you can still access the IBM portal and download fixes, patches etc even if your IBM Software maintenance has lapsed. However – IBM will then contact you directly and seek compensation for accessing information you are not…

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