What is ILMT—and why do I need it?

The IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) is a system created by IBM to help businesses measure and monitor software usage. While that might not sound important, it’s a critical tool for just about any company using IBM software in a complex environment.

Understanding Dynamic Scan Groups

Software scans—like those performed with ILMT—are familiar to just about anybody working in Software Asset Management (SAM). They keep you compliant, help ensure there won’t be any surprises during a software audit, and are critical for giving you important details about your software inventory.

Software asset management roadmap

State agency that provides technology services to other state agencies. They are responsible for IT strategic direction, IT policy and delivering centralized IT products and services within the state.
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So, How Do I Optimize My Tech Spend?

The IBM License Metric Tool is a free and invaluable software asset management solution that helps you track, measure, monitor, and manage your IBM software estate. With ILMT, you can maintain an up-to-date inventory of your IBM software assets, gather information about your hardware, and ensure the license compliance of your organization.

Over-deployed? Self-reporting Keeps You Compliant.

There’s nothing wrong with self-managing your software assets. But if you do, it’s important that your company knows what to do if you discover an over-deployment of licensed products. When that happens—and it happens to the best of us—here’s what you should do next.

Making sense of the Software Asset Management (SAM) puzzle

Corporations implement SAM strategies to help control and lower cost—but more important, they do it to maintain compliance. Sometimes SAM seems like an impossible puzzle, especially when you’re crunched for time and resources. As a software consulting firm, CleanSlate leverages our years of experience and depth of knowledge to help our clients do just that.

ILMT upgrade: The Good, the bad, and the ugly.

Don’t delay in preparing for and implementing ILMT, or the upgrade of your existing ILMT platform. Whether your company is just in the exploratory phase or is starting to plan for deployment, you are not alone.

ILMT setup and configuration across a state government enterprise

The client currently leverages a large suite of IBM software solutions to provide the various platforms and applications required to support its internal and external applications. The IBM software solutions span across a large portion of the client’s infrastructure and are deployed across several servers within the enterprise.
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Heading into the New Year with IT Asset Management

It is about that time of the year when companies are trying to finalize their future budget cycle and financial allocations. Companies allocate roughly 5%, and even upwards of 10% for some industries, of company revenue for IT budget.

Five signs it’s time to reevaluate your SAM strategy

Having the right software asset management (SAM) strategy in place for your business can save you time, money, and lots of headaches—especially if you run into an unexpected software audit. But many companies have an outdated SAM strategy—or no SAM strategy at all—which is a risk that can be easily avoided if you take the right steps.

Are You IBM Audit Ready?

As IBM licensing experts, CleanSlate is here to help you at every step of your IBM License Metric Tool journey. With CleanSlate, you get the best of both worlds – expertise in navigating the complexities of IBM licensing coupled with deep experience in proper ILMT deployment and reporting.


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