With the exception of ILMT`s specific requirements, this checklist is a good starting point for the transfer of licensing information. In recent years, for example, we have seen that Veritas was purchased by Symantec and relocated in 2016. Similarly, Quest was purchased by Dell in 2012 and sold in 2016. It should come as no surprise that Quest-Veritas is currently particularly active in software licensing audits. Supplier licensing data is often inaccurate and ownership changes add only an additional level of risk. It remains to be seen whether HCL will seek to protect its $1.8 billion investments by intensifying audit activities of purchased products. IBM announced in December the sale of a number of software products, including BigFix – Lotus Notes to HCL. HCL is a leading global digital technology company based in Noida, India. The list includes several products developed by HCL as part of an IP sharing agreement since 2017. HCL is now taking full ownership of these products, including DeScription – Support Software (S-S) subscriptions. This poses a number of challenges for ITAM experts. VA, Office of Information and Technology, Information Security has a requirement for the renewal of 600,000 existing HCL BigFix Lifecycle Customer Device Software License Subscriptions, 600,000 HCL BigFix Compliance Client Device software subscriptions, software maintenance and premium HCL support for VA`s current BigFix network infrastructure.
HCL BigFix is a suite of system management software application used in all VA applications to provide security patches, software and medical tools to combat cybersecurity attacks and to establish an inclusive stock compliance and security ratio at all rating points the operating system goes (for example. B servers, workstations, laptops) while identifying the security situation at each point of arrival. BigFix, Inc. was a U.S. company that focused on managing desktops, mobiles and connected servers. Since its inception as a self-help application for the computer, the company`s products have been extended to on-demand terminal management services, which include asset inventory/discovery, Security Vulnerability deection and Remediation, Software Distribution, Information Technology Compliance Reporting, Patch Management, Software License Management, Security Policy Enforcement and EndPointvice Power Consumption Management.  BigFix, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Emeryville, California. Almost all organizations that use IBM software must use ILMT when an end user wants to take advantage of the possibility of conceding only the under-capacity of a server. The only situations where you wouldn`t need to use ILMT is when: the title change here is the sale of IBM`s flagship collaboration products – Notes, Domino`s and Connections.
Although many corporate clients are often unloved and considered end-of-life products, they will have considerable investment in them. From the ITAM point of view, this is important. Your rights are transferred from IBM Passport Advantage`s (PA) licensing program to a new company. It is important that you check what is being transmitted, accurately reflecting your ambitions, especially since many of these applications are potentially older or long-term investments.