Things change. Agreements expire. People leave. Without the proper disciplines, you can lose track of your inventory.
Keeping your IBM technology current helps you stay competitive; maintaining your licenses helps ensure that you continue to access the support and updates you need to achieve optimal performance of your IBM systems.
Within large or distributed IT environments, code updates might be done remotely, possibly resulting in updates being applied to unentitled machines. This puts you at risk of being noncompliant with intellectual property rules.
Avoid unplanned outages by knowing which systems are entitled to fixes, updates and technical support
Manage your IT environment in accordance with IBM licenses and agreements
Guides to help you understand compliance best practices and how to keep your systems properly updated: