Be Audit-Ready for IBM's Mainframe System z Software Compliance Tightening


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IBM software audits continue. Software asset managers of mainframe System z products should prepare now by ensuring they understand the subtleties of compliance surrounding certain issues that have been included in the scope of recent audits reported by Gartner clients.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Issue 1 — PSF
    • Issue 2 — System zNALC Certification and Reporting
    • Issue 3 — Parallel Sysplex Aggregated Pricing Eligibility and Reporting
    • Issue 4 — Financial Impact of Audit Underestimated From an Internal Cost Standpoint
  • Recommended Reading
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