Gartner Research

Ambiguous Mainframe Software Terms and Conditions Can Blow Your Budget

Published: 16 May 2013

ID: G00249242

Analyst(s): Frank DeSalvo, Jo Ann Rosenberger


IT procurement professionals must clearly define and illustrate mainframe metrics, capacity increase or decrease pricing and processing rights in contracts to avoid potential costly, unbudgeted noncompliance fees in the millions.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Define and Illustrate Your License and Pricing Metric
  • Weak and Strong Metric Definition Examples and Explanations
    • Weak Metric Definition Example
    • Strong Metric Definition Example
  • Know Your Processing Requirements to Negotiate Processing Rights
    • Example to Illustrate the Importance of Negotiating Processing Rights to Match Processing Needs and Plans

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