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Use Gartner's C5 Methodology to Proactively Prepare for and Manage IBM Software Audits

Published: 12 July 2016

ID: G00307683

Analyst(s): Jo Ann Rosenberger , Rob Schafer , Christopher Dixon


IBM customers who proactively develop and maintain a customized audit management process are positioned to effectively drive and manage the audit process. Gartner's C5 methodology will provide technology procurement leaders with a customized IBM-specific audit management kit to stay audit-ready.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Create a Tailored, IBM-Specific Audit Readiness Kit
    • C1: Create an Audit Process
    • C2: Customize an Audit-Specific NDA
    • C3: Count Your PVUs
    • C4: Clarify the Audit Scope
    • C5: Control Your Audit and Auditor

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