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Prepare for the Business Impact of IBM's 2018 IPAA Update to Avoid Risk and Reduce Cost

Published: 22 January 2018

ID: G00348813

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


Sourcing and vendor management leaders must know that IBM's 2018 International Passport Advantage Agreement has new license and service terms, compliance requirements, data privacy regulation updates and other changes that must be clarified and negotiated to mitigate risk and disruption.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • IBM May Declare Your Enterprise Ineligible for Subcapacity Licensing
    • Subcapacity Licensing
    • Exchanging Confidential Information
  • Your Enterprise Is Responsible for Ensuring That Your Use of IBM's Products, Services and Policies Comply With Regulations
  • IBM Allows Termination of Monthly Licenses and Fixed-Term Licenses Prior to Contract End Date for a Prorated Refund
  • IBM Now Offers Continuing Support for Select End-of-Service Product Releases

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