IBM announced in December the sale of a number of software products, including BigFix – Lotus Notes to HCL. HCL is a leading global digital technology company based in Noida, India. The list includes several products developed by HCL as part of an IP sharing agreement since 2017. HCL is now taking full ownership of these products, including DeScription – Support Software (S-S) subscriptions. This poses a number of challenges for ITAM experts. VA, Office of Information and Technology, Information Security has a requirement for the renewal of 600,000 existing HCL BigFix Lifecycle Customer Device Software License Subscriptions, 600,000 HCL BigFix Compliance Client Device software subscriptions, software maintenance and premium HCL support for VA`s current BigFix network infrastructure. HCL BigFix is a suite of system management software application used in all VA applications to provide security patches, software and medical tools to combat cybersecurity attacks and to establish an inclusive stock compliance and security ratio at all rating points the operating system goes (for example. B servers, workstations, laptops) while identifying the security situation at each point of arrival. Based on the market research described in Section 8 of this explanatory statement, it was found that limited competition is available on site between resellers of the necessary HCL Bigfix brand, software subscriptions, software maintenance and premium HCL technical support. The existing HCL BigFix software solution is a highly configurable software suite of products built into an environment that supports VA information security functions. VA has already acquired these indeterminate licenses and in 2010 provided proprietary software solutions for IBM`s systems management and business analytics.
In June 2019, IBM sold Bigfix and AVP to HCL. VA currently owns the equivalent of approximately 600,000 Duvice client Device software licenses, 600,000 IBM BigFix Compliance Client Device licenses for the conversion of resource Value Units (RVUs) that are used by servers, a server buffer and other RVs. The title change here is the sale of IBM`s flagship collaboration products – Notes, Domino`s, and Connections. Although many corporate clients are often unloved and considered end-of-life products, they will have considerable investment in them. From the ITAM point of view, this is important. Your rights are transferred from IBM Passport Advantage`s (PA) licensing program to a new company. It is important that you check what is being transmitted, accurately reflecting your ambitions, especially since many of these applications are potentially older or long-term investments. If you have not recently reviewed the authorizations, now is the time. While there is no guarantee of data accuracy in PA, it is relatively easy to get a full download of what IBM considers legitimate. You can do this yourself within Passport Advantage, without the intervention of a partner/reseller. Check your records and make sure the discrepancies are highlighted and corrected before the licenses are transferred to HCL. The Passport Advantage site frequently contains SW securities that are under S-S.
If part of a title`s license capacity has S-S and a non-S.S. party does not, the PA website may not contain the part of your license that is not under S-S.