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11836: Save z/OS Software License Costs and Better Leverage Your IT Staff With IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for z/OS (TADz)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM
Elite 1 (Anaheim Marriott Hotel)
Speaker: Alfonso Parra(IBM)

As the mainframe continues to take on new workloads and other key business applications, identifying what software you have and who is using it can be challenging. If you do not have the resources to properly identify your software and usage, you may have unanticipated software overage charges or you may be wasting precious budget dollars on software that no one is using. In order to get the most of your z/OS software budget, you need to inspect z/OS product use trends by automating the software discovery process. TADz's purpose is to:

     * Automatically discover and identify IBM and third-party software running on the z/OS platform

    * Provide high-speed scanning and in-house application tagging ensuring that you have a complete inventory of everything on your system without a lot of overhead

    * Monitor software usage and related growth to help plan for future capacity needs

    * Generate interactive reports that provide convenient hyperlink drill down for more details

    * Help lower costs by removing unused and obsolete software

    * Be used with IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT

    * Add IBM Tivoli Asset Discovery for Distributed for an end-to-end software asset management solution"

Tracks: Data Center Modernization and Data Center and IT Management
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