When it comes to licensing in general, many issues with software compliance are the result of treating licensing agreements the same across all publishers.
Furthermore, many IT Managers neglect to follow Software Asset Management (SAM) best practices, resulting in serious organizational issues when it comes to IBM license management and the near-inevitable audit process.
So what is the most common IBM licensing mistake?
From a subject matter point of view, one of the most common pitfalls of IBM licensing is understanding PVU Sub-capacity Licensing. Many customers are unaware of the need to use the IBM License Metric Tool when they do Sub-capacity licensing due to the Passport Advantage Agreement.