Organizations today are investing heavily in the tools, resources and training necessary to effectively manage their critical software and hardware assets. However, there is also a significant opportunity for cost avoidance and savings by managing the assets in your mainframe environment effectively – this is a high-impact source of potential savings but is often overlooked. If your organization makes use of a mainframe (System Z) computing platform, consider the following:

  • Although you may have an ITAM program that covers your desktop and server environments, is it truly an end-to-end solution that covers your mainframe systems as well?

  • You have an IBM contract negotiation coming up and have accurate usage information from your distributed environment to assess the value the contract will offer – but can you determine whether the value and obligations related to your mainframe environment are truly giving you the value you are looking for?

  • Your mainframe environment is well-managed and operates efficiently, but is it configured optimally to minimize software spend?

  • Do you know and understand the difference between MLC and zOTC licensing and the impact each may have on your licensing processes and budget?

Over the course of more than 18 years of IT asset management experience, we have found that more than 90% of organizations with a mainframe environment answer “No” or “Don’t know” to the questions above. 

Our team includes experts with over 100 years of contract experience who have negotiated IBM mainframe contracts from both sides of the table – as well as contracts from other mainframe software publishers.  Siwel's IBM mainframe specialists have more than 75 years of combined experience in environments from 700 MIPS to over 100,000 MIPS and provide clients with additional mainframe services to allow informed business decisions to be made.

If you wish to speak with someone directly about this service, send us an e-mail or call us at 212-691-9326, x280.

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