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See you in court. Are we about to see more IBM software licenses being challenged?
Jun 29, 2018
OEMs like IBM are using ambiguous contracts to gouge their customers – but is the worm about to turn?
Post warranty software rights – do you know what they are?
Jun 19, 2018
Knowing your software rights is crucial to surviving an IBM audit – and to planning your future software strategy
How to avoid buying more software licenses (and OEM maintenance contracts)
Jun 14, 2018
Buying extra software licenses is a short term solution to avoid failing an IBM audit – but that’s not a strategically helpful move
Does IBM’s business model even leave space for their software clients anymore?
May 3, 2018
HCL Technologies has spent nearly $1bn licensing IBM software IP – but why? And what does it mean for you?
The Modern CIO is driven by financials - so why throw away money on unnecessary support coverage?
Apr 11, 2018
The CIO faces pressure from the CFO and CEO to deliver value for money and deliver strategic IT projects – so why throw away cash on unnecessary support coverage?
Navigating the M&A minefield with third party IBM support
Mar 13, 2018
Following a corporate acquisition, discover how to make the process of merging IBM systems easier (and cheaper) following a corporate acquisition.
In the era of Big Data, everything matters – including IBM legacy support
Dec 4, 2017
When business agility, data transformation and quality of customer service rely on speed, you need a support partner who can respond quickly.
The 6 Best Practice Pillars of a SAM Guru
Oct 25, 2017
So, what are these pillars, and what do they mean?
Is a lack of experience why IBM software support ‘experts’ can’t resolve your queries?
Oct 20, 2017
According to customers, IBM has a poor track record of resolving technical issues quickly – this is why
Origina Earns Approval from Global Industry Analysts
Oct 17, 2017
Delighted to hear Forrester name check our benefits, highlighting our savings of up to 50% on OEM contracts.
Why Can’t IBM Deliver the Service Software Customers Expect?
Oct 11, 2017
When customers first contact Origina, most are concerned they are not getting value for money spent on official IBM support contracts.
How third party software support avoids evil licensing tricks
Oct 6, 2017
Megavendors often employ evil tricks to keep customers locked into their maintenance contracts – but a 3rd party support provider can help.