Author Archives: Michael Cleary

Michael Cleary is President of Canyon Consulting Inc.

BEWARE of the New IBM Changes in your PPA Agreement

IBM quietly makes subtle changes to the International Passport Advantage Agreement (IPAA), which is the primary vehicle to purchase IBM middleware products such as DB2 and Websphere. The changes come with very little, if any, communication by their account team with their clients. The first time most customers are made aware of the financial impact and business risk of these ...

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Changes to the IBM PPA – Understanding Your Risks

On Sept 1, 2014, IBM sent out a letter to its software customers about the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement (PPA). Its purpose was to notify these customers about the recent changes made to its agreement governing IBM’s software licenses. The letter opened with the following: “IBM is pleased to announce some important enhancements to your IBM International Passport Advantage ...

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