IBM Lotus ActiveInsight V6.1 helps organizations communicate and achieve performance goals and objectives

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-155
June 24, 2008

 

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Offering Information
TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Software Services
TOC link Description TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Statement of direction TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Reference information TOC link IBM Electronic Services
TOC link Availability of national languages TOC link Prices
TOC link Education support TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

IBM Lotus ActiveInsight V6.1 is a flexible dashboard solution that helps organizations define and communicate goals and performance by:

  • Delivering rapid integration with business intelligence (BI) systems
  • Having performance scorecard flexibility
  • Introducing group scorecards
  • Including new and improved tutorials for WebSphere Portal and WebSphere Application Server
  • New and improved tutorials for WebSphere Portal and WebSphere Application Server
  • Deploying dashboards on new clients
  • Adding new design enhancements
  • Having a wider range of SMS alerting solutions
  • Updating three-dimensional charting support

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
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Overview

IBM Lotus® ActiveInsight, also known as the IBM Dashboard Accelerator, is an innovative solution that interconnects people, processes, systems, and technology to help an organization achieve its business objectives. By using Lotus ActiveInsight, companies can quickly create real-time, dynamic scorecards and dashboards that enable users to drive alignment around a common, visible set of performance goals. Lotus ActiveInsight provides powerful tools for both rapidly building role-based, actionable scorecards and dashboards on top of a services oriented architecture, as well as deploying these assets onto multiple collaborative environments.

Lotus ActiveInsight V6.1 delivers:

  • Rapid integration with business intelligence (BI) systems and data: New builders for Cognos, Hyperion, and Business Objects allow BI data to more easily interact with data from other applications and portlets, and to integrate more richly with portal functions. Report data is made available via XML for display in the dashboard, or for use in calculations or other operations. In addition, the new drilldown builder works with BI systems and multidimensional databases to generate charts and tables.
  • Performance scorecard flexibility: New scorecard components allow for more ways to organize, navigate, customize, and deploy scorecards. Enhanced features include added support for supplementary layers of nested objectives, as well as reusable and shared objectives. Furthermore, new objective categories let users tag objectives with a keyword and then filter a scorecard by category.
  • Introduction of group scorecards: The group scorecard feature allows any number of scorecards to be created per user. In addition, these scorecards are hierarchy-independent, meaning they can be used independent of LDAP . Flexibility in name, categorization, and number of collaborative users create a robust and dynamic scorecard implementation.
  • Increased scorecard customization and interaction: Tighter integration with dashboards is delivered through a new public API with JavaDoc for querying and presenting custom views of scorecard data. Enhanced Web Services allow users to query scorecards, perspectives, objectives, initiatives, targets, actual values, linkages, and more. Objectives and initiatives are now URL-addressable. New Mini-scorecard and My Scorecard portlets now fully support JSR 168.
  • New and improved tutorials for WebSphere® Portal and WebSphere Application Server: The Sample Application and accompanying documentation have been updated and expanded in a new Redbook and a revised sample tutorial that showcases all of the WebSphere Dashboard Framework builders. Furthermore, new examples and information are provided for WebSphere Dashboard Framework-built dashboards running on WebSphere Application Server.
  • Dashboards on new clients: You can now build a dashboard once, and deploy it to a range of additional clients, including rich Lotus Notes® 8 and Lotus Expeditor clients and Lotus Quickr teamrooms. You can even deploy a tech preview of a dashboard portlet to a Lotus Sametime® instant messaging client.
  • Additional new design enhancements, including:
    • Calculation builder: A new builder that can perform many types of calculations on XML typed data sources.
    • Enhanced spreadsheet import builder: More robust features to simplify spreadsheet data import.
    • Enhanced annotation builder: The new annotation builder lets comment authors edit their annotations.
    • Enhanced Mini-scorecard: Includes new JSR 168 support for Lotus ActiveInsight Mini-scorecard and My Scorecard portlets.
  • Alerting: Support for a wider range of Short Message Service (SMS) alerting solutions, including the ability to send SMS alerts globally through the CellTrust RelationshipMobile gateway, and the ClickaTell SMS gateway. This provides alerting coverage for more than 600 networks in 200 countries.
  • Updated three-dimensional charting support.

 
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Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for details.


 
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Planned availability dates
  • June 30, 2008: Electronic software delivery
  • July 25, 2008: Media and documentation

 
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Description

How often do you hear that a company had the right strategy but failed to properly execute? How many employees in a company can accurately identify the most important strategic objectives that the organization is pursuing, and relate what they do every day to helping achieve those objectives? Can management be sure that divisions are properly aligned, and gauge the impact of potential failures across divisional silos? Do employees have the ability to customize information based on their goals and objectives to properly analyze a situation and take action? Is company leadership providing the tools that the organization requires to achieve its business objectives effectively?

Lotus ActiveInsight V6.1 offers a solution that interconnects people, processes, systems and technology to help an organization achieve their business objectives. It can help your workforce understand performance objectives in concrete terms, focus on what is important to the company, be current on status and risks, and actively identify and act upon potential issues before they occur.

Highlights

  • Better insight into performance
    • Real-time, customized views of performance data and metrics through active dashboards
    • Intuitive, actionable scorecards showing the status of objectives and KPIs
    • Ability to view organizational dependencies and key trends
    • Easy support for organizational changes and changes independent of the corporate directory
  • Rapid time to value
    • Innovative dashboard capabilities provide tools to rapidly create custom dashboards without requiring deep Java™ skills.
    • Intuitive usability features make it easy to define and align objectives between multiple users.
  • Broad connectivity to data sources
    • Click2Action support between scorecard and portlets
    • Security-rich Web Services interfaces
    • Turnkey XML integration with WebSphere Portlet Factory
    • Streamlined scorecard data import and export
  • Easy to customize
    • Granular access control
    • Enhanced Webcharts builders, table customizers
    • Robust sample application and tutorials to get you started quickly
    • Flexible Mini-scorecard portlet that lets users see a condensed view on other pages

Potential bottom line benefits include improved productivity in meeting objectives, timely visibility to potential performance gaps, and speed in responding to gaps.

IBM Lotus ActiveInsight V6.1 adds significant new user capabilities to its leading portal, collaboration, and application integration technologies in a single, intuitive product that helps companies to:

  • Define and communicate objectives
  • Track, monitor, and project progress towards those objectives by assigning KPIs and metrics
  • Manage change to respond to opportunities

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM Lotus ActiveInsight is capable as of July 25, 2008, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested on the following Web site

IPLA and Subscription and Support considerations

IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement (PoE). It is your responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.

Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.
 
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Statement of direction

IBM plans to continue our work to ensure that Lotus ActiveInsight dashboards integrate closely not only with Cognos, but also with other data sources. IBM will also continue to make dashboards easy to create and manage.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
 
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Reference information

Refer to Software Announcement 207-071 , dated April 17, 2007.
 
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Availability of national languages

Product description  Language                  GA date
 
IBM Lotus            Multilingual              July 25, 2008
 ActiveInsight        (Portuguese, French,
 V6.1.0               French, Danish,
                      Russian, Hebrew,
                      Arabic, Korean, Chinese
                      -- Simplified, Spanish,
                      Portuguese-Brazilian,
                      German, Swedish,
                      Japanese, Chinese --
                      Traditional,
                      Hungarian, Norwegian
                      Nynorsk, English,
                      Greek, Turkish, Dutch,
                      Czech, Italian,
                      Finnish, Polish)
 
Lotus ActiveInsight  Multilingual              July 25, 2008
 Team Ed V6.1.0       (Portuguese, French,
                      Danish, Russian,
                      Hebrew, Arabic, Korean,
                      Chinese -- Simplified,
                      Spanish, Portuguese-
                      Brazilian, German,
                      Swedish, Japanese,
                      Chinese -- Traditional,
                      Hungarian, Norwegian
                      Nynorsk, English,
                      Greek, Turkish, Dutch,
                      Czech, Italian,
                      Finnish, Polish)

Trademarks

 
Lotus, WebSphere, Lotus Notes, and Sametime are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Education support

IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training Web site

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

Education support will be provided for the products in this announcement.

IBM Software Services for Lotus® Education provides education to support many Lotus offerings. For a complete list of offerings visit the Web site at


 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site


 
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Publications

No publications are shipped with this product.

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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For a detailed description of hardware and software requirements, refer to the product info center at

Software requirements

For a detailed description of hardware and software requirements, refer to the product info center at

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the Program, if available, such as a read-me file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other Program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Maintenance offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and technical support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging: IBM Lotus ActiveInsight V6.1 will be distributed via a media package and electronic software distribution (ESD).

IBM Lotus ActiveInsight V6.1 media package is distributed in one package with the following:

  • IBM Lotus ActiveInsight V6.1 product CDs.
  • Softcopy product documentation including README files are included on the product CDs.

    The License Information form number for IBM Lotus ActiveInsight V6.1 is L-TRRJ-6XDSB9.

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

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Ordering information

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

                                             Product
Licensed function title       Product group  category
 
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight       IBM Workplace  IBM Lotus
                                              ActiveInsight
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight Team  IBM Workplace  IBM Lotus
 Edition                                      ActiveInsight

                                      PID       Charge unit
Program name                          number    description
 
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight               5724-S28  SubCapacity
                                                 Processor Value
                                                 Unit (PVU)
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight               5724-S28  VU Value Unit
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight               5724-S28  Processor Day
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight Team Edition  5724-S28  20 Authorized
                                                 Users

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20 authorized users

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A PoE is required for each 20 users accessing the program or any program component either directly or indirectly through any means on behalf of the users. An example of "indirect" access would be through a multiplexing program, device, or application server.

The program can be accessed by multiple users provided that a user authorization has been obtained for each 20 users.

  1. Access to the program is restricted to users recorded in the registry.
  2. Users have a unique specific identity and IDs cannot be shared.
  3. When multiple, unique registries exist, the registries will be additive for charging purposes even if a specific ID exists in both registries.
  4. An ID can establish one or more connections and count as a single user.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Lotus ActiveInsight

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight
ActiveInsight PA per Value Unit for Linux(TM) on Sys z   E048RLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
ActiveInsight PA per Value Unit for Linux on Sys z Lic   D61Y7LL
 and SW S&S 12 Mo
ActiveInsight PA per Value Unit for Linux on Sys z SW    D61Y8LL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo

IBM Lotus ActiveInsight

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight Team Edition
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight Team Edition 20 Auth Usr Annual  E03FCLL
 SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight Team Edition 20 Auth Usr Lic     D60BALL
 and SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight Team Edition 20 Auth Usr SW S&S  D60BBLL
 Reinstate 12 Mo

Passport Advantage trade-up licenses

IBM Lotus ActiveInsight

                                                        Part
Precursor product          Trade-up product             number
 
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight
 Team Edition
IBM WebSphere(R) Portal    Lotus ActiveInsight Team Ed  D04MJLL
 Express                    20 Authorized Users License
                            and SW Maintenance 1

IBM Lotus ActiveInsight

                                                        Part
Precursor product          Trade-up product             number
 
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight
WebSphere Dashboard Frame  Lotus ActiveInsight VUz      D03AZLL
 Work zLinux Value Unit     frm WS Dashboard Frmwk VUz
                            Trdup Lic and SW S&S 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

                                                     Part
Program name/description                             number
 
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight V6.1.0
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight Windows(R) 2000,             BU02VML
 SUSE Linux family, Windows Server 2003
Lotus ActiveInsight Team Ed V6.1.0
Lotus ActiveInsight Team Ed Windows 2000,            BU02WML
 SUSE Linux family, Windows Server

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Lotus ActiveInsight Team Ed V6.1.0

Entitled maintenance                                   Part
offerings description    Media packs description       number
 
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight  Lotus ActiveInsight Team      BU02WML
 Team Edition 20          Ed Windows 2000, SUSE Linux
 Authorized Users         family, Windows Server

IBM Lotus ActiveInsight V6.1.0

Entitled maintenance                                   Part
offerings description    Media packs description       number
 
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight  IBM Lotus ActiveInsight       BU02VML
 per SubCapacity Value    Windows 2000, SUSE Linux
 Unit for Linux on        family, Windows Server 2003
 System
 
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight  IBM Lotus ActiveInsight       BU02VML
 per Value Unit for       Windows 2000, SUSE Linux
 Linux on System z(TM)    family, Windows Server 2003

Sub-capacity

IBM Lotus ActiveInsight

                                                     Part
Part description                                     number
 
ActiveInsight SubCap Value Unit for                  E048QLL
 Linux on Sys z Annual SW S&S Rnwl
ActiveInsight SubCap Value Unit for                  D61Y5LL
 Linux on Sys z Lic and SW S&S 12 Mo
ActiveInsight SubCap Value Unit for                  D61Y6LL
 Linux on Sys z SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo

Sub-capacity for selected middleware products

Sub-capacity licensing on a per processor or per Value Unit basis is available for selected middleware products. To offer sub-capacity licensing, IBM software products implement IBM Tivoli® License Compliance Manager within their offerings so that you can monitor and report quarterly to IBM on the use of the programs on a continuous basis.

More information can be found on the Passport Advantage Web site

Eligibility requirements for sub-capacity licensing

To be eligible for sub-capacity licensing terms on this product, you must agree to install and configure IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software, in accordance with the IBM Tivoli License Manager publications, and to enable the collection of program use data on all eligible machines subject to sub-capacity terms.

For those machines running programs with sub-capacity licensing terms, you must use IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software to monitor program use and submit to IBM an IBM Use Report each calendar quarter. Multiple copies of IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software or IBM Tivoli License Manager are not required. You can use more copies if you need them to support your operational environment, but only one copy is required to monitor all your sub capacity licensed products.

Additionally, if this is the first product you have licensed under sub-capacity terms, you must agree to the terms of an attachment to your Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express contract and submit a new Passport Advantage enrollment form. First-time sub-capacity clients also have an opportunity to ensure a primary business contact is established for their contracts.

For more information on required and entitled license capacity, license requirements, and reporting, refer to Software Announcement 205-093 , dated April 19, 2005.

If you order (this product) under sub-capacity terms, IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software will be made available to you if you do not already have one. You must install and configure this tool for your sub-capacity products. Alternately, you can use Tivoli License Manager. Once the license manager software is installed, you will be required to register online (IBM may need to contact you in order to finalize the registration process.) You must monitor program use on a continuous basis with an IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software and submit IBM Use Reports to IBM on a calendar quarterly basis.

IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software is documented in the following customer publications, which are available from IBM Publications Center at

Publication                                        Form
 
Planning, Installation, and Configuration          SC32-1431
Administration                                     SC32-1430
Problem Determination                              SC32-9102
Data Dictionary                                    SC32-1432
Release Notes                                      SC32-1429

For IBM Tivoli License Manager configuration guidance and instructions for specific products (including this product) acquired with sub capacity terms, refer to

The Web site will give you information about how to set up the product for detection by IBM Tivoli License Manager, any required maintenance, and any required steps that are unique to this product.

On/Off CoD

IBM Lotus ActiveInsight

Part description                                     Part
                                                     number
 
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight zLinux Processor             D038WLL
 Value Unit Day Per Use-Day OOCoD

 
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Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and PoE govern your use of the Program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

License Information form number

                               Program
Program name                   number          Form number
 
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight        5724-S28        L-TRRJ-6XDSB9

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

Limited warranty applies: Yes

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IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. Consult the IBM Software Support Handbook for further information at

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

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Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

For programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off CoD software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer: The program may be stored on the primary machine and another machine, provided that the program is not in active use on both machines at the same time. You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

Product name
 
IBM Lotus ActiveInsight                No

International Passport Agreement

Passport Advantage applies: Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance: The following agreement applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures:


    IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)

Software Maintenance applies: Yes. Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Maintenance offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Maintenance is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

Software Maintenance does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

Other terms

Volume orders (IVO): No

System i™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Educational allowance available: Not applicable.

On/Off CoD

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, customers must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract — Z125-6907, Amendment for iSeries™ and pSeries® Temporary Capacity On Demand — Software — must be signed prior to use.
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.
 
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Trademarks

 
System z, IBMLink, System i, iSeries, and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Lotus, Passport Advantage, WebSphere, Tivoli, Notes, pSeries, and PartnerWorld are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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