It’s hard to think of an industry that is not undergoing transformation. Systems space industries including domains like: Banking, Automotive, Aerospace, Defense, and Manufacturing, are all being transformed by the forces of a smarter planet.
By smarter planet we mean the world is becoming:
Instrumented – Sensors are everywhere, collecting information that can be used in all types of decision making and optimization.
Interconnected – Everyone and everything are connected. People, products and systems are being connected in new and different ways.
Intelligent – With all this instrumentation and inter connectivity is the opportunity for intelligence to be infused in all products and systems.
Any project that is taken up by your organization needs the knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to see success. Each of these tools requires them to be licensed so that there is an authentic and a transparent way to deliver the project seamlessly. The choice of tools and the licenses involved come at a cost to the organization.
Your organization should be well versed in understanding the costs, and should be looking at a more optimized and flexible way of working around the projects with such tools and the licenses with optimized costs. Licensing can play a large role in the flexibility and affordability of an IT infrastructure. Acquiring, managing, and utilizing software licenses effectively can be costly and time consuming.
A flexible licensing strategy can help your investment in to get can optimal use of rational solutions based on your development life cycle.
Most organizations will use an effective mix of multiple schemes to drive the optimal productivity of their software delivery teams. By using the Rational token licensing model, practitioners can utilize the right Rational tool at the right time during the development life cycle. Rational Tokens allow great flexibility in configuration: allow for current product use as well as factoring additional tools that might be needed later in the life cycle.
Flexible use of Rational solutions caters to On Demand Licensing: Use the right tool at the right time during the life cycle of a development project, Identify the best license fit for a given task or project.
Streamline License Management and Reduce Shelfware: Multiple licensing options to your development teams help eliminate the concept of temporarily “unused” software as the project moves from one development phase to the next.
Optimize and Simplify software license investments for higher ROI: Replaces a less predictable spending model that has large spikes with a uniform spending model with incremental increases as needed, allows customers the access to specialty software during the project, at optimized costs and provides need based usage.
Abstract: You can use the integration between Rational System Architect and Rational Publishing Engine as a reporting tool to create composite reports from multiple data sources. This white paper includes topics like how the integration works, how to setup up the integration, and how to publish a report using this integration.
We have published two new white papers. The first is for the collaborative integration between Rational Team Concert and Rational Rhapsody. The second covers the date based licensing feature available with Telelogic based Rational products.
Abstract: This white paper is describes the process of integrating Rational
Rhapsody with Rational Team Concert. The white paper demonstrates the
collaboration aspects between the two tools in terms of parallel and
Abstract: Some of the Telelogic products under the IBM Rational brand use a date
based version license mechanism. The intent of this white paper is to
answer questions related to date based licenses and renewals.
Abstract: This white paper provides you with information about IBM Rational ClearCase 8.0 migration strategies for VOB Schema 80 and Feature Level 7.
ClearCase version 8.0 introduced both a VOB Schema and Feature Level update to allow for new functionality within the release. To be able to benefit from these changes, existing ClearCase 7.x and prior VOBs will require both a database reformat and then an update to the new Feature Level. While a ClearCase version 8.0 VOB server can support both Schema 54 and Schema 80 VOBs simultaneously, careful planning must be done to minimize downtime and ensure a successful migration from Schema 54 to 80 as well as the Feature Level update.
Released: November 17th, 2011
Authors: Christopher Guild, Brian Cowan, Benjamin Raymond
Abstract: This white paper describes how Rational Token based licensing works. This paper includes information on token based license advantages, license key generation, logging, and frequently asked questions.
Abstract: This white paper provides recommendations for maintaining a stable and efficient license service. The
white paper also provides tips for enhancing the performance. Included
is a case study on the performance benchmarks of Rational License Key
Server 8.1.1. This white paper covers the different aspects essential for a
successful deployment, such as system requirements, system resources,
and network and security considerations.
Abstract: The integration between Rational Logiscope and Eclipse enables you to be
more efficient in the handling of code and modeling. This document
describes the procedure to setup the integration between the two tools
and optimize their strengths.
Hot off the presses, here's a great new whitepaper just released yesterday. This paper is jam packed with info intended to provide you with a comprehensive guide to successfully use the integration between Rational System Architect and All Fusion CA-Erwin:
Abstract: This document describes how to integrate IBM Rational System Architect with CA-Erwin modeling tool and will assist in better understanding the metabridge functionalities which supports the export and import of logical data models as well as Physical data models from CA-Erwin to Rational System Architect.
This paper intends to provide you with a comprehensive guide to successfully use the integration between Rational System Architect and All Fusion CA-Erwin. The purpose is to merely serve as an aid in bringing the logical and physical data models from CA-Erwin into Rational System Architect and thus helping you to enhance the modeling designs in Rational System Architect.
From a business perspective, integrating the two major Enterprise Architect applications (Rational System Architect and CA-Erwin) should serve better and provide a strong base for fulfilling the business needs by providing a pathway from strategic enterprise architecture to tangible solution delivery.
A series of white
papers providing an overview of different installation scenarios for
ClearCase and ClearQuest: These four scenarios involve the use of IBM
Installation Manager technology, used with these Rational products
starting in the 7.1 release.
IBM Rational Synergy provides functionality to allow you to invoke
scripts, applications or other utilities associated with Software
Configuration Management directly from menu items (menu options) added
into the menu structures provided in the tool. These additional menu
options are provided as “plugins” to the menu systems.
Released: January 28, 2011 Author: Troy Dugger and Alec Bray
Happy to announce the availability of a new whitepaper:
ClearCase Remote Client and Change Management Server Data Collection for Problem Analysis Abstract:
This white paper provides you with information about what data could be
collected and useful when working with IBM Client Support on analyzing
IBM Rational ClearCase Remote Client (CCRC) and IBM Rational ClearCase
Change Management (CM) Server environments for problem analysis.
Released: January 25, 2011 Author: Fred Bickford IV
Happy to announce the availability of a new whitepaper:
Enterprise Deployment of Rational 7.1 products using IBM Installation Manager
Installation Manager is a program that helps you install, update,
modify, roll-back and uninstall packages on your workstation.
This document discusses the benefits of using Installation
Manager over installation methods used with 7.0 and earlier versions of
Rational Products and provides instructions on how to setup an
Installation Manager repository, how to create a response file and how
to perform a silent installation.
Released: December 28, 2010
Author: Ogechi C Wachuku Publisher: Denise McKinnon
License borrowing is a way that enables you to run software on a
computer that is not continuously connected to a license server on the
network. Review the details in the white paper to learn more about
License borrowing: what the feature is, which products are supported and instructions on configuration and usage.