Central management of billing and resource usage tracking across multiple accounts in IBM Cloud

In this blog post I want to shortly highlight the topic central management of billing and resource usage tracking across multiple accounts. I think it is good to know that topic, even if you will currently not use it.

I didn’t use IBM Cloud Enterprise until now, but is great to know that this is possible. This organisational topic is (more or less ūüėČ ) related to one of my older blog posts¬† ‚ÄúWhat are major elements to organize my services, apps and devices in IBM Cloud?‚ÄĚ

The announcement was in Juli 2019 :

“Now you can organize multiple IBM Cloud accounts in flexible hierarchical groups.”

For more details please visit that blog post introducing IBM Cloud Enterprises.

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Watson Studio project restriction for collaborators

When we create a Watson Studio project, we should pay attention on the collaborator restriction! We cannot change it later.

This is just a blog post about a common pitfall for new Watson Studio users , when they are creating a new Watson Studio project.

The step five in the documentation of the project creation tells us about restrict who can be a collaborator for our project. This configuration has a huge impact for our user access management later, by just checking this small box.

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Step five says:¬†¬†‚ÄúSelect the¬†Restrict who can be a collaborator¬†check box to restrict collaborators to members of your organization or integrate with a catalog. The check box is selected by default if you are a member of a catalog. You can‚Äôt change this setting after you create the project.‚ÄĚ

This is not the end of the world, we can easily create new projects, and configure them. Even I would say, this is a good opportunity to get familiar with the user management of IBM Cloud anyway.

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