Tag: cloud contracts

Cloud Contracts: Four Legal Traps to Avoid

Cloud Contracts: Four Legal Traps to Avoid

Read that cloud computing contract again. Trust us, it’s not as simple as it looks. Here are four legal traps to look out for before signing on the dotted line for a cloud-based service. 1. Intellectual Property Exposure “When moving trade secrets to the cloud, the customer must ensure the cloud provider has adequate protections […]

Cloud Contract Checklist

Cloud Contract Checklist

The cardinal rule is that before you sign a cloud-based outsourcing contract, ensure your contingency and disaster recovery plans are water tight. Mitigating risk is the responsibility of the end user as is extracting value from outsourcing contracts (with or without cloud-based elements). Today, every outsourcing contract must have the following considerations:   Short-term Outsourcing/ […]

Transition to Cloud: Challenges and Best Practices

Transition to Cloud: Challenges and Best Practices

Just a short while ago—around 2010—the CIOs of many major companies were understandably reluctant to adopt the cloud as their strategic IT solution. Cloud was more of a promising concept that was widely discussed, but very few enterprise leaders really had a clear picture of the possible capabilities and benefits vs. the pitfalls associated with […]

Get More Bang for Your Buck: Do’s and Don’ts in Formulating Cloud Computing Contracts

Get More Bang for Your Buck: Do’s and Don’ts in Formulating Cloud Computing Contracts

In late September, high-profile cloud storage start up Nirvanix told its customers to stop replicating data on its servers and migrate to other providers like Microsoft Azure, IBM SoftLayer and Amazon S3. For several reasons, Nirvanix, sitting on a tidy $70 million in funding, was shutting down . Users had until October 15 to download […]