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A Guide to IT Contracting

Book Description

Even leading organizations with sophisticated IT infrastructures and teams of lawyers can find themselves unprepared to deal with the range of issues that can arise in IT contracting. Written by two seasoned attorneys, A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools, and Techniques distills the most critical business and legal lessons learned through the authors’ decades of experience drafting and negotiating IT-related agreements.

In a single volume, readers can quickly access information on virtually every type of technology agreement. Structured to focus on a particular type of IT agreement, each chapter includes a checklist of essential terms, a brief summary of what the agreement is intended to do, and a complete review of the legal and business issues that are addressed in that particular agreement. Providing non-legal professionals with the tools to address IT contracting issues, the book:

  • Contains checklists to help readers organize key concepts for ready reference
  • Supplies references to helpful online resources and aids for contract drafting
  • Includes a CD-ROM with reusable checklists and complete glossary that defines key legal, business, and technical terms

Costly mistakes can be avoided, risk can be averted, and better contracts can be drafted if you have access to the right information. Filled with reader-friendly checklists, this accessible reference will set you down that path. Warning you of the most common pitfalls, it arms you with little-known tips and best practices to help you negotiate the key terms of your IT agreements with confidence and ensure you come out on top in your next contract negotiation.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover (1/2)
  2. Front Cover (2/2)
  3. Contents (1/3)
  4. Contents (2/3)
  5. Contents (3/3)
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Authors
  8. Preface (1/2)
  9. Preface (2/2)
  10. Chapter 1 - Collecting Basic Deal Information (1/2)
  11. Chapter 1 - Collecting Basic Deal Information (2/2)
  12. Chapter 2 - Software License Agreements (1/4)
  13. Chapter 2 - Software License Agreements (2/4)
  14. Chapter 2 - Software License Agreements (3/4)
  15. Chapter 2 - Software License Agreements (4/4)
  16. Chapter 3 - Nondisclosure Agreements (1/2)
  17. Chapter 3 - Nondisclosure Agreements (2/2)
  18. Chapter 4 - Professional Services Agreements (1/4)
  19. Chapter 4 - Professional Services Agreements (2/4)
  20. Chapter 4 - Professional Services Agreements (3/4)
  21. Chapter 4 - Professional Services Agreements (4/4)
  22. Chapter 5 - Statements of Work (1/3)
  23. Chapter 5 - Statements of Work (2/3)
  24. Chapter 5 - Statements of Work (3/3)
  25. Chapter 6 - Cloud Computing Agreements (1/4)
  26. Chapter 6 - Cloud Computing Agreements (2/4)
  27. Chapter 6 - Cloud Computing Agreements (3/4)
  28. Chapter 6 - Cloud Computing Agreements (4/4)
  29. Chapter 7 - Click-Wrap, Shrink-Wrap, and Web-Wrap Agreements (1/3)
  30. Chapter 7 - Click-Wrap, Shrink-Wrap, and Web-Wrap Agreements (2/3)
  31. Chapter 7 - Click-Wrap, Shrink-Wrap, and Web-Wrap Agreements (3/3)
  32. Chapter 8 - Maintenance and Support Agreements (1/2)
  33. Chapter 8 - Maintenance and Support Agreements (2/2)
  34. Chapter 9 - Service Level Agreements (1/4)
  35. Chapter 9 - Service Level Agreements (2/4)
  36. Chapter 9 - Service Level Agreements (3/4)
  37. Chapter 9 - Service Level Agreements (4/4)
  38. Chapter 10 - Idea Submission Agreements (1/2)
  39. Chapter 10 - Idea Submission Agreements (2/2)
  40. Chapter 11 - Joint Marketing Agreements (1/2)
  41. Chapter 11 - Joint Marketing Agreements (2/2)
  42. Chapter 12 - Software Development Kit (SDK) Agreements (1/2)
  43. Chapter 12 - Software Development Kit (SDK) Agreements (2/2)
  44. Chapter 13 - Key Issues and Guiding Principles for Negotiating a Software License or OEM Agreement (1/3)
  45. Chapter 13 - Key Issues and Guiding Principles for Negotiating a Software License or OEM Agreement (2/3)
  46. Chapter 13 - Key Issues and Guiding Principles for Negotiating a Software License or OEM Agreement (3/3)
  47. Chapter 14 - Drafting OEM Agreements (When the Company is the OEM) (1/2)
  48. Chapter 14 - Drafting OEM Agreements (When the Company is the OEM) (2/2)
  49. Chapter 15 - Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Agreements (1/2)
  50. Chapter 15 - Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Agreements (2/2)
  51. Chapter 16 - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Compliance (1/3)
  52. Chapter 16 - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Compliance (2/3)
  53. Chapter 16 - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Compliance (3/3)
  54. Chapter 17 - Reducing Security Risks in Information Technology Contracts (1/3)
  55. Chapter 17 - Reducing Security Risks in Information Technology Contracts (2/3)
  56. Chapter 17 - Reducing Security Risks in Information Technology Contracts (3/3)
  57. Chapter 18 - Website Assessment Audits (1/3)
  58. Chapter 18 - Website Assessment Audits (2/3)
  59. Chapter 18 - Website Assessment Audits (3/3)
  60. Chapter 19 - Critical Considerations for Protecting IP in a Software Development Environment (1/3)
  61. Chapter 19 - Critical Considerations for Protecting IP in a Software Development Environment (2/3)
  62. Chapter 19 - Critical Considerations for Protecting IP in a Software Development Environment (3/3)
  63. Chapter 20 - Transactions Involving Financial Services Companies as the Customer (1/8)
  64. Chapter 20 - Transactions Involving Financial Services Companies as the Customer (2/8)
  65. Chapter 20 - Transactions Involving Financial Services Companies as the Customer (3/8)
  66. Chapter 20 - Transactions Involving Financial Services Companies as the Customer (4/8)
  67. Chapter 20 - Transactions Involving Financial Services Companies as the Customer (5/8)
  68. Chapter 20 - Transactions Involving Financial Services Companies as the Customer (6/8)
  69. Chapter 20 - Transactions Involving Financial Services Companies as the Customer (7/8)
  70. Chapter 20 - Transactions Involving Financial Services Companies as the Customer (8/8)
  71. Chapter 21 - Source Code Escrow Agreements (1/2)
  72. Chapter 21 - Source Code Escrow Agreements (2/2)
  73. Chapter 22 - Integrating Information Security into the Contracting Life Cycle (1/3)
  74. Chapter 22 - Integrating Information Security into the Contracting Life Cycle (2/3)
  75. Chapter 22 - Integrating Information Security into the Contracting Life Cycle (3/3)
  76. Chapter 23 - Distribution Agreements (1/3)
  77. Chapter 23 - Distribution Agreements (2/3)
  78. Chapter 23 - Distribution Agreements (3/3)
  79. Chapter 24 - Data Agreements (1/2)
  80. Chapter 24 - Data Agreements (2/2)
  81. Chapter 25 - Website Development Agreements (1/4)
  82. Chapter 25 - Website Development Agreements (2/4)
  83. Chapter 25 - Website Development Agreements (3/4)
  84. Chapter 25 - Website Development Agreements (4/4)
  85. Chapter 26 - Social Media Policies (1/2)
  86. Chapter 26 - Social Media Policies (2/2)
  87. Chapter 27 - Critical Considerations for Records Management and Retention (1/3)
  88. Chapter 27 - Critical Considerations for Records Management and Retention (2/3)
  89. Chapter 27 - Critical Considerations for Records Management and Retention (3/3)
  90. Glossary (1/15)
  91. Glossary (2/15)
  92. Glossary (3/15)
  93. Glossary (4/15)
  94. Glossary (5/15)
  95. Glossary (6/15)
  96. Glossary (7/15)
  97. Glossary (8/15)
  98. Glossary (9/15)
  99. Glossary (10/15)
  100. Glossary (11/15)
  101. Glossary (12/15)
  102. Glossary (13/15)
  103. Glossary (14/15)
  104. Glossary (15/15)
  105. Back Cover