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A Guide to
Checklists, Tools, and Techniques
A Guide to IT Contracting
Michael R. Overly and Matthew A. Karlyn
Business Management / Information Technology
Overly and Karlyn have been top-rated speakers at many of our CIO magazine events, and
expert sources for our stories, as well. They truly understand the world of senior IT leaders
and the legal complexities of technology vendor management. A Guide to IT Contracting:
Checklists, Tools, and Techniques delivers the kind of practical, actionable advice that
—Maryfran Johnson, Editor-in-Chief, CIO Magazine & Events
… a practical, well-organized, and informative guide that highlights the issues that every
lawyer and senior IT executive should use when negotiating various types of IT contracts. This
is the book that should be on every lawyer and CIO’s desk.
—Arlene Feldman, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.
—Susan Codner, Assistant Vice President, Senior Counsel, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.
… Presented in an easy-to-follow format, every reader will benet from Overly and Karlyn’s
depth and breadth of knowledge of information technology and outsourcing law.
—Kari Murphy, Managing Director, Hengtian Services LLC
… will become the denitive guide on IT contracting. Overly and Karlyn present actionable
techniques for constructing and negotiating virtually every type of IT contract.
—Danielle Sheer, General Counsel and Secretary, Carbonite, Inc.
… Overly and Karlyn have created an essential tool for lawyers and non-lawyers alike. …
a concise and useable resource to help navigate the intricacies of information technology
agreements; a must-have.
—David M. Strauss, General Counsel, EyeLock, Inc.
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 infor mation on virtually every type of technology 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 a complete glossary
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.
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