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February 13, 2017
Data regulations, blockchain and the popularity of Agile will have a significant impact on organizations' technology partnerships and contracting, according to law firm Mayer Brown.
January 27, 2017
With Ajit Pai likely to roll back regulations governing internet providers, IT leaders need to ponder an uncertain future.
August 15, 2014
Crafting a specific, clearly defined cloud contract with your provider is crucial to staving off security problems and SLA breaches. In this tweet jam recap, participants shared tips on how to best communicate needs to cloud providers.
October 08, 2013
ORLANDO, FLA. -- Live from the 2013 Gartner Symposium ITxpo, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discusses why Microsoft licensing is so complicated. In his tenth and final appearance wearing the CEO hat ...
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Part two of this SearchCIO feature story on cloud contract negotiations examines cloud provider liabilities and the importance of CIO peer review. Continue Reading
As cloud spending grows, providers are easing up on the 'my way or the highway' approach. Here's how to negotiate a cloud contract with terms and conditions that work for your enterprise. Continue Reading
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Blockchain-based smart contracts promise to improve upon traditional legal contracts by validating conditions of a contract and enforcing outcomes through code. Continue Reading
Cynthia Nustad recalls a time not that long ago when businesses didn't have much flexibility in negotiating contracts with cloud providers. "Maybe you could negotiate on price or add-ons, but the core service was pretty vanilla and hardened," said ... Continue Reading
The days of cloud service contracts heavily skewed in the provider's favor are fading. Robust adoption and increased competition are giving CIOs an edge in contract negotiation. Continue Reading
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Selling the value of cloud computing to business leaders requires more than the usual bromides about cost savings and speed-to-market. Continue Reading
Cloud service agreements can be difficult to understand; therefore negotiations with cloud providers can be thorny. A customer advocacy group has several tips. Continue Reading
Relationships between companies and their cloud providers can be fleeting. Knowing this, it's important for CIOs to think about exit strategies before they sign that cloud contract. David Rutchik, a partner at Pace Harmon LLC, offers advice. Continue Reading
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The terms SLO and SLA are often confused, but as you’ll learn in this expert tip, there are key differences. Continue Reading
Forrester's Andy Bartels spells out the reasons CIOs remain central to tech budgets, starting with the reality that CMOs don't want to go it alone. Continue Reading
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