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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
Live from the 2013 Gartner Symposium ITxpo, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discusses why Microsoft licensing is so complicated.
November 14, 2012
The growing use of cloud technology doesn't dilute the importance of SLAs. IT leaders and analysts assert they may be more important than ever.
June 05, 2012
Does your CIO skills repertoire include the ability to "helicopter"? Then do I have a job for you!
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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
Fruit of the poisonous tree is a legal doctrine according to which any secondary evidence obtained from a source accessed through through illicit means is inadmissible in court. Examples of such sources include evidence gained through a coercive ... 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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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
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
Andrew Bartels is a principal analyst serving CIOs at Forrester Research. He focuses on the long-term business impact of information technology. 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
Looking to add oomph to your standard IT outsourcing contract? Here are three incentive-based pricing models that might help. Continue Reading
Learn which aspects of the change management process cause bottlenecks, as well as ways to get around them. Continue Reading