Michael R. Overly, Matthew A. Karlyn
December 18, 2012
by Auerbach Publications
Reference - 448 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439876572 - CAT# K13556
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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:
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.
Professional Services Agreements
Statements of Work
Idea Submission Agreements
Cloud Computing Agreements
Joint Marketing Agreements
Software Development Kit (SDK) Agreements
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Development Agreements
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Compliance
Key Issues and Guiding Principles for Negotiating a Software License or OEMAgreement
Drafting OEM Agreements (When the Company is the OEM)
Collecting Basic Deal Information
Reducing Security Risks in Information Technology Contracts
Website Assessment Audits
Critical Considerations for Protecting IP in a Software Development Environment
Click-Wrap, Shrink-Wrap, and Web-Wrap Agreements
Transactions Involving Financial Services Companies as the Customer
Three Tools for Better Contracts
Maintenance and Support Agreements
Source Code Escrow Agreements
Integrating Information Security into the Contracting Life Cycle
Software Development Kit (DSDK) Agreements
Service Level Agreements
Critical Considerations for Records Management and Retention Checklist
Website Development Agreements
Social Media Policies
Software License Agreements
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 CIOs crave.
—Maryfran Johnson, Editor-in-Chief, CIO Magazine & Events
A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools and Techniques, is 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. Overly and Karlyn have written the 'IT' book for IT contracting.
—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.
A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools and Techniques is an expert resource to help business leaders navigate the complex waters of IT contracting. Presented in an easy-to-follow format, every reader will benefit from Overly and Karlyn’s depth and breadth of knowledge of information technology and outsourcing law.
—Kari Murphy, Managing Director, Hengtian Services LLC
Practical and readable, A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools and Techniques will become the definitive 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.
In today’s dynamic business world, Overly and Karlyn have created an essential tool for lawyers and non-lawyers alike. A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools and Techniques is a concise and useable resource to help navigate the intricacies of information technology agreements; a must-have.
—David M. Strauss, General Counsel, EyeLock, Inc.
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