A Guide to IT Contracting

Checklists, Tools, and Techniques
Author: Michael R. Overly,Matthew A. Karlyn
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466597917
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 448
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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: 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.

The Contract Negotiation Handbook

An Indispensable Guide for Contract Professionals
Author: Stephen Guth
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1435706390
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 193
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Many books have been written on negotiation tactics and a few books have been written on contract drafting, but no book has combined the two disciplines into one-until now. Resulting from over 10 years of actual negotiation experience as both buyer and seller, author Stephen Guth offers insight into a world of negotiations and contracts that few ever see. This book isn't a feel-good book on win-win negotiations. It's an insider's view into real life negotiation tactics and ploys. Readers will learn how to use negotiation tactics such as the Columbo, the Price Slice and Dice, and the Signature Limit Lasso. Readers will also learn how to spot and counter vendor ploys such as the Pop-Tart, Mirroring, and the Only Game in Town. To put it all together, readers are instructed on contract drafting tricks such as Expressly Implied Warranties, the Endless Indemnification, and the Unlimited Limitation of Liability. Readers will never look at contracts the same way again.

Contract Negotiation Handbook

Software As a Service
Author: Stephen Guth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780988830806
Category: Computer software
Page: 250
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A Hands-On Guide for Contracting in the Cloud Stephen Guth's latest book zeros in on the high-stakes negotiations of Software as a Service procurements. Covering topics from audit rights to data privacy to service levels, the Contract Negotiation Handbook: Software as a Service dissects a cloud computing contract line-by-line with easy to understand explanations, preparing you to successfully counter service provider negotiation ploys. Based on years of real-life experience, the practical negotiation tactics described in this how-to book could save you money on your next cloud computing procurement and protect you from taking on unnecessary risk. Whether you're an attorney, a procurement professional, or just looking to get the best possible deal, this book has something for you. Don't negotiate your next cloud computing contract without it!

Drafting and Negotiating Computer Contracts


Author: Rachel Burnett,Paul Klinger
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
ISBN: 9781845920241
Category: Law
Page: 737
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Whether you are a legal adviser, IT supplier or IT purchaser, this fully updated edition of Drafting and Negotiating Computer Contracts will ensure you have the edge in your negotiations. Covering a wide variety of IT contracts, each chapter provides an outline of the structure and contents of the contract, followed by sample clauses and drafting notes and key-point checklists. Uniquely, this enables you to develop a contract from scratch by focusing on key points and producing a skeleton draft before a fully worked draft. No other book brings you such a useful and practical approach.

Software Agreements Line by Line

How to Understand and Change Software Licenses and Contracts to Fit Your Needs
Author: Michael Overly,James R. Kalyvas
Publisher: Aspatore Books
ISBN: 9781587623691
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 125
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This comprehensive overview describes solutions to prevent manipulation, and offers suggestions for adapting contracts to meet the needs of the user. Essential for those selling and buying software.

Technology Law

What Every Business (And Business-Minded Person) Needs to Know
Author: Mark Grossman
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081086925X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 230
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Based on a series of previously published articles, Technology Law adopts a reader-friendly approach to the problems and issues facing those of us who depend on technology to make a living. Avoiding technical jargon, this book offers simple explanations of why certain laws exist, what they mean, and suggestions for responding to them responsibly and effectively. In this revised edition, Mark Grossman addresses developments that have taken place over the past five years in the rapidly changing world of technology law. This edition incorporates new and updated articles that address the many changes since the publication of the first edition. The book is logically structured so that, though its chapters deal with a multitude of topics, related articles are grouped together. The book's broad scope engages with issues in technology law across a wide spectrum of business areas. Those who deal with technology in any capacity will find much value in this important volume.

A Practical Guide to Software Licensing for Licensees and Licensors


Author: H. Ward Classen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781634254007
Category: Law
Page: 848
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Updated and expanded, this sixth edition is an essential resource for lawyers who work with clients and conduct business transactions in this area. The guide includes new chapters on types of licenses, software development agreements, and software development kits and application program interfaces. New and updated model forms are available on an accompanying website that you can access allowing you to customize for your own practice needs.

Advanced Facilitation Strategies

Tools and Techniques to Master Difficult Situations
Author: Ingrid Bens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118046760
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
View: 6186

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From Ingrid Bens, the author of the best-selling book Facilitating with Ease!, comes the next-step resource for project leaders, managers, community leaders, teachers, and other facilitators who want to hone their skills in order to deal with complex situations. Advanced Facilitation Strategies is a field guide that offers practical strategies and techniques for working with challenging everyday situations. These proven strategies and techniques are based on experience gleaned from hundreds of facilitated activities in organizations of all sizes and in all sectors. Both novice and seasoned facilitators who have had firsthand experience designing and leading meetings will benefit from this reality-based playbook. Advanced Facilitation Strategies is filled with the information facilitators need to Become better at diagnosing facilitation assignments and creating effective process designs Broaden their repertoire of tools to make impromptu design changes whenever they are needed Learn to be more resilient and confident when dealing with dysfunctional situations and difficult people.

Managing Construction Contracts

Operational Controls for Commercial Risks
Author: Robert D. Gilbreath
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471569329
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 295
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This Second Edition focuses on the commercial issues of contracting, covering the lifespan of a contract in four stages: inception of need, bid and award, administration, termination. Written from the owners' perspective, it is appropriate for construction managers and contract administrators. New material includes the effects of the computer on construction management practices, the risks and rewards of cross-border contracts and the role of the lawyer.

Pipe and Excavation Contracting


Author: Dave Roberts
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 9780934041225
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 400
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This practical manual can help you develop the skills needed to succeed as an underground utility contractor: -- Getting the Job: Finding work you should bid, reading plans and computing quantities figuring realistic productivity rates, estimating unit costs, bidding, adding your overhead and profit, a complete sample estimate is included for your reference. -- Doing the Work: Following the surveyor's stakes, clearing the site, the best ways to remove asphalt and rock (with splitters and explosives) and handle steep slopes or high ground water. Separate chapters explain how to install all common types of water and sewer pipe. -- Using the Equipment: How to choose the right equipment and use it to best advantage.

Cloud Computing Law


Author: Christopher Millard
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199671670
Category: Law
Page: 480
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Building on innovative research undertaken by the 'Cloud Legal Project' at Queen Mary, University of London, this work analyses the key legal and regulatory issues relevant to cloud computing under European and English law.

A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting


Author: Kenneth A. Adams
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590313800
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 253
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The focus of this manual is not what provisions to include in a given contract, but instead how to express those provisions in prose that is free ofthe problems that often afflict contracts.

Building Contractor's Checklists and Forms


Author: Sidney M. Levy
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071441728
Category: House & Home
Page: 210
View: 1977

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This comprehensive checklist and forms book will improve building contractors' on-site business management techniques and organizational skills Building Contractor's Checklists and Forms provides readers with a checklist approach to successful contracting that covers all phases of the construction process as well as business practice skills. Supported with numerous illustrations and useful forms.

Contracts 101: Learn to Review and Negotiate Services Agreements (Including Intellectual Property Licensing)


Author: K. Anita Dodd
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780578025704
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 222
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The Original Step-by-Step Guide for reviewing and negotiating Services Agreements (including intellectual property licensing). This book contains everything you need including:(a) detailed explanations of the contractual protections contained in standard Services Agreements; (b) form Services Agreements (in print and on disc) including alternative provisions, so you can tailor the Services Agreement to fit your transaction and circumstances; (c) Issues Checklists (with embedded contract language) making it unlikely you will ever overlook an important protection; and (d) drafting exercises (with answer keys), so you can practice the skills learned, reassuring yourself you have all of the information and understanding needed to review and negotiate Services Agreements.

The Tech Contracts Handbook

Software Licenses and Technology Services Agreements for Lawyers and Businesspeople
Author: David Tollen
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781604429824
Category: Law
Page: 223
View: 7857

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The Tech Contracts Handbookis a practical and accessible reference book and training manual on IT contracts.This isa clause-by-clause "how to" guide on software licenses and technology services agreements, covering the issues at stake and offering negotiation tips and sample contract language. This handbook is written for both lawyers and businesspeople, including contract managers, procurement officers, corporate counsel, salespeople, and anyone else responsible for getting IT deals done. Perhaps most important, this book uses simple English, as any good contract should. Topics covered include: .Software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing agreements .Warranties .Indemnities .Open source software .Service level agreements .Nondisclosure agreements .Limitations of liability .Internet and e-commerce contracts .Software escrow .Data security .Copyright licensing .And much more"

The Tech Contracts Handbook


Author: David W. Tollen
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781634251785
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 275
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This is a distinctly user-friendly reference manual and training guide on software licenses and other IT agreements, along with cloud computing issues. Written in a plain-English, jargon-free style, it is intended for lawyers and contract managers, as well as anyone with responsibility for getting IT deals done. The book describes each clause typically found in a technology agreement, outlines the issues at stake, and offers negotiation tips and sample contract language.

Windows Networking Tools

The Complete Guide to Management, Troubleshooting, and Security
Author: Gilbert Held
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466511079
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 390
View: 9915

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Windows Networking Tools: The Complete Guide to Management, Troubleshooting, and Security explains how to use built-in Windows networking tools and third-party networking products to diagnose network problems, address performance issues, and enhance the overall security of your system and network. It starts with a review of the major components of the TCP/IP protocol suite, as well as IP and MAC addressing, to provide a clear understanding of the various networking tools and how they are used in a LAN and a TCP/IP networking environment. Although the book focuses on built-in Windows networking tools, it also investigates a number of third-party products that can enhance the performance of your computer. It identifies tools to help you to understand the traffic flow and operational status of your network , illustrates the use of numerous tools, and shows you several methods to protect your computers from malicious software. It also examines one of the best programs for examining the flow of data on a network—Wireshark—and explains how to use this program to scan for open ports and discover vulnerability issues. In addition to helping you gain insight into existing problems, the text highlights built-in Windows networking tools that can help to determine if you can expect future bandwidth bottlenecks or other problems to occur under different growth scenarios. Placing the proven methods of an industry veteran at your fingertips, the book includes a chapter devoted to software programs that can enhance the security of your network. It explains how to negate the operation of unwanted advertisement trackers as well as how to minimize and alleviate the various types of hacking—from keyboard loggers to network viruses. In the event your computational device is lost or stolen a cryptographic program is described that results in data becoming meaningless to the person or persons attempting to read your stored information.

A Practical Introduction to Supply Chain


Author: David Pheasey
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498748953
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 236
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In many businesses, supply chain people are trapped in reactive roles where they source, contract, purchase, receive, warehouse, and ship as a service. However, in some businesses suppliers contribute to improvement programs, technology, funding, marketing, logistics, and engineering expertise. Breaking into a proactive supply chain role takes broad thinking, a talent for persuasion, and the courage to go after it. This book supplies proven methods to help you do so. A Practical Introduction to Supply Chain describes how to run an efficient supply chain that exceeds expectations in terms of cost, quality, and supplier delivery. It explains the need to integrate systems, the flow of information, and the way in which people work together between commercial purchasing, materials management, and distribution parts of the supply chain. Sharing powerful insights from the perspective of a supply chain manager, the book details practical techniques drawn from the author’s decades of experience. It presents methods that apply directly to supply chains involving a physical product, manufactured internally or outsourced, as well as physical operations such as oilfield services. This book demonstrates how to make a supply chain organization work in practice—contributing more to business success than traditional purchasing and logistics organizations can. In addition to writing about practical supply chain issues and approaches, the author also describes proven methods he used while working with client teams on assignments. He also details some of the ways his teams used to manage the people part of the change.

How to Get Paid for Construction Changes

Preparation Resolution Tools and Techniques
Author: Steven S. Pinnell
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780070502291
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 520
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Presents tools and techniques for resolving construction claims. This book features case studies and examples of damage calculations, and gives guidelines for the proper documentation of a dispute. It explains how to decide on the best course of action to settle each claim.

Contractor's Guide to Change Orders


Author: Andrew M. Civitello,William D. Locher
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130425959
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 382
View: 8917

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This second edition is the essential guide to handling the critical area of change orders for the construction industry. It shows contractors what they need to do when clients make changes in a building project. Comprehensive information about how to identify and assign costs to all added components, back up their prices, document their findings, negotiate and resolve change order disputes to their advantage, and much more. Valuable tips on finding attorneys and key consultants to help win in court when all else fails and dozens of ready-to-use tools--sample forms, word-for-word letters and checklists--to save contractors time and work are also included.