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 Quick and Easy Guide to It Contracting in the UK

Author: Shane Sekuloski
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 144784730X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 72
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Originally from Sydney, Australia, Shane Sekuloski has been based in Central London since 2004 working on contracts predominantly in the Finance and Investment Banking industries for London-based clients with European operations. Shane's clients in London have included Barclays Bank, Citigroup, Brit Insurance, and JPMorgan Chase.Shane says: ""My aim in this quick-and-easy guide is not to blow your mind with the myriad intricacies of the IT contracting world, but to tell you what you need to know (and no more) about making the move from permanent employment to contracting with clients. Think of it like you're picking the brains of your contractor mate down the pub.""

A Practical Guide to Gas Contracting

Author: Ann O'Hara
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9780878147649
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 467
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About the book: Deregulation has brought many changes to the natural gas marketing industry, including hedging activities that have led to new pricing strategies. In this practical guide, author and energy contract law specialist Ann O'Hara takes a comprehensive look at gas contracts and the significant changes they have gone through due, in part, to FERC Order 636 as well as activism of the gas industry Standards Board (GISB). She further explains how gas producers and their customers can take full advantage of these newly modeled gas contracts, making this an essential read for anyone involved in producing, marketing, brokering, and using natural gas. Features and Benefits: Complete history of the gas industry Explanation of the differences between old and new contracts Overview of the changing roles of FERC and state regulators Gain better leverage through understanding the market Make buying and selling gas more efficient and cost-effective Know how to meet or exceed state and federal regulations Be 'ahead of the game' when planning marketing initiatives. About the author: Attorney and author Ann O'hara is President of the Consulting Division of O'Hara & Associates in Lincoln, Nebraska. A member of the Nebraska Bar Association and the American Bar Association, she specializes in energy contract law, commodity swaps and electronic trading, and contract and intellectual property issues. In addition, she develops and presents seminars on gas contracts and OTC derivative documentation, teaches a contract class for the GISB, and is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer at various industry events. In past years, Ann has worked as a lobbyist, in a client training and development and drafting and negotiating legislation.

Construction Business Management

A Guide to Contracting for Business Success
Author: Nick B. Ganaway
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 075068108X
Category: Architecture
Page: 201
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"Most construction contractors start small with ambitious plans for growth - but half will fail before they are five years old. The most skilled project managers and craftsmen still need the knowledge and experience in running a business to succeed. This book offers the opportunity to stack the odds in your favour. It is based on the things I've learned, used, and refined as a commercial contractor while starting up and operating my own construction firm for 25 years. My book spreads these tools out on the table and the reasoning behind them, makes suggestions for their use, and offers a proven business philosophy--knowledge a contractor can set in place from day one to put his construction business on a level playing field with the best-run companies. What's written here is born of missteps as well as best steps, and both are instructive in building a business that is profitable, enjoyable, and enduring. I've put in one place as much as possible of what I learned the hard way so that you can profit from my experience." * Learn what you need to succeed in the construction sector * How to target, land and retain profitable customers * Avoid the pitfalls of running your own construction business

The Project Manager's Guide to Purchasing

Contracting for Goods and Services
Author: Garth Ward
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317018885
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 232
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This very practical guide describes the whole process of contracting for goods and services, from selecting tenderers to placing a contract. It details the key topics that are necessary for success, such as contract strategy, contract types, contract law and evaluating tenders. Whilst the book also addresses the project context in which purchasing takes place, the subject matter could equally be applied to any business context. The treatment of the subject assumes no prior knowledge but, at the same time, provides the experienced person with new, and sometimes unconventional, insights into the subject. The book includes personal experiences, cases and exercises in order to root the subject into the real world. The Project Manager's Guide to Purchasing has been structured so that the reader can choose the chapter topic areas that they wish to study in isolation. Where necessary references are provided to complement the individual chapters. Illustrations of key documents in the purchasing and contracting process are also provided.

Kill the Company

12 Killer-Tools für die Wiedergeburt Ihres Unternehmens
Author: Lisa Bodell
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593420546
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 223
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Viele Unternehmen sind innerlich so erstarrt, dass sie eine Anleitung zur Kreativität brauchen. Trend- und Innovationsberaterin Lisa Bodell sieht die Welt bevölkert von Zombie-Unternehmen, denen dringend neues Leben eingehaucht werden muss! Sie weiß, dass die Quelle für Wandel und Kreativität im Herzen der Firmen zu finden ist: in den Mitarbeitern. Denn diese kennen die wirklichen Schwachstellen. Mit 12 Killer-Tools machen mutige Führungskräfte dem Zombie sicher den Garaus. Mit "Kill a Stupid Rule" rütteln sie am Status quo. Ihre "Killerfragen " dienen dem provokativen Nachhaken. Indem sie "das Unmögliche möglich machen", stärken sie die Abwehrkräfte ihres Unternehmens. Sie schaffen mit "Kill the Company" Killer-Unternehmen!

The Contracting Organization : A Strategic Guide to Outsourcing

A Strategic Guide to Outsourcing
Author: Simon Domberger
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191525070
Page: 244
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When should organizations contract out services traditionally produced in house? Is outsourcing another ephemeral management fad, or is it an efficient and effective means of delivering sevices and of adding value? What are the characteristics of strategically sound contracting decisions, and how can organizations prosper from the outsourcing revolution? These questions are among those tackled by Simon Domberger. Based on over a decade of research and consulting experience, its conclusions have many practical implications. The book develops an analytical decision-making framework for the assessment of contracting options, and has relevance in both the private and public sectors. Containing a wealth of illustrations and over 25 case studies, the coverage is fully international. Over 50 companies and public sector organizations are discussed, including well-known names such as Microsoft, BP, Marks & Spencer, and Samsung. This book will be valuable to all those seeking a better understanding of the outsourcing phenomenon, and useful to managers, strategists, management and business consultants, public sector administrators, policy makers, as well as to students of economics, business, management and public administration. Pre-publication Endorsements John Kay, Said Business School Oliver Hart, Harvard University Rob Grant, Georgetown University

Construction Contract Law

Author: John J. P. Krol
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471574149
Category: Law
Page: 262
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A straightforward description providing readers with a guide to contract law as it relates to construction contracting. Thoroughly explains when a lawyer may or may not be needed and offers guidance for working with one. Prior notice provisions, no damage for delay clauses and conditional payment provisions are among the topics covered. Includes hundreds of actual construction cases.

Contracting with Uncle Sam

The Essential Guide for Federal Buyers and Sellers
Author: Bill C. Giallourakis
Publisher: Naval Inst Press
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 297
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Written for federal contractors and their government counterparts who bid on, award, execute, or administer contracts, this guide makes complex federal contracting easy to understand. The text includes selected examples and offers established principles to use in trading with Uncle Sam.

Enterprise Contract Management

A Practical Guide to Successfully Implementing an ECM Solution
Author: Anuj Saxena
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
ISBN: 1932159908
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 344
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Globalization, increased economic and geopolitical uncertainty, technological advancements, and a rise in the number of regulations and legislations have led to a significant rise in the importance, volume, and complexity of modern contractual agreements. Yet, in spite of these profound changes, many organizations still manage the contracting process in a fragmented, manual, and ad-hoc manner, resulting in poor contract visibility, ineffective monitoring and management of contract compliance, and inadequate analysis of contract performance. The net effect of this has been a heightened interest in re-engineering and automation of Enterprise Contract Management (ECM) processes across industry sectors and geographies. Enterprise Contract Management: A Practical Guide to Successfully Implementing an ECM Solution addresses all the questions surrounding ECM, ECM solutions, and the project management, change management, and risk management considerations to ensure its successful implementation. This concise text will help your organization manage the challenges of the contract life cycle and the key success factors and pitfalls in a typical ECM solution. It is a must read for corporate executives, buyers, procurement and strategic sourcing specialists, contract administrators and procurement managers. There is currently no other book available on ECM solutions. All existing books on contract management focus on the legal aspects of contracts, but none describe the functions, features, capabilities of technology solutions that support ECM, nor do they explain the key considerations for ensuring a successful ECM solution implementation.

Contracting for Business Success

Author: Andrew W. Cox,Ian Thompson
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727726001
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 332
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This work examines the current use and performance of standard forms of contract and dispute resolution in the UK construction industry. It draws on extensive research into which contractual conditions are most appropriate to adopt in individual circumstances. It concludes with a guide for all clients and construction professionals to the selection of the contracting methods which generate business success. It reviews the main forms of contract currently in use, including: ICE 6th edition; ICE Design & Construct; ICE Minor Works; FIDIC; NEC (2nd edition); GC/Works/I; IChemE (Red & Green Books); and JCT Forms.

The Inside Guide to the Federal IT Market

Author: David Perera,Steve Charles
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1523097213
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 296
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Unlock the Door to the Federal IT Marketplace Here's your key to selling IT goods and services to the government. David Perera and Steve Charles present the ins and outs of successfully competing for—and winning—a share of the tens of billions of dollars the federal government spends each year on IT. Getting a piece of that business is not easy—it takes accurate knowledge of systems and procedures, as well as sharp insight into the structure and details of government procurement. The Inside Guide to the Federal IT Market penetrates the haze of jargon and apparent complexity to reveal the inner workings of the IT contracting process. Whether you're just setting out or seek a bigger share, this comprehensive book provides valuable information you can put to immediate use. The Inside Guide to the Federal IT Market covers: • Technology standards • Basic contracting concepts • Advanced contracting concepts, such as getting on and staying on the GSA schedules • The effect of the federal budget process on the sales cycle • What you need to know about ethics to earn business fairly, without avoidable delays and hassle This book's focus on the IT market makes it a unique reference on federal procurement for private companies. Government procurement personnel will also find the depth and breadth of coverage useful in reviewing and evaluating IT offerings.

A Guide to Federal Terms and Acronyms

Author: Don Philpott
Publisher: Government Institutes
ISBN: 9781605907444
Category: Reference
Page: 1680
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Navigating government documents is a task which requires considerable knowledge of specialized terms and acronyms. Their sheer number makes mastering them nearly impossible. But now, all of these terms and their definitions are within reach. A Guide to Federal Terms and Acronyms presents a glossary of key definitions used by the Federal Government. This handy reference guide is both comprehensive, covering all major Federal Government agencies, and accessible, organized in a logical, easy-to-use format. It is an essential tool for anyone who works with government information.

What if? Was wäre wenn?

Wirklich wissenschaftliche Antworten auf absurde hypothetische Fragen
Author: Randall Munroe
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 364114311X
Category: Nature
Page: 368
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Endlich erfindet wieder jemand das Pop-Science-Erklärbuch neu! Wenn xkcd.com einen neuen Science Cartoon postet, vibriert das Internet. Sein Blog What if, auf dem der Physiker Randall Munroe jede Woche scheinbar unsinnige Fragen mit exakter Wissenschaft und genialen Strichmännchen beantwortet, ist Kult. Wie lange würde es dauern, bis wir merken würden, dass sich der Erdumfang verändert? Was wäre, wenn der gesamte Niederschlag in einem – quasi omnidirektionalen - Überschall-Regentropfen fiele? Endlich auch als Buch und endlich auf Deutsch!