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

View: 2835

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.

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

View: 8279

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.

Drafting and Negotiating Computer Contracts

Author: Rachel Burnett,Paul Klinger

Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional

ISBN: 9781845920241

Category: Law

Page: 737

View: 2457

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.

The Contract Negotiation Handbook

An Indispensable Guide for Contract Professionals

Author: Stephen Guth

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1435706390

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 193

View: 349

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

View: 5989

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!

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

View: 8442

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

Analyses and Model Forms

Author: H. Ward Classen

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590318492

Category: Computers

Page: 651

View: 9647

This new Second Edition updates its first edition published in 2005 by examining the fundamental issues that both licensors and licensees confront in the negotiation of a software license. This resource is accompanied by and cross-referenced to an annotated software license. A detailed index and companion CD-ROM is also included for customization of the software license and related forms.

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: 5008

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

View: 2555

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.

Cloud Computing Law

Author: Christopher Millard

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199671670

Category: Law

Page: 480

View: 2425

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.

Pipe and Excavation Contracting

Author: Dave Roberts

Publisher: Craftsman Book Company

ISBN: 9780934041225

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 601

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.

Building Contractor's Checklists and Forms

Author: Sidney M. Levy

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071441728

Category: House & Home

Page: 210

View: 3261

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

View: 4919

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

Author: David W. Tollen

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781634251785

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 275

View: 1667

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: 698

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: 131535148X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 8934

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

View: 987

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.

Manager's Guide to Crisis Management

Author: Jonathan Bernstein

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071776133

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 6982

Lead your Organization through any business crisis—and emerge stronger than ever Manager’s Guide to Crisis Management provides the basic skills and knowledge you need to deal with the crises that inevitably occur in any business or organization. Covering every aspect of the topic—from defining crisis management and policies to training for and responding to crises—it helps you fully grasp any situation that threatens business, careers, and even lives. Lead through any crisis smoothly and with minimal ramifications by mastering the most effective tactics, including: Planning for and training staff in crisis management Anticipating and preventing crises before they occur Managing the company’s online reputation Addressing crises that affect multicultural stakeholders Creating effective crisis-related messaging Knowing when to bring in a specialist About the Briefcase Books series: Briefcase Books, written specifically for today’s busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page: Key Terms: Clear definitions of key terms and concepts Smart Managing: Tactics and strategies for managing crises Tricks of the Trade: Tips for executing the tactics in the book Mistake Proofing: Practical advice for minimizing the possibility of error Caution: Warning signs for when things are about to go wrong For Example: Examples of successful crisis management Tools: Specific planning procedures, tactics, and hands-on techniques

The Strategic Designer

Tools & Techniques for Managing the Design Process

Author: David Holston

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440315183

Category: Design

Page: 304

View: 6776

The design profession has been asking itself some important questions lately. How do designers deal with the increasing complexity of design problems? What skills do designers need to be competitive in the future? How do designers become co-creators with clients and audiences? How do designers prove their value to business? Designers are looking for ways to stay competitive in the conceptual economy and address the increasing complexity of design problems. By adopting a process that considers collaboration, context and accountability, designers move from 'makers of things' to 'design strategists.' The Strategic Designer shows designers how to build strong client relationships, elevate their standing with clients, increase project success rates, boost efficiency and enhance their creativity.

Contractor's Guide to Change Orders

Author: Andrew M. Civitello,William D. Locher

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130425959

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 382

View: 9393

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.