A guide to IT contracting: checklists, tools, and techniques by Michael R. Overly

By Michael R. Overly

Even best businesses with refined IT infrastructures and groups of legal professionals can locate themselves unprepared to accommodate the variety of matters which can come up in IT contracting. Written through pro lawyers, A advisor to IT Contracting: Checklists, instruments, and Techniques distills the main severe enterprise and criminal classes discovered during the authors’ a long time of expertise drafting and negotiating IT-related agreements.

In a unmarried quantity, readers can quick entry info on almost all types of know-how contract. established to target a selected form of IT contract, each one bankruptcy incorporates a list of crucial phrases, a quick precis of what the contract is meant to do, and an entire evaluate of the felony and company matters which are addressed in that individual contract. supplying non-legal execs with the instruments to handle IT contracting concerns, the e-book:

  • Contains checklists to aid readers arrange key thoughts for prepared reference
  • Supplies references to worthy on-line assets and aids for agreement drafting
  • Includes a CD-ROM with reusable checklists and entire thesaurus that defines key criminal, enterprise, and technical terms

Costly blunders should be refrained from, hazard should be avoided, and higher contracts should be drafted when you have entry to the proper details. choked with reader-friendly checklists, this obtainable reference will set you down that direction. caution you of the commonest pitfalls, it fingers you with little-known assistance and top practices that will help you negotiate the major phrases of your IT agreements with self belief and make sure you return out on most sensible on your subsequent agreement negotiation.

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