Now updated and expanded, this simple reference manual and training guide covers cloud computing agreements, software licenses, and other IT contracts. Written in a clear, plain-English style, this bestselling handbook is a complete resource for lawyers, contract managers, procurement officers, and other businesspeople--anyone responsible for getting IT deals done. It's by David W. Tollen, one of the industry's leading authorities on technology contracts. The Handbook provides guidance on the business issues behind the terms, as well as negotiation tips and sample contract language. And it covers all the key topics in technology contracts. This third edition gives readers new and expanded best practices for data: for terms on privacy, data security, and control of data--some of the key concerns in IT contracts today. The third edition also takes a closer look at several other terms. But it retains the simplicity and brevity that made The Tech Contracts Handbook a bestseller. Topics include: -Software-as-a-service (SaaS) and other cloud subscriptions -Indemnities -Limits of liability -Service level agreements (SLAs) and warranties -Open source software -On-premise software distribution contracts -Technology escrow and SaaS step-in terms -SaaS transition and deconversion -Intellectual property licenses -Internet and e-commerce -And much more You won't find a more accessible, useful resource on IT contracts.
About the Author
David W. Tollen, widely recognized authority on information technology contracts, is the founder of Sycamore Legal, a boutique law firm in San Francisco, CA, dedicated to technology agreements and providing advice and contracts about e-commerce, privacy, and intellectual property for clients ranging from start-ups to the global Fortune 100. David is also the founder of Tech Contracts Academy(R), LLC, which provides training on IT contracts for lawyers, procurement officers, contract managers, and IT staff.