A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools, and Techniques

A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools, and Techniques

by Michael R. Overly, Matthew A. Karlyn

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466597914
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication date: 12/18/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Michael R. Overly is a partner in the Information Technology & Outsourcing Practice Group in Foley & Lardner's Los Angeles office. As an attorney and former electrical engineer, his practice focuses on counseling clients regarding technology licensing, intellectual property development, information security, and electronic commerce. Michael is one of the few practicing lawyers who has satisfied the rigorous requirements necessary to obtain the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC), and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) certifications. He is a member of the Computer Security Institute and the Information Systems Security Association. Michael is a frequent writer and speaker in many areas including negotiating and drafting technology transactions and the legal issues of technology in the workplace, e-mail, and electronic evidence. He has written numerous articles and books on these subjects and is a frequent commentator in the national press (e.g., the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, ABCNEWS.com, CNN, and MSNBC). In addition to conducting training seminars in the United States, Norway, Japan, and Malaysia, Michael has testified before the US Congress regarding online issues. Among others, he is the author of the best-selling e-policy: How to Develop Computer, E-mail, and Internet Guidelines to Protect Your Company and Its Assets (AMACOM 1998), Overly on Electronic Evidence (West Publishing 2002), The Open Source Handbook (Pike & Fischer 2003), Document Retention in the Electronic Workplace (Pike & Fischer 2001), and Licensing Line-by-Line (Aspatore Press 2004).

Matthew A. Karlyn is a partner in the Technology Tr

Table of Contents

Nondisclosure Agreements. Professional Services Agreements. Statements of Work. Idea Submission Agreements. Cloud Computing Agreements. Joint Marketing Agreements. Software Development Kit Agreements. Original Equipment Manufacturer Development Agreements. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Compliance. Key Issues and Guiding Principles for Negotiating a Software License or OEM Agreement. Drafting OEM Agreements. Collecting Basic Deal Information. Reducing Security Risks in IT Contracts. Website Assessment Audits. Critical Considerations for Protecting IP in a Software Development Environment. Click-Wrap, Shrink-Wrap, and Web-Wrap Agreements. Transactions Involving Financial Services Companies as the Customer. Maintenance and Support Agreements. Source Code Escrow Agreements. Integrating Information Security into the Contracting Life Cycle. Software Development Kit Agreements. Distribution Agreements. Data Agreements. Service Level Agreements. Critical Considerations for Records Management and Retention Checklist. Website Development Agreements. Social Media Policies. Software License Agreements.

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Overly and Karlyn have been top-rated speakers at many of our CIO magazine events, and expert sources for our stories, as well. They truly understand the world of senior IT leaders and the legal complexities of technology vendor management. A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools and Techniques, delivers the kind of practical, actionable advice that CIOs crave.
—Maryfran Johnson, Editor-in-Chief, CIO Magazine & Events

A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools and Techniques, is a practical, well-organized, and informative guide that highlights the issues that every lawyer and senior IT executive should use when negotiating various types of IT contracts. This is the book that should be on every lawyer and CIO's desk. Overly and Karlyn have written the 'IT' book for IT contracting.
—Arlene Feldman, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
—Susan Codner, Assistant Vice President, Senior Counsel, BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.

A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools and Techniques is an expert resource to help business leaders navigate the complex waters of IT contracting. Presented in an easy-to-follow format, every reader will benefit from Overly and Karlyn’s depth and breadth of knowledge of information technology and outsourcing law.
—Kari Murphy, Managing Director, Hengtian Services LLC

Practical and readable, A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools and Techniques will become the definitive guide on IT contracting. Overly and Karlyn present actionable techniques for constructing and negotiating virtually every type of IT contract.
—Danielle Sheer, General Counsel and Secretary, Carbonite, Inc.

In today’s dynamic business world, Overly and Karlyn have created an essential tool for lawyers and non-lawyers alike. A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools and Techniques is a concise and useable resource to help navigate the intricacies of information technology agreements; a must-have.
—David M. Strauss, General Counsel, EyeLock, Inc.

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