Negotiating Cloud Computing Licensing Agreements

About the Course:

Forrester Research projects that the global market for cloud computing services will soar from $41 billion in 2011 to $241 billion in 2020. Drivers of cloud computing include reduced capital outlays; lower upfront risks in terms of implementation complexity; service flexibility; and, utility pricing. Cloud computing may also offer heightened data security since it entails the decentralization of data storage.

This webinar discusses key terms and issues that should be taken into consideration when negotiating cloud computing licensing agreements. This session includes examples of actual contract language that you may want to consider including in your cloud computing agreements.

This session provides actionable insight into critical cloud computing issues such as:

  • Pricing and service levels
  • Utility billing
  • Performance credits
  • Location of data storage
  • Confidentiality of data
  • Data conversion
  • Disaster recovery assurances
  • Multi-tenancy vs. dedicated servers
  • Use of insurance to backstop vendor performance obligations
  • Security audits
  • Ability to review security policies
  • Notice of data disclosure under subpoena
  • Providing services during times of dispute
  • Termination provisions and fees

Course Leader: Matthew A. Karlyn, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Mr. Karlyn has extensive experience with transactions relating to outsourcing and information technology, including IT outsourcing, technology licensing, business process outsourcing, systems integration, data center development, cloud computing and software development.

He regularly advises companies on all matters involving the use of information technology and outsourcing initiatives, including drafting RFPs and managing the RFP process; vendor selection; developing, drafting and negotiating contracts; setting service levels and other performance criteria; advising on pricing strategies and alternatives; drafting and negotiating project management and governance terms and conditions; and assisting in the overall management of the transaction and transition process.

In 2010, Mr. Karlyn was selected for inclusion in the Massachusetts Super Lawyers - Rising Stars(R) list, an honor given to the top 2.5% of Massachusetts lawyers under the age of 40.

Mr. Karlyn is a graduate of Temple University (J.D., 1997), where he was a member of the Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review, and Union College (B.A., cum laude, political science and East Asian Studies, 1994). Mr. Karlyn has studied extensively overseas, including in Osaka, Japan and Rome, Italy.

In 2004, Mr. Karlyn received his M.B.A. in economics and strategic management from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Course Length: Approx. 1.0 hours

$175.00 PER USER

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