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January 17, 2013  3:54 PM

Software licence audits: Confidence in Your Choices

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Over the last few weeks Computer Weekly has written about software licensing and how suppliers are demanding IT departments run costly software audits. At the same time, we have started looking at the complexities of licensing, such as in a

February 15, 2011  6:58 PM

(Legal) Questions about the Cloud

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Legal: The Technology Counsel

I've been at a number of IT conferences over the last few weeks where people have spoken about the changes in the IT industry and the general direction of travel - where will IT be in 2yrs, 5yrs and 10yrs+ time ? Conferences on IT now tend to have at least some discussions about the cloud  


January 26, 2011  9:57 AM

7 Clauses that IT Customers Should Consider

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Legal: The Technology Counsel

I've been negotiating quite a few IT contracts this week and I thought that it would be interesting to reflect upon the kinds of clauses that IT Customers should ask for but which they often don't. I think that this is partly due to many IT Customers studying an IT Supplier's standard...


January 19, 2011  8:45 PM

Indemnities in IT Contracts – What is the “standard” position?

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Legal: The Technology Counsel

Imagine the scene in one of the deals I was doing recently. It was a long negotiation on an IT deal which was nearing its conclusion and I was acting for the IT customer. One of the last issues to be finalised on the deal was the issue of indemnities...

The usual debates played...


January 12, 2011  5:55 PM

What is Your IT and Business Strategy?

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Legal: The Technology Counsel

When providing legal reviews of IT related contracts, one of the questions I ask IT customers is "What is your IT and business strategy ?".

This is because it usually starts a conversation about the background to the IT contract. This in turn provides a lot of guidance for me...


December 13, 2010  4:45 PM

What do IT lawyers actually do?

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Legal: The Technology Counsel

In Computer Weekly, blogs and the press in general you often see quotes from various IT lawyers with tips or comments on recent cases or new legislation. However, how does that join up with the work that an IT lawyer actually does on a daily basis ? 

The typical...


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