TECHNOLOGY, OUTSOURCING, AND COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS
NEWS FOR LAWYERS AND SOURCING PROFESSIONALS
Source code escrow arrangements can be a contentious topic in software license negotiations.
California legislators recently signed Senate Bill 962 into law, which requires manufacturers to install kill-switches on smartphones sold in California that are made on or after July 1, 2015.
As part of its simplification initiative, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update on August 20 that addresses accounting principles related to cloud computing arrangements.
Outsourcing stakeholders should check out Deloitte's 2014 Global Outsourcing and Insourcing Survey . The survey results highlight what the future may hold for companies across several business functions and provide “insight into client executives' plans and perceptions related to the outsourcing industry.” Key findings include the following: Growth is predicted for outsourcing across all functions surveyed (ranging from 12% to 26%).
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the government agency charged with promoting U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing technology, recently published a list of 65 forensic challenges associated with cloud-based environments.
With privacy and security obligations consuming more and more attention during contract negotiations, open-source issues seem almost an afterthought.
Cloud services are all the rage, and the race is on to adopt this new technology, but what if we just sit back and gaze?
With the cloud and other solutions changing the ways that companies provide and consume IT and do business, it is fascinating (and important) to think about what data centers and IT organization will look like in 10 years.
Experts tasked by the EU to help “unleash” the economic potential of cloud computing are now working on how to address common issues among cloud users and providers through model contract terms.
Just when we were getting used to the "cloud" way of things, new buzzwords are emerging to brand solutions that may replace (or more likely enhance) cloud computing.