The Business Case of Cloud Computing Agreements

Published: 28 Aug 2014 Average Rating: unrated Print

Author: David Frydlinger, Partner, Lindahl law firm

The exponential growth of cloud computing means that the cloud services agreement has become a business-critical instrument for risk control. In the cloud environment, essential IT functions are handed over to the cloud vendor's control. The possibilities, however, to negotiate the large cloud vendors' terms and conditions are very limited.

Lawyers, in-house counsels, contract managers - and anyone else coming into contact with a cloud services agreement - need a framework for conducting a thorough risk analysis of the cloud services agreement. Such analysis must form an integral part of the business case for any cloud computing investment.

Join us for this Ask The Expert webinar, where our expert David Frydlinger provides a simple but powerful framework for analyzing cloud computing agreements. The structured framework is based on the ITIL standard and uses the concepts of value, utility and warranty to detect the benefits and risks in the agreement, for inclusion in a cloud computing business case.


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