Cloud computing (accessing and using computer software, hardware capacity and other computing resources and related services via the Internet, rather than purchasing or licensing them for installation and operation on one's own premises) is one of the hottest trends in technology, impacting government agencies, corporations, and law firms. Our presenters will offer background information about these transactions that are already dominating the delivery of technology, discuss and offer tips for managing the primary risks they raise, and then engage in a mock negotiation of a cloud computing services agreement. You will learn about the basic cloud computing service models and the significant issues raised by cloud computing, including data security, confidentiality, service levels, and remedies and termination. Participants will receive a sample cloud computing agreement and sample supplementary provisions.
H. Ward Classen, Computer Sciences Corporation