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As 2015 comes to a close, we would like to share with you our most popular articles and recorded webinar programs from the past year. We hope you enjoy these, and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you in 2016.

Recent Articles by Our Lawyers

Contracting for Cyber-Security Service Agreements – When wireless carrier T-Mobile discovered in October 2015 that personal data entrusted to it by some 15 million customers had been stolen from servers maintained by its credit processor, Experian, T-Mobile learned a hard but increasingly familiar lesson: A company's data security is only as strong as the weakest link in its supply chain. Get the full article. >>

Internet of Things: Promises and Perils for Traditional Product Makers – According to some reports, the Internet of Things originated in 1982, when computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University added sensors to a campus Coke machine and connected it to the local network so they could check how many Cokes were left without leaving their workstations. Primitive though it was, that experiment offered a glimpse of the efficiencies that a world of similarly connected devices—an Internet of Things (IoT)—might someday bring. Get the full article. >>

Service Levels for SAAS – Customers are rapidly increasing their use of software-as-a-service ("SAAS") solutions and other cloud services as part of their sourcing strategy. Cloud solutions offer the exibility to quickly ramp services up and down, with typically little or no exit costs. However, cloud providers are able to offer flexible and cost-effective solutions because their offerings are standardized. Get the full article. >>

Volume Up, Value Down: A Growing Trend in Sourcing – The second quarter of 2015 saw a record high in the number of sourcing deals globally. But, while volumes are increasing and the market appears to be growing, the annual contract value and duration of these transactions continues to decline. Get the full article. >>

Recorded Programs

Aligning Incentives Through Contract Terms: Business & Technology Sourcing Webinar Series
February 4
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Negotiating ERP Implementation Agreements for Success
March 19
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Leveraging Supply Chain Finance to Optimize Value
July 23
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Connecting the Dots: Contracting for Big Data, Cloud-Based Services and Cybersecurity
August 27
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Originally published December 21, 2015

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