Cloud Contracts: 8 Questions To Ask - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Cloud // Infrastructure as a Service
News
6/19/2014
10:49 AM
Charles Babcock
Charles Babcock
Slideshows
Connect Directly
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail

Cloud Contracts: 8 Questions To Ask

What should you look for in a cloud contract? What's hiding in cloud providers' service-level agreements and terms? Read our expert guide.
1 of 9

1 of 9
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Comments
Threaded  |  Newest First  |  Oldest First
Laurianne
50%
50%
Laurianne,
User Rank: Author
6/19/2014 | 11:47:17 AM
Good advice
Thanks for sharing your insights on these contracts, Charlie. The current difficulties involved in apples-to-apples pricing comparison = one pain point I hear a lot about from IT leaders.
ppetrasko549
50%
50%
ppetrasko549,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/20/2014 | 1:24:40 PM
Cloud security
SAS70 Type 2 audits were not designed to provide assurance about IT security and practices.  SAS70's have been superseded by SSAE16 SOC2's which are designed to provide assurance about IT security and practices.
Charlie Babcock
50%
50%
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Author
6/20/2014 | 2:23:28 PM
What is a "commercially reasonable" commitment?
The organization and presentation of cloud services varies a great deal by vendor; the contracts, on the other hand, show many marks of similarity. Repeatedly encountered the phrase, "commercially reasonable effort." To me, ikt's come to mean "will meet the same low standard as everybody else."
Commentary
AI Regulation: Has the Time Arrived?
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author,  2/24/2020
News
Fighting the Coronavirus with Analytics and GIS
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  2/3/2020
Slideshows
IT Careers: 10 Job Skills in High Demand This Year
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  2/3/2020
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
IT Careers: Tech Drives Constant Change
Advances in information technology and management concepts mean that IT professionals must update their skill sets, even their career goals on an almost yearly basis. In this IT Trend Report, experts share advice on how IT pros can keep up with this every-changing job market. Read it today!
Slideshows
Flash Poll