Why MSPS Need Their Own Data Processing Agreements

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Over the past ten years regulation of data privacy and security has proliferated at the international, federal and state levels. Several industry-based federal regulations have been developed such as HIPAA for healthcare and GLBA for financial services. Other geographica......

Is It Time to Tear Up Your MSP Agreement?

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You offer your clients managed services that help them run and grow their business empires, but is it time for you to tear up your MSP agreement? In this moment in time when everything about business – and our lives – seems to be in flux, this is an important questio......

How to Recover Early Termination Fees For Managed Services

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IT service providers that include early termination fees in their contracts must decide if they want to seek reimbursement when a customer terminates a contract early. MSPs find themselves asking: Is anything owed? Can I collect? What is the cost? Here are key points to cons......

Termination Clauses in IT Managed Services Contracts

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Monthly recurring revenue and multi-year contracts have been the driving force behind managed services for years. They have been the basis for the tremendous growth in managed services over the years. The length of the term of a service agreement is very important as ......

Risk Balancing Provisions in in Managed Services Contracts

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The risks for Managed Service Providers are constantly evolving. New cyber threats and regulatory compliance requirements present significant challenges for MSPs. The most important way to mitigate privacy and security risks for Managed Service Providers is by including ......

Managing Risk in Managed Services

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This past week I had the opportunity to present on the topic of managing risk in managed services to the OTX Roundtable.  I want the thank the OTX Roundtable and Mark Jennings in particular for inviting me to speak.  What follows is Mark’s transcript of the meeting. ......

Top Tips for Improving Outcomes for IT Transactions

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Negotiating with software, SaaS and hosting vendors is a leverage game. Market leaders like Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Adobe and SAP know this. Those vendors have structured their sales processes to maximize their ability to exert control over the negotiations framework and......