201901.21
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GDPR – Competitive Edge for MSPs

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) became effective May 2018. The risks of non-compliance can range from up to €20 million to 4% of annual revenues but understanding and implementing GDPR compliance obligations can help Managed Service Providers maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace.  The goal of this webinar series is to go beyond…

201812.12
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Oracle Licensing and Audit Challenges

Oracle software is used by a wide range of enterprises. Oracle’s audit practice has continued to grow and many customers are surprised by the outcomes in Oracle audits. In some instances, audits results in millions of dollars in licensing exposure. During this webinar, attendees learned: Typical Oracle Licensing Metrics, including Unlimited License Agreements Oracle Audit Approaches…

201810.22
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How to Know When You Need Legal Advice

SAM Summit 2018, Speaker: Julie Machal-Fulks, Scott & Scott, LLP Just because you’re not a lawyer doesn’t mean you don’t need to understand the legalese in software contracts, especially the known problem areas. In this roundtable discussion with Julie Machal-Fulks, a seasoned attorney specializing in software licensing and compliance, you learn what to look out…

201806.27
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Negotiating Enterprise Agreements with Microsoft

As Microsoft and other major vendors emphasize their cloud offerings, the legal issues in enterprise agreements have shifted dramatically.  The key issues in modern enterprise agreements are driven by privacy, security and regulatory compliance.  Robert J. Scott will discuss traditional and newly developed Microsoft licensing models, principal concerns about current licensing models, types of license…

201806.14
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GDPR is Coming – Are You Ready? A Roadmap for Controllers

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is looming. GDPR becomes effective May 25, 2018. For Companies, the risks of non-compliance can range from up to €20 million to 4% of annual revenues. It’s imperative that companies know what is necessary in assessing their compliance obligations with GDPR. The goal of this webinar series is to…

201805.16
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Fundamentals of Software Audit Data Collection

In order to effectively manage their software usage and to mitigate software license-compliance exposure, companies need to know how to gather information regarding their product usage. While some software products may have unique data-collection requirements that ordinarily would not be applicable for other products, usage levels for many products can be measured using a common…

201805.02
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GDPR is Coming – Are You Ready?

IT Procurement Academy 2018, Speaker: Robert J. Scott, Scott & Scott, LLP The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is looming. GDPR becomes effective May 25, 2018. For Companies, the risks of non-compliance can range from up to €20 million to 4% of annual revenues. It’s imperative that companies know what is necessary in assessing their…

201804.12
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Post-Settlement Obligations in Software Settlements

A settlement agreement to resolve software copyright infringement claims is not the final word in obtaining a release of liability. There are a number of obligations triggered by the settlement agreement that cannot be ignored to avoid jeopardizing the release of liability. Businesses must create internal protocols for risk management, future software audits, license compliance,…

201803.13
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Five IBM Licensing Obstacles and How to Mitigate Them

CM Summit 2018, Speaker: Julie Machal- Fulks, Scott & Scott, LLP Because IBM products like WebSphere, DB2, Tivoli, Informix, and Lotus Notes are expensive, and companies cannot easily or quickly verify compliance, the risks associated with IBM licensing can be severe.  For example, if a company is trying to license under IBM’s Sub-Capacity license rules…

201803.06
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GDPR: What Every MSP Need To Know

MSPWorld 2018, Speaker: Rob Scott, Scott & Scott, LLP General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European legal framework designed to protect European citizens and their sensitive data. While many MSPs not located in Europe may think GDPR does not concern them, think again. GDPR is having a widespread impact on MSPs all over the world,…