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MSP Registration – A new Era for Managed Service Providers

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Written by Charles Weaver, co-founder of MSPAlliance MSP registration is finally here. We’ve been talking about this for a long time, and it’s finally here. MSPAlliance has encouraged discussion within our professional community for many...

Stephen F. Pinson Designated Privacy Law Specialist

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Scott & Scott, LLP is pleased to announce that Stephen F. Pinson has received the IAPP’s Privacy Law Specialist designation. With this elite designation, Stephen verifies he has met the rigorous experience and knowledge requirements and...

The Technology Assurance Group’s MTSP Meeting Is a Win-Win

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On the Verge of 2020, TAG Helps Members Prepare for Further Growth Carl Schell, 11/19/2019, KeyPoint Intelligence “Hindsight is 2020” and “2020 vision” are the most oft-used puns about next year. Fortunately, at the Technology Assurance...

Blogs


Can a Software Publisher Force You to Audit Your Customers?

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Many software-solution vendors utilize third-party infrastructure or application programs as frameworks for embedded solutions that they sell to their customers and install on their customers’ computers. Licenses for those third-party products typically can be acquired...

Settlement Structuring for IBM Audits

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Software-compliance audits initiated by IBM can be extremely burdensome and time-consuming and can force companies to face challenges that are somewhat unique among major-publisher audits. For one example, a significant component of IBM’s business model...

Articles


How MSPs Can Limit Legal Liability

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MSPAlliance, 1/16/20 Managed services providers today need protection more than ever. That’s because MSPs face more risks—not only cybersecurity and data privacy challenges, but compliance, profitability, technology and vendor issues, along with increased competition.

Are Your Clients Ready for GDPR on May 25?

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Robert J. Scott & Stephen F. Pinson, Headnotes, 03/23/18 What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes effective on May 25, 2018 and should give all in-house counsel and law firms cause for...

Research

 

Limitations of Liability in AI Contracts

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Thomson Reuters and Celesq Webinar May 19, 2020 Adoption of AI technology within a business carry’s unique risks not present on premises software or non-AI based cloud solutions. It is common for technology vendors to...

Negotiating Enterprise Agreements with Microsoft

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Speaker: Robert J. Scott Date: May 28, 2020 Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central As Microsoft and other major vendors emphasize their cloud offerings, the legal issues in enterprise agreements have shifted dramatically. The...

Podcasts

 

Safe Cyber Hygiene Through Managed Services Contracts

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How do you achieve safe cyber hygiene with your managed services customers. How about your contracts? Managed services contracts are one of several effective ways you can influence your customers to adopt safe and secure...

Negotiating Public Cloud Agreements

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Most MSPs use at least one public cloud to deliver their managed services. Increase security, flexibility, and scalability are all features driving more MSPs into the public cloud. But, dealing with public cloud vendors is...

RMM Legal Agreements – What MSPs Need to Know

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MSP platform vendors have undergone a lot of change in the last few years. The same is true with their partner agreements. But, are these agreements too one-sided and do they put too much risk...

Videos

 

Negotiating Enterprise Agreements with Microsoft

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Speaker: Robert J. Scott Date: May 28, 2020 Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central As Microsoft and other major vendors emphasize their cloud offerings, the legal issues in enterprise agreements have shifted dramatically. The...

5 IP Protections for AI Contracts

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Speaker: Robert J. Scott Date: March 4, 2020 Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central Artificial intelligence (“AI”) is reshaping the business of IT from the farms to the trading desks on Wall Street. Gartner...