MSPAlliance Launches GDPR Program for Service Providers

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The International Association of Cloud & Managed Service Providers (MSPAlliance®) today launched a comprehensive program for its service providers members related to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The...

How to Survive a Nasty Software Vendor Audit

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Kristin Burnham,, 04/30/2018 When software vendor auditors push too far, enterprise technology leaders must be prepared to push back. In an extreme case, the food company Mars (best known for Snickers and M&M’s candies)...



What is a Microsoft SPLA Verified Self-Audit?

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If you provide commercial hosting services using Microsoft’s Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA), you may become a target of an ever-increasing variety of license audits from Microsoft and its vendors.  The latest flavor of a...

Costly Software Audit Mistakes

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The Business Software Alliance (BSA) and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) are organizations that represent software publishers seeking to enforce the copyrights in the products they publish.  In furtherance of this goal, these...



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...



GDPR – Competitive Edge for MSPs

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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...

Oracle Licensing and Audit Challenges

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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...

How to Know When You Need Legal Advice

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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...