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Video: What to know about Contracts for the Cloud

By - Source: Toms IT Pro

Good Cloud services contracts protect you, your organization and its data: An interview series with Cloud Computing contracts expert Thomas Trappler.

A noted expert in Cloud Computing risk mitigation.

In our series of Contracts for the Cloud videos, Tom's IT Pro security expert Michael Felker talks with author, speaker Thomas Trappler about what you need to know about contracts before, during and after signing that dotted line.

In this video, Part 1, Trappler describes the Cloud:

-- What is the Cloud?

-- What does the Cloud do?

-- How is the Cloud used?

He also tells you what you need to know about a Cloud contract:

-- Why is the Cloud contract Important?

-- What do you look for in the Cloud contract?

-- What to think ahead about before signing the contract?

Thomas TrapplerThomas TrapplerThomas Trappler is the Director of Software Licensing at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he leads enterprise-wide IT procurement and vendor management initiatives. Thomas is a nationally recognized expert in Cloud Computing risk mitigation via contract negotiation and vendor management. He has been a guest lecturer at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, and teaches his own course "Contracting for Cloud Computing Services" at UCLA. Thomas recently published "Contracting for Cloud Services," the first and only book focused specifically on Cloud Computing contract issues.

Mikhael Felker is an IT pro who has worked in Defense, Healthcare, High-Tech and Non-Profits. He teaches, writes, and speaks at numerous Southern California venues about technology. See here to check out all his Tom's IT Pro articles.

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