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Video: Cloud Contracts - What's In Them

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Good Cloud services contracts protect you, your organization and its data: Part 2 in an interview series with author and Cloud Computing contracts expert Thomas Trappler.

Video: Cloud Contracts - What's In Them

In the second video from our Contracts for the Cloud series, Tom’s IT Pro security expert Mikhael Felker asks Thomas about what to look for in a Cloud Contract.

 In this video, Part 2, Thomas and Mikhael talk about:

-- What should be in the contract?

-- Why it’s important to be prepared to get out of the contract?

-- What about clauses for getting data back?

-- Why is data sanitization important?

See Video: What to know about Contracts for the Cloud for Part 1 in our Cloud Contracts Video series.

Thomas 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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