Legal Aspects of Cloud Computing: Cloud Contracting
Over the last few years, IT lawyers have seen a significant increase in the number and range of cloud contracts coming across their desks. This trend is set to continue in the months and years ahead as cloud computing comes to be the predominant mechanism for organisations to receive, consume, develop and deliver IT services. Contracting techniques for cloud services have matured since the early 2010s and continue to evolve rapidly, supporting the deep digital transformation and emerging business patterns that the cloud is enabling. This white paper looks at these developments and aims to serve as a guide and checklist of key points and issues that cloud customers and cloud service providers (CSPs) will need to consider in contracting for cloud services.