Conference Sessions on Demand

Conference Sessions on Demand (CSoD) are recorded conference sessions from NCMA’s national conferences. Select CSoDs are available in audio sync-to-slide format. Materials include presentations as pdf files.

NEW!! World Congress 2013 sessions available in on demand format.

Lifting the Fog: How to Create Effective Contracts in a Cloud Computing Environment

Stephen Yuter, CPCM, CFCM, Department of Health & Human Services


As federal agencies are now tasked to move to the cloud, it is essential that contracts managers fully understand why they need to change the way they do business with vendors, especially when it comes to writing contracts for cloud services. The growth in cloud services is exploding, but contracting has not kept pace. The cloud’s unique requirements demand a fresh look at IT services procurement. As a result, most people required to write cloud contracts for their agency or organization have a steep learning curve to navigate. This session will help them learn the issues they need to be aware of and steer participants through all the cloud service and deployment models available, highlighting the benefits and downsides of each. Critical issues will be discussed, including security, vendor lock-in, and legal and regulatory obligations. Hear about all the potential procurement vehicles and processes and how to evaluate them to best meet your organization’s needs. Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Topic: Technology & Innovation

Session Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

CPEs/CLPs Earned: 1.00

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