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Cloud computing terms defined in new ISO standard

Concepts such as the public and private cloud have been defined as part of a new cloud computing standard developed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). 17 Oct 2014

Outsourcing companies would be beneficiaries of predicted 'fourth revolution' of radical scaled-down government, says Economist editor

A radical scaling down of the size of government and the scope of public services would create opportunities for outsourcing companies and firms running services for governments, according to John Micklethwait, editor in chief of The Economist.  08 Oct 2014

Out-Law Guides

  • Using competitive tenders

    Many private sector organisations are using competitive tenders to procure goods and services or award significant contracts. Competitive tenders can be used to maintain a competitive edge and drive a better commercial deal.

  • Using proactive remedies to solve outsourcing contract problems

    Businesses and outsourcing suppliers often face problems that cause commercial harm but are not serious enough to merit using contractual remedies, which are usually confined to damages claims or contract termination. 

  • Rules for directors of foreign invested companies (FIEs) in China

    This guide provides an overview of the role and potential liability of directors of foreign invested enterprises (FIEs) in China. 

  • Managing an Outsourcing

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in February 2008. Detailed strategic procurement planning and stakeholder ownership are key to success in outsourcing projects, says Simon Colvin ...

  • IR35: the basics

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in March 2013.

  • An introduction to IT outsourcing

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in February 2008 The trend in outsourcing continues to grow – both in the number and value of outsourcing transactions and in the variety of...

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Expertise in Sourcing

The sourcing market is constantly evolving. Contracts remain under close scrutiny, and as businesses seek to transform the delivery of their services, meet their digital goals and review their operating costs, many clients are reconsidering their approaches to their sourcing arrangements. Our team of specialist sourcing lawyers advises international clients on innovative approaches to new outsourcing models.

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