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NAO says cultural change needed to improve contract management within government

The government must improve the way it manages contracts with its suppliers to ensure it gets value for money from those deals, a spending watchdog has said. 12 Sep 2014

Industry body claims research shows cloud data storage concerns are overstated

A survey of senior IT and business leaders shows that concerns about data security, privacy and sovereignty in a cloud computing environment are overstated, a cloud industry body has said. 10 Sep 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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Government seeks to strengthen security requirements for G-Cloud suppliers

IT suppliers will need to demonstrate how they adhere to a range of cloud security principles as part of new measures designed to make it easier for G-Cloud buyers to assess whether suppliers' security commitments correspond to their needs, under new UK government... 10 Sep 2014

Usage-based billing to disrupt cloud market, says cloud provider

UK businesses are only using 51% of the cloud-based server capacity they buy, a survey of 200 chief information officers (CIOs) has found. 08 Sep 2014

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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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