Eight out of every 10 new applications are being built for the cloud.
So, as your organization moves forward with contracting, how can you ensure that your applications and data are protected? Unlike on-premises software, your application and data both reside in the cloud with Software as a Service, or SaaS. If something happens to your provider, you need to be prepared.
Interestingly, a recent survey conducted on behalf of Iron Mountain by IDG shows that 72% of organizations find it highly important that a SaaS provider offer a plan to allow continued access to applications in case the provider goes out of business. Yet, 79% of SaaS providers do not guarantee application continuity to their subscribers, according to Softletter Research.
Therefore contract negotiations need to cover these issues. But, what needs to be covered and how?
Our experts, Tim Cummins, CEO of IACCM, and David Strouse, Director for Iron Mountain’s Intellectual Property Management group, recently presented the webinar– What Contract Risks are hiding in the Cloud? By watching it, you’ll learn about the best ways to manage your risk with both licensed software and SaaS applications and data.
The webinar reviews:
- What’s happening with SaaS today?
- What are common SaaS headaches?
- What if you could craft a better Contingency Plan?
- How can you protect you SaaS investment with software escrow?
- What are best practices to safeguard SaaS applications and data?
Click here for the on-demand version of this informative session presented in conjunction with the International Association of Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM).