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Outsourcing IT -- the Legal Aspects

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Outsourcing IT -- the Legal Aspects

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Outsourcing of support services is a significant factor in the business market, no more so than the outsourcing of IT services. The reasons for this are many, ranging from difficulties in recruiting staff with adequate skills at an affordable cost, to the ability to streamline services by using a skilled partner with a pool of resources spread over many contracts.

Rachel Burnett's book covers the contractual background that many clients and some contractors gloss over or ignore. The most important early consideration, surprisingly for both client and contractor, is what happens at the end of the contract. This must be considered whether the contract is taken back in house by the client, transferred to another contractor, or the contract is renewed. The author covers these points admirably and offers sound guidance on other potentially troublesome areas. The European Transfer of Undertakings, Protection of Employment (TUPE) regulations, the licensing of software and ownership of those licences and the transfer of contractual arrangements of a third party supplier from client to contractor, are examples of these factors. TUPE is reviewed from the considerations needed at the start and end of the contract period. …

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