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Video: Protecting your cloud projects

As with all sectors, the NHS is rapidly moving systems, services and content to the cloud, and suppliers are forever extolling the virtues of this approach. But it is worth pausing to reflect on the specific things we should be looking out for from a legal and liability perspective when procuring and contracting for such services.

IT specialist and commercial lawyer Nathan Bilton provides a rapid overview of cloud computing, its risks and benefits, and a breakdown of the types of cloud computing that exist – SaaS, PaaS and IaaS. He gives an overview of the contracting process, looking at the options of relying on the suppliers’ standard T&Cs versus entering a bespoke contract. Nathan indicates when you should insist on the latter. He also details the main issues to cover in a negotiation, taking a practical look from both the customer and supplier sides. He finishes with an overview of what due diligence customers should carry out on suppliers before entering such an arrangement.

Aimed at directors and managers with responsibility for IT, as well as procurement specialists required to manage cloud procurement exercises, this video will help you prepare and ensure that you put in place successful cloud projects.

Ward Hadaway is a leading legal supplier to the NHS across a range of disciplines. The team has significant experience procuring large-scale digital projects for a number of NHS organisations, and has accumulated significant insights into the specific challenges of operating projects for such a complex organisation managing such hugely sensitive information.

Please note that this briefing is designed to be informative, not advisory and represents our understanding of English law and practice as at the date indicated. We would always recommend that you should seek specific guidance on any particular legal issue.

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