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Partner Selection

Partner Selection 2016-12-08T21:56:44+00:00

Partner Selection – making a business commitment to any new initiative and indeed partner agreement, can be a daunting task if you are not fully prepared and informed about the decision that you are about to make. Here we try to offer some useful advice and guidance for you to be able to make an informed decision on your new partner selection for Utility Computing.

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Service and Partner Selection

Some of the main points to consider when undertaking any utility computing initiative should be:

  • Do you know what technology you need?
  • Will this technology definitely address your firms’ business objectives?
  • Is the technology solution mature enough?
  • Are there any alternative technologies?
  • Is your firm mature and committed enough to execute the project?
  • How will this project affect IT complexity, and in house IT staff resource?
  • Utility computing should and must be seen to make things better, but could the proposition make things worse?

Considerations

Some of the main points to consider when undertaking any utility computing initiative should be:

  • How credible is the partner?
  • What is the strength of the partner’s service offerings?
  • How strong is the partner’s customer service?
  • What Service Level Agreements (SLAs) need to be considered?
  • What is the strength of the partner’s underlying network infrastructure?
  • What steps must be taken to keep the relationship on track in the medium/long term?
  • What data security measures are in place?

Partner Selection – Bear in mind that certain regulatory restrictions are also applicable. Ensure that all SRA guidelines are met, storage of data in UK/European data centres for example, with no mirroring of data outside of the EU zone.

If you are thinking carefully about your partner selection and would like to know more about how we can help you, call us now and speak to one of our expert Legal IT consultants.

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