The Irish Computer Society (ICS) has a useful checklist for Irish companies of things to watch out for when setting up an IT contracts.
These items include:
- Take a look at your ‘standard’ contract in the light of recent developments in IT
- Review how you can make your supplier selection process even better.
- Use competitive procurement if possible
- Keep electronic copies of contracts
- Have formal contracts in place
- Watch out for IPR and use source code escrow if necessary