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05/26/15

Bridging the gap: IT contracting between large companies and small emerging companies

Large companies may find it advantageous to utilize the innovation and flexibility of a small, emerging company when outsourcing research and development (R&D) of new technology. The large company secures access to new proprietary technology, and the emerging company is able to more rapidly develop its proprietary technology. However, issues often arise when these two very different parties enter into contractual negotiations.

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04/20/15

Keeping IT simple: How to start an effective IT risk management program

Information technology has transformed the way companies conduct business. In most companies, key business processes are driven by IT ­–– from accounting to sales, project management, human resources, and customer relationship management.

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03/23/15

Why you need cyber insurance

The adage used to be “nothing is certain in life but death and taxes,” but thanks to the efforts of innovative hackers across the globe, that can now be changed to “death, taxes, and security breaches.” To paraphrase Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill, there are two types of companies out there, those that know they’ve been hacked and those that haven’t yet learned about it.

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02/23/15

Data security: Congress and courts step into the breach

In early February 2015, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (f/n/a WellPoint Inc.), one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies, announced that a cyber-attack, possibly originating from China, exposed substantial personal data of 80 million customers, including Social Security numbers, home and email addresses, telephone numbers, medical identification numbers and income data.

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01/19/15

Addressing potential roadblocks to broadband expansion

When thinking about how to encourage broadband expansion — both in terms of geographic availability and level of quality — we often focus on funding. Particularly in rural areas, the cost of providing new broadband service or improving existing service can be cost-prohibitive because of the large distances between customers and the scarcity of customers who could be accessed by a proposed build-out.

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 The Technology Law Team at Husch Blackwell addresses the unique challenges inherent in contracting and claims resolution processes involving the design, development, implementation, operation, and maintenance of complex information technology, telecommunications, and e-commerce solutions.

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