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Obviously risk management is supposed to manage risk. But in over thirty years of working in the field, and having seen thousands of risk registers, I’ve found that about half of the things people identify as risks are actually not risks at all.

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Topics: risk management, contracting excellence, contract /commercial management

Everyone knows that “business hates uncertainty.” It poses clear threats to business, but offers significant opportunities as well.

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Topics: risk management, contracting excellence, contract /commercial management

The following summarizes an original article, titled One-Sided Contracts: Do They Pay Off?* authored by Ross J. Altman1, Jeffrey R. Cruz2, and Peter C. Halls3. It was published in the Journal of the American College of Construction Lawyers, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Winter, 2017). The Journal is available on Westlaw, where issues may be viewed and searched in the Westlaw database ACCLJ. 

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Topics: contract management, contracting excellence, risk management

“Can’t we buy this capability As a Service?” A simple question that can open the door to a whole new way of thinking about your business and how you run it. Before you take that step, be sure you’re ready - there may be much more to it than you think. Our expert Peter Allen looks at the new world order of As a Service contracting, what it means for both buyers and sellers, and what it takes to win.

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Topics: procurement, risk management, technology, organization & people, contract /commercial management, contracting excellence

If you think your systems are safe, think again. Chances are they’ve already been breached, and it’s one of your key business partners that’s left open the door.

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Topics: technology, risk management

In negotiations now? Here's how one organization is tackling the emerging risks. Though we can’t know how the Brexit story will unfold, this approach will give you flexibility to navigate uncertain waters.

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Topics: Brexit, risk management, contracting excellence

Organizations can only reap the advantages of Cloud computing once the contract for such a service has been agreed and is water-tight. This article provides a guide for what contract managers need to consider when negotiating a deal for their organizations’ ‘Cloud’.

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Topics: risk management, technology

Risk management has been recognized for some time as a formal discipline in its own right, and there is growing consensus on the elements which comprise best practice. However, the risk management field has not fully matured and there are a number of areas requiring further development.

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Topics: risk management

Don’t deal with the “what ifs” later … find out now

How can you ensure your applications and data are protected if something happens to your Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider? Our author, John Boruvka, uncovers big contract risks hidden in the cloud - and the vital things you need to think about before you sign the deal.

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Topics: risk management, performance management

Today, most of the technical and commercial barriers for companies to move to a cloud infrastructure have been removed, and exciting new business opportunities are possible. But beware - cloud computing isn't for everyone. Decision makers very often don't know the many risks that could lie ahead or, if they do, they don't know how to handle them. This article offers potential cloud customers an insight into questions to ask if they're thinking of moving their data to the cloud - and future trends to consider that could change everything. 

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Topics: risk management

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