Reply to post: @DaveB ... Re: Arrogance

IBM to GTS: We want you to 'rotate' clients every two years

Ian Michael Gumby Silver badge
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@DaveB ... Re: Arrogance

You've never negotiated an MSA w IBM or as part of IBM with the customer.

(I have and I've had to mediate between IBM and client lawyers to get the deal done.)

You can try to get that type of clause in... IBM will argue you out of it and will walk away if you are insistent... unless you're a major player like wallyworld and buy millions from IBM per year. And I mean 10's of millions from IBM...

Then IBM will negotiate ...

The strangest contract stuff I dealt with had to deal with placing IBM staff on customer site, where IBM did the drug testing of the employee. You have no idea how that can go sideways real fast due to HIPPA. And then tell the employee if they want the assignment, they will have to get drug tested, however if they fail, they will be terminated. Oh joy that was a fun one...

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