It would be difficult for any Georgia business to operate in today’s society without the use of technology. The days of phone books, faxes and paper marketing are quickly becoming obsolete. Acquiring the technology to function and thrive as a business comes with a host of legal issues. Dealing with technology law issues can be frustrating and may require some assistance.
When a business chooses software to use, the owner of the software will often require a licensing agreement and possibly even a leasing agreement. Software often requires updates and can have other issues requiring servicing and maintenance, which could require another contract. An attorney familiar with the laws regarding technology and these agreements could assist with the negotiations of these contracts to ensure that your business receives the best service at the most favorable price point. The hardware you use could also require leasing and maintenance contracts requiring the same type of negotiation.
Once the equipment and software are in place, employees need to be aware of limitations with regard to their use. Developing policies and procedures associated with the use of your company’s computer systems is an important task. The policies should outline what is considered acceptable use and what is inappropriate, with clear consequences for violation of the rules.
These are not the only issues that a Georgia business may need assistance with when it comes to technology law. Regardless of your concerns or needs, an attorney can review your circumstances and help protect your business. Keeping your business competitive in today’s market often requires staying current with the latest technological advances without jeopardizing your legal position or financial standing.