Host: Chuck Wilson, executive director of NSCA
In Chuck Wilsonâ€™s most recent post from Sept. 14, 2010, titled â€œ$*IT Contractsâ€¦â€?, he hypothesizes that much of recent â€œridiculousâ€? contracting language he has seen is coming from IT. He examines how the interplay with IT departments has intermingled IT and AV business models, but with no appreciation for AVâ€™s historically traditional contracts. The language in these contracts often leaves AV companies vulnerable to shouldering the entire cost of the transaction should anything go awry, including the client walking away from the project.
â€œRisk management in systems integration, and contracting has become a â€˜businessâ€™ issue and one we need to better understand. We thought only construction contracts were bad, but some of these that are originating from the IT world seem even worse,â€? he writes.