The IT industry is vast and covers a huge array of professions including IT Software Development, Design, Maintenance, Analysis, Testing, Programming and/or Sales as well as many more.
IT professionals can be liable for mistakes or failures that cause a third party to suffer a financial loss such as:
- Loss of data
- Business interruption
- Data migration difficulties
- Inadequate hardware or software support
- Injury caused by faulty hardware or software
- Physical loss of equipment
- Incompatible, inappropriate or ineffective hardware or software
Claims Scenario for Software Developers
Claims can occur in any part of the industry from any of the above professions, for any of the above reasons (as well as many more) and this article will show one scenario of how this can occur. The following scenario is specific to software developers.
Scenario – A major department store has engaged the services of an IT Company and requested that they provide a system for their customers to be able to purchase products over the internet.
Problem – The IT system did not function correctly which resulted in the department store suing the Insured for a breach of contract and loss of profits in the amount of $1.2M.
Outcome – The policy responded to the claim under a clause in the policy wording and paid the amount in full to the department store.
As you can see from the above scenario, the IT Company simply made a mistake but it could have been a very costly one if not for their insurance. The solution is simple – purchase insurance cover to protect your business from costly claims.
Quotation Options for IT Professional Indemnity & Liability Insurance
As the business of IT Professional differ, so too do our insurance solutions. we have many options available for you to obtain a quote. However, if you would like to discuss your specific needs to obtain a quotation over a phone, please contact us.
Please also find some useful links to provide you with some further information regarding IT Professional Indemnity and Liability Insurance:
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