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2013-08-28 08:28:59

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BSA | The Software Alliance today announced that it has named Victoria Espinel, who served in the Obama Administration as the first US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, to be its President and CEO. She will begin on September 3. "We are thrilled to have Victoria leading BSA forward in an important phase of growth and evolution for the software industry," said BSA Board Chairman Pascal Di Fronzo, Senior Vice President...

2013-06-25 12:32:43

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BSA | The Software Alliance today announced that Dell Inc. has joined BSA to participate in global anti-piracy programs and help drive advocacy initiatives on behalf of the software industry. "Dell has a billion-dollar software business that is growing rapidly, so it's a natural fit for us to join BSA," said John Swainson, President of Dell Software. "BSA is an association that brings together the world's leading software companies...

2013-03-07 00:23:31

Singapore leaps forward in global policy rankings; Japan, Australia, and US lead global market; Europe stalls WASHINGTON, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Countries around the world are improving the legal environment for cloud computing -- though at an uneven pace that risks undermining the full economic potential of cloud technologies, according to a new report from BSA | The Software Alliance. The 2013 BSA Global Cloud Computing Scorecard -- the first report ever to track...

2013-01-14 02:32:57

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BSA | The Software Alliance today announced that IBM has joined BSA as a global advocacy member to help promote information technology innovation and open global markets to expanded trade in digital services. "BSA is at the forefront of championing intellectual property rights that drive the technology innovations IBM is dedicated to providing," said Chris Padilla, Vice President of Governmental Programs at IBM. "We look forward to...

2012-11-19 12:29:23

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BSA | The Software Alliance today announced that Oracle Corp. has joined BSA as a global advocacy member to help advance policies that promote technology innovation. "BSA is dedicated to advancing software industry issues such as intellectual property rights and technology innovation, which are of great importance to Oracle and its customers," said Jason Mahler, Vice President of Government Affairs at Oracle. "We are pleased to...

2012-10-10 23:20:38

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Business Software Alliance today unveiled a new brand identity reflecting a strategic alignment of its operations and the transformative impact of software on every aspect of modern life. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bsa-unveils-new-brand-reflecting-rapid-evolution-and-transformative-impact-of-global-software-industry-173586021.html Effective...

2012-07-18 02:29:48

Global poll suggests "leapfrog effect" in cloud uptake; shows which services are most popular; explores account-sharing habits WASHINGTON, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emerging economies are ripe markets for cloud computing services -- including paid services -- but users in those markets are likely to share log-in credentials, a potential avenue for license abuse, the Business Software Alliance reported today on its blog, www.bsa.org/techpost. (Photo:...

2012-06-20 02:31:54

BSA study catalogues obstacles, calls for multi-pronged policy response WASHINGTON, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new wave of IT-focused trade barriers is locking US and other multinational IT firms out of many of the world's fastest-growing emerging markets, the Business Software Alliance reported today in a study it released on its blog, BSA TechPost (www.bsa.org/techpost). The report finds that market barriers imposed by large emerging economies like China and India are...

2012-05-14 18:21:15

Emerging markets drove the commercial value of software theft to a new record $63.4 billion in 2011 WASHINGTON, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Well over half the world's personal computer users -- 57 percent -- admit they acquire pirated software, the Business Software Alliance reported today in the ninth-annual BSA Global Software Piracy Study. Some users say they pirate all or most of the time, according to the study. Others say they do it occasionally or rarely. The net...

2012-02-21 23:01:00

Japan first, U.S. fourth among 24 countries in new policy ranking WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A patchwork of conflicting laws and regulations threatens to undercut the full promise of the global cloud computing market, the Business Software Alliance reported today in a study of 24 countries that together account for 80 percent of the world's information and communications technology. To capture the full economic potential of the cloud, governments need to...