Industry

Unfinished Business

The party nominating conventions in Tampa, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C. — not to mention Hurricane Isaac — have temporarily diverted the political world’s attention from important unfinished business in Washington. But with the clock ticking on the 112th Congress, there’s urgent need for lawmakers to pass bipartisan legislation and for the Administration to take measures … Read More >>

Global Markets, Industry

Manipulating Technology Standards to Impede Competition

The point of having standards is to create a consistent set of rules, or models, for all parties to follow. That point seems to be lost, though, on governments in many emerging markets. When it comes to technology, countries like China and India are trying to create their own patchwork of unique standards — many … Read More >>

Global Markets, Industry

The New Wave of IT-Focused Trade Barriers, Another Case Study: Discriminatory Procurement Policies

Earlier this month, a bipartisan group of US lawmakers sent a letter to the Indian government, expressing alarm at “unprecedented interference” in the procurement processes of government and commercial entities in India. The letter stated, in part, that “This policy will undermine investor confidence and would be inconsistent with India’s international obligations, as well as, … Read More >>

Industry

From Piracy to the Cloud, Holleyman Discusses Key Issues for the Software Industry in C-SPAN Interview

From promoting the growth of the global cloud computing market, to curbing piracy, to enacting balanced cybersecurity legislation, there is critically important work underway in the United States and other markets on high-priority issues for the software industry. BSA President and CEO Robert Holleyman covers several of the high points in this recent interview on … Read More >>