Global Markets

Congress and the Administration Are Right: A Modernized NAFTA Must Address Digital Trade

Yesterday, BSA | The Software Alliance testified at a hearing convened by the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) to shape the US negotiating objectives for a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The hearing comes amid concrete signs that the Administration – as well as Canada and Mexico – recognize that there … Read More >>

Data, Global Markets

Future of Trade Hides in Plain Sight in Vietnam Deals

If you saw the headlines out of last week’s meeting between President Trump and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, you’re aware of the major deals announced with US manufacturers GE and Caterpillar – deals worth an estimated $8 billion dollars for jet engines, windmills, and construction equipment. What is less apparent, though, is how … Read More >>

Industry

BSA’s 2017 Fly-In Highlights Data Issues, Workforce Development, and Trade

On Wednesday, board members and executives from BSA’s member companies met with Members of Congress and the Administration to talk about policy priorities of importance to the software industry and our digital economy. The BSA delegation included representatives from Adobe, ANSYS, Apple, Autodesk, Bentley, CA Technologies, Datastax, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Splunk, Symantec, Trend Micro, Workday, … Read More >>

Industry

Software Paves the Way to Increased Economic Growth

The concerns with our aging infrastructure are well-documented. The highways, bridges, and airports that paved the way for our world-leading economy today are crumbling and, even worse, undermining growth. Rather than boosting business, our infrastructure costs the nation roughly $1 trillion a year in lost economic growth. Our highways suffer from constant congestion, our bridges … Read More >>