Mexico’s Foresight

posted by in Compliance and Enforcement November 30, 2012

Last August I wrote about how Mexico has quietly become one of the world’s leaders in protecting and safeguarding intellectual property. In doing so, Mexico is putting the foundation in place for long-term economic growth and prosperity. And there’s a lot that every government and company can learn from Mexico’s example.

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An IPR Strategy to Keep India’s Innovative Economy Moving Forward

posted by in Global Markets, Intellectual Property November 2, 2012

India is well on its way to developing a world-class IT sector. For example, on the strength of its dynamic human capital and extensive investments in research and development, it leapt 10 ranking positions in the 2011 edition of the 66-nation IT Industry Competitiveness Index, created for BSA by the Economist Intelligence Unit. But India […]

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STEM Winding

posted by in Industry September 21, 2012

The US economy — still the biggest in the world, by far — drives and thrives on innovation. But innovation, as we know, depends on the best minds in the world. No top talent, no next new thing. Put it this way: A + B = C. (Or maybe: E = MC2.) One way we […]

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When “Security” Regulations Overreach

posted by in Cybersecurity, Global Markets July 9, 2012

Cybersecurity has justifiably become a front-burner policy concern for governments around the world. But what happens when security regulations are effectively used to bolster the prospects of local firms at the expense of foreign competitors? We are starting to find out, especially in emerging markets, where many governments have recently begun implementing security-related measures that […]

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A Tale of Two Markets

posted by in Compliance and Enforcement May 17, 2012

It’s not every day that someone freely admits to criminal behavior. Traffic tickets aside, few people are brazen enough to acknowledge serious crimes. Yet in BSA’s ninth annual Global Software Piracy Study, more than half of the world’s computer users readily concede they steal software. Some users say they acquire unlicensed applications all or most […]

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IP: The Not-So-Secret Sauce in the US Economy

posted by in Intellectual Property April 11, 2012

If there was any doubt, a new report from the Commerce Department makes it abundantly clear that intellectual property is the secret sauce in the US economy, officially contributing roughly one-third of the country’s GDP and more than a quarter of its employment. If you are keeping score, that comes to $5 trillion and 40 […]

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India’s Opportunity to Accelerate IT Growth

posted by in Industry November 18, 2011

After a week of meetings with policymakers and business leaders in New Delhi, I leave convinced India is on the right path to achieve its goal of becoming a power center in the global IT economy. As I noted a few days ago, the country is moving rapidly up the leader board in IT industry

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At Last, Industry-Standard SAM for Organizations

posted by in Industry November 17, 2011

In every sector of the global economy, organizations of all types rely on software tools to communicate, to make products, to offer services, and to manage their operations. But keeping track of all those software assets can be a challenge, especially for a large enterprise. More divisions, more teams, more projects mean more software — […]

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India, a Country on the Move

posted by in Industry November 15, 2011

A rising tide lifts all boats, but some tides rise higher than others. BSA this week is holding its annual Global Strategy Summit in New Delhi because, in the global software and IT markets, India has the potential to be an especially powerful tide.

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Dear Supercommittee, Leverage IT for Deficit Reduction

posted by in Cloud Computing, Industry October 28, 2011

The closely watched deliberations of the so-called “supercommittee” on deficit reduction represent an inflection point, not just for congressional efforts to rein in federal deficits and begin paying down America’s public debt, but also for the growth prospects of the US economy. The supercommittee’s assignment is no easy task, to be sure, but it offers […]

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