An Open Letter to Congress: Software Industry’s Priorities Create Jobs

posted by in Data, Industry, Intellectual Property January 12, 2017

Dear 115th Congress, Congratulations on your election to office – we look forward to working with you. Job creation will undoubtedly be a top priority on your list in the coming year, and it’s a top priority for our industry. As our recent economic impact report shows (done in collaboration with the Economist Intelligence Unit) […]

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BSA Celebrates the Software of 2016

posted by in Industry December 20, 2016

With 2016 coming to a close, BSA’s global staff took some time to look back and name the software that helped them the most this year.

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Building on a Constructive Conversation

posted by in Industry December 16, 2016

Wednesday’s meeting between President-elect Trump and executives from numerous software and technology companies has been reported with great fanfare. Rather than the tense exchange that many pundits predicted, the sit-down provided an opportunity for a constructive conversation. This is a welcome development, and it points to a real opportunity for government and industry to work […]

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Is It Santa or Software?

posted by in Industry December 15, 2016

The holiday season is in full swing and many of us are shopping for presents. We’ve talked a lot on TechPost about how software affects almost every aspect of our daily lives, and gift-giving is no exception. From making the present to capturing the joy, software is helping us out this holiday season. Let’s say […]

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Building on Today’s Achievements, the EU Can Harness Software’s Full Potential

posted by in Industry November 22, 2016

This article originally ran on EurActiv on November 22, 2016. We live with the benefits of software every day; so much so, in fact, it easy to underestimate its contribution. Software contributes almost one trillion Euros to the EU’s GDP (including indirect and induced effects); if the software industry’s total contribution in Europe were a […]

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Software Meets Stethoscopes in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

posted by in Industry October 27, 2016

Software significantly impacts almost every part of our lives, and since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month we’d like to recognize some of the great contributions software makes to fight cancer. Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer worldwide and it’s imperative that we do all we can to improve diagnosis and […]

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Congratulations to BSA’s 2016 Girls Who Code Class!

posted by in Industry August 31, 2016

BSA’s Girls Who Code class of 2016 graduated this month, marking the end of an intensive seven-week coding program. While most of the 19 girls in the BSA classroom began the program with no knowledge of coding, they are now proficient in several programming languages, including Python, Scratch, HTML, and CSS. They have created websites […]

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The $1 Trillion Economic Impact of Software

posted by in Industry June 15, 2016

Today, I’ll be at New America talking about the impact software has on the economy. Software is at the forefront of American innovation — laying the groundwork for advances that promise to make businesses more efficient, jobs more plentiful, opportunities more pervasive, and the economy even more prosperous. BSA | The Software Alliance has released […]

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New BSA Survey: Organizations Can Combat Cyberattacks by Avoiding Unlicensed Software

Organizations worried by the ever-increasing threat of cyberattacks should start by looking inward. One of the first, critical steps an organization needs to take is to ensure that all of the software running on its own network is legitimate and fully licensed. Doing so matters, as highlighted in Seizing Opportunity Through License Compliance, this year’s […]

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How the Software Revolution Is Changing Our World

posted by in Industry January 19, 2016

Software will dramatically change our lives and our society. We are in the midst of dramatic societal changes driven by software — a revolution propelled by software innovation. As chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council (GAC) on the Future of Software and Society, I work with experts from business, academia, and development […]

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