Combating piracy in the software industry is a global effort that requires local efforts. In addition to the work and investment that Microsoft is undertaking to drive down the incidence of software piracy, there are many other organizations and alliances around the world that are joining together to develop new technologies to aid in piracy prevention. Fostering the protection of intellectual property promotes technological innovation, drives economic growth by leveling the playing field and helps consumers and businesses be more confident in their technology purchases. Learn about the work taking place to promote the protection of intellectual property rights through cloud computing and other best practices like software asset management (SAM).
BSA | The Software Alliance
represents the world's leading publishers, educates computer users on software copyrights, and advocates public policy that fosters innovation and expands trade opportunities and fights software piracy.
Microsoft approaches cloud computing as a way to help customers take a key step toward better business agility, economics, and user experiences. For many modern CIOs and technology leaders, the cloud presents an opportunity to redefine the role IT plays in implementing a business’s strategy. Because of its power to fundamentally change how businesses operate and compete, the cloud is a game changer for the enterprise.