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Egypt’s software piracy drop and legal reforms boost foreign investment

Egypt has seen a two percent drop in its software piracy rate to reach (59%), the U.S.-based Business Software Alliance said in its recent study, released last June. The study revealed that Egypt has managed to decrease the commercial value...

South African firms cough up R3.64m for using unlicensed software

South African companies paid more than R3.64 million for using unlicensed software in 2016. This is according to data from BSA | The Software Alliance, a non-profit, global trade association created to advance the goals of the software industry...

SA’s draft IP policy ‘needs further consultation’

In South Africa, The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has identified several areas of the draft National Policy on Intellectual Property (IP) as ‘worrying’ and urges the Department of Trade and Industry to engage in an extended consultation period and a more...

SA falls in global cloud computing policies ranking

In a first-ever analysis of the shifting international policy landscape for cloud computing, a new study ranks South Africa 20th out of 24 leading IT economies, a sign of erosion from its starting position of 18 only a year...
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The Power of Bitcoin in an Interest Rate Cut Resistant Economy

As the global financial landscape undergoes significant shifts, one emerging observation is the likely de-sensitization of the U.S. economy...
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