After the recent acquisitions of Quest and various other enterprise software companies it has joined the BSA to participate in global anti-piracy programs and help drive advocacy initiatives on behalf of the software industry.
“Dell has a billion-dollar software business that is growing rapidly, so it’s a natural fit for us to join BSA,” said John Swainson, President of Dell Software. “BSA is an association that brings together the world’s leading software companies with tight alignment around shared interests and concerns. BSA has robust anti-piracy programs and a focused advocacy agenda to serve effectively as the industry’s leading global advocate. We look forward to collaborating on a range of issues to open markets and grow the digital economy.”
BSA Senior Vice President for External Affairs Matt Reid said, “As a top-20 global software company, Dell is an important addition to BSA’s membership. It has a shared interest in the same issues that other BSA members face, such as protecting intellectual property, opening global markets, and fostering the growth of cloud computing. We look forward to combining our energy, resources, and voices to promote continued growth for the whole industry.”
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BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading global advocate for the software industry. It is an association of world-class companies that invest billions of dollars annually to create software solutions that spark the economy and improve modern life. Through international government relations, intellectual property enforcement, and educational activities, BSA expands the horizons of the digital world and builds trust and confidence in the new technologies driving it forward.
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