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Topic: Industry Research

What Do Industry Analysts Think About Software Analytics?

It is no surprise that we talk a lot about software usage analytics, but I thought it would be interesting to take a look and see what industry analysts are saying, too.

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Keith Fenech  

|  December 12, 2019   |   Industry Research

How Product Managers Listen to the Voice of the Customer

Gartner has predicted that by 2021, 75% of software providers will rely on insights from embedded software usage analytics to inform product management decisions and measure customer health (Predicts 2018: Technology Go-to-Market). Based on this ...

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Keith Fenech  

|  November 08, 2018   |   Industry Research

More Meaningful Software Piracy Statistics

“OK Michael, nice rant blog post about the BSA’s Global Software Survey, but how about you put your money where your mouth is and offer up some more meaningful piracy statistics of your own?” (Anonymous email from a blog reader)

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Michael Goff  

|  June 20, 2016   |   Software Piracy

The BSA Has Given Up On Piracy. Again.

Thoughts on the May 2016 BSA Global Software Survey Feel free to pregame for this blog post/rant by reading my response to the last global software study published by BSA | The Software Alliance in June 2014.

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Michael Goff  

|  June 08, 2016   |   Software Piracy
July 29, 2014 Software Piracy

The BSA Has Given Up On Piracy

Thoughts on the 2013 BSA Global Software Survey Can I be honest? I read and reread the latest report from BSA and I felt like something was missing. Why was I feeling this way? Was it the fact that we had to wait two years since the last report? Was ...

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Michael Goff  

|  July 29, 2014   |   Software Piracy
May 21, 2014 Software Piracy

Brand Protection in the Digital Age

In early May, I was honored to participate on a panel sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Jose titled, “Brand Protection in the Digital Age: Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy.” The panel was moderated by Abhi Joshi, Managing Director and ...

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Victor DeMarines  

|  May 21, 2014   |   Software Piracy
March 19, 2014 Industry Research

V.i. Labs' CEO on IDC Software Pricing and Licensing Predictions for 2014

IDC Research Vice President Amy Konary recently delivered a presentation on Worldwide Software Pricing and Licensing Predictions for 2014. One prediction rang especially true for us at V.i. Labs: “Seeking to increase revenue, software vendors will ...

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Joseph Noonan  

|  March 19, 2014   |   Industry Research
February 28, 2014 Software Piracy

Software Piracy Trends - February 2014

Each month we check in with a member of the V.i. Labs Piracy Investigation Team to see what trends they're seeing in software piracy. This month tells us about the impact Chinese New Year had on new piracy infringements. It’s no secret that piracy ...

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Victor DeMarines  

|  February 28, 2014   |   Software Piracy
February 20, 2014 Software Piracy

ICYMI: BSA, FAST and SIIA Joined V.i. Labs for Software Piracy Panel

In case you missed it, we recorded our 4th Annual License Compliance and Software Piracy Panel Discussion on February 13 featuring Peter Beruk from BSA | The Software Alliance, Julian Heathcote Hobbins from FAST (Federation Against Software Theft), ...

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Michael Goff  

|  February 20, 2014   |   Software Piracy

BSA Study: Findings About Licensed Software

Did you attend our software license compliance panel in Waltham last week? If so, you may recall Peter Beruk from the BSA mentioning that they were going to be releasing a study this week.

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Michael Goff  

|  May 22, 2013   |   Software Piracy
April 15, 2013 Software Piracy

Pirate Bay Turned Away in Greenland, One-Third of UK SMBs Knowingly Use Unlicensed Software - Week in Review 4/15/2013

Welcome back to V.i. Labs’ weekly update on software piracy and copyright infringement. In this edition: the Pirate Bay is turned away in Greenland and a BSA survey show one-third of UK SMBs knowingly use unlicensed software.

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Michael Goff  

|  April 15, 2013   |   Software Piracy
April 01, 2013 Software Piracy

Unfair Competition Law an Opportunity for India, Snitch Line Leads to $106k Payment - Week in Review 4/1/2013

Welcome back to V.i. Labs’ weekly update on software piracy and copyright infringement. In this edition: Unfair Competition Law may create an opportunity for India and “snitch lines” get a bad rap.

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Michael Goff  

|  April 01, 2013   |   Software Piracy
March 19, 2013 Software Piracy

Week in Review 3/18/2013

Welcome back to V.i. Labs’ weekly update on software piracy and copyright infringement. In this edition: BSA CEO Robert Holleyman steps down, Microsoft and Adobe sue Aussie radio stations, a look back on DRM’s past, and a quick check up on South ...

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Michael Goff  

|  March 19, 2013   |   Software Piracy

IIPA Recommends Thailand be Moved Off Priority Watch List, BSA Study Finds More Than Half of UK SMBs Have Used Illegal Software and Japan Launches Operation Decoy File - Weekly Review 2/11/2013

Welcome back to V.i. Labs’ weekly update on software piracy and copyright infringement. Last week the powerful lobbying group, IIPA, recommended Thailand be removed from the USTR's Priority Watch List, the BSA conducted a study which found over 50% ...

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Victor DeMarines  

|  February 11, 2013   |   Software Piracy
December 10, 2012 Software Piracy

BSA and the Morality of Informants, Microsoft and Autodesk sue a Chinese Corporation and an Update on the Case of a Pirate Bay Founder - Week in Review 12/10/2012

Welcome back to V.i. Labs’ weekly update on software license compliance and piracy. This week we cover the BSA's boast about the morality of informants, Microsoft and Autodesk sue a Chinese corporation and an update on the case of a Pirate Bay ...

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Victor DeMarines  

|  December 10, 2012   |   Software Piracy
November 05, 2012 Software Piracy

BSA Partners with Malaysia, Microsoft Sees Growth in Indonesia as Piracy Rates Drop and the BSA Fines a Firm in the UK - Week in Review 11/5/2012

Welcome back to V.i. Labs’ weekly update on software licensing and piracy. Last week BSA partnered with Malaysia to fight piracy, Microsoft saw growth in Indonesia as piracy rates dropped and the BSA fined a firm in the UK. Read on and don’t forget ...

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Michael Goff  

|  November 05, 2012   |   Software Piracy

FAST Worried About the UK's Digital Economy Act, Software Compliance Raids in Thailand and South Africa & the BSA's Rebrands Itself - Week in Review 10/15/2012

Welcome back to V.i. Labs’ weekly update on intellectual property law and software licensing. This week FAST voiced concerns over the UK's Digital Economy Act, Thai police raided a coconut milk factory, Adobe conducted a raid in South Africa and the ...

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Victor DeMarines  

|  October 15, 2012   |   Software Piracy

Software Licensing in the Cloud, Google & The Pirate Bay, and Filipino Software Piracy - Week in Review 9/17/2010

Welcome back to V.i. Labs’ weekly software piracy and licensing update. This week Google decided no longer to suggest The Pirate Bay, the BSA weighs in on the Tran-Pacific Partnership and the Filipino Government tackles software piracy. Want to know ...

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Victor DeMarines  

|  September 17, 2012   |   Software Piracy
September 10, 2012 Software Piracy

Microsoft Goes to China, SIIA & FAST Team Up, BSA in S. Africa, and a Swede's Arrest in Cambodia - Week in Review 9/10/2012

Welcome back to our weekly update where we filter and condense software piracy, licensing and protection news into easily digested summaries. We saw SIIA and FAST teaming up, Microsoft going to China, while the BSA is off in South Africa and finally ...

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Victor DeMarines  

|  September 10, 2012   |   Software Piracy
September 06, 2012 Software Piracy

Software Piracy & Protection: Your Week In Review, August 27th – 31st

Today V.i. Labs launches the first in a continuing series where we scour the internet for the most interesting news on software piracy and the related topics of software licensing and protection. We understand everyone is experiencing an information ...

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Victor DeMarines  

|  September 06, 2012   |   Software Piracy
July 26, 2012 Software Piracy

Partly Cloudy with a (Good) Chance of Piracy

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Michael Goff  

|  July 26, 2012   |   Software Piracy
June 19, 2012 Software Piracy

Top 5 Things to Know About Combating License Misuse and Overuse with Software Intelligence

We have sponsored a white paper by IDC’s Amy Konary that she has titled, “Information Is Power: Combating Software License Misuse and Overuse with Intelligence.” It comments on the state of software piracy and discusses steps software vendors can ...

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Michael Goff  

|  June 19, 2012   |   Software Piracy
May 17, 2012 Software Piracy

Shining a Light on the Shadow Market

The 2011 BSA Global Software Piracy Study claims a $63 billion global piracy problem with 57% of users admitting they pirate software, but enforcement techniques like whistle blower campaigns and take down notices can yield bad PR. Software ...

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Michael Goff  

|  May 17, 2012   |   Software Piracy

BSA 2011 Global Piracy Study - What Does it Mean to *You*?

The BSA issued its ninth annual global piracy study today, revealing that the commercial value of pirated software rose from $58.8 billion in 2010 to $63.4 billion in 2011. The report also finds that 57 percent of computer users admit to pirating ...

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Michael Goff  

|  May 16, 2012   |   Software Piracy

New Podcast on $1 Billion Piracy Pipeline Milestone

Join Michael Goff and Vic DeMarines for a discussion about our recent announcement that more than $1 billion in revenue recovery opportunity has been identified by top customers since deploying CodeArmor Intelligence.

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Michael Goff  

|  May 14, 2011   |   Software Piracy
October 18, 2010 Software Piracy

New Podcast on Piracy Revenue Pipeline

Join host Dan Thompson and guest Michael Goff to learn more about the new Piracy Revenue Pipeline ticker on V.i. Labs' homepage and how it compares to the BSA's annual global piracy study.

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Michael Goff  

|  October 18, 2010   |   Software Piracy
September 02, 2010 Software Piracy

Shocking? LG Electronics Targeted in Software Piracy Investigation

Recent news that LG Electronics' Russian branch is the target of a software piracy investigation brings to mind one of my favorite scenes from the movie Casablanca. We see the following exchange between Captain Renault and bar owner Rick during a ...

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Michael Goff  

|  September 02, 2010   |   Software Piracy

Software Piracy - What a Week!

Wow - where to begin? The last seven days have been abuzz with software piracy in the news.

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Michael Goff  

|  May 18, 2010   |   Software Piracy

What's In It for ISVs? The BSA/IDC Global Software Piracy Study

The BSA released its Sixth Annual Global Piracy Study today and we issued our reaction to it.

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Michael Goff  

|  May 12, 2009   |   Software Piracy
September 03, 2008 Software Piracy

Software Pirates - In Our Backyard!

You may recall my post this summer about a legitimate business in the UK that was using pirated Autodesk software. Well, yesterday the Worcester (Mass.) Business Journal reported on a local company that paid the BSA “$80,000 to settle claims that ...

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Michael Goff  

|  September 03, 2008   |   Software Piracy

Making Sense of the Recent BSA/IDC 2007 Global Piracy Study

The BSA and IDC get a lot of heat on the methodology used to arrive at global piracy trends, but I thought I’d comment on some of the results with respect to our own experience and other external references. In particular, two points within the ...

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Michael Goff  

|  May 19, 2008   |   Software Piracy
May 17, 2007 Software Piracy

New Data from BSA/IDC Indicate Piracy Growth

BSA/IDC's latest annual report is out and stills shows large losses attributed piracy. I think they nailed it in terms of true root cause for this ,

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Michael Goff  

|  May 17, 2007   |   Software Piracy