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Sarah Coombes

Managing Director, EMEA, BSA | The Software Alliance

Sarah Coombes is Managing Director, EMEA with the Business Software Alliance, over-seeing the BSA’s anti-piracy efforts in Europe, Middle-East and Africa. Before joining the BSA in 2005 to head up the BSA’s legal affairs team in EMEA, Sarah was an IP Litigator at Field Fisher Waterhouse in London, where she was made Partner in 2001. Sarah gained her law degree at the University of New South Wales in Australia.

Closing the Software Compliance Gap

You would think that the people managing your company's computer network would know what software is installed on it. But, in many cases, that's not the case.
30/06/2014 13:22 BST

Why BYOD Belongs in the Financial Director's In-tray

While it's clearly an IT issue, BYOD is increasingly creeping onto the FD agenda; in part given the implications for procurement and claims from Cisco, among others, that BYOD reduces the overall cost to business.
20/02/2014 14:53 GMT

The Risks of Running on Counterfeit

The lack of contact details on illegal websites links to why it is so difficult to clamp down on this opportunistic crime. Site creators can mobilise themselves quickly to set-up websites, make a profit and then destroy all traces of their activity before moving onto new sites.
26/07/2013 14:07 BST

Increasing the Use of Legal Software Will Drive Economic Growth

In the information age, software is an essential tool of production. It generates value for individual businesses and entire economies by boosting productivity and accelerating output. But does it make a difference whether the software is properly licensed or pirated?
24/05/2013 13:39 BST