Intellectual Property in the Cloud: The Patent Troll Threat

Digital transformation is propelling business cloud-wards at prodigious rates: research company Gartner[1] forecasts (pre-COVID-19) that public cloud market will grow 17% in 2020, up from $228bn in 2019 to $266bn.  At the same time scale economies are extending the cloud’s reach out from the data centre, connecting billions of intelligent IoT (Internet of Things) devices […]

How to prevent partial or complete failure of a digital transformation project

“I never would have thought that in 2019 a change of software could send a whole company skidding off the road.” So said Liqui Moly’s CEO earlier this year when discussing the impact of new software on its business. This vlog from Deirdre Moynihan looks at the steps that should be taken to reduce the […]

Evolving Cloud Economics: The Benefits of More Broadly Balanced Regulatory Policy

Much of the initial research on the early promise of the economic benefits of the cloud at scale dates back to 2009/2010, eons ago in the technology world. As cloud growth rates continue to increase, evidence bearing out this promise is starting to emerge in areas including security and environmental impact as well as data […]

Trends in information technology law: looking ahead to 2016

This piece looks ahead to what we might expect as IT law developments in 2016. More than most years, looking ahead to what’s in store for IT lawyers next year is all about the big picture: how IT developments will impact businesses generally, and how this will affect what comes across IT lawyers’ desks. Two […]