WASHINGTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Business Software Alliance (BSA), the leading advocate for the global software industry, today announced that Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq: CPWR) has joined BSA as a member of its policy council. In this role, Compuware, a provider of software and professional technical services specializing in application performance management, cloud-based secure collaboration solutions and mainframe productivity solutions, will work with a group of 27 other BSA member companies to develop and advocate policy positions that promote technology innovation.
In all, BSA's membership ranks now include 85 of the world's leading software companies. Working with BSA staff, they engage in anti-piracy and policy activities at the global, regional and local levels.
"Compuware has joined BSA's policy council to contribute our expertise and collaborate on issues such as cloud computing, application performance, healthcare IT, data privacy and more," said Compuware Chief Technology Officer Paul Czarnik. "We look forward to working with our colleagues on the policy council to drive economic growth and innovation through technology performance."
"Compuware's industry leadership is closely aligned with BSA's policy focus," added BSA Vice President of Government Relations Katherine McGuire. "It will be an invaluable partner as we advance initiatives that support a vibrant technology industry and drive long-term economic growth."
Compuware, headquartered in Detroit, MI, delivers people, software and best practices to ensure that the world's most important technologies perform at their best. Compuware customers include 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the 20 most-visited U.S. websites. Compuware is an established leader in application performance management and mainframe productivity solutions. Its subsidiary Covisint is a pioneer in cloud-based secure collaboration, particularly for the health care, manufacturing and energy industries.
The Business Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the world's foremost advocate for the software industry, working in 80 countries to expand software markets and create conditions for innovation and growth. Governments and industry partners look to BSA for thoughtful approaches to key policy and legal issues, recognizing that software plays a critical role in driving economic and social progress in all nations. BSA's member companies invest billions of dollars a year in local economies, good jobs, and next-generation solutions that will help people around the world be more productive, connected, and secure. BSA members include Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, AVEVA, AVG, Bentley Systems, CA Technologies, Cadence, CNC/Mastercam, Compuware, Corel, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation, Dell, Intel, Intuit, Kaspersky Lab, McAfee, Microsoft, Minitab, PTC, Progress Software, Quark, Quest Software, Rosetta Stone, Siemens, Sybase, Symantec, and The MathWorks.
Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, provides software, experts and best practices to ensure technology works well and delivers value. Compuware solutions make the world's most important technologies perform at their best for leading organizations worldwide, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. web sites. Learn more at: http://www.compuware.com.
SOURCE Business Software Alliance