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    Fundamentals of Copyright Law

    Copyright exists as soon as an original work is fixed in a tangible medium. That is, it is not necessary to register a work with the government to own the copyright in the work. Rather, a copyright is automatically granted by law. Registering the work with the government, however, has several advantages. In the U.S., the United States Copyright Office handles copyright registration. To register, a copyright owner needs to file a copyright application, pay an associated filing fee, and deposit a copy of the copyrighted work.

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    The Economic and Strategic Benefits of Cloud Computing

    Does SaaS save money? Based on our latest survey, we find organizations that have largely migrated to the cloud spend less on IT as a percentage of revenue and on a per-user basis. Savings come not only from a reduction in data center spending, but also from lower IT personnel costs.

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    Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

    National and local governments around the world have their own sets of laws and rules to protect intellectual property. An individual or company can register with the appropriate governmental authority to protect its intellectual property rights. Avasant’s 'Fundamentals of Intellectual Property paper' offers an overview of four areas of Intellectual Property: Patent, Trademark, Copyright, and Trade Secret.

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    Fundamentals of Trademark Law

    Trademarks are territorial in nature. That is, a U.S. federal trademark applies across the U.S. only. Similarly, a trademark obtained from one of the U.S. states applies in that state only. Therefore, for trademark protection in other countries, a trademark application must be filed in each country.

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    2017 Travel Tech Trends

    The travel industry is increasingly fragmented and very competitive, with technology as its key factor. The travellers now have increasingly higher expectations about their travel experience, prioritizing comfort and accessibility. The aim of Avasant's 2017 travel tech trends paper is to provide answers to the aforementioned questions based on an open-dialogue approach.

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    Fundamentals of Patent Law

    A patent is a government-granted right for a fixed time period to exclude others from making, selling, using, and importing an invention, product, process or design, or improvements on such items. Avasant’s 'Fundamentals of Patent Law' article addresses the concept, types, and application of patents.

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    Road to Innovation with Avasant & Usertech

    Edward Wilson-Smythe, Principal at Avasant, and Jan Beránek, CEO at Usertech joined Frank Casale, Founder at IRPA AI, to discuss key factors on why companies struggle with innovation, why middle management is delaying innovation for personal reasons, how innovation must be decentralized in order to be successful, what key challenge businesses face in the wake of digital disruption and so much more in this exclusive interview.

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    From the Plant to the Patient: Innovation in Value Driven Healthcare

    Conversely, when stakeholders collaborate early in the patient’s journey, increased lead-time improves production planning and distribution assuring the necessary inventory is available at the optimal time for the patient. This is a win for both cost and quality. Ultimately, every step that streamlines the path from the plant to the patient creates a potential increase in value.

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    Transformation in the Utilities Sector Is a Requirement, Not an Option

    Read Avasant’s "Transformation in the Utilities Sector Is a Requirement, Not an Option" article to find out how Utilities industry, that has typically had difficulty in adapting to rapid changes, can both culturally and technologically, address these challenges.

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    Cloudy with a Chance of Disruption (Part One)

    Avasant’s Cloudy with a Chance of Disruption (Part One) paper talks about five new realities that all partners in the Enterprise Cloud ecosystems – clients, cloud platforms, integrators, service providers, consultants – need to recognize and address.

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    Is the “Variable Interest Entity” a Viable Model for Doing Business in China?

    This article discusses possible regulations that may affect the legitimacy of VIE business structures and recommendations on reinvestment of returns within China and the transfer of valuable assets to WFOEs while having VIEs maintain control of required licenses.

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    Best Practices for Benchmarking IT Budget Ratios

    Benchmarking is a popular way for IT organizations to justify their IT budgets and better focus their efforts toward continuous improvement. But without following certain principles, business leaders will likely question the validity of the outcome. This report, based on many years of benchmarking exercises at Computer Economics, outlines three complementary approaches to benchmarking.