If your IP career trajectory includes a future as in-house counsel, you’ll have opportunities to join companies with organized programs, and ground-floor opportunities to formalize a program. Kevin McLintock signed up for the latter when he joined Logitech in May 2011 as Director of Worldwide IP.
Two weeks ago, in Part I of this post, we covered some Cloud Computing 101 and started to discuss how switching to the cloud increases business agility and cost efficiency, thus creating positive ROI. We also busted some popular myths about data security and availability in the Cloud. Now, let's dive a bit deeper into the benefits, specifically for corporate IP/Legal departments.
The Era of Cloud Computing
The Internet has clearly been the primary driving force in software evolution for the past decade. Cloud computing is one of the most visible results. Due to the rapid pace of hosting, availability and security innovation, adoption of cloud computing is frankly booming. In fact, it would be difficult to argue that cloud computing hasn’t been one of the biggest changes in both personal and business computing since the World Wide Web started its path to ubiquity in the mid-90s.
To pivot or not to pivot. That’s the question hundreds of technology startups ponder when their original vision fails to take flight. For some, it’s a successful move. Consider Pinterest, which launched in 2009 as a mobile shopping app called Tote, or Groupon, which began life in 2007 to promote consumer activism before morphing into a wildly successful daily deals site.