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January 31, 2018
Trump administration policies on the H-1B visa program for foreign workers and 'political uncertainty' may accelerate the move to the cloud in 2018, a Mayer Brown attorney says.
January 30, 2018
Data becomes paramount, worldwide laws may call for contractual changes and the demand for digital services is prompting a litigation shift, according to law firm Mayer Brown.
April 21, 2017
The H-1B program is now officially under review. Don't be the next headline, experts warn. Also: Steve Ballmer's public service project, Facebook's brain-computer interface.
February 13, 2017
Data regulations, blockchain and the popularity of Agile will have a significant impact on organizations' technology partnerships and contracting, according to law firm Mayer Brown.
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