Worried about software piracy? Check out the anti-piracy resources in our new Business centre

Software piracy isn’t beneficial for anyone – especially in medium sized businesses where the dependability of your IT is so important. Just one counterfeit copy can leave your company open to attack. But piracy isn’t just about counterfeit discs – not having adequate licensing in place for the software you run could land you in…

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Software Asset Management : Stay legal and save money

More than four in 10 programs installed on PCs around the world were counterfeit, according to a 2010 study by analysts IDC and industry lobby group Business Software Alliance (BSA). That’s software with a commercial value of over £32 billion! Since software typically represents 25% of an organisation’s total IT budget, it makes good sense…

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Pirate software is a false economy for businesses

Businesses should avoid using pirate and counterfeit software, or be prepared to face the consequences While it may be tempting to use counterfeit software in a bid to minimise costs, businesses should avoid this course of action at all costs. Not only is software piracy illegal, it has negative consequences for everyone concerned. Product vendors,…

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Don't be an accidental pirate! Follow these tips to prevent the use of illegal software.

A combination of bad planning, inadequate IT policies or a lack of awareness may cause businesses to unintentionally break the law. Unlicensed software use where a business buys a single copy of software and installs it on multiple computers, to downloading and using unauthorised copies of software from the internet are all forms of software…

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