Posts Tagged ‘Business Software Alliance’

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    Unlicensed software costing South Africa over R4 billion

    June 30, 2014 • Software, Top StoriesComments (1)

    A global software survey conducted by Business Software Alliance (BSA), in partnership with International Data Corporation (IDC), revealed that unlicensed software was installed on more than 43% of global PCs in 2013 rounding off to a commercial value of...

  • Daniel Kamau, Anti-Piracy Lead for Microsoft West, East, Central Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands (image: Microsoft)

    Over 90% of Zimbabwe’s software is counterfeit

    January 9, 2014 • OpinionComments Off

    Around a third of the entire world’s PC software is counterfeit, according to latest figures from the International Data Corporation (IDC), and in Africa, piracy rates range from around 50% in Mauritius to over 90% in Zimbabwe. Despite these provocative...

  • microsoft

    Cloud computing levels small business playing field

    August 8, 2013 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off

    The software piracy rate in Africa is as high as 80%, according to the latest Business Software Alliance (BSA) figures, and this is placing many businesses across the continent at risk, costing them millions of dollars every year in system malfunctions,...

  • Software piracy a serious issue – Microsoft

    April 8, 2013 • SoftwareComments Off

    Software piracy and the sale of illegal copies of various programmes is an increasingly growing problem in South Africa. Anti-Piracy, Legal & Corporate Affairs lawyer for Microsoft Middle East & Africa, Marius Haman, spoke to IT News Africa about the...

  • Business Software Alliance settles software piracy case

    December 4, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA), a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting a safe and legal digital world, settled the largest software piracy case to date worldwide in Japan. The settlement amount comes to JPY437.34 million (approximately R45.6...

  • Half of Global PC users acquire illegal software

    September 12, 2011 • SecurityComments (1)

    Nearly half the world’s personal computer users — 47% — acquire software through illegal means most or all of the time, and in developing economies the figures are much higher, according to the most extensive survey ever undertaken on PC users’...

  • Top Ten pirates in Africa

    September 7, 2011 • Lists, Software, Top StoriesComments Off

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has released the figures of their latest findings into piracy across the globe, and some statistics are shocking. The global piracy rate dropped by 1 point from 2009 to 42%, meaning that 42% of the all the software in the...

  • Software piracy restricted in SA

    May 12, 2011 • SoftwareComments Off

    The rate of software piracy in South Africa has remained constant over the past year, despit a doubling in the local PC market. According to the 2010 Global Software Piracy Study, run by the Business Software Alliance (BSA), the country’s piracy rate...

  • Don’t be an accidental pirate

    February 23, 2011 • OpinionComments Off

    Most businesses don’t intend to use illegal software, or break the terms of their license agreements, but through a combination of bad planning, inadequate IT policies or simply a lack of awareness, many end up doing so. Software piracy takes many forms,...