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South African firms cough up R3.64m for using unlicensed software

South African companies paid more than R3.64 million for using unlicensed software in 2016. This is according to data from BSA | The Software Alliance, a non-profit, global trade association created to advance the goals of the software industry...

Unlicensed software costing South Africa over R4 billion

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...

Unlicensed software – South Africa still flirting with danger

New figures indicate that a significant decline in the use unlicensed software by South African companies is still some way off. This is according to BSA | The Software Alliance, the leading global advocate for the software industry whose latest...

SA falls in global cloud computing policies ranking

In a first-ever analysis of the shifting international policy landscape for cloud computing, a new study ranks South Africa 20th out of 24 leading IT economies, a sign of erosion from its starting position of 18 only a year...

Software piracy in SA cost over R4bn in 2011

57percent of computer users  globally admit they have acquired pirated software, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) reported today in the 2011 BSA Global Software Piracy Study. Some users say they pirate all or most of the time. Others say they...
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