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Don't get caught out by illegal software

02/07/2013 | Data centers |

When you're setting up a data center, finding the right software to use for the running of your dedicated servers and applications is always a key decision.
 

There's usually a choice available for businesses, with most having the option of free open-source software or paid-for alternatives that might be costly, but could offer a greater range of functionality.
 

For small businesses, choosing between these solutions could be a tricky decision, as they'll have to weigh up their limited budgets against their need to have the most capable solutions. But when opting for paid solutions, some enterprises could be exposing themselves to risk by the use of illegal software.
 

Whether inadvertently or as a deliberate attempt to cut corners, this is said to be on the rise among less sizeable enterprises. According to research by the Business Software Alliance (BSA), more than half of small firms (52%) have bought or downloaded illegal software.
 

This could lead to serious problems for companies that give their details to bogus providers, with commonly-experienced issues as a result of this including;

• Identity theft - 41%
• Product late or not arriving at all - 41%
• Being overcharged - 33%
• Credit cards being cloned - 28%
 

For many businesses, it seems they were unaware at the time of purchase that they were not receiving a legitimate copy, with a large number saying they had taken steps such as replacing it with a legal copy (50%), purchasing an access key (27%) or uninstalling the software (10%) as soon as they found out.
 

However, even when the problem is rectified to protect a business, paying twice for solutions could pose major problems for less-sizeable firms, while they might be open to liability concerns if they continue using illegal software, which the BSA noted shows a disregard for copyright law and business ethics.
 

Therefore, its vitally important you protect yourself from these risks when you make a purchase, making sure you only use trusted vendors to be completely sure you're getting a legitimate copy of the software.







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