Survey: Use of a Compliance Program Lowers Risk and Adds to Bottom Line
The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has released its 2018 global software survey and key takeaways are very enlightening. Conducted in partnership with International Data Corporation (IDC), the survey quantifies the volume and value of unlicensed software installed on personal computers across more than 110 national and regional economies.
First and foremost, the survey shows that 37 percent of software installed on PCs worldwide is still unlicensed. While this is a two-point drop over the last two years, the alarming fact is that the majority of all countries surveyed still reflect unlicensed usage rates of over 50 percent.
The keys findings of the report are:
- Use of unlicensed software, while down slightly, is still widespread
- Chief information officers are finding unlicensed software is increasingly risky to use and costly in terms of system downtime and lost business data resulting from the malware that often comes with unlicensed software
- Improving software compliance is now an economic enabler and security imperative
- Organizations can now take meaningful steps to improve software management and achieve important gains
Register now for Summit 2018
Registration is now open for the 2018 SmartFlow Anti-Piracy and Compliance Summit! This year it will be held October 10-12, with the accompanying annual user group meeting on October 12. Synopsys will host the event in Mountainview, CA. We'll share agenda details as plans come together over the summer. Learn more and register here »
37% of software installed on PCs worldwide is unlicensed
Introducing new Sales Director, James Kohler
We are pleased to welcome our new director of sales James M. Kohler. James comes to SmartFlow from Salix Pharmaceuticals (a Bausch Health company), where he was sales manager for a region of southern California. He earned the 2017 President's Club award for top sales performance and also mentored new territory managers. He holds an M.S. degree in kinesiology from California State University, Northridge and a B.S. in kinesiology with a minor in business administration from the University of Wisconsin.
Coming next month: SmartFlow Enterprise 2018 Release
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