Honesty is Still the Best Policy

Many companies and businesses give in to the temptation to use pirated software, thereby saving on costs. But in the long run, this will prove to be more trouble than it’s worth. Times and technology may have changed drastically through the years, but the good old values of honesty and integrity still hold. With pirated and illegal software experiencing great popularity these days, with virtually every software program known to man floating around in various easy-to-find sources and websites. And since they are free of charge – no need to pay fees for licensing or updates – it’s hardly surprising that many businesses are tempted to cut a few corners and save on costs by using pirated software. Microsoft programs in particular are considered to be one of the most pirated in the world. Since they are widely used, many businesses, big or small, cannot afford to do without them. And more than a few have used or are using pirated software. This is why Microsoft is taking on a new approach to fighting piracy: publicly exposing offenders. Microsoft recently named several offenders who admitted to ‘hard disk loading’, which is selling PCs with pirated software pre-installed. Microsoft has identified Selectweb in Lancashire, Computer Trading in West Sussex, Tech Computers in the West Midlands, PC Academy and Impact Computers in Preston, Call-Tech Support (CTS) in Bolton, PC Practitioners in Derbyshire, MSB Computers in Blackburn, Multi Tech Systems and Ossett PC Centre in West Yorkshire. Many have since mended their ways – it hardly sits well with clients when they discover that their supplier / reseller uses what is basically stolen software – but the damage has already been done. So learn from the mistakes of others, and start using only licensed, legal software. Need more information? We can help make sure your software if above the board so you stay out of trouble.Many companies and businesses give in to the temptation to use pirated software, thereby saving on costs. But in the long run, this will prove to be more trouble than it’s worth.

Times and technology may have changed drastically through the years, but the good old values of honesty and integrity still hold.

With pirated and illegal software experiencing great popularity these days, with virtually every software program known to man floating around in various easy-to-find sources and websites. And since they are free of charge no need to pay fees for licensing or updates it’s hardly surprising that many businesses are tempted to cut a few corners and save on costs by using pirated software.

Microsoft programs in particular are considered to be one of the most pirated in the world. Since they are widely used, many businesses, big or small, cannot afford to do without them. And more than a few have used or are using pirated software.

This is why Microsoft is taking on a new approach to fighting piracy: publicly exposing offenders. Microsoft recently named several offenders who admitted to ‘hard disk loading’, which is selling PCs with pirated software pre-installed. Microsoft has identified Selectweb in Lancashire, Computer Trading in West Sussex, Tech Computers in the West Midlands, PC Academy and Impact Computers in Preston, Call-Tech Support (CTS) in Bolton, PC Practitioners in Derbyshire, MSB Computers in Blackburn, Multi Tech Systems and Ossett PC Centre in West Yorkshire.

Many have since mended their ways it hardly sits well with clients when they discover that their supplier / reseller uses what is basically stolen software but the damage has already been done. So learn from the mistakes of others, and start using only licensed, legal software.

Need more information? We can help make sure your software if above the board so you stay out of trouble.

Published with permission from TechAdvisory.org. Source.