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Tag: Business Software Alliance

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  • BSA reports $60 billion worth of unlicensed software

    42% of end users are unaware of software or SAM policies within their organisation This morning (24/06/2014) the Business Software Alliance (BSA) announced the results of their Global Software Survey. Security threats is the number one reason NOT to use unlicensed software The number...

  • BSA Fines Engineering Design Company over £30k

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has found an engineering design company to be non-compliant on Autodesk software, resulting in a payout of over £30k. Project Options Ltd Project Options Ltd are the organisation in question and they were found to have unlicensed Autodesk software...

  • Campaign for Clean Licensing – A Breath of Fresh Air?

    John Lovelock This article has been contributed by John Lovelock (independent consultant).  UK centric organisation the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) has been in operation for almost 30 years this April 2014 along with other more international organisations such as the...

  • BSA’s “attack dog” tactics need a bone

    Matt Fisher is business development director at software asset management and license management tools company License Dashboard. As an industry spokesperson Fisher has been critical in the past of the BSA’s (BSA | The Software Alliance) so-called “attack dog” tactics, which...

  • Autodesk Audit Guide

    Autodesk is best known for Computer-aided Design (CAD) Software Autodesk products are used by more than 10 million architects, designers, engineers, manufacturers, and digital artists across multiple industries, including architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, automotive,...

  • Who Are The BSA and What Power Do They Have?

    The BSA - The Police of the Software Industry? The following article is based on a recent conversation with an ITAM Review reader. Reader – Q. Who are the BSA?  The Business Software Alliance (BSA) are an international body that are financed by the biggest software companies...

  • Are Big Software Publishers Paying Lip Service to Anti-Piracy?

    software publishers complaining about piracy - a charade? Last month the Business Software Alliance (BSA) published their ‘Eighth Annual Global Software Piracy Study’. The BSA reports that the commercial value of pirated software continues to rise and that piracy is growing fastest...

  • SAM in Japan

    Takeshi Takeuchi, Aeru Planning K.K. I recently spoke with Takeshi Takeuchi, an IT consultant with Aeru Planning K.K. in Tokyo, Japan.  Takeshi kindly provided me with a short overview of SAM in Japan: Q. The ITAM Review: How is SAM perceived in Japan? Takeshi: It’s been about...

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