| Business IT Support: Software Licensing – Are you Legal?
Companies rely on computers but many are relying on illegal software, even though they may not be aware.
It is essential to keep on the correct side of the law by keeping track of software licenses. A good IT Support Company or internal IT Department must help you with this. A market research study by IDC reported that over 25% of software used in UK businesses is unlicensed and therefore illegal. This may not seem to be important to some, however, software companies are cracking down on copyright infringement and with the average fine for small businesses being £10,000.00 in 2006 this issue cannot be ignored.
As well as the financial impact most prosecutions also include injunctions preventing further use of the software resulting in a possible loss of valuable information. Also with illegal software you place your data in jeopardy by foregoing security, support and upgrades.
To find out how to check your licenses and see what action you can take call IFFW IT Support on 01923 654 900 or email support@IFFW.co.uk
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