The BSA, together with IDC, put out their annual piracy survey this week concluding that some software piracy has fallen across the globe but the worldwide rate has risen three points to 38%. According to John Gantz at IDC “By the end of 2007, there were more than 1 billion PCs installed around the world, and close to half had pirated, unlicensed software on them.”
Losses jumped from $8 billion to $48 billion for software companies – the BSA is determined to decrease non-compliance of software licensing to deliver billions in economic growth in the software sector. What does this mean for you? Make sure your software licenses are in compliance, stay on top of them and be ready for the possibility of an audit at any time – proper software asset management is the key.