14:59 | 13/06/2018 Information Technology
June 12th, 2018, BSA | The Software Alliance launched its 2018 Global Software Survey: Software Management: Security Imperative, Business Opportunity across the globe. The survey, found that in Vietnam, 74% percent of software installed on computers was not properly licensed. This represents a 4 points decrease compared with BSA’s prior study, released in 2016.
This rate of use has been influenced in part by important trends under way in Vietnam. While consumer shipments of PCs dropped precipitously, the consumer installed base nevertheless grew -- a result of shipments in previous years. Hence, the decline in unlicensed rate was driven more by ongoing legalization, enforcement, and education than anything intrinsic to the market. There has been a decline of small PC retailers and a growth in more trustworthy software sources. Security worries over the use of unlicensed software have driven a number of consumers and businesses to obtain legitimate versions of at least security software.
The survey quantifies the volume and value of unlicensed software installed on personal computers in more than 110 countries and regions, and includes nearly 23,000 responses from consumers, employees, and CIOs in those areas.
“Organizations around the world are missing out on the economic and security benefits that well-managed software provides,” said Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance. “Businesses should establish software asset management (SAM) programs to evaluate the software on their networks, which in turn reduces the risk of debilitating cyberattacks and helps grow their revenues.”
|Ms. Sheryl Lee, Counsel, BSA The Software Alliance Counsel, Asia - Pacific|
The survey’s key findings include:
|Mr. Pham Cao Thai, Chief Inspector, Ministry of Culture - Sports - Tourism|
Through in-depth analysis, the survey shows companies can implement strong measures, including SAM programs, to improve the way they manage software, thereby increasing profits, decreasing security risks, and growing opportunity.
To explore the survey’s results, including a breakdown of country-specific data, visit www.bsa.org/globalstudy.