Today’s business decision makers have a lot of choice when it comes to tech tools and software to enable their businesses. Most business owners want to buy software at the best price. And there are many online resources that promise authentic solutions at rock bottom prices. But beware. Software pirates have learned to target business leaders by offering low prices and super deals, so what seems like a great buy could lead to the accidental purchase of pirated or counterfeit software.
So what’s the danger of counterfeit software? International Data Corporation (IDC) found that businesses that unknowingly purchased fake or pirated software are paying more than $1,000 to recover from just one incident resulting from malicious software on a single PC. Remedying data loss or damage will almost always result in system downtime, a consequence that will slow your business operations and likely lead to fiscal setbacks. Even worse, your business can face potential risks to its reputation from the use of counterfeit software, especially if it results in the loss of sensitive customer or employee data.
How do you spot fake software?
If you think you’ve been a victim of purchasing counterfeit/pirated software, visit http://www.howtotell.com..
By: Craig Hodges, Northeast District General Manager