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Average and Small Business Market Refused Pirate Software Maintenance for the Benefit of the Legal Computer Program

In the previous year, 228 small and average business companies started to use the legal version of Microsoft office program.  Average and small businesses started to refuse illegal software to give benefits to official one.

According to the statistics, companies have dangerous program attacks every 7 minutes.  It takes 45 days to deal with this kind of attacks. Security of software is crucial for the organization security of all companies. It protects business from financial and reputational risks and provides the opportunity for the reliable business development.

The cost of illegal software decreased to 24 million USD, compared to 54 million USD in 2009. According to this index, Georgia is on 7th place in Central and Eastern Europe. Common share of illegal software decreased with 11% and amounted to 84%.

Respect and protection of intellectual property is one of the most important principles of European integration.  We are happy that nowadays, the meaning of this is understood not only by large business companies but also, small and average ones.

In February 2016, “Microsoft Georgia” organized an event for auditors, where he introduced the software management program  SAM, Software Asset Management).