Canadian Consulting Engineer

Engineering firms are using unlicensed software

An Ipsos-Reid survey in the U.S. found that the vast majority of engineers (91%) believe that software piracy is "a...

October 22, 2004   Canadian Consulting Engineer

An Ipsos-Reid survey in the U.S. found that the vast majority of engineers (91%) believe that software piracy is “a risk no business can afford to take.” On the other hand, 13% of the engineers admitted that at least some of the software used in their workplace was not licensed.
The results from engineers were part of a larger study of 1,500 professionals in the accounting, architecture, engineering, financial services and graphic design industries on behalf of the Business Software Alliance.
Earlier this month the Canadian Alliance Against Software Theft (CAAST) released the findings of a Decima Research survey in which 43% of Canadian employees said they have never been briefed on company policies regarding software piracy. A third of the respondents felt there was nothing wrong with installing unauthorized software on work computers.


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