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  • More SAM education needed

    With many users either under or over licensing their software the need for more education around SAM is greater than ever according to FAST 

  • Micro Focus steps up academic skills programme

    Micro Focus has expanded its academic skills programme as it looks to ensure there are enough trained COBOL programmers coming through higher education 

  • FAST keeps Westminster spotlight on IP protection

    FAST is gathering Lords and lawyers together at a meeting in Westminster to debate what more can be done to protect the software industry 

  • FAST boss vows to continue fight for IP protection

    The recently appointed chief executive of the Federation Against Software Theft has vowed to carry on pushing for harder penalties for those flouting IP laws 

  • Risks of using pirated software costing firms billions

    The costs of cleaning up malware after installing pirated software is costing businesses globally billions according to figures from IDC 

  • High Court ruling unlikely to hit pirates hard

    The ruling by the High Court to get internet service providers to block three sites allowing downloads of illegal content might not be that effective in the fight against piracy 

  • LG picks up webOS from HP for smart TVs

    LG Electronics has acquired webOS from HP with the intention of using the software to enhance the user experience of its smart TVs 

  • Google could get tougher with pirates

    Google could take tougher steps against sites that are selling illegal products with reported proposals to block payments to pirates 

  • Half of SMEs using illegal software

    Research from the BSA has revealed that half of UK SMEs are paying for or downloading illegal software and are exposing themselves to real dangers 

  • Microsoft aims for easier licensing with Office

    Microsoft is making its next version of Office available with per user licensing in a move designed to make keeping on top of licensing arrangements easier for customers and partners