July 29, 2004

Why managers should become more aware of pirated software

Business leaders don't relish being compared to the Gestapo, but the protectors of corporate assets may very well be lumped together with the infamous German secret police of yesteryear if tough measures are employed to rid workplace computers of pirated software.

"One of the things that we did with a company was [advise them to] tell the users up front that there will be random checks, and that if anything is found on the machines -- whether it's a piece of software or personal data or anything -- it will be wiped from the machine," said Greg O'Lone, president of Stretched Out Software, a firm based in Jacksonville, Fla., that helps businesses prepare workplace policies.

Link: itmanagersjournal.com


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