In support of efforts to reduce local piracy rates INSYSTEK, an IT management solutions provider, has become an associate member of the Business Software Alliance (BSA) in South Africa.
The company provides solutions that enable organisations to determine their software licensing status, track software usage, distribute software and assist with change management. The company is presently represented in South Africa by LANware, a distribution organisation in Cape Town.
By joining the BSA, INSYSTEK can work directly with its customers to support the allianceÂ’s efforts to foster respect for intellectual property (IP); communicate the importance of a safe and legal working environment; and increase appreciation of software as a fundamental business asset.
Â“We believe that every software company is negatively impacted by software piracy Â– directly or indirectly Â– and we want to do our part to raise the level of awareness of licensing and compliance issues as part of our relationship with BSA, Â“ said Alex Turner, CEO of INSYSTEK.
Â“South Africa's piracy rate currently stands at 36% representing just over R950 million in lost revenue to the economy. . We are actively encouraging more software vendors to become local members of the BSA to increase the impact we have on piracy and issues such as IP policies and legislation,Â” said Stephan le Roux, chairman of the BSA.
Â“It is a positive step that INSYSTEK, a company which focuses on software asset management and distribution solutions, has chosen to join the BSA.Â”
To assist with the elimination of illegal software usage, piracy activities can be reported by visiting www.bsa.co.za or calling the tollfree hotline number 0800 110 447 (South Africa).
The Business Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the foremost organisation dedicated to promoting a safe and legal digital world. BSA is the voice of the world's commercial software industry and its hardware partners before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members represent one of the fastest growing industries in the world. BSA programmes foster technology innovation through education and policy initiatives that promote copyright protection, cyber security, trade and e-commerce. Local BSA members include Adobe, Autodesk Avid Technology Inc., Bentley Systems, INSYSTEK, Softline Group Companies, Macromedia, Microsoft and Symantec.
INSYSTEK, Inc. has established itself as a leader in AgentlessÂ™ IT management software, supplying solutions that enable system auditing/inventorying, software distribution/removal, and server performance & availability monitoring capabilities to clients in business, government, education and healthcare in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and South Africa.
More information on INSYSTEK and the full range of INSYSTEK AgentlessÂ™ IT management solutions, including free trial versions, can be found at www.insystek.com, calling toll free 1-877-467-9783, by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling LANware at +27 021-919-1443 (South Africa).