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Don’t get caught “softlifting”

Fines to UK SMEs exceeded £900,000 in 2016 for using unlicensed software

It is certainly no secret that software has become an integral part of the success of modern businesses in recent years. Business management software has assisted with running operations more efficiently, cost reduction and replacement of paper processes. Cloud computing software has also opened the door to unprecedented levels of connectivity, productivity, and efficiency.

However, with the ubiquity of devices and ease of online downloads available, together with the increasing complexity of software licence agreements, it is not difficult to imagine how businesses, including retailers, might end up with unlicensed software being used by their employees, without their knowledge.

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