As identified in this external analysis through the pestel/pestle analysis model, the opportunities in the industry environment should be adequate for microsoft to continue as one of the major firms in the global computer technology industry. This swot analysis of microsoft corporation highlights the necessity of strategies geared toward further innovation and diversification of the computer hardware and software business microsoft can also extend its efforts to consider issues beyond the internal and external strategic factors in this swot analysis. In recent years, the issue of copyright protection for intellectual properties such as computer software, music cds, and videos has become increasingly important it is often claimed that illegal copying of intellectual property costs companies billions of dollars in lost revenues and reduces firms' incentives to innovate.
Software piracy software piracy is the copying and reselling of software without the consent of the software creator it is the copying and reuse of software by large corporations it is copying software and distributing it on the web a country with maybe the biggest software piracy problem is china. A report sponsored by the business software alliance (bsa) and conducted by idc shows software piracy is on the rise, costing the software industry $50 billion in losses a joint report by the. The leaders of anaplan, jive software, and synopsys discuss their experiences growing their companies while managing the challenges that accompany rapid expansion in an age of regular technological disruption, for software companies, growing fast has become essential to survival.
According the the bsa findings, 5 percent of computer users always use pirated software, while 9 percent admitted to using pirated software most of the time another 17 percent said they. Software piracy is a form of ethical issue that is hard to solve in society, especially among students of faculty of computer science university of indonesia based on writer observation in campus, students are still using pirated software, including using, duplicating, and distributing it to their friends. Some of the key factors influencing the market growth include increasing installation of scanjet anti-piracy solutions, need to build up maritime security and emergence of smart anti-piracy system. Video game piracy is more than a $1 billion industry, according to douglas lowenstein, president of the interactive digital software association, the trade organization that represents the games industry (kent, 2003. Software firms are taking a bite out of software piracy, and if you're not careful, it could be your company that gets bit according to the november 2000 issue of information security.
The pervasiveness of software piracy throughout the world is having a profound effect on the software publishing industry and the development of digital intellectual properties and technologies—especially in developing countries, where the piracy rates are extremely high. The us software industry is reaping the benefits of this hyper growth, having captured 70% of global software sales however, the specter of piracy haunts the us software industry and other digital mediums because it diminishes revenues and retards investment in r&d, the lifeblood of the high technology endeavors. The ninth annual bsa global software piracy study claims that the commercial value of this shadow market of pirated software was worth us$634 billion in 2011, with the highest commercial value of pirated pc software existent in the us during that time period (us$9,773,000. The main results are that intellectual property laws ends up encouraging market monopoly rather than competitive innovation and that the software piracy helps rather than hinders the major software corporations, because it hampers the new computer software developers from entering this market. Industry, hence one of the greatest challenges facing the nigerian entertainment industry is piracy, which has robbed the industry of billions of naira kanayo o kanayo 21 condemned piracy and.
Software piracy is the illegal copying or distribution of software that is copyrighted 2009 many people are not aware of the negative effects of software piracy therefore they believe second main point: bring maintenance issues problem -consumers cannot take advantage of benefits. Software piracy and the sale of illegal copies of various programmes is an increasingly growing problem in south africa anti-piracy, legal & corporate affairs lawyer for microsoft middle east. It industry outlook 2018 a scan of the 2018 horizon reveals a year that appears to be on the cusp of profound change and yet, the closer a major leap forward seems, the more one is reminded of the last-mile challenges associated with next generation innovation. Software piracy: a bane to software industry software piracy is the unauthorized possession or duplication of computer software when someone buys the software, they do not actually own it, but they own the rights to use the software according to the software publisher's license.
Global software piracy cost the industry $11billion to $12billion in revenue annually globally, it is believed that one in every three new software applications is pirated (anti-piracy 2006. A more balanced approach of the analysis of software piracy costs and benefits was presented in wooley & eining (2006) who gave an overview of factors that have impact on software piracy, discussing their positive and negative effects.
Of all the issues within computer ethics, the unauthorized duplication of software (usually called software piracy) has captured more than its share of attention software piracy is almost as old as the desktop computer. Clearly, software piracy can—and does—occur just about anywhere however, piracy rates and the associated dollar losses vary widely across countries for instance, china, indonesia, and vietnam maintain some of the highest software piracy rates (typically around 90%), while the us has one of the lowest rates (around 21%. Software piracy is a problem for the software industry an estimated world-wide piracy rate of 35%, representing approximately a $31 billion dollar loss in 2004 was reported by the second annual business software alliance (bsa) and international data corporation (idc) piracy study.