Vietnamese enterprises still use pirated software

CEOs in Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand purchased legal software for about 6,000 computers in their country, while the number in Vietnam was 200.

After more than two months of implementing the "Remove unauthorized software" campaign in Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, the BSA Software Alliance said that the results in Vietnam were lackluster and slow.

BSA commented that corporations in Thailand and the Philippines together "scored" quite well in this campaign. Indonesia, meanwhile, recognizes a conglomerate that has legitimated thousands of computers.

Meanwhile, "there are tens of thousands of companies in Vietnam using illegal software and the fact that very few CEOs are working on this issue. "The issue of public and national data security is at risk of being hacked. This needs to be stopped," said Tarun Sawney, senior director of BSA.

According to BSA, up to now, Vietnamese companies in 33 provinces have legalized their software assets, but only 50 companies have been recorded with considerable effort. Ho Chi Minh City has a legalization rate of about 30% higher than in Hanoi.

"CEOs must recognize that legitimate software is the best way to avoid large-scale damage to cybersecurity, law and reputation damage. Greater efforts from the government and the CEO are needed. to promote change in corporate culture in the use of software in a legal and genuine way, "Mr. Sawney said.

Vietnam's unlicensed software use rate is 75%, according to the BSA Global Software Survey 2018. Meanwhile, the average rate in Asia Pacific is 57%.

The Software Alliance (BSA) is a unit that promotes the use of legitimate software, supporting policies that promote technological innovation and growth in the digital economy. The organization is based in Washington, DC (USA), operating in more than 60 countries. Some typical members of BSA are Adobe, Autodesk, Apple, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Cisco, Symantec ...