Vietnam records higher usage of patent software: BSA survey hinh anh 1(Source: BSA Global Software Survey 2018)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s rate of unlicenced software installation was 74 percent in 2017, down by 4 percent from 2015 and by 7 percent from 2013, according to the latest Global Software Survey of The Software Alliance (BSA).

The survey, released this June, show that in the Asia-Pacific region, Japan and New Zealand were the two countries with the lowest software piracy rate of 16 percent, followed by Australia (18 percent) and Singapore (27 percent).

In the region, countries with privacy rates higher than Vietnam were Bangladesh at 84 percent, Indonesia and Pakistan at 83 percent, and Sri Lanka at 77 percent.

The BSA survey estimated the volume and value of unlicensed software installed on personal computers across more than 110 national and regional economies in 2017.

It also revealed key attitudes and behaviours related to software licensing, intellectual property, and emerging technologies based on a global survey of more than 20,000 respondents.

The results show that, although chief information officers are aware of security risks from unlicensed software, 37 percent of software installed on personal computers is still unlicensed.

The cost for dealing with malware that is associated with unlicensed software is growing. It can now cost companies worldwide nearly 359 billion USD a year.-VNA