Monday, 28 April 2008

Microsoft settles with 21 infringing SA retailers

Cape Business News reports that Microsoft SA has reached settlements with 21 South African computer dealers, based in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Pretoria, as part of a global crackdown on counterfeit and illegal software. All 21 were found to be selling computers loaded with unlicensed Microsoft software.

This report also cites a recent economic study which shows that spending on hardware, software and IT services in South Africa was expected to reach R61 billion for 2007. For every R1 that Microsoft earned in 2007, partners working with Microsoft were estimated to earn R9.69.

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