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SITA meet to fight software piracy menace

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SITA meet to fight software piracy menace

In order to fight against the increase

rate of software piracy, South Gujarat Information Technologists Association (SITA)

organized a general meeting recently. According to SITA, the gathering was an

initiative to encourage the usage of legal software.

Among the 86 participants present at the meeting, there were

special invitees from Valsad Association of Infotech Companies (VAITCOM) and

Vapi Information Technology Association (VITA). Speaking at the meeting, Jwalant

Shorff, President, SITA, said, “In order to resolve unhealthy and unethical

business practice like piracy, we need to take an holistic approach.” He also

mentioned that SITA is keen on having regular discussions with NASSCOM and BSA

to curb piracy.

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According to SITA, one of the main objectives of holding the

meeting was to have suggestions from the channel partners. To satiate this, an

open session was conducted in the meeting.

The concerns, which were expressed by the members in the open

session, included, higher price of the OS of companies like Microsoft, lack of

awareness about the newer products, lack of after sales support, lack of channel

based policy for selling software products and immature dealing of the vendors

to curb piracy. Besides this, the participants also expressed their concerns on

security issues of the software.

While SITA is keen on taking steps to regulate the piracy,

it also depends on how vendors will co-operate with the partners to help later

resolve the persistent problems.

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