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Growing Trend Of Software Piracy In Third World Countries, Open Source As The Only Solution

Piracy has been a big dilemma in third world countries and Pakistan is not short of Piracy by any means. In 2008, software piracy rate in Pakistan was around 86% and the commercial value of unlicensed software in Pakistan was 278 million US dollars. Now in 2017, installations of unlicensed software on personal computers (PC) in Pakistan fell by 6 percent i.e. from 86% to 80% per cent but still commercial value of this illegal software activity amounted to $261.32 million.

Why Companies Are Shifting To Open Source ERP Solutions In Pakistan

In Pakistan, there is a growing trend that major Organizations and Companies has shifted and are planning to shift towards Open Source ERP solutions for their Businesses. This is because of being a part of International shift which erupted in the last decade as there has been a significant change in the preferences of the International Big Companies towards the open source ERP Solutions. Today nearly 78% of the corporate businesses run some kind of open source solution.