Savings from pirated software

A study has found that companies in developing countries that use pirated Microsoft software save over $2.9 Billion in costs.

Companies and manufacturers in China save up to $837 Million dollars through the use of using free pirated software, followed by India saving $505 Million, Brazil saving $186 Million, and Russia saving $115 Million each year.

Source: Julie Bort, “Pirated software saves companies over £1.83bn a year, claims Microsoft,” Computerworld UK, November 18, 2011.