Lelong lelong! SMEs, you can now buy our ogirinal softwares at 40% discount! So you can stop buying your pasar malam edition of MS Office. Better buy soon, or your company may kena busted under the new copyright law.
Wait, where you going? Linux and Open Source? Don't listen to them. Closed Source is still the best!
From: fishbuff (sammyboy forums)
please lah.. for most SMEs, even if they do earn profits and the bosses wont spend much on the office, employees much less on IT. They will "divest" to something else. i used to work in a air logistics SME in the IT. They have 40 employees and bought 5 copies of MsWord; one for the boss, one for the secretary, and 3 to float around 38 staffs. So if staff B want to use MSWord, I have to uninstall from Staff A whose PC has Msword and install into Staff B's PC. This idea came from the HR/Admin manager, who was infamous for HER sheer draconian style of management. Funny thing is; she was the wife of a bedok church's pastor. talkabout hypocrisy.
anyway, even if u give them linux, they won't know how to use it. Everyone here is psychoed to use windows based products. We ran freight and accounting softwares off a netware OS in a IBM cheap server. heck, Company won't even want to do raid 1. expect the IT staff to work miracles. But the boss can fly first class and have lots of entertainment claims.
SMEs cheer software discounts
By SHARON DE CASTRO and CHAN CHI-LOONG
SMALL medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore have welcomed the recent initiative by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore to help businesses move away from using non-original software.
The scheme has been designed to help SMEs cope with the costs of complying with tougher copyright laws set to be implemented here at the beginning of next year.
Under the new Business Software Licensing Programme announced last week, discounts of up to 40 per cent will be offered to SMEs on software from Adobe, Autodesk, Macromedia, Microsoft and Symantec until the end of the year.