The first and most obvious (but, alas, not the cheapest) solution – to get rid of all pirated software and to purchase the licensed version required to work products. Unfortunately, not every Russian company can afford it, while working as a must The second option (for those who want to save) – is the use of open source software, in most its free and it is completely legal. It is also possible a third compromise option – to purchase the licensed version of the most needed programs, especially Windows (good, it is not too expensive), and for all the rest of the software to choose "open" counterparts. Most of the "free" software works fine under Windows and can compete with their commercial "counterparts" in terms of convenience and functionality. For example, the same ms Office can be completely painless replaced by OpenOffice, users hardly notice the difference. However, the transition to "open" software, as well as the licensing process takes time: you have to prepare everything, learn a new system to select analogs of commercial programs with which you work, to retrain employees check can descend unexpectedly when you're not yet ready for this, and ask the members of the Department "K" look in a week you can not. What then? Three myths about verification software first myth. "The inspectors have no right to inspect the premises of the firm and to touch equipment without permission from its members, so when they come all of our employees just switch off monitors and will sit with folded hands, nobody can not do anything.