AVEVA Joins the Business Software Alliance as a New Worldwide Member

Jun 08, 2010, 03:32 ET from AVEVA Solutions Limited

CAMBRIDGE, England, June 8 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- AVEVA Group plc (LSE: AVV), one of the world's leading providers of engineering data and design IT systems to the plant, power and marine industries, today announced that it has joined the Business Software Alliance (BSA),the foremost organization dedicated to promoting a safe and legal digital world.

"It is with great pleasure that we announce AVEVA's membership in the Business Software Alliance," said Richard Longdon, Chief Executive of AVEVA. "BSA is a strong voice for the software industry on key policy, business and legal issues -- from software piracy to cybersecurity."

"Software piracy is a major industry concern. It is not a victimless crime; it damages businesses like AVEVA, which create technologies that the world relies on and it imperils the livelihoods of the skilled professionals we employ. More importantly, the danger with the use of pirated software in the engineering industries that AVEVA serves is that can put lives at risk. We look forward to working with BSA and its members to tackle these issues and promote the interests of the technology industry and the many businesses we support."

Robert Holleyman, president and CEO of Business Software Alliance, said: "BSA and AVEVA share a common goal in tackling the threats of software piracy. We are excited about AVEVA becoming member of BSA as it will no doubt prove to be a critical partner by lending its voice to important policy, education and enforcement initiatives that foster IT growth in the global marketplace."

"The success of our organization and our industry relies largely on success of our member companies -- and AVEVA has proven itself to be not only a success, but an industry leader. We look forward to working with this dynamic company," said BSA's Holleyman.

For more information about Business Software Alliance, please visit http://www.bsa.org .

About AVEVA Group Plc

AVEVA is trusted around the world to deliver engineering IT solutions with strategic value to leading companies in the plant and marine industries. For further information please visit http://www.aveva.com or http://www.aveva.com/ednotes .

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