This new customer -we have discovered- loves to work with pirated versions of windows server and win 10 as well as Office.
this is a remote customer... according to him, 80% of small businesses do it in his country.
But to us its a burden we would like to avoid at least on the server.
Already noticed that some windows server 2012 features do not work like Windows + Pause.
What else may not work? we cant tell until problems arise.
Can you please give me real practical reasons for not using a pirated version?
Beyond... not receiving updates and being exposed to new viruses? and having symptoms we cant predict?
they responded me their pirate version does receive updates and they use an antivirus that is also pirated...
On the other hand, we are interested in this market
we already know there are more companies interested in our services...
so we don't want to lose this first customer...
What do you do when you get a customer like this?
Force him to buy originals while most of his peers use pirated versions for years?
I know its a cultural issue too... but we are not going into that topic
All we need is enough security to work on solid ground...
Your opinions are very important to us.