A large number of newspapers and magazines, plus some larger broadcast news organizations, are encouraged by the successes of some major dailies and television stations and have begun to think about making computer-assisted reporting a reality in their own newsrooms. Expansion slots and ports are equally important in desktop systems, but are especially important to portable computer users. Expansion includes additional random access memory, additional hard-drive capacity, the ability to insert an internal modem or modem/fax, and use of personal computer memory card international association slot technology. For some companies and for news departments, there may be certain computer programs that are used for specific purposes and are limited in availability. These programs serve mostly internal purposes, such as for production, budgets, or other database management. In fact, many news organizations have strict corporate policies against using any pirated copies or otherwise unauthorized software products in company-owned computers.