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Commonplace Software Licensing Audit Triggers to Avoid

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If you’re a business that buys software you need to be ready for a software audit even if you’re not pirating. That’s because many honest companies have been subject to violation and fines from software companies because they unwittingly under-license software, or do their licensing procedures incorrectly. In short, failure to plan, document, and organize leaves you subject to fines.  

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It’s HAMR Time for Next-Gen Enterprise HDDs

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Seagate expects to put to market larger, faster HDDs by 2019 thanks to engineering advancements in spinning hard drive design. The technology is called HAMR, and with it, the company expects to make available hard drives up to 20 TB capacity in the next few years, and 50 TB HDDs within the decade.

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Digital Gold: Reinventing Money One Hash at a Time

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Meet Jared. Here’s the mastermind in charge of Digital Gold, a cryptocurrency mining operation based in Pennsylvania. He’s a little crazy, and he’ll be the first to tell you that. Part of it is because, like so many miners, he’s in the midst of a roller coaster ride across the Wild West.

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Inside the Hard Fight to Update Federal IT Mainframe Computers

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Parts of the federal IT infrastructure look like a vintage computer museum, with equipment that dates back to the Nixon administration. The Dept. of Defense Strategic Automated Command and Control System runs on an IBM Series 1 computer from the 1970s. Those storied “nuclear codes” may live on 8-inch floppy disks stashed somewhere in the Pentagon. Federal lawmakers appear ready to revive the Modernizing Government Technology Act (MGT), a bipartisan proposal for updating legacy federal IT infrastructure in government agencies that stalled out at the close of 2016.

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