SF Technotes

The Verdict on 5G

We’ve had 4G networks since 2009, and the telecoms promised to deliver 5G at speeds 10 to 100 times faster on our smartphones and IoT devices back in 2017. We’re still waiting for the general rollout of the network and a selection of smartphones with working 5G built in. What’s going on?

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An Open-Source Library for the Millennium

Within the Arctic Circle, next to the Global Seed Vault, the Arctic World Archive stores civilization’s heritage of art, history, and technology in digital recreations. GitHub, the cloud service for the world’s software developers, ports over its history of modern computing to the cold archives.

IMA Moments

With Support, We Can All Succeed

Valerie Finch, IMA’s controller, didn’t start her career in finance. But with a flair for numbers, she discovered accounting, and overcame every obstacle on her way to earn her MBA and CMA. Her story shows that, with the support of mentors and family, you can succeed at anything.

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Volkswagen Accelerates AV Investment

If you think autonomous vehicles are only a thing of the future, you’re mistaken. Driverless vehicles are already on the roads, on the rails, in the air, and even, in some places, plowing the fields. The Volkswagen Group is now reaching for a larger share of the autonomous vehicle future.

SF Technotes

Cyberattacks on Smart Devices Escalate

Attacks on IoT devices have increased dramatically in 2019. To measure the number of attacks, Kaspersky Lab sets digital traps called “honeypots” which attract and block malware invasions. How can you and your company fight off these invaders and keep your devices safe? Here are some solutions.

IMA Moments

Build Business Success with Innovation

Innovation is crucial for succeeding in today’s business environment. IMA President & CEO Jeff Thomson focuses on one of IMA's Core Values—Innovation. It can manifest as a great new creation that literally changes the world, or something small that improves your day-to-day processes.

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UPS Launches the First Drone Airline

Many were certain the first drone airline to launch with FAA approval would be owned by either Amazon or Google. Not so. UPS has lifted off first. The company has 28 years of experience flying their own delivery aircraft along with a history of air shipping dating back to 1929.

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Amazon To Deliver Carbon Neutrality

We have been pumping billions of metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Now it’s no longer enough to try to become carbon neutral with renewable power sources. We also need a major effort to extract CO2 from the atmosphere.

IMA Moments

Incorporating Ethics in Student Curricula

Ethics isn’t something that is important just for practicing management accounting professionals—it’s also important for students preparing for careers in the field. Students need to be made aware that they will encounter situations with ethical components and they need to be ready.

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Largest Chip Ever Built Will Power AI

If the chip company called Cerebras is correct in its predictions for the capacities of its new Wafer-Scale Engine systems chip, hardware is about to make a significant comeback in AI computing. Almost nine inches square, the chip has 1.2 trillion transistors and 400,000 AI-optimized cores.