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The Internet Computer

Currently under construction by DFINITY, the Internet Computer will expand the internet by providing a public blockchain platform for developers and entrepreneurs where they can create websites, enterprise systems, and internet services in an environment that’s as fast as the web and boundless.

IMA Moments

Get Involved, Move Up the Career Ladder

Echo Tang, IMA’s China-based director of marketing and communications, shares her career-development advice for students and early-career professionals, whom she urges to find the best fit and take advantage of professional organizations’ networking, mentorship, and educational opportunities.

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Tech Trends for Smart Cities in 2021

International Data Corporation has looked at smart cities around the world and produced a report on its predictions of the digital directions to be expected in the next five years. COVID-19 has forced significant changes, but the shift to digital planning and solutions in urban areas continues.

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Innovation Award Winners at CES 2021

This year’s CES expo may have been virtual and smaller, but the award winners weren’t disappointing. The eye-opening tech included wearable medical devices, an autonomous seafaring ship, a chatty refrigerator, and a device the shape of a pocket flashlight that can read aloud to you.

IMA Moments

Career Progression in an Uncertain Time

Caitlin Rivera, director of membership experience technology at IMA, says that working parents can achieve success by learning continuously, projecting confidence, accepting constructive criticism and using it as a springboard, and leaning on family members and organization leadership for support.

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2020 Major Hacks and Cyber Espionage

The year 2020 was an especially busy one for those in cybersecurity. Not only were office networks decentralized to home offices, but also the number of cyberattacks increased, and the expertise of the attackers, especially those who are funded by nation-states, has ramped up significantly.

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Two Takes on the Future of Work

In the near future, who will occupy most of the seats at work, and what new demands on current employees will determine their tenure in a time of technological disruption accelerated by a pandemic? Two major studies from the World Economic Forum and MIT offer some answers and key insights.

IMA Moments

Lessons I Learned as a Scout Leader

Kip Krumwiede, director of research at IMA and a scout leader, has achieved many certifications, including the CMA and CSCA. He draws a parallel between scouts practicing the skills to earn merit badges and accounting professionals working to acquire the knowledge required to earn certifications.

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Quantum Computing in 2021

Quantum computing promises a different dimension in computing power and speed, and those waiting to invest time and money in researching its potential for their company or service might regret their reluctance to take a closer look at what’s available today. Look at what's coming in 2021.

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A New Battery Will Reshape Tesla

Battery Day for Tesla wasn’t just to present a revolutionary new Lithium-ion cell for its electric vehicles. It included a detailed plan to expand battery manufacture from beginning to end—from the mining and processing of raw materials to additional factories to end-of-life recycling.