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    5 Ways Technology Standards Can Help You In Your Career

    Jeffry Handal, an IEEE volunteer, credits his knowledge of standards with helping him land his job at Cisco Systems Inc. During the technical screening part of the application process, he was able to refer to standards when answering multiple technical questions, which helped him stand out from other job applicants. Many…

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    Common Purpose, Different Paths: Stories of IEEE Standards Developers

    From Wi-Fi to electric vehicles (EVs), and medical devices to smart grid, IEEE has nearly 1,200 active standards and 1,000 standards under development. Behind IEEE’s leadership in standards development and related collaboration around the world are the volunteers who share a common commitment to fostering technological innovation and excellence for…

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    What is the IEEE SA Process For International Standards Development?

    This article was originally published in the IEEE Communications Standards Magazine. What is an International Standard? What is an international standard? The generally accepted understanding is one that is developed with a process that meets the WTO TBT (Technical Barriers to Trade) principles for good practices in developing standards.   The World…

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    Enter The 2021 World Standards Day Video Contest To Win $500

    Every year on 14 October, IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) joins the international community in celebrating the importance of standards development and honoring the collaboration of individuals and organizations across the globe who drive technological innovation. Our theme for this year’s celebration is “IEEE Standards that Transform Our Lives and…

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    2021 IEEE Standards Association Awards Nominations Are Open

    IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) recognizes outstanding standards development participation through various award categories. Nominations for the 2021 IEEE SA Awards are now open until 31 July. Nominations can be made for the following awards: IEEE SA Standards Medallion For major contributions to standards development, e.g., leadership in standardization of new…

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    IEEE Standards Used in Your Everyday Life

    Technology has become an integral aspect of our everyday lives. From the internet to the smart grid, and health care to transportation, technology standards are used in a variety of ways. IEEE standards enable many of these technologies, as well as those that have helped people cope with the COVID-19…

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    How Standards Are Made

    When you get a new tablet, laptop, or smart speaker, one of the first things you do is connect it to your home Wi-Fi network. When you get a new pair of Bluetooth earbuds, you immediately pair it with your smartphone or tablet.  After that, you probably never think about…

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    What are Standards? Why are They Important?

    Your smartphone’s alarm just went off. A new day begins. In the shower, you rock out with your Bluetooth speaker playing. Then you check and log your blood pressure and other vital signs on your personal health device. During breakfast, you browse the Internet using Wi-Fi. Before heading out, your…

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    Leveraging Global Standards in Policy Making: Interviewing an IEEE GEPS Representative

    IEEE Standards have long been leveraged by the public sector around the world as powerful instruments to support public policy initiatives, provide modern infrastructure, and advance humanity. To help governments better understand and utilize IEEE standards and related services, the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) has the IEEE Government Engagement…

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    Introducing the 2020 World Standards Day Video Contest Winners

    Over the last century, large-scale industrial activities, rapid population growth, urbanization, and inequality have had adverse effects on the earth, our lives, and the well-being of future generations. Sustainable development has become more important than ever, and global standards play a key role in supporting the environmental, social, and economic…

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