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  • Team discussion

    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…

  • New Standard Allows Operators to Better Manage Ethernet Networks

    Many, if not most, of the tasks we do as we go through our personal and business life each day require connectivity — everything from checking the weather or getting directions to giving a video presentation to a client or sending a contract for an e-signature to close a major…

  • sensor processor

    Why Sensor Standardization is a Growing Need for the Internet Of Things

     Traditionally, sensors have been used for camera imaging and sensing, quantifying, and communicating information about humidity, temperature, motion, speed, proximity, and other aspects of their environment. Today, they have become key enablers for a host of new technologies that are essential to business and industry, and to everyday life,…

  • Travel Vaccines on Passports

    Vaccine Passports and Databases: Privacy vs. Public Health

    Today, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the eyes of the world are on the subject of vaccination tracking. To discuss pathways forward, IEEE hosted a side session at the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) called “Vaccine Passports and Databases: Privacy vs. Public Health.” The session discussed the…

  • office building

    What A Smart City is All About

    With the human population expected to grow from the current 7.9 billion to almost 10 billion by 2050, it is estimated that approximately 70% of the planet’s inhabitants will also be living in an urban setting. To achieve the highest potential for humanity, smart cities strive to bring together government,…

  • 5g and future networks

    Breaking the Industry Silos for 5G Networks and Beyond

    In recent years, the advent of 5G sparked excitement among consumers and also triggered vigorous discussions among experts. List of 5G Capabilities New and emerging features were continuously added to the list of 5G capabilities, to name a few: Immersive mobile media and education Real-time surveillance/facial recognition and predictive policing…

  • rural cellular tower

    How Time-Sensitive Networking Benefits Fronthaul Transport

    Ethernet networking technology has continually evolved to meet increasingly demanding requirements ever since its invention nearly 50 years ago, and its latest enhancement is the ability to perform Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN). TSN will bring real-time monitoring, control, and communications capabilities to autonomous and other connected systems.  Initially used in audio/video…

  • Children’s Data on Laptops

    How Organizations Can Create Inclusive and Positive Online Experiences for Children

    Technology is now permanently intertwined with children’s lives almost from the beginning – from smart baby monitors to playing with connected toys, watching online videos, social media, using voice activated assistants, online education, and mobile apps.  An elementary-aged child’s day looks very different than even a decade ago, with technology…

  • rural mobile access

    Video Q&A: Designing a User-Centered Interface for Rural Communities

    Efforts to bridge the digital divide and support universal internet access have been made worldwide. An obstacle to enabling connectivity in rural areas is the lack of available technology and computer literacy among rural communities. As today’s technology solutions such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and Internet of…

  • cybersecurity online

    Data Sovereignty and Trusted Online Identity

    COVID-19 has intensified privacy, security, and sovereignty concerns. The current vaccination passport discussions show that identity is at the center of the current debate. While online IDs are the key for many digital services, the question is who should design and control them? IEEE SA co-organized a discussion panel at…

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