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Discover just five of the many ways an IET Local Network (LN) can help your career and professional development. read more...
Posted by David Biggins on Career Hacks Aug 24, 2016 10:26 AM BST
Most professional bloggers are well familiar with WordPress and, according to the latest statistic, more than 26 percent of all websites on the internet are powered by this platform. This makes every change to WordPress a serious thing. In order not to let anything surprise our readers, we’ve decided to make a short debrief of recent updates to ... read more...
Posted by Gabriella Diesendorf on GabbyDi Aug 23, 2016 8:39 AM BST
Engineering and technology is all around us. It’s diverse, creative, exciting and it changes the world. However, the national stereotype and image that engineering is often given is of hard hats and dirty overalls. Some engineers do wear hard hats and overalls but it encompasses so much more and so many different job roles.      read more...
Posted by Rebecca Gillick on The IET Blog Aug 22, 2016 11:43 AM BST
Do you often read something on Engineering Communities and want to share it with your friends on Facebook? Your Twitter followers? Your contacts on LinkedIn or even share it to your own blog?   Have you read a conversation in the Discussion Forum and wished you could let others know about it so they too could get involved in the conversation?  read more...
Posted by Lisa Miles on Community Platform News Aug 16, 2016 10:26 AM BST
Technology became an integral part of our lives. Its purpose is to entertain us and make us more productive. Unfortunately, computers, smartphones, operating systems and programs don’t come with a book of small hacks that can make their use even more efficient. In this article we gathered some of the hacks you won’t find in manuals and ’ReadMe.txt’ ... read more...
Posted by Gabriella Diesendorf on GabbyDi Aug 15, 2016 7:57 PM BST
The perimeter platforms of the 90's that secured and kept stable most TCP/IP networks might now provide clarity on how networks designed at TCP/IP layer 2 and 3 can help with securing cloud infrastructures i.e. modern networks. Cloud based platforms offer high level of functionality at layer 7, though through standardisation, there are some ... read more...
Posted by Rimesh Patel on The Cyber Lens Aug 10, 2016 2:00 PM BST
I've finally recovered from my IET travels at the start of the month, and have a chance to tell you about them .  In five days I went from New Zealand to Tokyo to Hong Kong, and back to New Zealand again.  I almost think I spent more time travelling than I did in Tokyo or Hong Kong!  But it was great meeting some of our dedicated volunteers, and also interesting ... read more...
Posted by Karla Smith on A Volunteer in Godzone (aka New Zealand) Aug 9, 2016 3:36 AM BST
This week's blog post comes from IET Vice President Bob Cryan, who is also Vice-Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield. His post is on the recent IET Engineering Open House Day, with the University being one of the many venues that got involved. read more...
Posted by Rebecca Gillick on The IET Blog Aug 4, 2016 5:07 PM BST
Local Networks have been covering a variety of hot topics over the last several months including IT security, technologies to improve mental health and drones.   Drone technology  Surrey Local Network   As use of drones has grown in recent years there has been a growing amount of publicity and about their pros and cons. Much has been said about privacy ... read more...
Posted by Steve Benveniste on Communities updates Aug 3, 2016 10:12 AM BST
We’ve revamped the process for requesting an online community on the Engineering Communities platform to make it easier for our members to get started in building their own community straight away!   read more...
Posted by Lisa Miles on Community Platform News Aug 2, 2016 3:05 PM BST
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This gives a very concise overview of what is offered professionally by being part of a Local Network. The reasons given can be very helpful in your career and also for your CV - volunteering is a good addition to a CV. There is another interesting article on 'Why Should I Volunteer' that is worth a read - http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zcv79qt
Hi Mark, many thanks for commenting - members can definitely use the photos. I will update the blog to reflect this. The IET has permission from the companies/people included in the photos. If you would like to credit the photos, please reference the IET. Best wishes, Rebecca
I understand the purpose of the media/image library is one of promoting the richness, diversity and sheer ingeniuity of engineering and technology and the IET's role therein, to garner a positive view thereof. Beyond the general benefit through promotion, is there any other benefit to IET members?
For example, can IET Members also use the images i...
Ohhh Amber, you didn't read the post fully did you? ;o) The icons on the left are dynamic which means they are tailored to your own personal usage. For me it shows LinkedIn Facebook and Twitter as they are the social sites I share to the most. If however, I have a sudden flurry of using Pinterest or sharing out to Wordpress, the icons will change and display...