IEEE Computer Society Launches Corporate Initiative

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., June 11, 2009 – The IEEE Computer Society has launched an outreach campaign called Raise Your Standards to raise awareness of the global organization. Targeted at technology professionals and the corporations who hire them, the Raise Your Standards campaign communicates how the society’s products and services can help them grow.

The initiative’s message will be communicated via nine video vignettes on You Tube, MySpace, and SecondLife, as well as via http://raiseyourstandards.org and a DVD distributed at conferences and tradeshows around the world.

“Whether you’re a hardware or a software engineer, in academia or industry, or just trying to understand the gap between business and technology, we are here to make your life a little easier,” said Susan K. (Kathy) Land, the IEEE Computer Society’s 2009 president and principal software systems engineer with MITRE Corp.

The Computer Society is offering human resources and training professionals opportunities to partner and attract, develop, and retain top talent. The Computer Society also offers custom webinars, podcasts, and webinars that can be used as training vehicles in these cost-conscious times.

The Computer Society can link marketing and advertising representatives to members of the organization’s high-caliber technical community. Opportunities are available in print and online advertising and newsletter and webinar sponsorships. The organization’s Standards Activities Board operates a dozen committees whose members hammer out the latest technology guidelines, from information assurance and design automation to storage and software and systems engineering.

“The IEEE Computer Society is not just for members,” said Steve Bollweg, senior manager of the Business & Product Development Department. “It provides products and services for all technologists around the world and for corporations who employ technologists.”

The IEEE Computer Society serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing professionals with education, training and certification, technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, and conference publications. Known worldwide for its computer-standards activities, the Computer Society promotes an active exchange of ideas and technological innovation among its members.

The IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL) provides access to more than 250,000 articles and papers from 1,600 conference proceedings and to all available issues of 26 Computer Society periodicals. The CS Conference Publishing Services division produces more than 250 conference publications, authored books, online tutorials, CD-ROMs, multimedia, and additional electronic products each year. CS Press Books also publishes full-length technical books on cutting-edge topics through a partnership with John Wiley and Sons.

About the Computer Society

With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology, and is known globally for its computing standards activities.

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