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There is a new European project EXPRESS – this is studying the development of the “Smart Systems Ecosystem” and what measures, funding programmes or other initiatives will help Europe develop an active, vibrant and world leading Smart Systems technology sector. Our friends at ESP are one of the partners in EXPRESS and need your input. The project has just started and they are leading the analysis of the challenges facing the sector – these will be used as a foundation for the rest of the two year programme of activity.

You can contribute by completing one of two surveys.
For clusters (groups of companies)
For individual organisations (companies, universities, consultants)






Spectrum Management

For a summary of Mobile World Congress 2014 why not check out a great write up by Ian Poole from Radio-Electronics.com. Ian also met with IET past President Mike Short to gather his thoughts on the show.


Factfiles

Cloud computing part 3

Cloud computing:the security challenge (part 3)

An introduction to the security challenges for cloud computing.

Cloud computing part 2

Cloud computing: commercial opportunities (part 2)

An introduction to the commercial opportunities and business cases for cloud computing.

Cloud computing

Cloud computing: introducing cloud computing (part 1)

An introduction to cloud computing – a factfile from the IET.

Sector Publications

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Sector Publications

View a selection of different publications that are relevant to the sector.


Publications

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Electronic Letters

The latest research in electrical and electronic engineering.

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IET Journals

The journals contain both original and review papers relating to electrical, electronics, computing and communications technologies.

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IET Books

Professional and academic book programme across 21 specialist disciplines in key areas of engineering and technology.

Policy

Government policy

The IET represents the views of its members on a wide range of professional and technological issues.

A call for views and evidence: Cyber Security Organisational Standards
Submitted on 14 October 2013 to Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)
Mobile connectivity in England
Submitted on 13 June 2013 to Department of Culture, Media and Sport

Information and communications articles

News analysis: Electronics, drones and satcoms search for MH370

News analysis: Electronics, drones and satcoms search for MH370

14 April 2014

More than a month after Malaysia Airlines passenger jet flight MH370 mysteriously disappeared, we find out how far technology can help investigators discover what happened.

Analysis: What lessons can be learned from the Heartbleed fiasco?

Analysis: What lessons can be learned from the Heartbleed fiasco?

12 April 2014

The continuing furore over the Heartbleed bug holds important lessons for the IT industry, both about the way it responds to major incidents and also the way software is produced.

Analysis: Facebook's Oculus purchase a good thing in the long run

Analysis: Facebook's Oculus purchase a good thing in the long run

04 April 2014

A large contingent of people online are upset about Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus, but the cash injection may well prove vital in getting their virtual reality device to market.

Latest news

Construction of the Freedom Tower in New York displayed using Google Street View's new time travel feature Google adds ‘time machine’ to street view

Internet giant Google has updated its Street View feature so users can now travel back through time and see how places have changed since the mapping service launched in 2007

Penguin populations in Antarctica are constantly monitored via satellite-connected cameras Satellite CCTV to scrutinize penguins’ breeding habits

Three high-tech satellite-connected cameras have been installed near the South Pole in a unique attempt to monitor penguin populations battling climate change.

Forums

Communications forum

Join the latest discussions on antennas & propagation, networks, electromagnetics, EMC and multimedia in the Communications forum

Electronics forum

Join your peers to discuss the latest in healthcare technologies, microelectronics & embedded Systems and microsystems in the Electronics forum

IT forum

Discuss developments in application development, hardware, IT management, IT and society, security management and software in the IT forum.

Virtual library

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Virtual library

IET members can access for free electronic books and journals from: EBSCO, Engineering and IT Reference Library, Faulkner reports, Knovel, Wiley, and Key Note.

E&T Marketplace

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E&T Marketplace

The essential directory for buyers and suppliers of engineering and technology products and services.

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