Association for Computing Machinery

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Association for Computing Machinery
Brandon M. Patrick
TUI
ITM425 Introduction to Computing
Dr. Austin Umezurike
September 20, 2011

The site ACM (Association for Computer Machinery) is a site that is based on providing information and advancing knowledge of information technology. The site brief description is “ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources.” (ACM, 2011) The site is beautifully laid out with numerous sources of information and various other resources for all the user’s needs. There are Digital Libraries, Membership Information, and numerous chapters to join based on your career specialty. All these make this site a very reliable and informative site for your first stop to find out information on any problem or solution you may have.

One main advantage this site has is its chapters. These are great ways to access information from professionals in the field that have hands on experience with equipment and problems. This is also a great way to develop personal and business contacts that can help in the future and the present. Along with the chapters the site offers a membership to be able to access all the resources the site has to offer. There are numerous types of memberships for everyone’s needs. They offer professional memberships, student memberships and membership discounts to professionals working or living in developing countries. Another great feature that this site has to offer is SIG (Special Interest Groups). If one does not find a chapter they would like to be a part of there are thirty six SIG’s that one can join for their specific career field. The on that I found most interesting to me would be SIGMIS (Special Interest Group Management Information...
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