What are some of the major changes you expect to see in the technology landscape in the next decade?
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Predictions are starting to roll in on social media, including these posts (pictured) forecasting the future of smart contracts and advancements in reducing the challenges of language barriers.
The potential of blockchain technology has inspired hype and buzz for years. However, we are really starting to see implementation in various sectors. Use cases have been extremely beneficial in industries such as banking, healthcare, and security. One such industry where the technology is gaining prevalence is travel and hospitality. Although we have not seen any full-blown disruption there just yet, this could be on the horizon. Technically, these can be considered two separate industries, but for practical purposes can be grouped together.
Advantages of BlockchainBlockchain is essentially a publicly available ledger, or list of digital archives, where individual records are stored namelessly and permanently. The individual records, or “blocks,” are crypted while uploading, so once the information has been logged in the blockchain, it is permanent and cannot be altered or erased. That is also what makes it so unique as all the data available on blockchain is decentralized and is shared through a peer-to-peer network.
According to the Harvard Business Review, Imposter Syndrome can be defined as "a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evident success. ‘Imposters’ suffer from chronic self-doubt and a sense of intellectual fraudulence that override any feelings of success or external proof of their competence.”
Self-doubt and Imposter Syndrome tend to be thrown into the same bucket. However, as explained in the 2019 Imposter Syndrome Research Study, the key difference between the two is that self-doubt is about what you can do, while Imposter Syndrome is about who you think you are. An example of self-doubt would be thinking, “I don’t know as much as I should,” whereas an example of Imposter Syndrome would be “I’m not as good as others in my field.” This feeling of not being good enough is common in tech companies, especially for those that do not come from a traditional tech background or those who are new to their role.
Depending on your personal interests, social skills and professional goals, professional networking may or may not be your favorite activity. Whether or not you enjoy networking, it should be a priority in your professional life – especially earlier in your career as you are building your professional network.
Make Networking Part of Your Regular RoutineNetworking should not be reserved for when you are actively searching for a new job or the next opportunity. Like all relationships in your life, professional relationships require ongoing effort. If you reach out to your professional or personal network only in your time of need, you are not making the effort to maintain a relationship. Ongoing networking also allows opportunities to emerge organically. Instead of having to actively look for opportunities, they may find you by way of referrals or recommendations within your existing networks.
Who among us does not sometimes reflect on our journey and certain days that remain nailed to our memory, either because they were too tough to forget or too good to be true? We experience those flashbacks in certain situations, wishing that they were either handled differently, or wishing we knew something extra at the time to have had an edge. Today, I am going through one of those times, where I want to share what I wish I knew about IT audit before I became an IT auditor.
Before I get into detail about my wishes, I have to throw out a disclaimer. I am not against making mistakes. On the contrary, I am a strong believer that mistakes are crucial for the molding process of anyone’s skills and career. The lessons learned from mistakes are valuable. However, do we all agree that sometimes life can be a bit easier if we had those cheat sheets to avoid those mistakes in the first place?
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