Industry-specific associations can help you research hard-to-find details about the industry you're in and offer valuable networking opportunities with business owners and experts. Check out this growing list of associations.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
The world's first educational and scientific computing society, the ACM represents computing professionals and students worldwide, offering members industry publications, conferences, and leadership in IT-related fields.

International Association of Computer Professionals (IACP)
IACP is dedicated to helping computer professionals face three key challenges: keeping up with technology, maintaining a consistent cash flow, and managing time.

Information Technology Association of America (ITAA)
ITAA represents a broad spectrum of the U.S. information technology industry, from America's largest corporations to the entrepreneurs building new IT companies. Its Web site offers information on IT issues, association programs, meetings/seminars, and links to relevant Web sites.

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