One of the most important expectations of modern finance professionals is that they should influence the performance of their organizations. Gone are the days of passive involvement, where accountants were mere score-keepers and number-crunchers. As arguably the most dynamic professional accounting body, CIMA has always seen it as crucial to give its members and students every opportunity to be at the cutting edge of business leadership. It is this competence that offers the most value to a finance professional. CIMAsphere is the next-generation digital platform that enables members and students to share their knowledge in a virtual environment. CIMAsphere is the Institute's own blogging, groups and discussion space, spanning the spectrum of social networking facilities.