Top 5 Training Trends - Desktop Engineering Magazine
Two SRS Tech PR clients featured in February 2015 Desktop Engineering Magazine article about the Top 5 Training Trends. Alan Grau of Icon Labs and Brent Ward of Econais.
“Design engineers need more training on security, security standards and best practices,” says Alan Grau, president and co-founder of Icon Labs, a provider of security solutions for embedded devices. “Security needs to be considered from day one, not added as an afterthought, and there is no better place to start than with training.”
2. The Internet of Things
The IoT, in which sensor-laden, connected devices communicate with one another — often via the cloud — makes security training even more critical. It also means many engineers should brush up on the requirements of the “smart,” connected devices that comprise the IoT.
“IoT design engineers need training in IoT and protocols and standards, especially wireless communication protocols,” Grau says. “Other topics include designing scalable systems, and distributed data management and cloud computing. For engineers building the IoT devices themselves, as opposed to those building the cloud portion, training in embedded systems design and technology is an important consideration.”
Security, privacy, configuration, updates and field maintenance are apropos training topics for designers of mobile devices, says Brent Ward, global marketing director, Econais, a company that specializes in embedded Wi-Fi system solutions. However he emphasizes that having a “working knowledge and experience with the use of a Wi-Fi module to imbue any product with wireless capabilities will separate merely good design engineers from truly great design engineers.”