Engineers Meet IT
Laptops, Blackberries, and personal digital assistants are key terms in today’s engineering world. The developing technology has opened the engineering door to information technology (IT) professionals, and it has created a need for engineers and IT to work more effectively together to meet production goals. Engineers need to be more IT savvy, and IT professionals need to have a better grip on what engineers are up against.
“Engineers and IT people have existed in different worlds; engineers in process and automation plants, IT people in the office, but with the emergence of MES and enterprise software, the worlds must converge,” said industry guru Jim Pinto. “Those who are isolated will become obsolete. Those who can synthesize all aspects of the needs will succeed,” he said.
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