The Automated Test Outlook is a comprehensive view of the key technologies and methodologies making a large impact on the test and measurement industry. One of the biggest challenges for test engineers and managers is staying current on technology trends. National Instruments has a broad knowledge of technology trends and interacts with companies across many sectors, which gives us a unique view on the test and measurement market. This makes it possible for us to be a strategic partner with many of our key customers in identifying trends and industry best practices. For 2014, we highlight five major trends across five categories: business strategy, architecture, computing, software, and I/O.
We solicited feedback from the NI customer base of more than 35,000 companies worldwide and, with our research and development activities, generated quantitative and qualitative data to identify trends.
Test managers improve their organizational proficiency through smarter hiring, better onboarding, and more investment in training.
New technologies help facilitate better test system management, which lowers test costs and maximizes uptime.
Cloud computing applied to automated test alleviates scalability and performance concerns.
Software-based platforms help maximize longevity and scalability across a product’s life cycle.
Test managers need agile test solutions to address the significant growth of integrated sensors.