Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Blog

Engineering in crisis? The reasons why

Title-1
NO RATINGS
View Comments: Oldest First | Newest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 3 / 3
Code Monkey
User Rank
Author
re: Engineering in crisis? The reasons why
Code Monkey   10/30/2012 8:31:26 PM
NO RATINGS
Tribal knowledge is underrated. Companies wizz it away like it's water when they downsize, then expect it to magically appear when they re-hire. This mentality has huge social costs, which companies should bear part of. Unfortunately, the government has no leverage because laws that would discourage off-shoring have been gutted. Mongo is only pawn in game of life.

Bert22306
User Rank
Author
re: Engineering in crisis? The reasons why
Bert22306   10/31/2012 8:59:44 PM
NO RATINGS
You're absolutely right, Sylvie. Retirement plans have become a thing of the past. Companies seem to offer savings plans to which they contribute, but not the old style retirement plan anymore. I'm not sure how this would have been unpredictable, though, in the new global era. When workers compete globally, and corporations become multinational, how could it be otherwise? I mean, what mechanisms could be put in place to make it otherwise, I guess is what I'm really asking.

<<   <   Page 3 / 3
More Blogs
Chip firms are increasing efforts to target small customers and startups, which cumulatively buy nearly $80 billion in semiconductors each year.
Given the critical importance of software as a differentiator in SoC-based products, doesn't the software team deserve the best tools available?
We humans are products of the real world, too. Are we analog or digital?
An unprepared company could be devastated with the arrival of quantum computers able to execute Shor's Algorithm and break RSA and ECC crypto.
Here's the second set of questions on oscilloscopes, originally published in Test & Measurement World.
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Top Comments of the Week