Engineering is more information intensive than ever before, as communication technologies and software, computing, and analytics capabilities converge at exponential speed.
The Information Workflow Requirements of Engineers highlights common themes relating to requirements around information workflow and productivity improvements. This report highlights three key areas of need:
- Ease of use (accessibility and interoperability)
- Quality assurance
The report also examines the changing usage of information and workflow tools by engineers, the existing information environment, and requirements of a new generation of engineers moving into more senior roles. It also highlights several organizations that are strategically well positioned for success.
Always an information-intensive role, engineers are now knowledge workers as much as anything else, and it’s essential for vendors supporting this role to understand the challenges and opportunities at hand.
Why This Topic
What is an Engineer?
The Engineering Life Cycle
Challenges Facing the Engineering Industry
What Engineers Want
Engineers as Knowledge Workers
Engineers and Standards-Related Information
Engineers: The Next Generation
Information Market Landscape
The Role of the Design Engineer
Types of Information Providers
Companies to Watch
Figures & Tables
Figure 1. Positioning Engineering as a Discipline
Table 1. Major Engineering Disciplines and Sub-Disciplines
Table 2. Examples of Traditional and Emerging Technology Engineering Sectors
Figure 2. The Engineering Life Cycle
Figure 3. The Project Life Cycle
Table 3. Examples of Information Tools and Software Used by Design Engineers