NI Week: A Sit-Down With Dr. T

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Charles Murray
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Fun place to work
Charles Murray   8/15/2012 7:26:43 PM
Maybe I'm getting taken in by the hype, but it appears to me that NI has succeeded in making the company a "fun place to work." Whenever I've attended NI Week, the engineers have struck me as genuinely enjoying their jobs. It's a contagious sort of atmosphere, which is why NI week has become so popular, I think.

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Beth Stackpole
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Re: Education market important
Beth Stackpole   8/14/2012 12:10:22 PM
Good point on the CAE vendors, Naperlou. NI is definitely on to something and many of the vendors in the CAD space are aggressively pushing similar student- and university-focused efforts. The earlier you can get kids comfortable and familiar with your software, the more likely they will be to want to leverage that tool set as they move into their professional careers. No one likes to switch tools, especially when those tools are continually evolving to meet your needs. Graduating engineers exposed to professional design tools come into the workforce better prepared to to do their jobs more effectively plus act as evangelists for their preferred tool set. All goo--for the design tool manufacturer, for the manufacturers, and for the incoming workforce.

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Education market important
naperlou   8/14/2012 9:07:18 AM
I have noticed that many tool vendors do not do enough to address the education market.  This is especially true of CAE vendors.  Most schools have little of the software that engineers will use in their careers.  Those vendors that do support the market often make evangelists out of the students that come into contact with their products.  Apple is one that has targeted the education space and it helps them stay in the game (I am talking about the MAC). 

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