Trade-press articles regularly cite a shortage of trained professionals in several industries, including wireless communications. While this appears to be the case, technology continues to automate many tasks once done by humans. This article examines the changing landscape for wireless professionals and various approaches to giving them relevant training.
Brent Feig, a lieutenant in the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s intelligence division, outlines the current capabilities and future plans for his agency’s new real-time crime center that was launched last week.
Jerry Denham, president and CEO of BearCom, explains how the convergence of RF and IP technologies is driving better solutions for customers, as well as creating new challenges in the industry to find and train people that can support them.
Todd Schlekeway, executive director for the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), talks about the NATE Unite 2015, the organization’s annual conference that will be conducted Feb. 23-26 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Highlights of the show include a presentation by Ed Parkinson of FirstNet, as well as eduational sessions on small-cell deployment and workplace safety.
Potential cost savings in the area of healthcare and worker’s compensation could one day elevate the importance of safety within organizations, says a former head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Bill Dow, executive director for USMSS, explains the reasoning and significance behind the organization’s expected name change to the International Technology Resource Network (ITRN) during this conversation with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson during last week’s EWA/USMSS Wireless Leadership 2014 in Denver.
Urban Shield exercises in the San Francisco Bay area not only provide first responders with unique operational training opportunities, but they also provide insights into new technological capabilities, according to two lieutenants on the department of public safety SWAT team for the city of Sunnyvale, Calif.