A survey of 537 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers members conducted by Northeastern University-Silicon Valley found that communication is considered to be the most important skill for those dealing with the Internet of Things, outpacing the need for knowledge and collaboration, Campus Technology reports.


40% of the survey’s respondents also said they preferred classroom learning over online learning (27%), both of which beat out on-the-job training or technical bootcamps — and 54% of respondents said they were most interested in acquiring skills in design and integration, though data communications and cloud management were also popular.

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