The Automated Test Outlook is a comprehensive view of the key technologies and methodologies making a large impact on the test and measurement industry. One of the biggest challenges for test engineers and managers is staying current on technology trends. NI has a broad knowledge of technology trends and interacts with companies across many sectors, which gives NI a unique view on the test and measurement market. This makes it possible for NI to be a strategic partner with many of its key customers in identifying trends and industry best practices. In this special edition, NI Cofounder Dr. James Truchard reflects on the past 40 years of test and measurement, identifies market and technology trends impacting today’s test organizations, and looks forward to what lies ahead.