SPOTLIGHT ON IT IT LATEST BY BOB VIOLINO IOT, DIGITAL TWINS AND 5G ARE AMONG THE NEWER TECHNOLOGIES FIRMS CAN LEVERAGE TO GAIN AN ADVANTAGE INNOVATIONS FOR ENGINEERING To remain competitive in today's engineering market, ACEC members must deliver quality projects at the right price while also being innovative in their approach to taking on and completing these projects. Much of that innovation comes in the form of IT, and firms must continuously explore and deploy the latest technologies to gain an advantage. New IT services can help firms increase productivity, improve security and change the way the engineering industry conducts business. However, some of the newer technologies present serious challenges. As a result, firms must effectively address those challenges in order to mitigate risks such as cybersecurity attacks.