Acquisition often introduces new and different business and security systems into the overall enterprise, meaning that even if the parent company has standardized on one or two difference systems, that number can easily increase to 10 or more. Fortunately, with technological advances come new Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) offerings that provide a standardized integration model with scales seamlessly as businesses grow.
Mergers and acquisitions are a common event in today’s fast-moving markets. We have seen this phenomenon in our industry as well, as some of the largest names in the market have merged while others have grown rapidly through acquisition.
For businesses evaluating the impact of a merger or acquisition, the security department is often last to be considered. This presents security managers with a number of challenges in protecting the personnel and assets of the enterprise.
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