It may seem as if they’ve been harvesting crops of gold, but the folks at Johnson Controls – a Fortune 100 company and the sixth largest U.S.-based security systems integrator – know that to conquer the world as a global provider of integrated systems means it is necessary to first plant the many seeds of success. Johnson Controls is planting them around the world as part of a continued strategy to integrate previously separate technology silos into an integrated solutions approach for solving specific business problems.
Approximately one year ago, Johnson Controls announced a new global organization and strategy plan that would allow it to take full advantage of all the new technologies and services its Building Efficiency business offered, and pass those advantages along to its customers around the world. The plan was to break down the silos between physical security, information security, IT systems, building automation and business applications, “allowing the systems to work more collaboratively and efficiently without interference,” the firm related.
Evidence that this strategy is flourishing is found in both the increasing number and complexity of Johnson Controls’ integration projects. For continuing the successful implementation of its global strategy, resulting in the ability to deliver “specific business outcomes” to the marketplace, SDM chose Johnson Controls as its 2009 Systems Integrator of the Year.
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