The hotter the fire the harder the steel, some say. Tough times often forge resilient businesses with unexpected outcomes — demonstrated by the Top Systems Integrators who turned last year’s challenges into opportunities to retool their offerings.
“We are most proud of our ability to getter better every year despite market conditions,” says No. 6 ranked Johnson Controls Inc. Like other security systems integrators, Johnson Controls invested in its people, technologies and processes to strengthen its capabilities in project delivery. “Our results were outstanding, too; fueled by strong increases in service and our federal government business, our top line sales grew 12 percent in the calendar year,” the company reports.