SOMEHOW, A YEAR HAS PASSED since the mysterious coronavirus spread to the United States and changed everything as we know it. At first, it seemed like the pause in business would only last a couple weeks. But soon, weeks turned into months, and now here we are, a year later, completely changed as an industry.
Akron Children’s Hospital (ACH) has cared for children in northeast Ohio since 1890. It currently operates two hospitals, as well as general practice offices, urgent care and rehabilitation centers and other primary and specialty care locations throughout the region, handling more than 1 million total patient visits annually.
UNIFIED SECURITY SYSTEMS have been around for several years now. More than just integration, these systems incorporate two or more systems into a single pane of glass — usually from a single manufacturer, giving security integrators and their customers the proverbial “one throat to choke.” While their advantages are often seen at the enterprise level, today’s unified systems can be deployed at almost any size facility; are less complex and less expensive than in the past; incorporate more integrations and technologies than ever before; and are increasingly attractive to customers.
According to new a new report by global tech market advisory firm ABI Research, cybersecurity spending for critical infrastructure will increase by $9 billion over the next year to reach $105.99 billion in 2021.
When security integrators look at 2021 as the year that they hope to grow RMR, remember that being hopeful isn’t a strategy for change and an action plan is needed. IBM and Zoom provide valuable examples to follow.
Like individuals who resolve to lose weight or save more, businesses have resolutions or goals, many of which do not get executed or even incorporated into the upcoming year’s business plan. Just like “I am going to lose weight” needs a resolve to change exercise and eating habits, so too do business objectives require the thoughtful and deliberate strategy to deliver the desired outcome.
While 2020 affected the confidence of some in the video market, professionals remain optimistic going into 2021, with the increased adoption of new, more advanced technologies, and a potential end to the coronavirus pandemic in sight.
Pro-Vigil polled 124 business operations leaders across a variety of commercial vertical markets to gain an understanding of how the pandemic has impacted their security strategies, including the use of security guards and video monitoring systems.
It has been a long and arduous year since the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, on January 31, 2020, issued its declaration of a public health emergency related to COVID-19. As the virus pillaged its way around the world, it caused commercial establishments within many segments to quickly shut their doors.