IoT, data, and the value they bring
Security in oil and gas: price dip and geopolitics boost demand
Oil prices are at unprecedented low levels, but security in the oil and gas vertical is expected to grow at a CAGR of about 5 percent from 2015 through 2020.
Security 50 (Part 3): multinationals reorganizing, re-engineering, repositioning
In 2015, many companies among the top 50 reorganized and consolidated to stay competitive in the market. Some branched out to multiple market sectors and applications for new opportunities.
Security for fracking: a new opportunity for solution providers
After its success in the U.S., fracking is becoming increasingly popular in other parts of the world, despite some opposition. In spite of the lower oil prices, there has been no major move to cut down shale oil production, which points towards a possible increase in security demand from this market.
The benefits of joining an integator alliance
The sad truth from other industries is that alliances have a high failure rate. An alliance is an open-ended contract between organizations in which each partner has limited control and the emphasis is on collaborating to reach a mutually agreed on goal. The main reasons for failure stem from choosing the wrong partners and incompatibilities in company culture.
Why security systems integrators should join alliances
Strategic alliances are relationships between businesses meant to create value in a mutually beneficial way. In the security industry, alliances involving manufacturers are common, but for integrators there are only a handful of alliances. Integrator alliances are a good way for mid-size integrators to grow and differentiate themselves from “big name” brands. We reached out to them to learn what t
How security companies adapt to IoT
The Internet of Things (IoT) has become quite a phenomenon, as more and more networked devices are connected to the Internet and generate valuable data for users. Security players, meanwhile, have detected this trend and are adapting themselves to IoT.
New products and market debuts mark 2015 for solution providers
The year 2015 has been quite eventful for the security industry. From large-scale M&As to economic concerns and rise of low-cost products, it has seen a dynamic shift in the market.
Security 50 2015 (Part 2): China will change the global industry landscape
In Part 2 of the 2015 Security 50 report, a&s reviews how Chinese manufacturers have impacted the market and how multinationals are responding.
Why Paris attacks bring a new perspective on security
The year 2015 has already seen an increase in terrorism concerns and subsequent calls for stronger security systems, but three key reasons make the November 13 Paris attacks a turning point for the security industry.
a&s International presents top 10 winners of Security 50, 2015
a&s International annually reviews the financial reports of worldwide public-listed security manufacturers and ranks the top 50 companies by product sales revenue. In 2015, a&s again ranked the top 50, according to their 2014 financial reports.
Security 50 2015 (Part 1): Finding the right fit after industry shake-up
Security and IoT: More tied together than ever
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