The two heavyweights who have (not) revolutionized physical security are teaming up. What major initiative are they launching?
A PSIA ASIS showcase. That's right. Next month, you can hear how these two companies are working together to foster the PSIA, the 'other' standards body who has failed to have any material impact on surveillance.
"Join us and learn how security users like Cisco and Microsoft are using specifications from the PSIA to operate more cost effectively while creating innovative security solutions.
Scheduled speakers and demonstrators include Deon Chatterton, Senior Manager, Integrated Building and Risk Technologies at Cisco and Mike Faddis, Group Program Manager of Microsoft Global Security Operations Centers, with more to come. We'll also update you on developments within the PSIA, including new profiles and proposed specifications and an exciting announcement or two."
I love how Cisco and Microsoft use the "Hey we are just humble end users" shtick to position their sales efforts as being more authentic.
But really what's the _long term_ point of backing the PSIA?