GE Security's Problems are Good for the Industry

Author: John Honovich, Published on Aug 26, 2009

GE Security's sale is a recognition of its failure as a business. That's actually a good and necessary force for the industry.

The best case scenario for GE Security is a turn-around starting in 2012. Expect a few months to sell the division and then, at least, 1 to 2 years for the buyer to re-organize. 

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