Here's What Avigilon Should Do Now

Author: John Honovich, Published on Aug 24, 2015

An Avigilon partner asked:

"What would be your Goal if you run Avigilon?"

Given Avigilon's 60% stock price drop since last year, the continued executive exits / ousters, the declining growth, and weak profitability, Avigilon needs to change. However, the company has a strong product offering that can help in a turnaround.

To answer the Avigilon partner, here are the top 4 things I would do:

  • Fire Schmode, Hire Nilsson
  • Divest or RAND the Patents
  • Launch a Low-Cost Line
  • Push Video Analytics Development Hard

Inside, we break them down, including polls / voting on each one.

********** ******* *****:

"**** ***** ** **** **** ** *** *** ********?"

***** ********'* **% ***** ***** **** ***** **** ****, *** continued **************/*******, *** ********* ******, ******* *************, ******** ***** ** ******. *******, *** ******* *** * strong ******* ******** **** *** **** ** * **********.

** ****** *** ******** *******, **** *** *** *** * things * ***** **:

  • **** *******, **** *******
  • ****** ** **** *** *******
  • ****** * ***-**** ****
  • **** ***** ********* *********** ****

******, ** ***** **** ****, ********* ***** / ****** ** each ***.

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The *******

*** ******* *** ******** ** **** ***** **** *** ************ management ***** ******* ****** *** *****. ***** ***** ********* ** high ****** ******* *** *********** ** **** *** *** **** Avigilon ** *********** *,*** ********* ** * ****** **** *** matured / ******, **** **** ** ******.

Fire *******, **** *******

*** ***** ********* *********** *** **** ****** ** ***** **** *** ************ management *****. ** ******* ** ******** ****** *********, *** ********** negative ***** ** ******* *** *** *******. ** ********, *** CEO ********* ******** ********* ******** ********.

******* *********, *** ******* **** **** ***** *** ***** ***** Schmode *********** **** ***** ** ***** *** ********* ** **** ****. ******* ******** ******* *** has *** ****** ** ******* *******. ** *** **** ****, the ********** **** ****** ******* ** ****** ******** ** ***** ousted, ********* ***'***********' ** *** ****-**** ********** / **** ***** ******.

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****:

Divest ** **** *** *******

**** **** ********** *******, *** ***** ************ ******** ******* *********** ********* '*********' (**** ********'*)**** **********. **** ******* *********** ****** *** ********. ******* *** risk ** *********** ****** ** ********** ******** ******* (**** ****** because **** **** ******** ** * ******), ******* **** * campaign ** ******** *** ********'* *********, ********** *** ********** ********.

****, ** *** ****, ******* ****** *** ********* ** *** want ** ** ********** **** ****** ******** *** ***** ******** between *********. **** *** *** **** **** ****** *** ******** Avigilon ********* *** **** ** ****** ** ******* ******* ******** people (*** ********* ** *** **** ** ** ** ** adversarial ******** ******* ***** ********* ****** ********* ** * ********** small ********). ********, **** ********* (**** *********** *** *************) **** not **** ** ******* / ********* **** ********* **** *** doing ****.

******** ***** ** **** *** ****** ********* *** *******, ** if *** ********, **** ** ***** **** ** '********** *** ***-************** *****' (****), ****** **** ** *** ******* ******** ** *** positioning ****.

****:

Launch * ***-**** ****** ****

********'* ******* ********* ** **** ** *** ***-***, ***-**** ******* (see ******** ** ***** **** ****). ****** ******** ***** ** ****** / **** *** ****** of ***** ***-**** ******* ********, ** ** ******* ********* *** Western *********.

*** **** **** ** **** ******** *** ****** ****** ******* this, ** ********* ***** *****, ********** ** ********* *** *******, basic ********* **** **** *** **** ******** **** ******. ** further *************, **** *** *** ** ***** *********. ** ****** these ******* ***** **** **** ********'* *** ***, **** *** offer * ****** **** ***** *** **** ******** ********* *** using **** ***.

Push ***** ********* ***********

*** ** *** **** ****** ***** *** ******** *** **** their*********** ** ********** ***** ***** ** ***** *********. *** ********* ****** ** maturing *** **** **** **** ******* ******** ********** ******, ** is ****** *** ****** ** *** ** **** ******. 

******** ** ******* ***** * **** ***, ******** *** **** of ********* ************* ******** ** *******, ******* ******* *********** (*** ******** ******** ******* ******).

******** **** ** ********* ***********, ******* ** ** *** ********, new ************, *********** **** ***** **** *******, ****** ** ******* to **** **** ****** ********** *********, ***. ***** ******* ******** with ***** *** ********** ************** **** *** **** ** ***** as ********* *** ** *** *****.

What ***** *** **?

******* ** *** ******** *****.

Comments (29)

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** ***********? ***** **.

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*** *** ****** **** *** ******** ** **** ******** *** communicate ******** ** * ****** ******* *******, **** * ***, without ******* *** *******?

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