IT is Now in Charge of Security Systems

Author: John Honovich, Published on Mar 10, 2010

In a surprising move to us, Pelco's magazine now declares that times have changed and the IT manager is the 'new sheriff' in town. Pelco Press, reprinting an SSI article, declares in a article on the "Changing Face of the Commercial Customer" that the IT manager "holds the purse strings. He approves the technologies. He is the gatekeeper." They emphasizes the importance of network security for safeguarding the business and concludes that, "the IT manager has been given unprecedented authority over his domain."

In an apocalyptic tone, the article declares "A hole was created. The security industry didn’t move fast enough to fill that hole, and a new breed of integrator and manufacturer moved in."

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