Lessons for Cisco from GE Security's Failure

Author: John Honovich, Published on Nov 11, 2009

A common refrain from industry veterans is how the physical security industry is especially, perhaps uniquely, different and difficult than other markets.

In response to the GE Security acquisition announcement, SSI reflects on the key reason why GE Security failed:

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