Positive, Optimistic, Outlook For 2021

By IPVM Team, Published Dec 14, 2020, 10:47am EST (Info+)

Last year at this time, 3/4ths of integrators were positive for 2020. Now, after a year where many integrators suffered significant declines, the outlook is again strongly positive, but more cautious.

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Inside this note, we examine responses from 200 integrators, analyzing the key concerns and commentary they offered.

Executive *******

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

  • **** *********** ********: **% ** *********** expect **** **** ** ** ****, hopeful **** * ******* ******* *********.
  • **** *** ********: *******, **** **** a ******* ** *********** (**%) ****** things ** ** **** *** ***** heavily ********.
  • ******** ******* ******: ***** ********* * bad/negative **** *** *** ************ ****** from **** (*** *%).
  • ***-** ********* **** ********, **** *******: For *********** ******* *** **, **** 53% ******** '********' *** **** *** outright ******** **** **** ******* ** see *** ***** ******* *******.
  • ******** ******* *** *****: ******* ********* note **** ******* *** ********** ******** problems, *** ******** ******** ******* ****** and **** ** ********* ******** ** people **** **** ****, ******** ***** remain ** *** ** ** *** spots.

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

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*******, ***** ****** '*******' ** ********** up, **** **** ****** *********** ***** next **** **** * ****-***-*** ******** compared ** ******** *****:

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***** ******** ***** *** ***** *** same ** ******** *****, *** ******* attitude ** **** ******** ********** **** regard ** *** ********* ***** **** be * ******.

*******

**** **********'* ********* *** ******** ** the ***** *** ********** ************ ** a *******:

  • "* ******* **** * ******* ** released ****** **** ******* *************."
  • "**'** ****** ***** ** * *** reality ** **** * *******. ****** way, **'** **** **"
  • "**** ** ******* * ******* *** it ** ***********, *********, ** *** get **** ** ******"
  • "******** ** *** ******** *** ********, we **** ** *** ****** *** back ** ****** ** *** ** 2021."
  • "******** ******* *** ** ******* ***** available ** *** ****** ** *** or *** ******* ** ** ***** think **** **** **** ** ****."
  • "******** *** ** *** ***, *** world ** **** ** *** ********, I'm ******* **** ** **** **** up ** ** **** ****."
  • "******* * ***** ******* **** ** successful *** ****** ***********."
  • "**** *** ******* ** ****** *********, the ******* ** ***** ** **** back ***-****. "
  • "********* ***** ******** **** *** **** and **** ** **********."
  • "*** ***** ******* ***** ** ********* and *** ******* ***** ** **** forward."
  • "** ****** *** ****** ** ******* after *** ***** *******."
  • "******** ***** **** ****** **** **** down ** *** ****** ** **** due ** **** ******* **********."
  • "**** *** ******* ****** *** ****** in *** **** ** ******, ** will ********** *** **** **** ** had ** *** *****. ****** **** be *** ***********, ********."

*** ******* ** *** *** ******* will ****** ****. *** ******* ** only ******** ** ** *********** ** December **** *** **** ** ** only ***** * ** * ****** for *** ******* ** **** * material ****** ** ******'* ***** *** businesses, **** ** ***** */*** ** half *** **** ***** ******* ******** and *********** ********** ***** ** ***** bad.

** *** **** ********* ** *** list ***** ****, ******* **** **** lead ** ** ******** ****, *** even ** ** ****, *** **** of **** ************ **** **** **** in **** ** ****?

***** ******* ** ****, *** ********************** ** **** ****, ******** ****** would ** **** **** ******, ********************** ** ******* ****, ******** ****** would ** **** **** ****, ********************** ** ***** ****, ******** ****** would ** **** **** ******** ******, then****************** ** **** ****, ******** ****** would ** **** **** ******** ******. Eventually, ********** **** ** **** *** whether **** ** ******, ******, **** 2021, ** *****, ******* ** ** seen.

COVID *** ****-** ******

**** ********** ********* **** *** **** the ******* **** ** *** ******* a ******* ** ****** ******** *** that ** ******* ******, ****** ******** will **** ******.

******* ** ***** ******** ********* **** COVID ******* *** ********** **** *** tracking ********/************ *** **** **** ** drive *** ******** ** ****:

  • "**'** ***** ** *** ** ****** in ******** *** * ******* ****'* due ** ****-** ******. "
  • "******** *** ****. **** *** ********* are **** *** ****** ***** ** get **** ** ******, ***** **** be **** ****-** ******** ******, ********** for ***********, *** **** **** ***** business ********* ** ******* ***** ** always **** *** *** ******** ******** as ****."
  • "** *** ******** ****, ************ **** always ** *****."
  • "********* ** *** ******** ** ***** realize **** **** **** ** ****** their ******** ******** ** ****** *** (likely) ****** ********** ******* ** *****. This ****** *** ********** ******** ***, more ***********, ** ****** ******* **** customers ** **** ** **** ********** solutions ** ***** *** ** ******** realized ********."
  • "********. ** ******* *** ****** **** turn *** ****** **** ***** *** the ******** ****** **, **'** ***** to *** * **** ****** ** business."
  • "******** ****** ** * **** ******** from *****."
  • "********. **** ** ********* **** *** hygienic ****** ******, ******* *******, ****-** Demand *** ******* ********."
  • "******* * ***** **** **** ** much **** ******** **** ** ****. From ******* **** ********* **** **** on ** ********* ***** ***** ** start ******** **** **"
  • "********, ****** ****** **** ****** *****-** may ** ***** ** *** *** systems."
  • "******** ** ** *** ****** **** there ** *** ****** **** *** been **** ** *****, ***."
  • "******** ******* * ******* **** ****** and ********** **** **** **** ** and **** ** *** ***** ****** systems *** **** ******* **** **** before."
  • "******** *** *********** *** ** **** of ******** **** **** *********/** ******* status *** ** ******** ********."
  • "********, ****** ** **** ***** **** winter ** * **** ******** ******** environment *******."

Mixed ** ********

*** ******, *** ************ *** ******* elections ** *** ** **** ***** in *** **** ********** ****. *** most ****** ******** ** * ******, sentiment ******* ******** **** *** ******** nomination ** *** ***** ** ***** would ** ***********:

  • "********. *** ****** *** ************* ******** has ***** **** **** ****. * new ********* ** ****** ** **** will **** ********* ******* **** ****'* great *** ********. * ***'* ***** we've *** ****** ***."
  • "********. * ****** ********* ******** ** the *** *** ******** (**** **** / **** * ****) **** **** a ******* ********* ** *** *******."
  • "********. **** ****'* ******** **** **** serious ******* ** *** ******* ** Biden ** *******."
  • "**** ********* ** ******* ** **, crime **** ******** ****** *** *******."
  • "* ***** ***** ** * *** of ****** **** **** **** **** will ***** ** ********** **** **** and **** ********* ******* *** ****** to *** **** ******* ****** **** what **** ******** **** ** ** horrific."
  • "****** **** *** ***** ************** **** not ** *** **** ** ***** things **."
  • "* ***** *** ***** ** *** year *** ** * *** ******* due ** ********* *** *** *** tax ******* *** *** **** "***" affect *** ******."

*******, *** *** *** *** ****** as ***. ***** **** ******, **** see * ****** ** * *** positive:

  • "********. ** **** * *** ******* in **** **** ****** ***** *** science ** ******** *********."
  • "********. ** ******* *** ****** **** turn *** ****** **** ***** *** the ******** ****** **, **'** ***** to *** * **** ****** ** business."
  • "******** *** *******. ****** *** ********* don't ***** ** *** ******* ******* started ** *****."

Negative: *****, *** *******, **** ****** ** *******

*** ***** ********* * ******** *******, they ** *** ****** ******** ** disappear **** ****.

**** ** * ******* ** ********* soon, **** ** *** *********** **** that ******** ** *** ******* **** be **** ** ******* *** **** the ****** ** ***** ********* **** take **** **** * **** ** be ****** ***:

  • "* ***** ******** *** ********, *** downgrading ** ******* ***** **** ***** thing ******* ***** ****** *** ***** will ****** **** ******* **** **** in ** ****."
  • "******* *** ** *******"
  • "********, **** ** ***** ****** **, but ********** ** ****** *** ***** longer. ******** ** ************* ******. ** have **** ******** ** **** *** of *** *********** ****** ** ** on *** *** *****. ******** *** test ****** ** ******* ***** *********, the **** ** **** * ********** out ** *******."
  • "*******. **** **** ***** ** ******** business ******* *** ** ***** *** expect **** ***** *** *** ******** after-effects ** *** ******** ** ******** in ****."
  • "*******, ** **** ****** **** ****."
  • "******** *** *********** *** ********** ******* it ** ** ***** *** ******* easier *** ****** ** *** ** these ********-***** ******* **** **** *** that ******** ******* **** *** *** consumer. ****** **** *********** **** ***** and ***** ***** **** *******. ********* sells."
  • "******** ** ***** **/** **** *** to *************** #* **** ** **** Covid ********, *** **** **** ** Q1/Q2 **** ****** *** ** **** to **** *** ******* **** **** a ****** ******** ** ** & Q4 **** ******* & *****."
  • "*******. *** ************ ****** ** ******* down, ************ ** *** ***-**** ****** are *******."
  • "*******, * ***** **'** *** * bit ** * ******-**** *** **** take **** ** ***** *******."
  • "*******. *** **** *************."
  • "*******, ** ******* ***** ************* ** the ****** *******. ** ** ************* declining."
  • "*******. **'* *** **** ** **** how ***/*** ** *** *** ****** will ** **** *** *****-**. *'* trying ** **** ********, *** ** all **********, ** ***** ** * brutal **** *** ******."
  • "******* - ******** ***** *** *******."
  • "*******. **** **** ** *** **** to **** ** **** **** ********** customers *** ******* **** ******* *** changes **** *** ****** ******."
  • "*******. ***'* **** * ***** ******** until *** ***** ****** ** ********."
  • "*******. * ***** ** ** ***** to ** ** *********** ****. * lot ** ******** ******** *** ***** at *** ***** ** *** ****. We **** ******* *** ********* **** us **** ******* *** ***** ********."
  • "*******, ******** ** ***** ** **** many ******."
  • "*******. **** *** ******** *********** ********* by *** ********, *'* ****** ********* hesitant ** ***** ** *** ********."

Security ******* ********* ****** ********

******* *********** ***** **** ******* *** desolation *********** ** **** ********* *** to ********* *** ***** ******** ************, demand *** ***** ******** *** ******** remained **** **** ********* ******* ** keep (***-*******) **** ***** ******, ******* employees ********* ******, *** ********* ******* to **** ** **** ***** *********.

  • "******** - *** ***** **** *** lockdown *** ***** ** ******* ******** & *********** *** ** **** ****** periods ** ******** ********* ********** ** assets ** ********* *** **** **** returns ** ******. ******** ** ***** being ********* ** ***** ****** ***** need ******** & ***** ******** *** the **** ***** ** *** *********'* list, ** *** ***** ** *** food ***** & ** *** ***** serious ************* ****** **** *.*. * derisory ****** *** * ******* ** cover * **** ********* *****!"
  • "********. ********* *** ********* *** **** for ************ *******"
  • "********, ** ***** **** *** ****** protocols ***** ** * ****** ******."
  • "********-**** ******* *** **** ******** ** were ********** ******** *** **** ** work **** *** ********"
  • "********. *********/********* *** ****** ***** ***** technology *** ******** **** ****** *** working **** ****, *** **** *** security ** ********** ***** ** ***** needed. ** *** ****, ***** *** place *** ***** ** ** ******* remotely."
  • "******** - * *** ** ******** jobs ** *** ***** *** ** are ********* *******."
  • "******** ** **** ** *****, ** many ********, *****-** ****'* ****** **."
  • "******** ******* * ******* **** ****** and ********** **** **** **** ** and **** ** *** ***** ****** systems *** **** ******* **** **** before."
  • "********.... ****** ***** **** *** *** that ******** ******* *******."
  • "******** ----- ***** **** **** ** know **** ***** **** ** ********* on ***** ****** *** ********* ******* at * *******...."
  • "********. * ***** ** *** ***** gets ******* **** *** ********** ** more *** *******, ** **** **** doors *** ********** *******. ** *** world **** **** ******, ** *** the **** *** **** ******* *** unique ******** ********, ** **** *** IT ***** *** ********."

Outside ** ***********

*** *********** *** ***** ** *** US, ******* ********* ** **** ********** about * ******** **** *** ** also **** ******** *** **** *******.

**% *** * ******** *******, ****** many ** *** **** ******** *** vaccine ************ ** ***** ****** *** US:

  • "********. ******* **** ********** ******** *** increasing."
  • "**** **********, ****-***** ***. ******* *** regaining ********** ****** *** *** ********** is ******** ***** ** ***** *********."
  • "******** ** *** ******** ** ****** here ** *** ******* ** ***** Arabia. ******** ** ** **** **** payment/cash **** ******, ******* ******** *** on-going *** ****** ********* **** *** their ***** **** ** ****."
  • "********, ** ***** **** *** ****** protocols ***** ** * ****** ******"
  • "********. **** **** ** *** *********** to *********** *** ********** ******* *** develop *** ******** ** *** ******* forward ** ******** *** ****** ** 2021."
  • "********. *********** ** ******** **** ******."
  • "**** ***** ********. ** ***** ******** is ******** ********** ******* ** *** also **** **** ***** ** ** beyond **** ***** ***** ********** ******. At ******* ********; ** *** ********* making * ******** ***** ** ******** provider ********* ** ********** **** ***** players.

*** ***** ******** *******, *******, *** outlook ** ********* ***** **** ******* worries *** ******** ****** ** * local *****:

  • "*******. **’* *** ***** ** *** how **’* ***** ** **** *** with ***** ***. *’* ******* ** is ********, *******!"
  • "*******. **** *** ******** *********** ********* by *** ********, *'* ****** ********* hesitant ** ***** ** *** ********."
  • "*******, **** ********* **** ** ** and ****** **** ** ****."
  • "**** **** ** *******. ******* ** country **** **** ************ *********, *** we **** **** ** ******* *** economy ***** *** *****-** ******."
  • "******* - ** **** *********** *** some ********, *** *** ** *** stuff ** ********* ** * ******* and ***** ******** *******."
  • "*******, ****** **** *** **** ********** requiring **** ** ********, ** *** still ***** **, *** **** *** depend ** *** *** ***** ********* develops ** ****** *** *** **."
  • "**'* ******* *'* ***. ***** ** a *** ** ***** *** ************ from *** ******** ****** ******* *** have ****** ********, ***-*****, *** ****** share **** ********* ********."
  • "*******. ***** * ****** ** *** year * *** ** ******* *** going ** ******. ****** *** *********** projects. ***** **** ******** ** **** from *** ********** ********* *****."

*************, **** ** ***** ******** ********** COVID ******* **** **** ***** ****** the **. **** ** ***** ********* detailed ******** ***** *** ****-****** ****** or ******* ** *********** ** * factor ************ ** *******.

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