Over the last year, PSIM solutions have gained substantial traction, and industry analysts, such as Frost & Sullivan, are predicting exponential growth. As someone who runs educational PSIM workshops around the U.S., I’d like to think these sessions have enlightened those attending. But, they’ve equally enlightened me about the types of challenges that organizations face, and how PSIM can help.
I’m just back from my second NICE Interactions global customer conference. This year it was held in sunny Orlando, where over 2,000 NICE customers and business and technology partners shared information and best practices, and learned about new solutions for their organizations.
The good thing about recognition programs is that they provide an opportunity to shine the spotlight on outstanding people. At the same time, however, there are many deserving individuals who often go unnoticed even though they are just as deserving.
I’m fresh off my second day at ICS West. The show is jumping, lots of traffic in the NICE booth, and I heard that well over 100 people attended our panel on “Transforming Your Security Command Post into a Strategic Information Nerve Center” the other day. For me, though, the most exciting aspect of the show has been the launch of Situator Express.
I’ve just returnedfrom Global Security Asia (GSA) 2013which is said to be Asia Pacific’s premiere conference and exhibition on security and counter terrorism. This year’s show seemed busier than ever with thousands of people attending from government agencies, police and military forces, intelligence organizations, andother security fields.
Pundits have long debated the root causes of crime and how to combat it, such as investing in education, early intervention, and programs to reduce unemployment. Those may be successful strategies from a social perspective, but what about technology? Can technology also be a safe-city enabler?
A call comes in to the operations control room at Miami International Airport (MIA). There has been a massive explosion leading to a fire at the fuel farm, which is right next to the airport. If it sounds like a made-for-TV reality show, it is.
The one thing that comes up time and time again is the need for more PSIM education. Frost & Sullivan first identified a PSIM education gap in its June 2012 report on the global PSIM market. Coincidently, the report came out just a few weeks after my first PSIM workshop.
Take a look around and watch the people walking down the street, lost in their smart phones, listening to music, talking on the go, checking email. It’s clear we are all more connected than ever before. But for the most part, we are also in a constant state of data overload. Think about it – How many emails do you receive that either get deleted immediately or simply fall into the abyss of the unread? Not to mention countless Facebook messages, LinkedIn posts, tweets, WhatsApp and BBM messages.
If there is one truth in life, it’s that very little ever stays the same. Perpetual change is part and parcel of our human existence. Organizations, and the environments in which they thrive and exist, are dynamic as well. Change is at the center of the security universe.