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MAR 2019

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30 Security Business / / March 2019 © Istock Savvy integrators are graduating from the concept of convergence to the reality of offering cyber protection By Rob Simopoulos M any integration veterans remem- ber the word "convergence" being tossed around with zeal a few years ago. e term described where security integra- tion was heading as convergence with IT was coming – with the warning that if the integrator did not make moves to become IT-centric, traditional IT providers were going to take a large share of the security business. Fast-forward to today, and the sepa- ration between security and IT organi- zations has truly narrowed. Numerous IT providers have moved into security integration; likewise, many security integrators have moved towards pro- viding IT services. It is not rare today to see a security integrator company offering physical security, audio-visual and IT services as solutions. Adaption to new solution offer- ings comes about not only from the evolution of technology, but also from Cybersecurity Services: The Next Logical Step Emerging Services

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