The fastest growing IP camera technologies are high definition and megapixel. One of these new babies can replace two, three or 95 of the old guys, depending on the marketing hype. But, the bottom line is a bottom line. You’ve got to pay for the new stuff.
It’s a matter of flexibility, contends Colin Adderley. Bryant Garrett adds integration and scalability, in addition to flexibility, to his needs. For Robert Knell, it’s the perfect bundle: a system providing a wide spectrum of features, granular configuration options, creating a highly flexible and customizable solution.
Except for Troy Alstead, chief financial officer for Starbucks. But more about him later. It is more important to see how the CFO role has evolved and how it matches and mirrors others such as security. The CFO is more visible and influential. Many are able and expected to build strong relationships, across and beyond the company to be strategic business partners.
For Chris Hugman, it is both simple and complex. “You can better manage bandwidth. You can store security video more efficiently,” he says. But with any tech advance, complexities – some hidden while others are more visible – can make or break an installation.
For cell phone users, and that includes most everyone these days, there are myriad choices in plans beyond the hundreds of phones themselves. Anytime minutes. Off-peak minutes. Domestic roaming charges. International roaming charges. Minutes overage fees. Text messaging plans. Data plans. Limits and slowdowns on data plans.
Smart cards, like other steps along technology’s ever-evolving pathway, biometrics and megapixel cameras to name two others, share ingrained challenges. New stuff is often more expensive than existing stuff. Bring something new in and, often, you have to upgrade other gear that is part of the total system to make it all work together. Then there are design, installation, maintenance and training costs as something new comes through the door.
Don’t be afraid. This is all about habits. And it is a twin spin from an MIT lab and a self-help professor at Utah State University, a seemingly deadly combination, but which may hold the key to how to sell security to the boss and employees, how to balance values and principals professionally and personally as well as how to sell Febreze at Walmart, if you want.