Security Convergence – The Future can be found in the Past
I don’t think so. A complete blending of the IT department and physical security, access and life-safety will not happen. The two organizations core functions just do not fit together as tightly as that of IT and the old telecommunications group. Think back to the not too distant past, when those two were separate. The telecommunications group dealt with all things involving telephony and telephony based circuits, including voice circuits, PBX’s, 9.6kb lines for mainframes, x.25 networks, and fractional T-1/T-1 lines for the IT department’s bridges/routers. What caused these two to merge, blend and converge?