Magazine article Security Management

There's Always Room for Improvement

Magazine article Security Management

There's Always Room for Improvement

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It may only be the second month of the year, but it is the sixth month of the Security Management redesign, which debuted in the September 2005 issue. It's been gratifying to hear how much readers appreciate the new format, including more tables and charts, article synopses, book review ratings, a "Beyond Print" key to new online resources, and an "Editorial Index" for quick reference to topics of interest.

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But we're not one to rest on our laurels, so the editors are continuing to refine the new look and to enhance the content. With that in mind, last month we added a "Future Issues" department (page 112) to let readers know what will be covered in the coming months, and this month we introduce two new tables that extend our coverage of market trends.

The first appears in "Intelligence" (page 18) and highlights trend-line data about different security services and technologies. We begin with a look at the market share of various biometric technologies, such as fingerprint, iris scan, and hand geometry, including projections for growth and how they fit within the overall access control market. The information is provided by The Freedonia Group, Inc., a leading study/database company that has been conducting market analysis and forecasting since 1985. The worldwide terrorism chart moves to "Homeland Security" (page 24); it will continue to present the data in successive months on trends by target, tactic, and region.

The second new table appears in "Industry News" (page 104) and highlights the 10 security-related companies that had the fastest-rising stocks in the most recent month analyzed. …

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