The past two months, we’ve discussed the integration of technology into physical security and the future projected for our industry. We’ve acknowledged the long-overdue digital transformation as well as incorporating innovative risk management through digital innovation. Now, we want to introduce the keys vital to successfully completing this digital change.
According to a 2018 study conducted by Accenture and Microsoft, there are three elements needed during this process: digital thought leadership, unified strategy and persistent innovation.
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP IN THE DIGITAL WORLD
An effective shift begins with company leaders and filters down, impacting all officers and employees. Implementing new strategies while maintaining company values requires the following components:
- Customers remain at the forefront of your business.
- Adopt an innovative mindset to stay ahead of threats.
- Create partnerships enabling cross-sharing of industry insights.
- Develop a diverse workforce fit for the 21st Century.
- Establish a team of digital pioneers to form a functional operating model.
CREATING A COHESIVE STRATEGY
In the study, it’s made clear that prior to reviewing and applying technologies, a strategy surrounding that transformation is required. This strategy is responsible for creating a unified understanding across the board. To help achieve this goal, Microsoft and Accenture created a human-centric approach to the digital transition completed in only five steps:
- Personas & Scenarios
- Enabling Capabilities
- Initiatives & Roadmap
With proper execution of tactics and strategy, organizations will open the doors to a successful transition, revealing benefits and value for all team members and employees.
THE OUTLOOK ON PHYSICAL SECURITY
Did you know that 89 percent of physical security leaders that participated in the survey agree that physical security efforts need to be proactive rather than reactive? According to Michael Gips, Chief Global Knowledge and Learning Officer at ASIS, “We’re just scratching the surface. The holy grail is being able to predict incidents before they occur and prevent them.”
With the application of digital capabilities, the security industry continues changing for the better, increasing safety of those around us. At Eagle Systems Security, safety is always a top priority. We view these insights as priceless, as we know it greatly contributes to strengthening our team and officers.
To view the 2018 Accenture-Microsoft Security Survey, click here. To contact Eagle Systems Security, call 1-877-766-4610.