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Security Professional Balance Limitations

While it may be ideal for security planners to utilize or install the latest technology, it may not always be practical.

1. How can a security professional balance limitations such as budget or space with the need to keep abreast of the latest industry technology and trends?

2. How much technological knowledge should security professionals have?

3. How broad or detailed should that knowledge be?

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1. While it may be ideal for security planners to utilize or install the latest technology, it may not always be practical. How can a security professional balance limitations such as budget or space with the need to keep abreast of the latest industry technology and trends?

First, an organization should only invest in technology related to meeting its goals and objectives more effectively, not for the sake of keeping up with the trends. Second, it must also factor in the budget and/or space available. For example, just because the "latest" technology comes out, if the organization's present system is already meeting its objectives effectively, then no consideration should be given to "latest" technology, until a need is identified first and this latest technology would add value to the organization and within budget and space available.

For example, the convergence system is considered to beneficial, but will it ...

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By addressing the questions, this solution discuses aspects of security professionals, such as balancing limitations 0budget or space with the need to keep abreast of the latest industry technology and trends), amount of technological knowledge required and how broad should this knowledge be. References provided.

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