Twenty percent of companies employing more than 1000 people do not have a plan that ensures the continuity of the business after a disaster. Among companies with ten or fewer employees this figure rises to 80 percent. These are the findings of a representative survey by Siemens Nederland.
Siemens plans to sell its baggage handling, postal and parcel sorting business. While the company holds leading market positions in his business with a global presence and an installed base around the world, there are very limited synergies with other Siemens business due to the high mechanical content and focus on system integration.
Cerberus Pro, the fire protection system from Siemens Building Technologies Division, has been successfully installed in a new hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia, by Confident, a Siemens Solution Partner.
Siemens announced that it has appointed Matthias Rebellius to lead the company's Building Technologies (BT) Division of the Infrastructure & Cities Sector in the United States, effective June 1, 2012. As president, Rebellius will be responsible for the financial, operational and competitive success of Siemens' U.S.-based building automation, fire safety, security and energy efficiency systems and solutions provider. Rebellius will succeed Andreas Schierenbeck who has chosen to leave the company to pursue other opportunities.
More and more security companies are claiming to be active in the critical infrastructure market, with one of the hottest topics being airports. GIT-SECURITY.com talked to Neville Miles, Head of Security Systems and Portfolio, Siemens Building Technologies, about this market.
How does Siemens view the attractiveness of this space?
Alistair Enser, a high-profile figure who has over 20 years' experience in executive positions in the security sector, has been appointed as Global Director of Sales for Security Products from Siemens, a key business segment within the Siemens Building Technologies Division. This appointment is the latest step in the implementation of the global growth strategy for Security Products, which has already seen it transformed into a dynamic European business that is continually and consistently gaining market share.
The addition of two new detectors to the Cerberus PRO range from Siemens now enables one solution for any application. They feature the company's ASA technology (Advanced Signal Analysis) and selectable parameter sets, and complement the already comprehensive Cerberus PRO product portfolio.
Siemens will start off fiscal 2012 on October 1, 2011 with a further developed structure. The newly founded Infrastructure & Cities Sector begins operation on that day, as planned. In the future, the operating businesses of Siemens will be organized in the Industry, Infrastructure & Cities, Energy, and Healthcare Sectors. By forming the new Sector, the company plans to be a leading participant in the dynamic growth of cities and infrastructure investments. "We are rigorously focusing our business on growth. Our new setup will put us even closer to our customers.
Providing a broad depth of product knowledge and systems design expertise, purchasers of Siemens products can now look forward to an enhanced level of sales support, via Norbain's new dedicated Siemens Business Development Executive, Tom Jennings.
For a safe operation of the wind farm, the business unit Security Solutions from the Siemens Building Technologies Division will deliver life-critical telecoms, CCTV including a virtual video network and integrated alarm monitoring across a fully integrated IP based monitoring network which includes Voice-Over IP to Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm. The wind farm is under construction on sandbanks approximately 25 km off the coast of Suffolk in the UK and is due for completion in 2012.