A survey of the 2010 security industry

Industry grew its business through alliances and acquisitions

Alliances will almost certainly play a more important role in the future, and it would be surprising if the more successful partnerships do not ultimately lead to mergers and acquisitions. This last year has shown that mergers, acquisitions and alliances have become a vital part of security companies' business strategy.

About the author: Allan McHale is director of security industry market analysis and research company Memoori and a contributor to the Memoori blog.