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Making Dakota Security a finely tuned machine

November 17, 2015Martha Entwistle

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Her title is director of operations for systems integration firm Dakota Security, but Bethany Taylor likens her job to being a mechanic who does “regular maintenance and inspection of the business.”Charged with designing and implementing process-improvement and efficiency initiatives, Taylor uses an annual survey of Dakota's customers to determine what parts of the business need a tune-up.“Business is like a big machine. If the parts and gears don't match...

Bethany Taylor, Dakota Security, Women in Security

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On The Editor's Desk

Women and security technology

May 7, 2014Martha Entwistle

I'm here at PSA-TEC in Westminster, Colo., where today I had a chance to catch up with Christine Lanning, president of systems integration firm IST. Christine and her husband Andrew (CEO) founded IST, a PSA Security owner, in 1998. Here's a story I wrote about the company a couple years ago.� This year, Christine was honored as one of this year's Women's Security Council 2014 Women of the Year. IST just finished moving its headquarters to a new facility that they own, (and...

Andrew Lanning, Bethany Taylor, Christine Lanning, Dakota Security, ISC Security Events, IST, Kirsten Klokis, Northland Control Systems, Security Industry Association (SIA), Women in Security

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