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Posted: 01 Jul 2016

It is no surprise that smartphones have become an all-purpose tool relied upon to share information, make transactions and engage the user in multiple activities. More importantly from a global perspective, smartphones - endowed with massive computing power - provide the technology platform for a host of interesting and life-changing applications many of which are deployed in emerging and...

Posted: 12 May 2016

Banks must innovate to increase profitability, grow market share and drive the next phase of their transformation to digital, experience-driven banking services. Success is built on a mobile-first strategy and the ability to generate rich, analytics-driven insights from which banks can personalize their approach to engage with customers and for customer acquisition.

The mobile...

Posted: 11 Mar 2016

A survey of Departments of Motor Vehicles (DMVs) was recently conducted to gauge the interest in mobile driver’s licenses. In a sample of the 69 jurisdictions that issue driver’s licenses in North America, approximately one-third of them indicated either interest or planning for the move to offering mobile driver’s licenses to citizens in the future. We expect that this trend will only...

Posted: 27 Jan 2016

A new era of secure connected identities will fuel innovation in how we work, shop and play.

Last week, I discussed the industry’s increased focus on streamlining security to enhance the overall user experience.  This can only be accomplished by ensuring that security is a “given,” where people can easily and confidently go about their daily lives. 

And, after...

Posted: 22 Jan 2016


Security will move to a much greater focus on the user experience.

When it comes to security, I see the industry rapidly moving from security-driven to a very experience-driven conversation. Today’s question is, "How do we make it easier for people to go about their daily lives…and how do we make that happen?”   Customers are...

Posted: 14 Jan 2016

The use of Near Field Communications (NFC) technology is heating up with the popularity of mobile payments and other applications, which begs the question, “What else could I do with NFC-enabled phones?” After attending many NFC and RFID conferences this year, I can certainly say that there are a lot of...

Posted: 13 Jan 2016

Mobilizing Security for a Better User Experience

HID Global is watching five key developing trends that will shape the secure identity landscape in the new year.  One of the top developments we are seeing is the move to “mobilizing” security, which will make it more pervasive and personalized.

As we do more with...

Posted: 27 Jan 2014

As 2014 is well underway, there are a handful of core trends that I believe will have the greatest impact on the secure identity industry this year.  These trends include:

The industry is quickly moving beyond static, proprietary access control architectures to more secure, open and adaptable solutions that support the customers’ desire for new products and technologies that...

Posted: 15 Jan 2014

I’m pleased to say that yesterday HID Global announced the opening of our new World Headquarters and North American Operations Center in Austin, Texas with an audience of dignitaries that included Chairman Michael T. McCaul (Texas) of the House Homeland Security Committee, State...

Posted: 30 Dec 2013

The modern healthcare facility faces increasing crime and economic challenges in protecting people, property and sensitive data.   There are a number of best practices to consider.  

The first step is to ensure access control systems are based on an open architecture and can therefore support new capabilities over time....

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