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Posted: 29 Jul 2016

The world of secure identification is all a-buzz right now with the emergence of mobile IDs. To those who are new to this concept, we’re talking about IDs on a smartphone.

Citizen privacy and protection of law enforcement is a real concern in countries around the world right now.  That’s why mobile IDs — in particular, mobile driver’s licenses — are providing citizens with a whole new...

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: 07 Dec 2015

People ask me why it’s great to work at HID Global, and one of the things I point out is our company’s commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. This is why I am so proud of HID Global winning the 2015 Environmental Responsibility and Sustainability Award at the 2015 Greater Austin Business Awards as well as being recognized by Johnson Controls, a Fortune 500 Company, for...

Posted: 16 Oct 2015

ASIS, one of the biggest security trade shows of the year, has come and gone, and HID Global's simple yet direct message continues to be relevant beyond the event -- your security connected. In this highly networked world, no one can afford to be left on the outside. In case you missed ASIS 2015, we compiled the following “Top Five” list to help you get connected to what unfolded at this year'...

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