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HID Global predicts 2017 trends in identity technology industry

HID Global forecasts a shift in the use of identity technology that will lead to increased adoption of mobile devices and the latest smart card technology, a greater emphasis and reliance on the cloud, and a “radical new way of thinking of trust in smart environments and Internet of Things (IoT)”.  

January 12, 2017  By  SP&T Staff

HID Global says it predicts the 2017 trends will transform the way trusted identities are used with smart cards, mobile devices, wearables, embedded chips and other “smart” objects, particularly in industries focused on regulatory compliance, such as government, finance and healthcare markets. This shift will precipitate the move from legacy systems to NFC, Bluetooth Low Energy and advanced smart card technology to meet the evolving needs of enterprises and governments worldwide, the company notes.  
The forecast for 2017 is also based on a “breakthrough in adoption of mobile identity technology in 2016”, HID adds.  “Exemplifying industry-wide trending”, the company says it “experienced tremendous uptick in customer deployments of its broad mobility solutions and has a strong pipeline of future customer installations in the works to make verification of identities optimized for mobile applications.”  
HID Global focuses on four significant trends in 2017:
• Stronger adoption of mobile devices and advanced smart cards underscores the need for trusted identities,
• Greater emphasis on the cloud through “hybrid” solutions that combine on-premises and the cloud to create common management platforms for digital IDs,    
• Emerging IoT uses cases to connect, more people, places and things, increasing the need to ensure the Internet of Trusted Things (IoTT), and
• Embedding trusted identities more deeply in everyday activities for businesses and consumers.
 HID Global anticipates the shift in the use of identity technology will drive industry trends in 2017, along with new solutions and capabilities that enhance the user experience for years to come.

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