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How to defend against the targeting of your business?

June 3th, 2019

Wi-Fi has become a standard in our daily lives. While customers and employees wonder around on their smartphones or other wireless devices, you need to allow them access on your Wi-Fi network. But what about the security risks that can transpire when involving Wi-Fi? Have you ever thought about the danger that can be involved wh...

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3 Top tips on Social selling for ISVS and VARS

May 24th, 2019

What is social selling?   Social selling is the process of creating an online relationship and supporting potential customers on various social platforms, with the purpose of directly helping individuals to purchase your product. The biggest key in being successful in the last part of the sales funnel is through social selling. ...

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So, you're ready to deploy Android? Think about ensuring security support throughout the extended device lifecycle!

March 25th, 2019

Android is rapidly becoming the standard OS of choice in the enterprise, 72% of all enterprise rugged handheld devices are expected to ship with Android by 2020. Devised originally with the consumer in mind, Android is now loaded with features and capabilities that appeal to the enterprise customer, with one exception; OS securi...

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4 Security trends for ISVs for 2019

March 25th, 2019

Daily life brings risk in many forms. With criminals and hackers constantly finding new ways to breach users’ systems and steal from their pockets, individuals are switching to more modern means of protecting their property. ISVs can benefit off of the chaos by constructing software services that accommodate end-users’ needs and...

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Digital Workplaces and ISVs

March 25th, 2019

Will software applications remain as relevant as the digital workplace evolves? This is a question that many ISVs find themselves asking as we push forward in the digital age. As a demand for updated software and hardware solutions is heightened in the workplace, ISVs will need to find ways to allow end-users to conduct business...

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5 Key features of the ultimate card for any industry

February 27th, 2019

Managing the ID program of your company is not an easy job. Which are the key things you should keep in mind? How can you improve the efficiency of your employees and at the same time keep them secured? Below we present to you the main features that the cards you use in your company should have in order to provide a great and se...

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Protect your children with students’ IDs

December 5th, 2018

Protecting children has to be everyone's top priority. Especially when it comes to educational centres, parents need to feel entirely sure their children are in safe hands. Whether it is in the school or on a field trip, it is very important to have all children’s data gathered in one place.

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The importance of secure identity

December 5th, 2018

Today’s society shares information at incredible speeds. However, this doesn’t come without any risks.  A technologically advanced world requires a very secure front door, which is the secure identification. Even if a lot of information is shared online, there are still plenty of data protected physically and should be of limite...

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Secure your ranking on search results with voice search

December 5th, 2018

Remember the days when cold calling and print advertising were the only viable options for finding new leads? The internet has changed the way that businesses market their product and services. While it is ultra-competitive, most companies have found ways to leverage the internet and drive sales leads into their organisation. A ...

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How to build a smart city: The case of smart Santander

December 5th, 2018

Before going into how a smart city can be built, let’s first try and explain what a smart city is. Although there is no precise definition of a smart city, there are some components that are vital for one. A smart city first and foremost should engage the society. There is no smart city without an engaged citizen. A smart city a...

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The all-access campus ID for Generation Z

November 1th, 2018

Ready or not, Gen Z is taking over college campuses. They're digital gurus, expert multi-taskers, fiercely individual, extremely influential and have short attention spans. They're quick to share their lives through images and ratings on social media — putting their school's brand and reputation on the line in one Snap, Tweet or...

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Tablet use is on the rise but not without risks

November 1th, 2018

Tablet use in enterprise markets is on the rise. The use cases are just as varied and unique as the tablet designs themselves. Restaurants install them table-side for efficient ordering. Retailers use them as a medium for consumers to browse inventory, access product information, and place orders. Banks install them in kiosks to...

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Auto-ID enables traceability for anti-counterfeiting

November 1th, 2018

Counterfeit goods are a growing problem in the supply chain. Surveys have showed that 47% of brands have experienced lost sales due to counterfeiting, estimating 2.5% of world trade is counterfeit. Counterfeit goods eat into company’s profits and can destroy brand reputation since customers are paying premium price for substanda...

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Android: The big migration has started

October 31th, 2018

“When creating solutions, always keep in mind that everything is and should be connected. That is what takes the customer experience to the next level. We, in Google, are creating an Operating System, partners are creating the devices, and the key in this solution is how these can be used together to be able to deliver better ex...

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Capture Data and Print Cards – Anytime, Anywhere

October 18th, 2018

Either working at a university, a healthcare institution, or a governmental organization, printing IDs and badges is a necessity. Except of selecting the right hardware for card printing, it is important to find a software that matches your unique needs and keeps your data secure. Below we present the most valuable concepts that...

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Moving from paper cards to advanced card printers: A Success Story

October 18th, 2018

Being in the hospitality industry most probably means that you deal with printing cards for various reasons. Either it is for an event, of for the buffet of the restaurant, these cards need to be in the best shape and form, be cost and time efficient, and most importantly they need to meet the EU regulations on allergens and on ...

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Smart cities: Are we protected?

October 18th, 2018

“There are two types of companies when it comes to breaches; those who have been breached and those that don’t know that they have been breached yet.”

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Learn how data protection in universities starts with secure ID printing solutions

October 18th, 2018

Universities possess personal information of thousands of students and faculty, all of which are collected and printed into individual ID cards. These ID badges provide them access to a myriad of services and applications, from physical facility and logical network access to cashless payment and tracking time and attendance, thu...

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EMV certification for IT professionals

October 18th, 2018

Even if the modern credit card is an American invention, in the twenty-first century Europe has led the way in the credit card technology. More than thirty years ago the first smart cards, equipped with their own computer chips, known as EMV cards (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) showed up in France and they have created an irreversi...

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The right secure ID card printing solution

October 18th, 2018

The spectrum of available secure issuance solutions from multiple vendors can seem overwhelming at first glance, but by understanding the technology options and taking some parameters and factors into consideration, you can narrow your selections. The following considerations may help to find the decisive factors for the evaluat...

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Identification – new challenges for small and medium-sized enterprises

October 18th, 2018

The new style of working – large data volumes, mobile workers equipped with mobile devices – poses new challenges to identification processes in companies of all sizes and industries. Employee and visitor badge requirements, for example, are variable, depending on how many people and what physical and digital assets need to be r...

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Secure purchasing transactions with NFC

October 18th, 2018

Most of us know the NFC technology through buzzwords such as “tap and pay” and “contactless payments". And the growth of the NFC applications shows, that Near-field communication (NFC) is shaping the future of mobility and is becoming the system of choice for many mobile payment transactions. There are a number of mobile payment...

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Tips for RFID Smart Label Printing/Encoding

October 18th, 2018

Businesses across the world print and encode millions of smart labels every year. Most problems that do arise occur because of a few common conditions that are easily resolved. Many problems can be avoided entirely by training associates on the leading causes of smart label failure, such as due diligence in selecting proper medi...

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Direct-to-card printer with many options

October 18th, 2018

Built on 20 years of proven direct-to-card printing expertise, the HID® FARGO® DTC1500 card printer/encoder offers the convenience and lower cost of high-throughput consumables along with a comprehensive feature set – enabling organizations to routinely issue highly secure cards and IDs at a fraction of the cost without tradeoff...

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Merchants need network security solutions

October 18th, 2018

Network security is an integral part of business today, and with hacking and identity theft concerns taking center stage of many network-related discussions, helping customers to feel more secure is indispensable. There are things VARs can do when consulting with customers to help them build the security network that fits their ...

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Why Advanced Visual Security is a Critical First Line of Defense

October 18th, 2018

With headlines in the news about terrorist attacks, shootings at schools and hospitals, and rampant identity fraud, security has become top of mind. Some sort of identification is required – whether it’s a passport, driver’s license, employee credential, student ID card, or proof of insurance.  To prevent fraud, ID cards are get...

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High-quality ID solution out of the box

October 18th, 2018

The EZ-ID system by Datacard® is a cost-effective out-of-the-box solution offering everything that companies need to print ID cards. The UV ribbon is a real benefit, adding the possibility to create security badges using an entry-level solution. High quality for low volumes 

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Premium printing quality in card printing

October 18th, 2018

What are the hallmarks?  What are the crucial quality features today when it comes to ID card printing for ID and access control, employee badges or personalized membership or loyalty cards? What requirements must be met when printing smart cards for the tourism, gambling, and entertainment industries? In professional printing, ...

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Secure printing authentication protects sensitive data and company networks

October 18th, 2018

Measures for efficient management of access to printers not only affect the bottom line, but also reduce data loss and security risks. 

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BlueStar: Leading Print Technology for a voter ID system

October 18th, 2018

In 2016, a government agency in the Sub-Saharan Africa region was seeking to upgrade its voter ID system. With elections forthcoming in the summer of 2017, the agency was aiming to increase the number of citizens eligible to vote by issuing voter IDs in a short time frame.

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Designing and printing two-sided ID cards made easy

October 18th, 2018

Continuously changing work processes demand ever new and practical card solutions – currently there is an unstoppable need for applications with ID cards; the capacities e.g. for customer and member cards tend to hit their limits. Integration of the solutions into existing IT structures is likewise a growing challenge.

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Accessories for ID cards: A profitable business

October 18th, 2018

Accessories and consumables for ID cards, such as card covers, punch pliers, individually printed lanyards, carry straps and price tags are used in many fields. They are used in health care, in access control and time recording, in banking and in event and parking lot management. 

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Food labelling from a single source

October 18th, 2018

Food labels provide important information for the consumer, such as product ingredients, nutrients, use-by date as well as details on allergens. Today, the customer assumes that the labels, signs and colour ribbons are food-safe and are approved for direct and indirect contact to foodstuffs and packaging. He or she trusts in the...

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What you need to know about intrusive interstitials?

October 18th, 2018

Like any company, Google continually changes and updates the way it functions and ranks websites. The Google algorithm, sacred and highly secret, is the key to creating quality SEO organically, but there’s always an air of uncertainty to it. Some changes come along because they are improving their techniques. Some are because th...

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What is a smart city, and why should I care?

October 18th, 2018

Each new day often brings a new buzzword, so it’s important we fully understand new terms as they quickly become part of our language and used on a daily basis. One such term that has joined some of the big buzzwords like IoT and Big Data is ‘smart city’. But what does a smart city actually look like?

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An ISVs guide to navigating the channel

October 18th, 2018

If you’re an ISV and have decided that it’s time to broaden your business opportunities and grow your business then you’ll no doubt be considering the channel. The channel is a great way to look for new business through dedicated partnerships, and can bring great long-term success.  But it is highly competitive so it’s important...

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Are you selling secure tablets?

October 18th, 2018

Did you know that enterprises are set to make up 18% of tablet purchases in 2017, according to the Global Business and Consumer Tablet Forecast? For some, it may not be a surprise to hear that tablet use in enterprise markets is on the rise. After all, the settings in which tablets are used are often just as varied and unique as...

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IoT: what to expect when we connect

October 18th, 2018

The internet changed the world; It touches all aspects of our lives. It allows us to connect on social media, video chat with friends and colleagues and even read this blog right now. Now, there is a push to connect every device to the internet. While this provides new functionality and convenience, there are also some potential...

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Selling recurring media: A guide to growing profits

October 18th, 2018

Every business student knows about the ‘blade and razor’ model - the idea that when you’re selling razors, you can just about give away the handle because you make your real money on the blades.

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Three trends that are impacting business in 2017

October 18th, 2018

Every year, there are new trends to examine, new ideas to consider, and fresh perspectives that can affect a business. 

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