Posted: May 4th, 2011 | Author: cmaxmost
In many ways the evolution of the identity credential market is likely to mimic what transpired around the turn of the 21st century in the film photography market.
The decade started well enough for Eastman Kodak. In 2000 it clocked film revenues of $11 billion, had 70,000 employees and 14 factories around the world. Then things started going pear shaped. Come 2009, revenues from the sale of film had fallen to $1.3 billion, the workforce had dropped to 20,000 and the number of factories had gone down to one.
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Posted: February 7th, 2011 | Author: cmaxmost
Welcome to the newest format for sharing Acuity Market Intelligence’s insight and analysis with long time biometric fans as well as our expanding audience in the world of secure electronic identification – affectionately know as eID.
As Acuity’s focus has broadened to encompass a world of ePassports, eVisas, National IDs, secure Drivers Licenses, etc., where biometrics, RFID, document readers, laser engraving and a host of emerging technologies (often less than seamlessly) converge, we remain true to our principals:
Providing hype-free, data driven, reliable, often thought provoking, and sometimes controversial insight into a complex, technically driven. rapidly transforming marketplace that often defies conventional thinking.
We look forward to sharing this thinking with you as we engage in a more real-time, less formal dialogue about the state of the market, critical but sometimes overlooked developments, unexpected and surprising news, and indications of long-term trends we are following.
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