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Posts from Date:   2011-10

How Soon is Now: NFC Smartphones and Physical Access Control Systems

by Mark Diodati  |  October 31, 2011

You may have read about a recent pilot at Arizona State University, where 30+ students used their smartphones augmented with NFC (near field communication) to access facilities at the college. Instead of building access cards, the students used their smartphones. The pilot has fueled an already intense industry interest regarding the use of NFC and […]

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Of Identities, Clouds, and Bridges

by Mark Diodati  |  October 20, 2011

In response to the large number of client inquiries about identity management and the cloud, Gartner has recently published a research document that discusses identity management as a service (IDaaS)—turnkey identity management services that exist in the cloud. In the document (Market Profile: Identity Management as a Service (IDaaS) [subscription required]), I discuss over 20 vendors […]

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