Europe increases spending on biometric technology by 20%

There is a pressing need for European companies – indeed, the tone is global – to improve the experience of their employees and innovate in performance at work from anywhere with the rise of hybrid models (a mix of telecommuting and facials). . -face to face in the office) leading these Organizations are increasingly investing in biometric technology solutionsaccording to the report European human growth forecasts, 2021-2026prepared by the analysis firm IDC,

The study concludes that European companies will spend $3.3 billion on biometrics this year in 2022That is 20% more than in 2021. The firm expects this investment continue at a rate of 20% per year until 2026, so that year the figure is $6,100 million,

Which biometric technologies will European companies focus on?

The document states that the majority of . will use the technologies of Fingerprint, face and voice recognition, which will remain the most common form of authentication and identification. A limited number of organizations will use gait analysis, keystroke dynamics, hand geometry, or iris/eye scanning for specific environments.

“The employment situation is changing and a focus on biometric solutions that drive innovation, employee experience and facility security will be essential to keep European businesses running smoothly,” he said. declared. andrea minone, Director of Research and Head of Human Enhancement Research at IDC. The expert believes that the pandemic and the war between Russia and Ukraine have stoked security concerns and shown how biometrics can “deliver extraordinary results and have a positive impact on business and society”.

About 60% of companies on the old continent will use biometrics in 2023

The study concludes that, despite the fact that biometric solutions face a number of challenges such as privacy, security and biases, 59% of European companies will use biometric solutions in 2023, as consulted by managers for expand the document.

The study indicates that companies are using this technology Increase security and automatically manage employeesIDC says facility access control, employee authentication for data access, and employee time and attendance management will be the most popular biometric use cases. Funding with most investments to address cybersecurity, physical security, and regulatory compliance Will drive expected adoption.

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