Accenture report finds APAC governments first in adopting ID technologies

April 17, 2017 - 

Accenture has published a new research report that finds that governments in Asia Pacific are leading the world in adopting technologies such as biometrics for identification, according to a report by GovInsider.

The report is based on the results of Accenture’s survey of 774 IT leaders from government organizations in Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Norway, Singapore, the UK, and the US.

Globally, nearly 40 percent of organizations are either considering or have already adopted biometric or identity analysis technologies, the report found.

Regionally, 68 percent of government organizations in Australia and Singapore are either considering or have already adopted biometric or identity analysis technologies, followed by Japan (57 percent), the UK (34 percent), and the U.S. (29 percent).

Overall, governments around the world are showing “a clear appetite” for adopting intelligent technologies, the report said.

In addition, the report found that 73 percent of organizations cite “reduced risk” and “improved security” as the primary benefits of investing in intelligent technologies.

The report also found that only 23 percent of the 86 percent who are aware of using intelligent technologies to automate processes have piloted or applied them.

Previously reported, Accenture commissioned Market Strategy Group to conduct a survey intended to assess citizen expectations and attitudes regarding cybersecurity and how government can better protect citizens’ personal digital data.

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