Mobile device fingerprint use surges in UK: Deloitte

Almost four out of five smartphone users in the UK (79 percent) use their device’s fingerprint scanner, according to new research from Deloitte. Deloitte’s seventh annual Mobile Consumer Survey, “State of the Smart,” shows that the number of UK smartphone users aged 16 to 75 who use their device’s fingerprint sensor increased by a third from last year to 12 million. Thirty-six percent of mobile devices in the UK are now equipped with a fingerprint sensor, and among those who

Biometrics investment growing, AI exploding, Deloitte reports

More than half of senior executives in the UK plan to invest in biometrics by 2020, according to Deloitte’s “Digital Disruption Index.” The report, released Monday, shows artificial intelligence is the hottest area of digital technology investment, with 85 percent planning to invest in AI, up from 22 percent currently invested. Other digital technologies expected by senior executives to receive major investment include robotics (73 percent), augmented and virtual reality (63 percent), wearables (62 percent), biometrics (54 percent) and blockchain

Deloitte predicts 300M smartphones to feature machine learning capabilities in 2017

Deloitte has published its “Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions” report, which forecasts that over 300 million smartphones (more than 20 percent of units sold in 2017) will feature machine learning capabilities in the next 12 months. The 16th edition of the report explores how mobile devices will be able to perform machine learning tasks even without connectivity, which will significantly impact the way humans communicate with technology across industry verticals, markets and societies. The report emphasizes that machine learning

FPC takes first place in the 2016 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has been announced the winner of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) program and has received the award for fastest-growing technology company in Europe 2016. Last month, FPC was announced the winner in Deloitte’s annual Sweden Technology Fast 50, a cross-industry ranking of technology companies in Sweden. Fingerprint Cards took first place with a growth rate of 28,126%. The average growth among the companies ranked this year was 1,408%. Previously reported, FPC announced

FPC tops Sweden Technology Fast 50, announces new integration with Precise Biometrics

Fingerprint Cards has been announced the winner in Deloitte’s annual Sweden Technology Fast 50, a cross-industry ranking of technology companies in Sweden. Fingerprint Cards took first place with a growth rate of 28,126%. The average growth among the companies ranked this year was 1,408%. Now in its 13th year, Sweden Technology Fast 50 was established by Deloitte for technology companies in Sweden. The ranking is based on companies’ average revenue growth over the past four years and includes both public

Biometrics use a driving trend in Australian mobile consumer retail behaviour

Deloitte’s Mobile Consumer Survey 2016 report finds that biometrics use is a driving trend in Australian mobile consumer retail behaviour, with one in three smartphones having a fingerprint scanner, and of these almost 70% of owners use this function regularly, according to a report in Image and Data Manager. ”Australians make an estimated 100 million imprints a day using smartphone fingerprint scanners, showing that we are becoming more comfortable with our fingerprint being used for authentication,” according to Stuart Johnston,

Deloitte Australia forecasts growing use of biometric mobile security

Deloitte Australia has released the results of its third annual Mobile Consumer Survey 2016, which signals an increasing shift towards biometric smartphone security, according to a report by iTWire. The research provides both local Australian and global insight into how 53,000 consumers across 31 countries are using their smartphones and their related preferences. Deloitte Australia partner and head of the firm’s strategy & operations practice, Jeremy Drumm, said that there will soon be a growing use of smartphone tap and