January 28, 2016
They're everywhere. Walk downtown for 2 minutes, and you'll be able to count at least 10 people with an ID card - on their belt, on their lapel, in a badgeholder, or around their neck on a lanyard. Chances are, many people have more than one!
There's a reason ID cards were invented. Actually, there's lots of reasons. Here's 5 benefits:
1. Cards create Confidence
If you know who you are dealing with, you can trust them and the process. Without trust, friendships cease, relationships are broken, and taken to the ultimate extreme the economy collapses. Seriously, think about it.
2. Cards enable Access
The ID card is your way of asserting your right to go places. Cards are very efficient at enabling you to request access, authorize your request, and grant access to where you need to be.
3. Cards create Security
Within the overall Security objectives of your organization, Cards are crucial component in securing access to resources: both physical and logical. Protecting people, assets and data.
4. Cards enforce Policies
Need to demonstrate compliance? How can you make sure that everyone is where they are permitted to be, and are accessing the data they need to see? Simple. Use an ID Card.
5. Cards advertise Brands
Every single day, your people put on a Card, and wear it in or out of the office. The Card is part of your Brand. A bad looking, scratched up ID card says a lot about how you approach security. Get your logo out there, and make sure it looks fantastic.