Explanation video: https://youtu.be/OWaYB81ltk4 Free form paper: Eight or more pages of a persuasive argument that convinces me that you possess mastery of the details around your chosen topic.

Explanation video: https://youtu.be/OWaYB81ltk4 Free form paper: Eight or more pages of a persuasive argument that convinces me that you possess mastery of the details around your chosen topic.

Explanation video: https://youtu.be/OWaYB81ltk4
Free form paper: Eight or more pages of a persuasive argument that convinces me that you possess mastery of the details around your chosen topic.
Your goal should be to address a managerially significant issue and to propose an action plan to address it. Examples of interesting topics might be: “Multi-factor Authentication for Small Startup Company”, “Mobile Device Management Policy for a Hospital System”, “Training Approaches for User Phishing Education”. This is not an information paper. This is a decision brief – you are making a recommendation from among several viable options.This is NOT an academic research paper. This is a persuasive recommendation for one of the listed courses of action

Explanation video: https://youtu.be/OWaYB81ltk4

Free form paper: Eight or more pages of a persuasive argument that convinces me that you possess mastery of the details around your chosen topic.

Your goal should be to address a managerially significant issue and to propose an action plan to address it. Examples of interesting topics might be: “Multi-factor Authentication for Small Startup Company”, “Mobile Device Management Policy for a Hospital System”, “Training Approaches for User Phishing Education”. This is not an information paper. This is a decision brief – you are making a recommendation from among several viable options.This is NOT an academic research paper. This is a persuasive recommendation for one of the listed courses of action.

Still need:

Problems being addressed (which school, specific issue)

Details about each scanner and why the x scanner beat them out

Better details on each of the attributes that we are using to judge the scanners

I made some vague Headings and filled them in broadly, but they could all use more specifics, something along the lines of why the x scanners features would be best

  1. Introduction and Background

Biometrics were first introduced all the way back in 1858 in the form of a handprint in order to identify workers on their payday. Fast forward to 1974, when the first commercial hand geometry scanners became commercially available and were used primarily for time and attendance purposes. In 1997, a breakthrough in biometrics occurred when Human Authentication API produced the first generic commercial biometric standards, which set the grounds for the industry today.

Now in 2017, Biometric security is one of the fastest growing fields in the information technology industry. According to a study done by MarketsandMarkets, “The biometric system market is expected to reach USD 32.73 Billion by 2022 at a CAGR of 16.79% between 2016 and 2022.” As evidenced by the astounding compound annual growth rate calculated by MarketsandMarkets, the biometric market is only going to become increasingly saturated in the coming years. With this in mind, we chose to focus on four of the most popular fingerprint scanners on the market right now, and analyze which provides the best value based on cost, certifications, acceptance rate, and effectiveness.

We researched the Hamster Pro 20 by SecuGen, FIVE-0 by Integrated Biometrics, FS-80h by Futuronic, and the P6000 by Zvetcobiometrics. While these are all adequate and well received scanners, the clear pick based on our four criteria was the Secugen Hamster Pro 20 by SecuGen. We feel that what sets this scanner apart from the others primarily is its excellent cost. The Hamster Pro 20 comes in at around only $85, but spares none of the features that the other scanners also offer. This scanner will undoubtedly be easily utilized on campus by students, and provides a high acceptance rate along with several other useful features.

 

  1. Why Implement Biometrics on Campus

 

It is inevitable that fingerprint scanning or some other form of biometrics will be available on every college campus in the near future. The main draw of biometrics is that it uses something that is unique to each individual student. This helps cut down on issues where students may have the same name, or ID card fakes are used to trick employees into allowing unlawful access to campus events and features. Tying into fake ID’s, fingerprint scanning is far more secure than using numerical numbers or general passwords due to the unique and complex nature of the trait used (fingerprint in this case).

Another reason is that the technology is more affordable and easy to use than ever before, even for the less technically inclined. Students will also love the implementation because they will no longer have to worry about being denied access to the campus library, recreation center, or potential campus event due to a missing identification card. Students and even some faculty will also love not having to rely on remembering and resetting a password every 90-days, and the increased speed that is provided when using a scanner.

Line queues will be shortened considerably once students have registered their fingerprints. Dining halls and library access will be far quicker without students and faculty having to search through their cluttered bookbags, purses, and wallets to locate their ID’s.

Fingerprint scanning will be much more efficient in terms of preventing access to individuals who borrow or steal others ID cards as well. This has been a problem on every campus, where students will let guests use their friend’s card in order to get into school property. Typically, the staff that is there to check the ID’s are also students, and therefore pay very little attention to the authenticity of the ID’s.

 

III. Which Scanner to Pick

 

One of the ways we decided to narrow down the market for scanners was to judge our choices by whether or not they are FBI certified. FBI certification means that the scanner meet or exceed the FBI’s minimum standards and also can successfully function using the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Information System (IAFIS). They are judged by two standards, and that essentially means that the fingerprint scanners are of exceptional quality and have a high-acceptance rate. Scanners that have been FBI certified are our recommendation to __________ because they have been around longer and offer improved reliability due to being more extensively tested than many of the newer models on the market.

In addition to judging products by whether they are certified or not, we also included one of the most important things potential buyers are looking for: cost. Luckily, due to the rapidly expanding market for biometric scanners, they are considerably cheaper than what they first were now that the first adopter phase has passed; the scanners we chose average between $100-$200. As mentioned above this is where Secugen’s Hamster Pro 20 really beat out the others. With an $85 price tag,,,

Works Cited

http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/next-generation-biometric-technologies-market-697.html

http://www.biometricupdate.com/201501/history-of-biometrics

 

 

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