ACUANT BLOG

OPM Breach Increases Identity Theft Concerns

The Office of Personnel Management disclosed that an additional 4.5 million fingerprints were compromised in the security breach that occurred on their networks in 2014. Initially, the OPM thought that only 1.1 million fingerprints were compromised. Now, they’ve found that...

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Retail Clinics Offer Accessibility to Patients

Healthcare professionals are noticing that retail clinics are offering patients convenient and low-cost primary healthcare. The convenience and accessibility of retail clinics, according to a report by consulting firm Manatt Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, can help build...

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Hospitality at its Finest: How to Make your Customers Really, Really Happy.

It’s the end of September and the official end of the summer season. And as we look in our rearview mirror and wave good-bye to our favorite vacation spot , we can’t help but recall what made that visit so...

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Airports Plan to Invest in Self-Service Kiosks

According to the 2014 SITA/ACI Airport IT Trends Survey, airports will be investing in more technology to improve the passenger processes. The researchers surveyed IT executives from 106 of the top 200 airport operators around the world. Around 86% of...

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Patients Worry about Medical Identity Theft

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that healthcare data breaches are on the rise, which has left consumers worried about medical identity fraud. From 2010 to 2013, nearly 1,000 large healthcare data breaches have...

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International Traveling is Popular Worldwide

People around the world are interested in traveling internationally, and Americans in particular want to travel overseas. The U.S. is the world’s second largest outbound market, and grew by 6% in 2014, according to figures from the latest UNTWO World...

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Study Shows Consumers Buy from Familiar Sites

Instead of heading out to brick-and-mortar stores, consumers now prefer to look for products to buy online. According to a report released by Amazon.com and Pymnts.com, shoppers are increasingly looking to digital retail marketplace platforms for products before going on...

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Help Prevent Medical Fraud with ID Verification

Healthcare computer networks have become big targets for hackers because they hold a lot of personal information about patients. In the past year, health insurance companies like Anthem, Premera Blue Cross, and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield experienced data breaches that affected...

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Retail Clinics Appeal to Consumers

CVS recently announced that it’s planning on buying Target’s pharmacies and retail clinics for $1.9 billion. If CVS buys Target’s 1,660 pharmacies and 80 retail clinics, it will be the nation’s largest retail pharmacy chain. The deal was proposed after...

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Guests Prefer Hotels With More Technology

In response to what consumers want, hotels are increasing the amount of technology they use throughout their buildings and resorts. Most hotels offer free Wi-Fi, which is the number one amenity that guests want when they book a hotel room....

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Fake IDs Help Criminals Steal Rental Cars

According to statistics from the FBI, there were nearly 700,000 motor vehicle thefts around the nation in 2013. The National Insurance Crime Bureau reports that rental car thefts in particular have been on the rise for the past five years....

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Acuant Survey: Companies Look to the Cloud for Better Information Capture, Verification and Collaboration

55% of respondents now rely on card scanning for information capture vs.19% ‘paper based’ and 17% ‘customer entered’ Identity verification lags even as 84% consider it ‘critical’ or ‘very important’ in the card scanning process Los Angeles, CA, June 16,...

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