An IT organization, Spiceworks, found in a recent survey that 62 percent of organizations currently use biometric authentication technology, and 90 percent plan to be using it by 2020.
According to the survey, 57 percent of organizations use fingerprint scanning technology; 14 percent use face recognition technology; five percent use hand geometry recognition; three percent use iris scanning technology; and two percent use both voice recognition and palm-vein recognition. Apple Touch ID is the most commonly used fingerprint scanner, and Apple Face ID is the most commonly used face recognition technology.
Of organizations surveyed, 46 percent use biometric authentication on smartphones; 25 percent on laptops; 22 percent on tablets; 17 percent on employee time clock systems; and 11 percent on server room door locks.
Spiceworks surveyed 492 IT professionals in North America and Europe in February 2018 for its findings. "Spiceworks Study Reveals Nearly 90 Percent of Businesses Will Use Biometric Authentication Technology by 2020," www.prnewswire.com (Mar. 12, 2018).