Easing into a digital future
So, what does the future hold? For the foreseeable future, Edwards predicts that people and companies will increasingly start to access government services via their mobile devices while continuing to complete other tasks on paper.
Once security becomes a given, we will see a gradual transition towards increasing use of mobile and digital documents. Emerging technology may well be applied to areas of identity verification. One day, technology such as wearable rings, Fitbits or armbands, featuring secure elements and payment functionality, could become customary methods of identification in the eGovernment sector.
As a result, G+D has expanded the realm of relevant products and solutions with enhanced technology to develop solutions that merge the government sector and the digital world. eGovernment solutions, such as TrueID, eGovernment application, and Mobile Driver’s License from Veridos, enable citizens to access and utilize digitalized documents from their smartphones. Furthermore, technology infrastructure, such as the secure network solution from secunet, provides the framework needed for secure digital citizen interfaces.
It is apparent that growth towards digitalized identities is accelerating. Edwards adds, “In the last two years, tenders that require such technology have increased by 50%. You can really see the traction building.” The eGovernment sector is growing exponentially, providing increased convenience and access to services for all citizens. This is the future.