Biometrics could benefit emerging tech locales

Biometrics could benefit emerging tech locales

The advent of cloud computing, among a host of other workplace technologies, has led to a fertile hiring environment for tech engineers and IT managers. Business leaders who want to streamline their operations have enlisted these tech-savvy workers to ease the transition process.

Meanwhile, the upswing of the U.S. economy over the past few months has encouraged rampant activity from entrepreneurs and investors. This has resulted in even more employment opportunities for tech workers in cities across the country and, in turn, greater responsibilities within a company's infrastructure. As a result, cybersecurity has risen to the forefront of the tech world.

Dallas startups reshape the city
GeekWire reported that investors and entrepreneurs are flocking to the Dallas area to take advantage of the tax-friendly atmosphere and the historically strong business scene. This has included the tech sector, which is making a name for itself with young people in downtown Dallas.

"In the last 18 months, there's been an explosion of activity," Trey Bowles, CEO of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, told the news source. "We're beginning to see something really interesting. The community is starting to come to a place of being really effective, and a place where it sustains itself long term."

Utah cities rate well for tech growth
The Brookings Institution recently ranked Provo, Ogden and Salt Lake City, Utah as some of the top cities in the country for tech job growth, according to Deseret News. The publication noted that Utah County is one of the top regions in the U.S. for advanced industry employment.

"They are industries that we can have long term economic competitiveness in," Scott Andes, a senior policy analyst for the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, told the publication. "They pay twice as much as the average job and our research showed that almost half of advanced industry jobs are accessible to people with less than a bachelor's degree."

Tech-heavy cities should embrace biometrics
Whether it's in Texas, Utah or any other state, regions that emphasize technology and cloud computing should adopt biometric technology. This form of cybersecurity requires personal identification, such as fingerprints or vocal recognition, to enable access control to important company information. Data breaches are a fact of life, and biometrics have proven to be one of the most effective ways to prevent these harmful cyberattacks.

Dual-access systems are an even more surefire method to keep hackers at bay. This type of biometric security requires ID from two separate individuals at the same time.

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