Maverick* Research: The Death of Authentication

Archived Published: 07 October 2011 ID: G00217744


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Authentication is obsolete in a world of pervasively available personal information; it will disappear over time and be replaced by recognition technologies. Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.

Table of Contents

  • Summary of Findings
    • *Maverick Research
  • Analysis
    • News
    • Perspective
    • Precedent
    • Prognosis
    • Prediction
      • Here's How It Will Happen
      • Here's What It Will Look Like
    • Market Impact
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Recommendations
    • End-User Recommendations
    • Vendor Recommendations
  • Recommended Reading
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