A barcode is an optical machine-readable representation of data relating to the object to which it is attached. Originally barcodes systematically represented data by varying the widths and spacings of parallel lines, and may be referred to as linear or one-dimensional (1D). Later they evolved into rectangles, dots, hexagons and other geometric patterns in two dimensions (2D). Although 2D systems use a variety of symbols, they are generally referred to as barcodes as well. Barcodes originally were scanned by special optical scanners called barcode readers. Later, scanners and interpretive software became available on devices including desktop printers and smartphones.
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    …. A simple subject like “Mandatory New Hire Training” could become the perfect bait for the trap. Using a high-resolution badge photo, an average hacker would only need about 15 minutes to dissect the badge and decode the barcode. Varner also offered the following best practices for organizations looking to avoid such issues: Create a “living” policy…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social- 16 readers -
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    … importantly, dream big. Change is on the horizon, and coming at us fast. According to a recent study by McKinsey Global Institute, the IoT could create up to $6.2 trillion in global value in 10 years. The Institute also projects that 80-100% of manufacturers will be using IoT applications by then. You must decide now: In the near future and the Internet of Things, will you be a leader or follower? …

    MarketingProfs- 15 readers -
  • An Email Marketer’s Secret Weapon: Digital Coupons

    … right tab that says “QRCode”. 5) You’ll see this page. Click on the blue “Add QR Code” button. 6) Choose the URL where you want to send people. Then choose the size of your QR code. In the last field on this page, specify a name your QR code. When you’re done, click the blue “Save code” link. 7) You’ll see a confirmation pop-up letting you…

    Pam Neely/ GetResponse Blogin EMail- 12 readers -
  • StockUp Presents the Latest Take on the Local Inventory Dilemma

    …, and risk exposing their brands to the tumultuous impact that search has already had on businesses such as media. A five month-old startup called StockUp thinks it can sidestep the brands altogether. The company has spent a year in stealth building a community around an app that allows users to scan barcodes and add product and pricing information…

    Steven Jacobs/ Street Fightin Google- 7 readers -
  • Why apps, iPads and iBeacons are key to Cloggs' move to offline retail

    … information, receive targeted promotions, or scan barcodes. I think iBeacon technology is quite interesting and something we’d be looking to include as well. But we need to be sure we’re not bombarding the customer, as push messaging can be a little bit invasive if it’s used in the wrong way. There are ways of using iBeacons for customer…

    David Moth/ Econsultancy- 5 readers -
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