August 18, 2011
A trend describes “a general development or change in a situation or in the way that people are behaving”. (Cambridge Dictionary)
Technological trends are not solely related to the progression of advanced technology, but rather to user acceptance. Replacing paper with electronic forms and signing transactions is gradually becoming a common practice in businesses and organisations of all sizes. Managers, board members, and shareholders can clearly see the benefits of reduced operational and processing costs, improved efficiency, increased business visibility, and their positive effects on the environment.
However, it is two additional components that have contributed substantially to business implementation of the online signing trend:
- Worldwide acceptance and legal enforcement of electronic signatures
- High security level offered with PKI digital signature technology
A very recent publication by The Network of e-Government Leaders of Latin America and the Caribbean (RED GEALC) on 17 August reflects and emphasises these trends and the establishment of digital signature use.
Online document signing with a digital signature is not specific to one particular country or industry. Secured Signing’s compliant and highly secured, user-based, PKI digital signature solution is implemented daily around the globe by airlines, recruitment agencies, legal firms, accountants, finance and communication companies, government departments, real estate agents, retail businesses, and many more. The trend of shifting from paper signing to an electronic signature process that uses a trusted digital signature service is, in fact, a part of a greater life cycle that drives productivity, efficiency, and creates real business value.
“The genius of investing is recognising the direction of a trend – not catching highs and lows.” (anonymous)
Till next time,