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NFC-Enabled BlackBerrys to Replace Physical Access Cards in 2012

BlackBerry users with NFC-enabled smartphones will soon discard physical access cards and use their handhelds for secure building access instead, if BlackBerry-maker RIM and HID Global have their ways.
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Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.