The future’s in the cards
The practice of exchanging business cards has barely changed since their introduction in the 17th century. First popularized by the upper class to announce their arrival at high-society events or practically any other social occasion, these convenient little‘calling cards’soon took on an etiquette and style all their own.
Today, business cards in some ways represent a symbolic social contract in the business world. It’s common for office desks to be cluttered with piles of cards, which present the occupants with the long and tedious task of manually inputting the data, card by card, into a digital database.
The limitations of office desktops and notebooks add to the problem, but times are changing. The widespread use of mobile technology, and changes in how individuals manage their work life, have prompted companies to deliver innovative products that ensure business cards will continue to be relevant and easier to manage in the days and years to come.
From an advanced barcode solution that allows users to scan contact information into their devices, to apps that create and share virtual business cards, there are solutions for managing your business cards on the go.