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In days gone by, people exchanged personal important details by giving each other business cards. With the accessibility of technology, has the business card become obsolete?
An article in the Dynamic Business blog written by Loryan Strant highlights the possible extinction of real business cards due to the growing preference for electronic transfer of details. Below are some internet mediums where business card exchange is possible.
These days, the rise of a number of smartphones like the iPhone, Android and Windows devices has allowed users to easily exchange or transfer information even through a simple phone bump. This technology has been launched March of 2009 and up to today, over 53 million users primarily use this as a cool social networking tool.
LinkedIn is a popular social media tool that has acquired CardMunch last 2011. It can easily gather and display information in a business-card like format. This allows users with the Outlook Social Connector and LinkedIn plugin to see more information about the other person.
Business Card Technologies
A lot of technologies have emerged to simplify and business cards and transform them digitally. One technology enables users to create their business cards through cloud-based technology and send them through email. Another one uses social profiles and immediately transform them to digital business cards. Indeed, a lot of card technologies have manifested their ways in simplifying the process of passing business information electronically.
Traditional business cards still remain a powerful tool for networking simply because everybody is familiar with it. It presents an opportunity to interact personally and promote your brand.
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