Demand for RFID Integrators Outstrips Supply

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System integrator trade publication CRN ran a cover story this week highlighting the widening gap between demand for RFID system integrators and the supply.

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This article was originally published by RFID Update.

January 21, 2005—Reseller and technology integrator industry publication CRN ran a cover story on RFID this week. The focus? The widening gap between demand for RFID system integrators and the supply. The article notes that there are at most 100 solution providers worldwide capable of executing an end-to-end RFID implementation. This, in contrast to the projected 500 to 1,000 needed in the coming three years. RFID's complexity is the culprit for such supply-demand disparity. A successful RFID integrator must be expert in a staggering array of topics, from the various standards to the physics of radio transmission to the development of middleware. Perhaps the expertise most necessary and yet most challenging to gain is that of the customer's vertical industry; beyond the technology itself, the RFID provider must understand the context in which it is being deployed to best enhance and improve the processes specific to the client and its industry.

Read the CRN cover story