- Pieces of the Puzzle, II
The coalescing of the supply side of the market continues to gather momentum.
- The World Just Changed
Gillette's plan to purchase 500 million RFID tags from Alien Technology forces vendors and end users to confront a new reality.
- Opportunity Knocks
Open standards create opportunity by dramatically increasing the size of the potential market.
- The March of Folly
It foolish to continue selling proprietary systems when the broad market has embraced open standards.
- Item-Level Trend Spotting
A lot of people say item-level tracking of low-cost goods is many years away. Recent news stories suggest otherwise.
- Patently Obvious
The Auto-ID Center is considering creating a patent pool to reduce the risk of lawsuits derailing its technology. The idea is good for vendors, as well as customers.
- Transforming the Warehouse
To reduce inventory, companies are going to have to do a lot more than slap RFID tags on pallets and readers on dock doors.
- It's Time To Get Strategic
It's time for companies to begin developing a long-term strategy for using RFID and a plan for deploying it in stages.
- Pity the Poor Customer
By Mark Roberti
Companies looking to buy RFID systems are hearing conflicting information about what RFID can do and where the market is going.
- The Pull of the Culture
The companies that benefit most from RFID technology will be the ones that create a culture that embraces change.
- Underestimating Asia
By Mark Roberti
Asia lags behind in auto-ID technology, but recent events indicate that it could emerge as a dominant force in RFID.
- Pieces of the Puzzle
Successful RFID systems involve a lot more than tags and readers. Gradually, all of the pieces of the puzzle are coming together.
- The Way Forward
Our special report examines the prospects for the Auto-ID Center's proposed system for tracking products using a low-cost RFID and open-standards and lays out a roadmap for companies looking to adopt the technology.
- Linux Offers A Lesson
The growth of Linux is a sign that technology buyers want low-cost, open systems. RFID vendors need to get the message.
- The Privacy Nightmare
Only an aggressive PR campaign and an enforceable code of ethics will get people to accept self-regulate of RFID tracking of consumer products.