Polls

  • Should RFID be mandated for monitoring animals and food shipments?

    Should RFID be mandated for monitoring animals and food shipments?

    • Yes—health risks and other problems need to be addressed now (64%, 16 Votes)
    • No—many small farms will not be able to afford the technology (24%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (12%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 25

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  • How would you rate the quality of your operational data?

    How would you rate the quality of your operational data?

    • Mixed: We clean and clean, but it's never highly accurate. (50%, 7 Votes)
    • I don't want to talk about it. (21%, 3 Votes)
    • Terrible: We are basically collecting garbage. (14%, 2 Votes)
    • Excellent: Everyone gives us perfect data all the times. (7%, 1 Votes)
    • Awesome: But we spend a small fortune cleaning it up. (7%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 14

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  • Does your company provide adequate RFID system training?

    Does your company provide adequate RFID system training?

    • No, we do not have an RFID system in place (50%, 5 Votes)
    • Yes, we make sure workers understand all new processes and responsibilities (40%, 4 Votes)
    • No, we've been more focused on solution design, hardware and software (10%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 10

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  • Do you agree with RFID Journal's decision to introduce more technical content at LIVE! 2013?

    Do you agree with RFID Journal's decision to introduce more technical content at LIVE! 2013?

    • Yes, it's about time (56%, 10 Votes)
    • No, companies still need to understand the business case (22%, 4 Votes)
    • Yes, some technical content is valuable (17%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (6%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 18

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  • Are patent lawsuits delaying RFID deployment?

    Are patent lawsuits delaying RFID deployment?

    • Yes, some companies will wait until they are settled (33%, 13 Votes)
    • No, this is common with all new technologies (33%, 13 Votes)
    • Don't know (23%, 9 Votes)
    • No, but even if a patent holder prevails, RFID would still be worth investing in (10%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 39

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  • Will RFID cross the chasm this year in apparel retail?

    Will RFID cross the chasm this year in apparel retail?

    • Possibly, but it will more likely be another year or two (53%, 19 Votes)
    • Yes, widespread adoption is just around the corner (22%, 8 Votes)
    • No, I just don't see this happening anytime soon (22%, 8 Votes)
    • Don't know (3%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 36

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  • Do you plan to deploy an RFID system in 2013?

    Do you plan to deploy an RFID system in 2013?

    • Yes, we are confident that it can deliver value (55%, 11 Votes)
    • No, since we are still doing our research (20%, 4 Votes)
    • We thought the world would end, so we didn't bother (20%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (5%, 1 Votes)
    • No, since we've already deployed one (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 20

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  • Does your firm take advantage of the tools offered at RFID Connect?

    Does your firm take advantage of the tools offered at RFID Connect?

    • Yes, and we've greatly benefited from meeting early adopters looking to deploy (22%, 2 Votes)
    • Yes, but we're confused about what to do and are thus not benefiting much (22%, 2 Votes)
    • What is RFID Connect? (22%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (22%, 2 Votes)
    • We tried it, but we found that it didn't live up to its promise, so we stopped (11%, 1 Votes)
    • Yes, and we've achieved limited benefits from using the online portal (0%, 0 Votes)
    • No, but we intend to begin doing so soon (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 9

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  • Are RFID vendors marketing effectively to your company?

    Are RFID vendors marketing effectively to your company?

    • No, we have no idea what many of them do (48%, 10 Votes)
    • Yes, they do a good job of addressing our specific business issues (19%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (14%, 3 Votes)
    • Somewhat, though we still focus on "speeds and feeds" (10%, 2 Votes)
    • No, they are too fixated on running down their competition (10%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 21

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  • Do you foresee Brazil becoming an RFID deployment leader?

    Do you foresee Brazil becoming an RFID deployment leader?

    • No (41%, 20 Votes)
    • Yes (33%, 16 Votes)
    • Don't know (27%, 13 Votes)

    Total Voters: 49

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  • Is the U.S. government's political gridlock damaging the RFID industry?

    Is the U.S. government's political gridlock damaging the RFID industry?

    • Yes (38%, 25 Votes)
    • Don't know (35%, 23 Votes)
    • No (27%, 18 Votes)

    Total Voters: 66

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  • Has your firm incorporated automation into its RFID deployment?

    Has your firm incorporated automation into its RFID deployment?

    • Yes, and we've achieved greater success as a result of this integration (73%, 8 Votes)
    • No, which has prevented us from fully benefiting from the technology (18%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (9%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 11

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  • How could RFID most be useful during a hurricane?

    How could RFID most be useful during a hurricane?

    • All of the above (64%, 21 Votes)
    • Locating trapped or buried people or animals (12%, 4 Votes)
    • Identifying the locations of specific power lines or pipes (9%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (9%, 3 Votes)
    • Quickly disseminating disaster-relief items (6%, 2 Votes)
    • Sorting out goods within a store hit hard by the storm (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 33

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  • How useful could RFID be to the high-technology sector?

    How useful could RFID be to the high-technology sector?

    • Very, particularly in thwarting theft and diversion (40%, 6 Votes)
    • It could be quite useful, but the benefits are often slow to materialize (33%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (20%, 3 Votes)
    • Only somewhat, since it can't address demand swings or product obsolescence (7%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 15

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  • Does your company use RFID to improve inventory accuracy?

    Does your company use RFID to improve inventory accuracy?

    • No (67%, 20 Votes)
    • Yes (27%, 8 Votes)
    • Don't know (7%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 30

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  • Does your company utilize RFID within the data center?

    Does your company utilize RFID within the data center?

    • No, but we are currently looking into doing so (47%, 7 Votes)
    • Yes, and we're reducing energy consumption as a result (20%, 3 Votes)
    • No, and we have no plans to use the technology (20%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (13%, 2 Votes)
    • Yes, but we have yet to achieve noticeable benefits (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 15

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  • Could RFID help thwart the counterfeiting of computer software?

    Could RFID help thwart the counterfeiting of computer software?

    • Yes (48%, 10 Votes)
    • No (29%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (24%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 21

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  • Is RFID likely to be added to the next generation of robots?

    Is RFID likely to be added to the next generation of robots?

    • Yes, I definitely think that's where things are headed (53%, 10 Votes)
    • No, that does not seem a likely outcome at all (21%, 4 Votes)
    • Possibly, if vision technologies prove too limiting (16%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (11%, 2 Votes)
    • Probably not, since vision technologies will suffice (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 19

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  • What is the greatest benefit that RFID offers the oil and gas industry?

    What is the greatest benefit that RFID offers the oil and gas industry?

    • All of the above (45%, 9 Votes)
    • Enhanced maintenance, repair and overhaul of facilities (30%, 6 Votes)
    • Improved personnel safety and employee tracking (20%, 4 Votes)
    • Streamlined inventory management of warehouses (5%, 1 Votes)
    • None of the above (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 20

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  • Does your firm utilize synergies between lean, Six Sigma and RFID?

    Does your firm utilize synergies between lean, Six Sigma and RFID?

    • Yes, and we've maximized our return on investment as a result (38%, 6 Votes)
    • No (38%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (19%, 3 Votes)
    • Yes, but we have yet to see the benefits we'd anticipated (6%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 16

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  • Has your company undertaken an enterprise-wide RFID rollout?

    Has your company undertaken an enterprise-wide RFID rollout?

    • No, but we're looking into possibly deploying enterprise-wide (48%, 19 Votes)
    • Yes, and we've achieved the anticipated benefits as a result (15%, 6 Votes)
    • No, and we have no plans to deploy RFID in the near future (13%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (13%, 5 Votes)
    • Yes, but we have yet to receive the expected benefits (8%, 3 Votes)
    • No, we utilize a point solution to solve a specific problem (5%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 40

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  • What do you see as the most innovative recent use of RFID?

    What do you see as the most innovative recent use of RFID?

    • Don't know (38%, 3 Votes)
    • Diagnosing and managing the maintenance, use and decommissioning of munitions (25%, 2 Votes)
    • Recording bus tires' pressure and tread via EPC RFID tags and wireless sensors (25%, 2 Votes)
    • Monitoring the axles and wheels of passing railcars to identify those requiring servicing (13%, 1 Votes)
    • Managing the connections of cables and ports, in order to reduce network errors (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Alerting recycling-center drivers of any imminent accidents, based on data from personnel tags (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Adding RFID to multitouch display tables to improve security and administrative access (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 8

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  • In which market do you think RFID will first take off?

    In which market do you think RFID will first take off?

    • Retail (30%, 14 Votes)
    • Logistics (21%, 10 Votes)
    • Electronics (17%, 8 Votes)
    • Health care (11%, 5 Votes)
    • Manufacturing (9%, 4 Votes)
    • High technology (4%, 2 Votes)
    • Defense/military (4%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (4%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 47

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  • How could retail stores best benefit from deploying RFID?

    How could retail stores best benefit from deploying RFID?

    • Providing managers with actionable information (28%, 7 Votes)
    • Increasing revenue without raising operational costs (20%, 5 Votes)
    • Creating competitive advantage and new revenue sources (16%, 4 Votes)
    • Maintaining or enhancing the customer experience (12%, 3 Votes)
    • Better serving both new and existing customers (12%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (12%, 3 Votes)
    • Making employees better informed (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 25

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  • Is your firm tagging goods at the point of manufacture?

    Is your firm tagging goods at the point of manufacture?

    • We do not manufacture any goods that would require tagging (37%, 7 Votes)
    • Don't know (21%, 4 Votes)
    • Yes, but we need to improve our item-management process (16%, 3 Votes)
    • No, but we are looking into how we might be able to do so (16%, 3 Votes)
    • Yes, and we use top-level serialization to manage every item (5%, 1 Votes)
    • No, and we have no plans to do so in the immediate future (5%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 19

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  • Does your organization track its IT assets via RFID?

    Does your organization track its IT assets via RFID?

    • No, but we're currently looking into adding an RFID tracking solution (48%, 13 Votes)
    • Don't know (22%, 6 Votes)
    • Yes, but our accuracy is about the same as it was without RFID (11%, 3 Votes)
    • No, and we have no plans to do so in the immediate future (11%, 3 Votes)
    • Yes, and we've greatly improved our inventory accuracy as a result (7%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 27

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  • What's the best strategy for getting around an executive opposed to RFID?

    What's the best strategy for getting around an executive opposed to RFID?

    • All of the above (42%, 27 Votes)
    • Making the CEO aware of the benefits RFID can offer (19%, 12 Votes)
    • Letting him take credit for the technology's success (14%, 9 Votes)
    • Finding allies within the firm to champion the technology (9%, 6 Votes)
    • Shifting the focus away from improving shortcomings (6%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (6%, 4 Votes)
    • None of the above (3%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 64

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  • On what criterion does your company base its RFID decisions?

    On what criterion does your company base its RFID decisions?

    • How the technology can improve the way we do business (90%, 18 Votes)
    • Whether or not other companies have already deployed (5%, 1 Votes)
    • Our firm has not implemented an RFID solution (5%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 20

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  • How might RFID best help moms enjoy Mother's Day?

    How might RFID best help moms enjoy Mother's Day?

    • All of the above (48%, 15 Votes)
    • Keeping track of kids' whereabouts so Mom can relax for a change (23%, 7 Votes)
    • Finding missing jewelry and shoes for a romantic night out with Dad (13%, 4 Votes)
    • Maintaining proper temperature and moisture levels for flowers (10%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (6%, 2 Votes)
    • Quickly locating cards and gifts hidden around the house (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Identifying particular types of chocolates from a mixture of candy (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 31

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  • Will today's college graduates be more likely to adopt RFID in the future?

    Will today's college graduates be more likely to adopt RFID in the future?

    • Yes—they are not married to current technologies or business practices (62%, 18 Votes)
    • Perhaps—but they will have limited influence on the companies for which they work (24%, 7 Votes)
    • No—they will seek out the same business benefits end users now require (7%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (7%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 29

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  • Would you consider adopting RFID if your solution provider shared the risk?

    Would you consider adopting RFID if your solution provider shared the risk?

    • Yes—that would make it easier for us to invest (76%, 13 Votes)
    • No—shared risk models are unworkable (12%, 2 Votes)
    • No—the risk would likely still be too great (6%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (6%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 17

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  • Do you see a need for a new RFID training and certification program?

    Do you see a need for a new RFID training and certification program?

    • Yes—the loss of CompTIA's RFID+ courses was a blow to the industry (69%, 25 Votes)
    • Perhaps—but it would depend on what that would entail (17%, 6 Votes)
    • No—certification is not that important (8%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (6%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 36

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  • Will embedding RFID in electronics expand the technology's use in that sector?

    Will embedding RFID in electronics expand the technology's use in that sector?

    • Yes, retailers and logistics providers will use the transponders if they are embedded (87%, 27 Votes)
    • No, retailers and logistic providers seem reluctant to adopt RFID (6%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (6%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 31

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  • Do you believe RFID can improve the way your company does business?

    Do you believe RFID can improve the way your company does business?

    • Yes—in fact, we've already seen its benefits at our firm (42%, 14 Votes)
    • Yes, in theory—but our chief executives won't deploy (24%, 8 Votes)
    • Don't know (18%, 6 Votes)
    • No—we've invested in RFID, but are not seeing a return (9%, 3 Votes)
    • No—I don't think the technology could help our company (6%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 33

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  • Which underwater application could most benefit from RFID?

    Which underwater application could most benefit from RFID?

    • All of the above (43%, 9 Votes)
    • Oil companies tracking pipelines (19%, 4 Votes)
    • Scientific researchers studying environmental changes (19%, 4 Votes)
    • Military services monitoring undersea assets (5%, 1 Votes)
    • Aquariums enhancing the visitor experience (5%, 1 Votes)
    • None of the above (5%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (5%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 21

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  • Could RFID contribute to humanity's greater good?

    Could RFID contribute to humanity's greater good?

    • Yes, companies should find ways to use it to positively impact social causes (52%, 13 Votes)
    • No, RFID's value lies in making companies efficient and in helping consumers (28%, 7 Votes)
    • Don't know (16%, 4 Votes)
    • Perhaps, but there would likely be little profit in it for businesses (4%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 25

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  • Could RFID feasibly help to battle global warming?

    Could RFID feasibly help to battle global warming?

    • No—I don't believe in global warming (30%, 9 Votes)
    • Possibly—but the cost of deployment might offset the benefits (27%, 8 Votes)
    • Yes—by saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions (23%, 7 Votes)
    • No—the technology would not make a noticeable difference (10%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (10%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 30

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  • What is the biggest damage patent trolls cause to the RFID industry?

    What is the biggest damage patent trolls cause to the RFID industry?

    • All of the above (58%, 18 Votes)
    • Startups are often unable to afford to pay fees or put up a fight (13%, 4 Votes)
    • RFID technology providers lose money that should be used to fund R&D (10%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (10%, 3 Votes)
    • Innovation is stalled since the patent holders don't produce anything useful (6%, 2 Votes)
    • Vendors become limited in their ability to lower prices or pay investors (3%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 31

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  • Has RFID technology been vastly underestimated?

    Has RFID technology been vastly underestimated?

    • Yes—it can do much more than merely track goods in the supply chain (76%, 28 Votes)
    • No—its other benefits have been widely discussed as well (11%, 4 Votes)
    • No—it has been overhyped (8%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (5%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 37

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  • Do you think 2012 will be a year of enterprise RFID deployments?

    Do you think 2012 will be a year of enterprise RFID deployments?

    • Yes, the industry is finally past the pilot stage (52%, 27 Votes)
    • No, it's too soon to make that declaration (35%, 18 Votes)
    • Don't know (13%, 7 Votes)

    Total Voters: 52

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  • Do you want RFID solutions that are easier to deploy?

    Do you want RFID solutions that are easier to deploy?

    • It depends on the specific applications (43%, 10 Votes)
    • Yes, even if they have fewer features (35%, 8 Votes)
    • No, we want only full-featured applications (13%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (9%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 23

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  • Are you concerned about your present or potential RFID technology provider going bankrupt?

    Are you concerned about your present or potential RFID technology provider going bankrupt?

    • Yes, this is always a concern (38%, 20 Votes)
    • No, we have no such concerns (31%, 16 Votes)
    • Yes, but it will not prevent us from adopting (15%, 8 Votes)
    • Don't know (15%, 8 Votes)

    Total Voters: 52

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  • Has your company undertaken an enterprise-wide RFID rollout?

    Has your company undertaken an enterprise-wide RFID rollout?

    • No, we have yet to roll out an RFID system (33%, 5 Votes)
    • I don't know what "enterprise-wide rollout" means (33%, 5 Votes)
    • Yes, and we're happy with the benefits we've received (20%, 3 Votes)
    • No, we have rolled out a point solution (13%, 2 Votes)
    • Yes, but we've yet to achieve a return on that investment (0%, 0 Votes)
    • I don't know if our company has taken such an approach (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 15

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  • Do you consider e-pedigrees an effective anticounterfeiting technique for pharmaceuticals?

    Do you consider e-pedigrees an effective anticounterfeiting technique for pharmaceuticals?

    • Yes, somewhat (56%, 9 Votes)
    • Yes, very (25%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (13%, 2 Votes)
    • No (6%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 16

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  • How do you foresee the RFID industry's growth this year?

    How do you foresee the RFID industry's growth this year?

    • Rapid and aggressive (34%, 14 Votes)
    • Modest but steady (32%, 13 Votes)
    • Slow and cautious (20%, 8 Votes)
    • Don't know (10%, 4 Votes)
    • Little to no growth (5%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 41

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  • Is your company using RFID to track the locations and conditions of your products?

    Is your company using RFID to track the locations and conditions of your products?

    • Yes, and we have already received a return on investment (21%, 5 Votes)
    • Yes, but ROI has been slow to achieve (21%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (21%, 5 Votes)
    • No, but we plan to begin doing so during the coming year (17%, 4 Votes)
    • No, we do not see a need to deploy radio frequency identification (17%, 4 Votes)
    • No, we have an RFID system but do not use it for this purpose (4%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 24

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  • How do you foresee RFID technology developing in the near future?

    How do you foresee RFID technology developing in the near future?

    • Step by step, with different companies meeting different needs (34%, 10 Votes)
    • Adoption will take off when several firms integrate tags, readers and software into a whole product (34%, 10 Votes)
    • Adoption will ramp quickly when one business offers a complete solution (31%, 9 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 29

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  • Are the big IT companies missing the boat by not investing heavily in RFID now?

    Are the big IT companies missing the boat by not investing heavily in RFID now?

    • Possibly—but their caution is understandable, given high risk and few near-term gains (50%, 10 Votes)
    • Yes—RFID is gaining traction, and a smart IT firm could dominate the market (30%, 6 Votes)
    • No—CEOs are wise to wait and see which technology takes off before investing (15%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (5%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 20

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  • What are you most thankful for this year?

    What are you most thankful for this year?

    • RFID adoption is finally spreading (43%, 13 Votes)
    • I don't have to think about RFID during the long weekend (33%, 10 Votes)
    • RFID products are improving (13%, 4 Votes)
    • Our company is finally funding our RFID project (7%, 2 Votes)
    • Other (3%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 30

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  • Do you like the idea of picking up or returning items at a store that you bought online?

    Do you like the idea of picking up or returning items at a store that you bought online?

    • Yes, I could order two sizes, try them on and return the one that doesn't fit (58%, 18 Votes)
    • No, I want my stuff shipped right to my home (23%, 7 Votes)
    • Yes, picking up items and returning them via the postal service is a pain (19%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 31

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  • How could RFID assist trick-or-treaters?

    How could RFID assist trick-or-treaters?

    • Enabling them to better track their treats (50%, 6 Votes)
    • Identifying friends in costume (42%, 5 Votes)
    • Helping them to develop ingenious new tricks (8%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 12

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  • Have you been able to build credibility for RFID within your organization?

    Have you been able to build credibility for RFID within your organization?

    • Don't know (41%, 7 Votes)
    • No—we're still proving the technology's value to senior executives (24%, 4 Votes)
    • No—our RFID efforts are too new (24%, 4 Votes)
    • Yes—management has seen successful deployments (12%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 17

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  • Does your firm plan to employ GS1's new HF EPC standard?

    Does your firm plan to employ GS1's new HF EPC standard?

    • No, we do not plan to switch over in the foreseeable future (40%, 6 Votes)
    • Yes, because it offers features that could be of value of us (27%, 4 Votes)
    • No, we do not utilize RFID within our operations (20%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (13%, 2 Votes)
    • Not right away, but we are considering doing so eventually (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 15

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  • Would Steve Jobs have revolutionized RFID use through iPhones had he lived longer?

    Would Steve Jobs have revolutionized RFID use through iPhones had he lived longer?

    • Yes—RFID offers a new interface between phones and the real world (63%, 24 Votes)
    • Don't know (21%, 8 Votes)
    • No—Jobs was more focused on voice recognition (16%, 6 Votes)

    Total Voters: 38

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  • Has your firm taken a long-term approach to RFID deployment?

    Has your firm taken a long-term approach to RFID deployment?

    • Yes, we had the vision to prepare for future developments (57%, 8 Votes)
    • Don't know (21%, 3 Votes)
    • No, our solution only solves the business problem for which it was designed (14%, 2 Votes)
    • We have not deployed an RFID system at our company (7%, 1 Votes)
    • No, we're not concerned with tracking everything long-term (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 14

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  • Are both major U.S. political parties failing to enact policies that support business?

    Are both major U.S. political parties failing to enact policies that support business?

    • Yes—both should support policies that allow for investing in RFID and other new technologies (39%, 9 Votes)
    • No—it's primarily Republicans that don't support business (30%, 7 Votes)
    • No—it's primarily Democrats that don't support business (22%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (9%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 23

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  • Do you believe fear has held CEOs back from deploying RFID?

    Do you believe fear has held CEOs back from deploying RFID?

    • Yes—executives often choose familiar technologies over newer solutions (32%, 8 Votes)
    • No—CEOs have valid concerns about RFID's ability to provide an ROI (28%, 7 Votes)
    • Somewhat—the truth is somewhere in the middle (28%, 7 Votes)
    • Don't know (12%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 25

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  • Do you consider RuBee to be a form of RFID?

    Do you consider RuBee to be a form of RFID?

    • No—it is a separate technology, and should not be lumped in with RFID (43%, 20 Votes)
    • Yes—it employs radio waves to identify objects remotely (36%, 17 Votes)
    • Don't know (21%, 10 Votes)

    Total Voters: 47

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  • How could RFID aid in relief efforts for hurricanes and other disasters?

    How could RFID aid in relief efforts for hurricanes and other disasters?

    • All of the above (62%, 16 Votes)
    • Pinpointing the locations of trapped individuals (19%, 5 Votes)
    • Locating valuable assets among rubble (8%, 2 Votes)
    • Preventing looting at abandoned retail stores (4%, 1 Votes)
    • Tracking food and other relief supplies (4%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (4%, 1 Votes)
    • Monitoring the safety of first-responders (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 26

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  • How useful could RFID be in the consumer electronics sector?

    How useful could RFID be in the consumer electronics sector?

    • Very—by deterring theft, improving inventory and managing returns (60%, 18 Votes)
    • Somewhat—but the presence of metal would make tag reads difficult (23%, 7 Votes)
    • Not very—tags could be easily removed or damaged by workers or customers (13%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (3%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 30

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  • Should companies invest in RFID and other new technologies now to improve efficiency?

    Should companies invest in RFID and other new technologies now to improve efficiency?

    • Yes—it's important to keep investing, to become more competitive (86%, 19 Votes)
    • No—businesses need to cut costs in order to survive (9%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (5%, 1 Votes)
    • No—firms should invest when they see market conditions improving (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 22

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  • Is your company using RFID to lessen its environmental impact?

    Is your company using RFID to lessen its environmental impact?

    • No, and we're unlikely to deploy RFID for this purpose (36%, 5 Votes)
    • Yes, we are utilizing the technology to reduce waste (21%, 3 Votes)
    • No, but we are looking into the possibility of doing so (21%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (21%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 14

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  • Is China surpassing the United States in embracing RFID nationwide?

    Is China surpassing the United States in embracing RFID nationwide?

    • Don't know (47%, 15 Votes)
    • Yes (34%, 11 Votes)
    • No (19%, 6 Votes)

    Total Voters: 32

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  • Would your firm benefit from RFID-enabling its payroll process?

    Would your firm benefit from RFID-enabling its payroll process?

    • Yes—we'd like to use it to track work hours and reduce overtime pay (36%, 4 Votes)
    • No—our existing process adequately meets our needs (36%, 4 Votes)
    • Yes—in fact, we already use the technology for this purpose (9%, 1 Votes)
    • Yes—but it's unlikely our company would be interested in doing so (9%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (9%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 11

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  • Would your firm's senior executives benefit from a personalized RFID briefing?

    Would your firm's senior executives benefit from a personalized RFID briefing?

    • Yes—upper management really doesn't understand the technology's implications (38%, 5 Votes)
    • Yes—such a briefing could help focus our RFID efforts (31%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (15%, 2 Votes)
    • No—we've already deployed the technology and thus don't need the help (8%, 1 Votes)
    • No—we are not likely to deploy RFID in the near future (8%, 1 Votes)
    • No—our upper management already "gets" RFID (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 13

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  • How important is collaboration to the adoption of RFID technology?

    How important is collaboration to the adoption of RFID technology?

    • Very important (84%, 26 Votes)
    • Somewhat important (13%, 4 Votes)
    • Not very important (3%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 31

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  • Has the United States reached a technological plateau?

    Has the United States reached a technological plateau?

    • No—technology is constantly advancing, with more growth soon to come (52%, 13 Votes)
    • Yes—and RFID is the next stage of the computer revolution (28%, 7 Votes)
    • Yes—and rapid growth will only resume when a new advancement occurs (12%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (8%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 25

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  • Should large health-care organizations deploy RTLS technology enterprise-wide?

    Should large health-care organizations deploy RTLS technology enterprise-wide?

    • Yes—the potential benefits to an agency are vast (67%, 12 Votes)
    • Yes—but on a more limited scale, rather than enterprise-wide (17%, 3 Votes)
    • No—such a project is too ambitious and costs a lot of tax dollars (17%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 18

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  • Would you vote for Mark Roberti for president?

    Would you vote for Mark Roberti for president?

    • Yes—I like his ideas about bringing innovation to the public and private sectors (55%, 12 Votes)
    • No—I'd leave the country first (23%, 5 Votes)
    • Yes—for president of the local Lions Club (14%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (9%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 22

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  • Does your company utilize RFID to deter theft?

    Does your company utilize RFID to deter theft?

    • No—but we intend to do so in the future. (50%, 10 Votes)
    • No—we have no such system in place and don't plan to. (25%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (15%, 3 Votes)
    • Yes—and we've greatly reduced pilfering as a result. (5%, 1 Votes)
    • Yes—but it hasn't effectively prevented goods from being stolen. (5%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 20

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  • Is fear of privacy infringement still holding back RFID adoption?

    Is fear of privacy infringement still holding back RFID adoption?

    • Yes—many people are still influenced by media hype (56%, 14 Votes)
    • No—the public is now realizing such fears were largely unfounded (36%, 9 Votes)
    • Don't know (8%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 25

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  • Does your company share supply chain data with partners?

    Does your company share supply chain data with partners?

    • Yes, via radio frequency identification (67%, 6 Votes)
    • No (22%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (11%, 1 Votes)
    • Yes, but not via RFID (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 9

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  • Should the term "RFID" be replaced with something broader?

    Should the term "RFID" be replaced with something broader?

    • No—the term is a touchstone for everything encompassed by RFID systems (76%, 38 Votes)
    • Yes—the term is too limited in scope (18%, 9 Votes)
    • Don't know (4%, 2 Votes)
    • Yes—the term has negative connotations in some quarters (2%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 50

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  • Do you foresee RFID adoption taking off in logistics in the near future?

    Do you foresee RFID adoption taking off in logistics in the near future?

    • Yes—the business cases for internal and global visibility have been identified (77%, 23 Votes)
    • Not yet—cost and data interoperability remain roadblocks to widespread adoption (20%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (3%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 30

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  • Is RFID's long incubation paying off at last?

    Is RFID's long incubation paying off at last?

    • Yes—projects launched by early adopters are finally earning an ROI (53%, 10 Votes)
    • No—there's a long way to go before large numbers of businesses leverage RFID (32%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (16%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 19

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  • What do you value most at an RFID conference?

    What do you value most at an RFID conference?

    • Industry-specific end-user case studies (32%, 10 Votes)
    • Networking opportunities (29%, 9 Votes)
    • Exhibitors presenting new products and services (16%, 5 Votes)
    • Live technology demonstrations (13%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (6%, 2 Votes)
    • How-to-focused speaker sessions (3%, 1 Votes)
    • Training and certification (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 31

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  • Is the RFID software your company uses hardware-agnostic?

    Is the RFID software your company uses hardware-agnostic?

    • Yes—it can easily be combined with a mix of various vendors' technologies (44%, 4 Votes)
    • We don't have an RFID software package in place (44%, 4 Votes)
    • No—as a result, we are limited as to which types of solutions we can use (11%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 9

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  • Would you dine at an RFID-enabled, fully automated food shop?

    Would you dine at an RFID-enabled, fully automated food shop?

    • Yes (68%, 26 Votes)
    • No (21%, 8 Votes)
    • Don't know (11%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 38

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  • Is your company using an RFID-based energy-management system?

    Is your company using an RFID-based energy-management system?

    • Yes, and we are saving time and money (33%, 3 Votes)
    • No, but we are looking into how we might deploy one (33%, 3 Votes)
    • No, and we have no plans to implement such a system (22%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (11%, 1 Votes)
    • Yes, but we are unhappy with the results (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 9

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  • Which retail process can most benefit from analyzing EPC RFID data?

    Which retail process can most benefit from analyzing EPC RFID data?

    • All of the above (68%, 13 Votes)
    • Inventory visibility, by distinguishing stockouts from in-stock items not on shelves (16%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (11%, 2 Votes)
    • Merchandising, by determining how long items stay on the sales floor (5%, 1 Votes)
    • Process execution, by tracking merchandise's store movements to reveal inefficiencies (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Product misplacement, by identifying goods located at the wrong display fixtures (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Store layout, by identifying clothing tried on in particular fitting rooms (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Staff allocation, by comparing apparel tried on by customers with subsequent sales (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 19

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  • Could RFID prove useful for the forestry industry?

    Could RFID prove useful for the forestry industry?

    • Yes, primarily by providing visibility into the timber supply chain (50%, 15 Votes)
    • Yes, primarily by supporting sustainable forest management (23%, 7 Votes)
    • No, tagging trees is not a practical use of radio frequency identification (17%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (10%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 30

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  • Do you believe a hospital's lack of an RTLS for asset management impacts patient care?

    Do you believe a hospital's lack of an RTLS for asset management impacts patient care?

    • Yes—treatment delays sometimes result from a failure to quickly locate equipment (65%, 30 Votes)
    • Don't know/no opinion (15%, 7 Votes)
    • No—but it does drive up patient costs (11%, 5 Votes)
    • No—conventional asset-managing methods are adequate (9%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 46

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  • What is the greatest benefit your organization has received from RFID?

    What is the greatest benefit your organization has received from RFID?

    • Being more certain about the locations of our assets (44%, 8 Votes)
    • Don't know (22%, 4 Votes)
    • Avoiding product out-of-stocks through improved reordering (17%, 3 Votes)
    • Not applicable—our company has not deployed the technology (17%, 3 Votes)
    • Decreasing the risk of production delays (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Reducing the likelihood of using the wrong replacement parts (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 18

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  • How can governments most improve competitiveness with RFID?

    How can governments most improve competitiveness with RFID?

    • By using an active infrastructure to track shipments at ports and airports (38%, 9 Votes)
    • By monitoring the infrastructure of roads, bridges and tunnels (29%, 7 Votes)
    • By developing a passive infrastructure to track food and drug products (25%, 6 Votes)
    • By assisting health-care providers in tracking assets and improving efficiencies (8%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 24

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  • Which hospitality sector could most benefit from using RFID to enhance the customer experience?

    Which hospitality sector could most benefit from using RFID to enhance the customer experience?

    • Resorts and hotels (28%, 10 Votes)
    • Amusement and theme parks (28%, 10 Votes)
    • Sports arenas and stadiums (25%, 9 Votes)
    • Restaurants and bars (14%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (6%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 36

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  • Has your firm found it challenging to choose the right RFID technology for its needs?

    Has your firm found it challenging to choose the right RFID technology for its needs?

    • Yes, we conducted a lot of research and tests before finding a solution (41%, 9 Votes)
    • Yes, we are still trying to figure it out (18%, 4 Votes)
    • No, our industry has settled on a common solution (18%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know or not applicable (18%, 4 Votes)
    • No, it was clear which system would work for us (5%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 22

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  • Which cutting-edge technology has the most potential for RFID applications?

    Which cutting-edge technology has the most potential for RFID applications?

    • Smart phones (40%, 24 Votes)
    • Self-service retail (22%, 13 Votes)
    • Don't know (12%, 7 Votes)
    • Robotics (10%, 6 Votes)
    • None of the above (10%, 6 Votes)
    • Social networking (3%, 2 Votes)
    • M2M communications (3%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 60

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  • In which sector do you foresee the greatest RFID adoption in 2011?

    In which sector do you foresee the greatest RFID adoption in 2011?

    • Retail apparel (42%, 23 Votes)
    • Health care/pharmaceuticals (25%, 14 Votes)
    • Manufacturing (20%, 11 Votes)
    • Aerospace/defense (7%, 4 Votes)
    • None of the above (5%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 55

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  • Which Christmas character could most benefit from RFID?

    Which Christmas character could most benefit from RFID?

    • The Elves—for taking inventory of toys and weeding out the misfits (44%, 14 Votes)
    • All of the above (34%, 11 Votes)
    • Santa Claus—for sorting out the naughty kids from the nice (13%, 4 Votes)
    • Frosty the Snowman—for keeping tabs on his magic hat and corncob pipe (6%, 2 Votes)
    • Rudolph—for avoiding collisions while guiding the sleigh on cloudy nights (3%, 1 Votes)
    • Snow Miser—for making sure Heat Miser's minions don't enter his territory (0%, 0 Votes)
    • The Little Drummer Boy—for keeping track of his drum and drumsticks (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 32

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  • Will 2011 be the year RFID adoption finally goes mainstream?

    Will 2011 be the year RFID adoption finally goes mainstream?

    • Yes, end users are discovering the technology's business benefits (54%, 13 Votes)
    • Don't know (21%, 5 Votes)
    • No, the technology still needs to mature (17%, 4 Votes)
    • No, the recession will continue to impede widespread deployment (8%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 24

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  • Has your company taken a data-centric approach to designing your RFID system?

    Has your company taken a data-centric approach to designing your RFID system?

    • Don't know (41%, 7 Votes)
    • Yes, we correct data flow between our infrastructure and business applications to accommodate change (35%, 6 Votes)
    • No, we have not deployed an RFID system at our company (18%, 3 Votes)
    • No, we're locked into a proprietary data format (6%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 17

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  • Could the addition of NFC to Google and Apple phones foster RFID's growth?

    Could the addition of NFC to Google and Apple phones foster RFID's growth?

    • Yes, such use of NFC could change the public's perception of RFID (73%, 33 Votes)
    • Don't know (16%, 7 Votes)
    • No, the fear of tracking is not something that can be easily counteracted (11%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 45

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  • What would you most like to see RFID Journal focus on editorially?

    What would you most like to see RFID Journal focus on editorially?

    • The business benefits of RFID (30%, 7 Votes)
    • Technical information about different RFID technologies (26%, 6 Votes)
    • Best practices and how-to guides (26%, 6 Votes)
    • Solutions from RFID vendors (13%, 3 Votes)
    • None of the above (4%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 23

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  • How likely is the electronics industry to adopt RFID at the item level?

    How likely is the electronics industry to adopt RFID at the item level?

    • Very (63%, 22 Votes)
    • Somewhat (20%, 7 Votes)
    • Not very (11%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (6%, 2 Votes)
    • Not at all (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 35

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  • Do you think RFID could help companies prosper despite the sluggish economy?

    Do you think RFID could help companies prosper despite the sluggish economy?

    • Yes, by improving inventory control, reducing labor costs and providing an accurate audit trail (78%, 36 Votes)
    • Don't know (13%, 6 Votes)
    • No, the cost of deployment in this economic environment would offset potential profit boosts (9%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 46

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  • Has your company successfully deployed a passive UHF RFID system?

    Has your company successfully deployed a passive UHF RFID system?

    • Yes—it has helped to greatly improve our inventory and pallet-tracking processes (39%, 9 Votes)
    • Don't know (26%, 6 Votes)
    • Not yet—but we are in the process of deploying and anticipate success (17%, 4 Votes)
    • No—we didn't deploy, out of concern for missing tags and inaccurate inventories (13%, 3 Votes)
    • No—we deployed, but the readers interrogated the wrong tags (4%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 23

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  • In which type of extreme environment could RFID be the most useful?

    In which type of extreme environment could RFID be the most useful?

    • All of the above (32%, 24 Votes)
    • Manufacturing (25%, 19 Votes)
    • Don't know (13%, 10 Votes)
    • Waste management (9%, 7 Votes)
    • Oil and gas (8%, 6 Votes)
    • Chemical (7%, 5 Votes)
    • Construction (7%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 76

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  • Has your company achieved a return on your RFID investment?

    Has your company achieved a return on your RFID investment?

    • Not applicable—our company has not implemented an RFID system (28%, 9 Votes)
    • Don't know (25%, 8 Votes)
    • No—we have yet to see an ROI from our deployment (22%, 7 Votes)
    • Yes—we have saved money by reducing labor and equipment costs (16%, 5 Votes)
    • Not yet—but we expect to shortly (9%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 32

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  • Would you allow a doctor to monitor your physical activity with RFID?

    Would you allow a doctor to monitor your physical activity with RFID?

    • Yes (48%, 29 Votes)
    • No (39%, 24 Votes)
    • Don't know (13%, 8 Votes)

    Total Voters: 61

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  • Are you optimistic about the RFID industry's growth over the next few years?

    Are you optimistic about the RFID industry's growth over the next few years?

    • Yes (91%, 59 Votes)
    • No (8%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (2%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 65

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  • Which do you fear most?

    Which do you fear most?

    • Governments controlling information (40%, 21 Votes)
    • Governments monitoring citizens (26%, 14 Votes)
    • Companies monitoring customers (13%, 7 Votes)
    • None of the above (13%, 7 Votes)
    • Don't know (8%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 53

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  • Are vendors doing themselves a disservice by avoiding the term "RFID?"

    Are vendors doing themselves a disservice by avoiding the term "RFID?"

    • Yes—any attempts to sell RFID under a different name should be nipped in the bud (58%, 33 Votes)
    • No—the term is dated, and carries a negative stigma for some (21%, 12 Votes)
    • Don't know (21%, 12 Votes)

    Total Voters: 57

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  • Do you feel RFID Journal has given short shrift to privacy and security concerns?

    Do you feel RFID Journal has given short shrift to privacy and security concerns?

    • No—RFID Journal has indicated there are concerns, and advocates for the responsible use of RFID (48%, 11 Votes)
    • RFID Journal has advocated that the industry address issues, but sometimes downlplays concerns (22%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (17%, 4 Votes)
    • Yes—RFID Journal has underplayed the issues (13%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 23

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  • Do you believe RFID adoption in retail could endanger employment?

    Do you believe RFID adoption in retail could endanger employment?

    • Yes—a big benefit of the technology is reducing labor costs (100%, 1 Votes)
    • Possibly—but far more jobs would be created than lost (0%, 0 Votes)
    • No—RFID makes jobs easier and more efficient, but doesn't eliminate them (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 1

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  • Has the media misrepresented Wal-Mart's decision to tag men's clothing?

    Has the media misrepresented Wal-Mart's decision to tag men's clothing?

    • Yes—the retailer knows better than to alienate customers by infringing on their privacy (58%, 25 Votes)
    • No—I believe the reported privacy concerns are valid (28%, 12 Votes)
    • Don't know (14%, 6 Votes)

    Total Voters: 43

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  • Does your firm track products through the supply chain via RFID?

    Does your firm track products through the supply chain via RFID?

    • Yes—RFID has helped us improve our inventory management (46%, 6 Votes)
    • No—we do not see a need that would justify the expense and effort (38%, 5 Votes)
    • Not yet—but we are looking into how to deploy the technology (8%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (8%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 13

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  • Which region do you think is most driving RFID adoption and innovation?

    Which region do you think is most driving RFID adoption and innovation?

    • Europe (31%, 28 Votes)
    • North America (30%, 27 Votes)
    • Asia (19%, 17 Votes)
    • Don't know (14%, 13 Votes)
    • The Middle East (4%, 4 Votes)
    • South and Latin America (2%, 2 Votes)
    • Other (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 91

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  • As RFID consumer applications become more common, does that put customers' privacy at risk?

    As RFID consumer applications become more common, does that put customers' privacy at risk?

    • Yes—marketers might analyze the data collected and use it inappropriately (49%, 18 Votes)
    • No—democratic capitalist societies have mechanisms to respond to and limit abuses (41%, 15 Votes)
    • Don't know (11%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 37

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  • Is RFID the logical next stage in IT evolution?

    Is RFID the logical next stage in IT evolution?

    • Yes—it is inevitable that IT systems be extended to mobile parts of business (60%, 40 Votes)
    • No—IT is evolving in many ways simultaneously (25%, 17 Votes)
    • Don't know (15%, 10 Votes)

    Total Voters: 67

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  • Do you think RFID could help make sure your staff follows established procedures?

    Do you think RFID could help make sure your staff follows established procedures?

    • Yes—this could help ensure that people do what they are supposed to do. (64%, 21 Votes)
    • No—technology cannot guarantee that people will follow procedures. (21%, 7 Votes)
    • No—our employees already follow procedures. (15%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 33

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  • Which of the following types of videos do you find the most useful?

    Which of the following types of videos do you find the most useful?

    • All of the above (40%, 8 Votes)
    • RFID case studies from vertical markets relevant to our business (35%, 7 Votes)
    • Don't know (15%, 3 Votes)
    • Presentations from RFID virtual events and webinars (10%, 2 Votes)
    • Presentations from face-to-face RFID events (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Vendor videos showcasing product innovations (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 20

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  • Do you believe RFID can offer a competitive advantage?

    Do you believe RFID can offer a competitive advantage?

    • Yes, the technology can solve business problems, reduce costs and improve data sharing (77%, 34 Votes)
    • Not much, though it can enhance a company's existing edge (16%, 7 Votes)
    • Don't know (5%, 2 Votes)
    • No, most technologies generally do not provide a competitive advantage (2%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 44

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  • Do you feel RFID vendors communicate the value proposition of their solution?

    Do you feel RFID vendors communicate the value proposition of their solution?

    • No, the vendors we talk to focus on why their technology is superior to their competitors' (26%, 6 Votes)
    • No, the vendors we speak to don't seem interested in our problems, only their solutions (26%, 6 Votes)
    • Yes, the vendors we speak to explain how they can solve our business problems (22%, 5 Votes)
    • No, the vendors we speak to tend to bash other types of RFID they don't sell (17%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (9%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 23

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  • Is the aerospace sector doing enough to foster the use of RFID?

    Is the aerospace sector doing enough to foster the use of RFID?

    • No—more must be done to prove the technology can provide major benefits throughout the industry (50%, 8 Votes)
    • Yes—by promoting the adoption of industry standards for marking parts and sharing data (25%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (25%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 16

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  • Is your company doing enough to help foster the development of the RFID market?

    Is your company doing enough to help foster the development of the RFID market?

    • Yes, we support RFID industry associations, trade shows and standards bodies (56%, 18 Votes)
    • No, we tend to focus its efforts and resources on things that benefit our company (38%, 12 Votes)
    • Don't know (6%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 32

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  • If you do not typically attend RFID trade shows, what is holding you back?

    If you do not typically attend RFID trade shows, what is holding you back?

    • Don't know (46%, 6 Votes)
    • We are not convinced RFID can benefit our business. (38%, 5 Votes)
    • We have a blanket ban on travel. (8%, 1 Votes)
    • We've been dissatisfied with past trade shows we've attended. (8%, 1 Votes)
    • The economic downturn has caused us to delay our RFID project. (0%, 0 Votes)
    • We've already deployed RFID and no longer need to learn about it. (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 13

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  • What is your view of the status quo at your company?

    What is your view of the status quo at your company?

    • We don't really have any issues that could be solved by new technologies. (28%, 5 Votes)
    • We have significant issues that need to be addressed, and we think RFID can help. (28%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (28%, 5 Votes)
    • We do have business issues, but the risk of deploying new technologies, such as RFID, is too great. (17%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 18

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  • Do you think the RFID industry is recovering economically?

    Do you think the RFID industry is recovering economically?

    • Yes, the recession has had a renewing and regenerating effect (41%, 13 Votes)
    • No, the economic picture is still bleak for the RFID sector (28%, 9 Votes)
    • Don't know (19%, 6 Votes)
    • Not yet, but recovery seems to be right around the corner (13%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 32

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  • What would make your firm more likely to attend RFID industry events?

    What would make your firm more likely to attend RFID industry events?

    • More end-user case studies showing an ROI from RFID (44%, 7 Votes)
    • A greater focus on training and education (25%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (25%, 4 Votes)
    • More social-networking opportunities (6%, 1 Votes)
    • Greater access to vendors' new products and services (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Content specifically geared toward our vertical market (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 16

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  • How can RFID-based real-time locating systems most benefit hospitals?

    How can RFID-based real-time locating systems most benefit hospitals?

    • All of the above (52%, 16 Votes)
    • Monitoring medical equipment (16%, 5 Votes)
    • Automating workflow processes (13%, 4 Votes)
    • Improving patient care (6%, 2 Votes)
    • None of the above (6%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (6%, 2 Votes)
    • Managing room turnover (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 31

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  • Is your company currently using RFID to track assets?

    Is your company currently using RFID to track assets?

    • No—but we do have plans to deploy an RFID asset-tracking system in the future (41%, 14 Votes)
    • Yes—we are, and we've improved asset utilization and operational efficiencies (26%, 9 Votes)
    • Yes—but we are not seeing the benefits others describe (15%, 5 Votes)
    • No—we don't believe the potential benefits would outweigh the deployment costs (12%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (6%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 34

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  • Do you believe RFID can deliver value in a warehouse?

    Do you believe RFID can deliver value in a warehouse?

    • Yes—if properly deployed, recent technology advances can improve efficiencies and deliver an ROI (80%, 33 Votes)
    • No—it would require a significant investment and be a logistical nightmare, with few clear benefits (12%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (7%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 41

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  • Should vendors avoid discussing RFID when meeting with potential clients?

    Should vendors avoid discussing RFID when meeting with potential clients?

    • No—it's essential to explain not just the benefits but how they can be achieved (68%, 21 Votes)
    • Don't know (19%, 6 Votes)
    • Yes—this would bypass any negative preconceptions about the technology (13%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 31

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  • Which sector is best taking advantage of the benefits RFID has to offer?

    Which sector is best taking advantage of the benefits RFID has to offer?

    • Retail/apparel/CPG (23%, 10 Votes)
    • Manufacturing (23%, 10 Votes)
    • Military/defense (18%, 8 Votes)
    • Health care/pharmaceuticals (16%, 7 Votes)
    • Don't know (16%, 7 Votes)
    • Travel/aerospace (5%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 44

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  • Is the status quo the biggest obstacle to adoption at your company?

    Is the status quo the biggest obstacle to adoption at your company?

    • Yes (50%, 9 Votes)
    • Don't know (33%, 6 Votes)
    • No (17%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 18

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  • Does your firm plan to deploy an enterprise-wide RFID infrastructure?

    Does your firm plan to deploy an enterprise-wide RFID infrastructure?

    • No—we have not yet deployed RFID within our business (43%, 10 Votes)
    • Yes—we hope to achieve real-time automated visibility across our operations (39%, 9 Votes)
    • No—our company currently uses the technology only to track assets (13%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (4%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 23

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  • Could RFID profitably foster widespread recycling?

    Could RFID profitably foster widespread recycling?

    • No—while a good idea in theory, it's simply too complicated and expensive to put into practice (44%, 11 Votes)
    • Yes—it enables automatic sorting, which could greatly reduce the amount of trash in landfills (40%, 10 Votes)
    • Don't know (16%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 25

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  • Are RFID vendors effectively presenting solutions to large businesses?

    Are RFID vendors effectively presenting solutions to large businesses?

    • No—they spend too much time discussing the features of their system and not enough explaining how it (54%, 15 Votes)
    • Yes—they usually give us a good sense of how we can benefit from their solutions (29%, 8 Votes)
    • Don't know (18%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 28

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  • Should states mandate that RFID-tagged items carry notification labels?

    Should states mandate that RFID-tagged items carry notification labels?

    • Yes—consumer privacy is a paramount concern, so notification is vital (72%, 31 Votes)
    • No—state labeling requirements could violate federal interstate commerce regulations (14%, 6 Votes)
    • Yes—but only if a consensus can be reached regarding how labeling could be accomplished, and by whom (7%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (7%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 43

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  • Which winter holiday could most benefit from RFID?

    Which winter holiday could most benefit from RFID?

    • Christmas: Helping Santa's elves sort children's gifts (41%, 28 Votes)
    • Eid al-Adha: Making sure everyone receives their share of meat (17%, 12 Votes)
    • Chinese New Year: Facilitating the delivery of red packets (16%, 11 Votes)
    • New Year's Eve: Helping partiers pour mixed drinks consistently (10%, 7 Votes)
    • Don't know (10%, 7 Votes)
    • Kwanzaa: Determining which kaftan belongs to which woman (4%, 3 Votes)
    • Chanukah: Ensuring that every house has sufficient candles (1%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 69

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  • Will today's technology be able to handle tomorrow's huge RFID data volumes?

    Will today's technology be able to handle tomorrow's huge RFID data volumes?

    • No—companies will likely face issues involving data sharing, archiving and security (54%, 14 Votes)
    • Yes—current technology should be able to cope with several terabytes of retailer-generated data (42%, 11 Votes)
    • Don't know (4%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 26

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  • What do end users want from RFID technology providers?

    What do end users want from RFID technology providers?

    • An understanding of how RFID, in general, delivers benefits (33%, 8 Votes)
    • An understanding of how their products deliver benefits (29%, 7 Votes)
    • More information about performance (21%, 5 Votes)
    • More information about how their products differ from others (8%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (8%, 2 Votes)
    • Other (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 24

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  • Is it vital that a company understand all standards before implementing RFID?

    Is it vital that a company understand all standards before implementing RFID?

    • Yes—understanding standards is key to compliance (53%, 19 Votes)
    • No—as long as they use compliant products, they'll be fine (33%, 12 Votes)
    • Don't know (14%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 36

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  • Do you agree with the veto of Rhode Island's bill restricting RFID use in schools and on vehicles?

    Do you agree with the veto of Rhode Island's bill restricting RFID use in schools and on vehicles?

    • Yes—the restrictions would have impeded the technology's benefits (43%, 18 Votes)
    • No—the bill would have addressed very real privacy concerns (40%, 17 Votes)
    • Don't know (17%, 7 Votes)

    Total Voters: 42

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  • Are RFID-enabled paperless offices a realistic goal?

    Are RFID-enabled paperless offices a realistic goal?

    • Partially—paper will remain in use, but RFID can help manage and inventory it (62%, 32 Votes)
    • No—paper communications will always be a vital component of any office (21%, 11 Votes)
    • Yes—technology has made the need for paper documentation obsolete (17%, 9 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 52

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  • Has the goal of a five-cent tag distracted companies from focusing on RFID's value?

    Has the goal of a five-cent tag distracted companies from focusing on RFID's value?

    • Yes—the cost of RFID pales in comparison to the savings it can deliver (43%, 19 Votes)
    • No—the expense of deployment can be too high for some firms to afford (39%, 17 Votes)
    • Don't know (18%, 8 Votes)

    Total Voters: 44

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  • Is fear of the unknown a major factor in slowing the spread of RFID adoption?

    Is fear of the unknown a major factor in slowing the spread of RFID adoption?

    • Yes—although RFID can improve a company's operations, change can be intimidating (53%, 25 Votes)
    • No—other, more poignant obstacles are responsible for the delay (40%, 19 Votes)
    • Don't know (6%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 47

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  • Have large technology firms failed to promote investment in RFID?

    Have large technology firms failed to promote investment in RFID?

    • Yes—despite the weak economy, it's vital that they foster the next wave of innovation (68%, 15 Votes)
    • No—it's not their job to promote technologies they don't necessarily sell (27%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (5%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 22

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  • Are RFID vendors impeding adoption by criticizing each other instead of promoting benefits?

    Are RFID vendors impeding adoption by criticizing each other instead of promoting benefits?

    • Yes (64%, 18 Votes)
    • No (21%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (14%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 28

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  • How can RFID most benefit governments and the public sector?

    How can RFID most benefit governments and the public sector?

    • Monitoring vehicles and mass transit (23%, 17 Votes)
    • Keeping the food supply safe (16%, 12 Votes)
    • Monitoring homeland security and borders (16%, 12 Votes)
    • Evidence tracking (13%, 10 Votes)
    • Document and mail management (12%, 9 Votes)
    • Don't know (12%, 9 Votes)
    • Public utility maintenance (8%, 6 Votes)

    Total Voters: 75

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  • What do you see as the greatest driver of RFID growth in the apparel industry?

    What do you see as the greatest driver of RFID growth in the apparel industry?

    • All of the above (26%, 10 Votes)
    • Potential for return on investment (23%, 9 Votes)
    • Reduced tag cost and size (23%, 9 Votes)
    • Don't know (13%, 5 Votes)
    • The availability of total RFID solutions (10%, 4 Votes)
    • Decreased labor expenses (5%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 39

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  • Where does RFID hold the greatest promise of a quick return on investment?

    Where does RFID hold the greatest promise of a quick return on investment?

    • All of the above (33%, 16 Votes)
    • Inventory management (23%, 11 Votes)
    • Improved asset utilization (19%, 9 Votes)
    • Labor savings (10%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (10%, 5 Votes)
    • Yard management (4%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 48

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  • Will RFID enable retail, training and entertainment outlets to increase sales and customer loyalty?

    Will RFID enable retail, training and entertainment outlets to increase sales and customer loyalty?

    • Yes, because it bridges the gap between online and physical facilities (75%, 48 Votes)
    • No, because customers will be concerned about their privacy (22%, 14 Votes)
    • Don't know (3%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 64

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  • Should retailers be required to kill an RFID tag at the point of sale?

    Should retailers be required to kill an RFID tag at the point of sale?

    • Yes—the privacy of the consumer should be protected (64%, 39 Votes)
    • No—the tags can help reduce the environmental impact of product disposal (28%, 17 Votes)
    • Don't know (8%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 61

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  • Do you believe retailers can achieve a profit increase of 5 percent or more with RFID?

    Do you believe retailers can achieve a profit increase of 5 percent or more with RFID?

    • Yes—RFID can boost sales by increasing inventory visibility and improving store execution (46%, 23 Votes)
    • Yes—most pilots have shown an even larger increase (24%, 12 Votes)
    • No—such claims are mere hype; the cost is too high to achieve consistent gains (20%, 10 Votes)
    • Don't know (10%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 50

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  • Do you agree with the court's dismissal of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund's lawsuit?

    Do you agree with the court's dismissal of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund's lawsuit?

    • No—NAIS violates federal laws, and Michigan's mandatory cattle-tagging program burdens small farmers (85%, 44 Votes)
    • Yes—the suit was based on erroneous legal assumptions and a misunderstanding of how NAIS works (12%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know—it's possible the plaintiffs' claims could have merit, but I remain unconvinced (4%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 52

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  • How accurate do you think your company's inventory numbers are?

    How accurate do you think your company's inventory numbers are?

    • We don't use RFID, but I'm confident that our inventory is still quite accurate (38%, 11 Votes)
    • Not at all—what we show as being in inventory, or on the sales floor, is often not there (28%, 8 Votes)
    • Very—we use an RFID system and have greatly improved our inventory accuracy (17%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (10%, 3 Votes)
    • Somewhat—I suspect that our reported numbers do not reflect our actual inventory (7%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 29

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  • Should President Obama mandate the use of RFID to improve food safety and facilitate recalls?

    Should President Obama mandate the use of RFID to improve food safety and facilitate recalls?

    • No, it could be too cost-prohibitive for small farms to implement the technology (39%, 44 Votes)
    • Yes, RFID is more effective and accurate than bar codes, and requires less labor (32%, 37 Votes)
    • Yes, but only if the government helps underwrite the cost of the necessary equipment and systems (25%, 28 Votes)
    • Don't know (4%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 114

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  • Armed with data about potential benefits and abuses, will consumers embrace or reject RFID?

    Armed with data about potential benefits and abuses, will consumers embrace or reject RFID?

    • Embrace if their concerns are addressed (54%, 25 Votes)
    • Reject (24%, 11 Votes)
    • Overwhelmingly embrace (17%, 8 Votes)
    • Don't know (4%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 46

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  • In which region do you foresee the greatest RFID growth over the coming year?

    In which region do you foresee the greatest RFID growth over the coming year?

    • The Middle East and Asia (41%, 30 Votes)
    • The United States and Canada (27%, 20 Votes)
    • Europe (18%, 13 Votes)
    • Don't know (8%, 6 Votes)
    • South America and Latin America (5%, 4 Votes)
    • Other (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 73

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  • Which factor matters most to you in determining whether or not to deploy RFID?

    Which factor matters most to you in determining whether or not to deploy RFID?

    • Privacy threats (35%, 8 Votes)
    • Potential for improved data accuracy (17%, 4 Votes)
    • Information visibility and process innovation (17%, 4 Votes)
    • Commitment from top management (17%, 4 Votes)
    • Acquisition and replacement costs (13%, 3 Votes)
    • Increased competitive differentiation (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 23

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  • How Is RFID Most Benefiting the U.S. Department of Defense?

    How Is RFID Most Benefiting the U.S. Department of Defense?

    • All of the above (56%, 31 Votes)
    • Don't know (13%, 7 Votes)
    • Lowering labor and inventory costs (9%, 5 Votes)
    • Bolstering the security of shipments (7%, 4 Votes)
    • Facilitating parts tracking during vehicle servicing (5%, 3 Votes)
    • None of the above (5%, 3 Votes)
    • Eliminating supply chain waste (2%, 1 Votes)
    • Reducing vessel repair turnaround times (2%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 55

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  • Which of the following would you like to see RFID Journal's events focus on more?

    Which of the following would you like to see RFID Journal's events focus on more?

    • Industry-specific applications (42%, 22 Votes)
    • Technical issues (27%, 14 Votes)
    • Cost-cutting applications (15%, 8 Votes)
    • Customer service applications (12%, 6 Votes)
    • None of the above (4%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 52

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  • How might RFID most benefit mothers on Mother's Day?

    How might RFID most benefit mothers on Mother's Day?

    • All of the above (65%, 20 Votes)
    • Sending an alert if roses are stored below optimum temperature (13%, 4 Votes)
    • Helping Dad find ingredients to make breakfast in bed (10%, 3 Votes)
    • Speeding up dinner-bill payment process at restaurants (10%, 3 Votes)
    • Sorting out gifts to keep from those to return or replace (3%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 31

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  • Have reports of the RFID industry's decline been exaggerated?

    Have reports of the RFID industry's decline been exaggerated?

    • Yes—there is still a great deal of room for innovation and growth (75%, 30 Votes)
    • Don't know (18%, 7 Votes)
    • No—it will be very difficult for the industry to recover from the economic downturn (8%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 40

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  • Should RFID be used to monitor children on school buses?

    Should RFID be used to monitor children on school buses?

    • Yes—it would help ensure their safety and security (55%, 60 Votes)
    • No—GPS would suffice, without the expense or invasion or privacy (35%, 39 Votes)
    • Don't know (10%, 11 Votes)

    Total Voters: 110

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  • Could defensive patent aggregation spur growth in the RFID industry?

    Could defensive patent aggregation spur growth in the RFID industry?

    • No—patent infringement is not a major factor inhibiting industry growth (41%, 9 Votes)
    • Yes—by protecting companies from patent infringement suits (27%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (23%, 5 Votes)
    • Maybe—but economic concerns may still curb such growth (9%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 22

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  • How close is the RFID industry to finding a way to easily tag around water and metal?

    How close is the RFID industry to finding a way to easily tag around water and metal?

    • Very—recent research and innovations are quite promising (38%, 22 Votes)
    • Don't know (29%, 17 Votes)
    • Moderately—it will likely be years before this is a non-issue (28%, 16 Votes)
    • Not at all—the laws of physics dictate that this will always be an obstacle (5%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 58

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  • What is the greatest benefit RFID offers the apparel sector?

    What is the greatest benefit RFID offers the apparel sector?

    • All of the above (55%, 22 Votes)
    • More accurate inventory data (18%, 7 Votes)
    • Improved on-shelf availability (15%, 6 Votes)
    • Decreased cost of receiving goods (5%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (5%, 2 Votes)
    • Fewer headaches during markdowns (3%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 40

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  • Does last week's Wall Street rally signal the global economy has hit bottom and is rebounding?

    Does last week's Wall Street rally signal the global economy has hit bottom and is rebounding?

    • No, the finance system is still shaky (60%, 57 Votes)
    • Yes, it's clear that business is moving once more (26%, 25 Votes)
    • Don't know (14%, 13 Votes)

    Total Voters: 95

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  • How does your company view technology investments during an economic downturn?

    How does your company view technology investments during an economic downturn?

    • As an investment in long-term productivity gains (43%, 12 Votes)
    • As a discretionary cost (32%, 9 Votes)
    • Don't know (18%, 5 Votes)
    • As a short-term tactical investment (7%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 28

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  • Which of the following RFID apps could make companies more competitive during the recession?

    Which of the following RFID apps could make companies more competitive during the recession?

    • All of the above (54%, 35 Votes)
    • Inventory management (20%, 13 Votes)
    • Asset tracking (12%, 8 Votes)
    • None of the above (11%, 7 Votes)
    • Work-in-process (3%, 2 Votes)
    • Parts tracking (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 65

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  • Could RFID increase consumers' faith in the safety of products they purchase?

    Could RFID increase consumers' faith in the safety of products they purchase?

    • Yes (53%, 37 Votes)
    • No (36%, 25 Votes)
    • Don't know (11%, 8 Votes)

    Total Voters: 70

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  • Do you think other companies will mirror P&G's decision to halt tagging displays for Wal-Mart?

    Do you think other companies will mirror P&G's decision to halt tagging displays for Wal-Mart?

    • Yes (57%, 42 Votes)
    • No (27%, 20 Votes)
    • Don't know (16%, 12 Votes)

    Total Voters: 74

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  • Should airports issue RFID-enabled baggage tags to passengers?

    Should airports issue RFID-enabled baggage tags to passengers?

    • Yes—it would greatly speed up the check-in process and reduce lost luggage (81%, 89 Votes)
    • No—there are privacy issues that should be considered first (13%, 14 Votes)
    • Don't know (6%, 7 Votes)

    Total Voters: 110

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  • Should President Obama create a national RFID policy to protect taxpayers and promote adoption?

    Should President Obama create a national RFID policy to protect taxpayers and promote adoption?

    • No (76%, 210 Votes)
    • Yes (19%, 54 Votes)
    • Don't know (5%, 13 Votes)

    Total Voters: 277

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  • How do you think the RFID industry will fare in 2009, given the current economy?

    How do you think the RFID industry will fare in 2009, given the current economy?

    • Growth—both governments and private industry will use RFID to improve efficiencies (39%, 29 Votes)
    • Downturn—the situation will get worse before it can begin to get better (33%, 25 Votes)
    • Status quo—things will remain as they are, neither improving nor deteriorating appreciably (19%, 14 Votes)
    • Don't know (9%, 7 Votes)

    Total Voters: 75

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  • Will Sam's Club's choice to give suppliers more time to tag sellable units help the RFID industry?

    Will Sam's Club's choice to give suppliers more time to tag sellable units help the RFID industry?

    • No, it will further delay adoption (59%, 16 Votes)
    • Yes, because Sam's Club is proving the benefits for suppliers (26%, 7 Votes)
    • Don't know (15%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 27

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  • Is your company tracking IT assets?

    Is your company tracking IT assets?

    • Yes, we track IT assets (38%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (25%, 4 Votes)
    • We're still exploring the possibility (19%, 3 Votes)
    • No, we don't conduct IT asset tracking (19%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 16

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  • Are public misconceptions about biometrics and RFID impeding acceptance of e-passports and e-IDs?

    Are public misconceptions about biometrics and RFID impeding acceptance of e-passports and e-IDs?

    • Yes (56%, 24 Votes)
    • No (28%, 12 Votes)
    • Don't know (16%, 7 Votes)

    Total Voters: 43

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  • How would RFID most help parents during the holiday season?

    How would RFID most help parents during the holiday season?

    • All of the above (57%, 17 Votes)
    • Avoiding the accidental discarding of toys with their packaging (20%, 6 Votes)
    • Triggering alerts if children wander too close to gift-hiding places (13%, 4 Votes)
    • Locating gifts hidden around the house so they can be wrapped (7%, 2 Votes)
    • Separating the presents into piles for each recipient (3%, 1 Votes)
    • Knowing at a glance if each child has the same number of presents (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 30

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  • Could collaborative threat modeling reduce biased perceptions of RFID's privacy and security risks?

    Could collaborative threat modeling reduce biased perceptions of RFID's privacy and security risks?

    • Yes (43%, 16 Votes)
    • No (30%, 11 Votes)
    • Don't know (27%, 10 Votes)

    Total Voters: 37

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  • Will the delay of California's pedigree requirement stall widespread exploration of RFID?

    Will the delay of California's pedigree requirement stall widespread exploration of RFID?

    • Yes (44%, 19 Votes)
    • No (35%, 15 Votes)
    • Don't know (21%, 9 Votes)

    Total Voters: 43

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  • How has the economic downturn affected your company's investment in RFID?

    How has the economic downturn affected your company's investment in RFID?

    • Don't know (27%, 9 Votes)
    • We have increased our investment (21%, 7 Votes)
    • We have not yet invested in RFID (21%, 7 Votes)
    • We have decreased our investment (15%, 5 Votes)
    • Our RFID investment remains unchanged (15%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 33

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  • Which RFID issue should Barack Obama's administration focus on most?

    Which RFID issue should Barack Obama's administration focus on most?

    • Addressing privacy concerns (23%, 14 Votes)
    • None of the above (22%, 13 Votes)
    • Instituting a national RFID policy (15%, 9 Votes)
    • All of the above (13%, 8 Votes)
    • Increasing funding of RFID studies (8%, 5 Votes)
    • Investing in RFID technology for health care (7%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (7%, 4 Votes)
    • Developing a phased approach to drug pedigrees (5%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 60

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  • Has your company invested in an RFID infrastructure that meets your needs?

    Has your company invested in an RFID infrastructure that meets your needs?

    • No, we do not plan to make such an investment (40%, 8 Votes)
    • Yes, we have a satisfactory infrastructure in place (25%, 5 Votes)
    • Yes, we have such a set-up, but need to expand it (15%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (15%, 3 Votes)
    • No, but we are currently considering various approaches (5%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 20

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  • Do you believe a single set of RFID data-sharing standards will emerge across all industries?

    Do you believe a single set of RFID data-sharing standards will emerge across all industries?

    • Yes, but not for a long time (43%, 27 Votes)
    • Yes, this will happen soon (25%, 16 Votes)
    • No (25%, 16 Votes)
    • Don't know (6%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 63

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  • What is the greatest challenge your company faces in deploying EPC RFID?

    What is the greatest challenge your company faces in deploying EPC RFID?

    • All of the above (24%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (24%, 6 Votes)
    • Building a business case (20%, 5 Votes)
    • Integrating EPC solutions into business processes (20%, 5 Votes)
    • Selling EPC RFID's value within your organization (12%, 3 Votes)
    • Meeting tagging mandates (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 25

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  • Do you believe suppliers can benefit from data supplied by Sam's Club?

    Do you believe suppliers can benefit from data supplied by Sam's Club?

    • Yes (73%, 27 Votes)
    • No (22%, 8 Votes)
    • Don't know (5%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 37

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  • Will reports that RFID payment systems have been hacked slow down adoption?

    Will reports that RFID payment systems have been hacked slow down adoption?

    • Yes, there is too much money at stake to risk using RFID (70%, 14 Votes)
    • No, the technology is still more secure than magnetic stripes and other technologies (30%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 20

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  • Does the economic climate represent an opportunity to get leaner and gain a competitive advatage?

    Does the economic climate represent an opportunity to get leaner and gain a competitive advatage?

    • Yes, for those who invest in cost-cutting technologies (64%, 14 Votes)
    • No, all companies will be hurt (18%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (18%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 22

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  • How do you foresee the current economic crisis impacting RFID deployments?

    How do you foresee the current economic crisis impacting RFID deployments?

    • A little (31%, 15 Votes)
    • Greatly (22%, 11 Votes)
    • Somewhat (22%, 11 Votes)
    • Not at all (16%, 8 Votes)
    • Don't know (8%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 49

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  • Could RFID help hospitals improve the quality of their care?

    Could RFID help hospitals improve the quality of their care?

    • Yes—it's non-intrusive and could greatly reduce patient anxiety (79%, 33 Votes)
    • Don't know (12%, 5 Votes)
    • No—it's not feasible from an economic and staffing standpoint (10%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 42

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  • Do you think Sam's Club will back off its tagging requirements?

    Do you think Sam's Club will back off its tagging requirements?

    • No, though the company might adjust its timetable a bit (34%, 13 Votes)
    • No, suppliers should take steps now to be in compliance (29%, 11 Votes)
    • Yes, the retailer is unlikely to proceed with the plan (26%, 10 Votes)
    • Don't know (11%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 38

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  • Are midsize businesses well suited to deploying RFID?

    Are midsize businesses well suited to deploying RFID?

    • Yes, the smaller size allows for less bureaucratic interference (66%, 21 Votes)
    • Don't know (19%, 6 Votes)
    • No, budgetary and workforce restraints are too restrictive (16%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 32

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  • What is the greatest benefit RFID can offer the fashion industry?

    What is the greatest benefit RFID can offer the fashion industry?

    • All of the above (61%, 31 Votes)
    • Tracking inventory and shipping (20%, 10 Votes)
    • Reducing out-of-stocks (8%, 4 Votes)
    • Preventing theft and counterfeiting (8%, 4 Votes)
    • Monitoring work-in-process (2%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (2%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 51

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  • Could item-level carbon footprinting via EPC RFID optimize the supply chain?

    Could item-level carbon footprinting via EPC RFID optimize the supply chain?

    • No (50%, 11 Votes)
    • Yes (36%, 8 Votes)
    • Don't know (14%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 22

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  • Would the government creating an RFID system to trace food be positive or negative for the industry?

    Would the government creating an RFID system to trace food be positive or negative for the industry?

    • Positive (75%, 45 Votes)
    • Negative (18%, 11 Votes)
    • Don't know (7%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 60

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  • For which application does RFID have the most potential to improve operations?

    For which application does RFID have the most potential to improve operations?

    • Monitoring patients and hospital assets (45%, 21 Votes)
    • Tracking animals and meat (17%, 8 Votes)
    • Oil and gas production (15%, 7 Votes)
    • Landfill waste and disposal (11%, 5 Votes)
    • Chemical manufacturing (11%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (2%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 47

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  • Should airports switch their existing baggage-handling systems to RFID?

    Should airports switch their existing baggage-handling systems to RFID?

    • Yes—doing so now would facilitate baggage sorting and customer updates (66%, 35 Votes)
    • Yes—but not until after a global RFID network is first established (21%, 11 Votes)
    • No—bar-code and other existing systems are sufficient to the task (9%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (4%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 53

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  • Would HR 5839, federally mandating a drug track-and-trace program, be too costly for pharmacies?

    Would HR 5839, federally mandating a drug track-and-trace program, be too costly for pharmacies?

    • Yes (41%, 13 Votes)
    • No (38%, 12 Votes)
    • Don't know (22%, 7 Votes)

    Total Voters: 32

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  • How concerned are you about JAMA's warning regarding RFID use around medical equipment?

    How concerned are you about JAMA's warning regarding RFID use around medical equipment?

    • Not at all--used responsibly, RFID is safe for use in hospital facilities (40%, 32 Votes)
    • Somewhat--hospitals should deploy RFID technology with caution around patients (30%, 24 Votes)
    • Very--hospitals should stop using RFID around patients until further research is conducted (18%, 14 Votes)
    • Don't know (13%, 10 Votes)

    Total Voters: 80

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  • Do contactless payments represent a risk to consumers?

    Do contactless payments represent a risk to consumers?

    • Yes (56%, 51 Votes)
    • No (37%, 34 Votes)
    • Don't know (7%, 6 Votes)

    Total Voters: 91

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  • Would knowing where your company stands versus competitors influence your RFID deployment?

    Would knowing where your company stands versus competitors influence your RFID deployment?

    • Yes (63%, 17 Votes)
    • No (22%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (15%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 27

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  • Is an enterprise-wide, global RFID deployment feasible for multi-facility health-care providers?

    Is an enterprise-wide, global RFID deployment feasible for multi-facility health-care providers?

    • Yes (61%, 19 Votes)
    • Don't know (26%, 8 Votes)
    • No (13%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 31

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  • How has the economy affected your company’s spending on RFID?

    How has the economy affected your company’s spending on RFID?

    • Don’t know. (40%, 17 Votes)
    • We’ve increased spending. (28%, 12 Votes)
    • Our spending levels have remained unchanged. (19%, 8 Votes)
    • We’ve decreased spending. (14%, 6 Votes)

    Total Voters: 43

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  • Has biased journalism adversely affected RFID adoption?

    Has biased journalism adversely affected RFID adoption?

    • Yes, it has fostered misinformed opinions (68%, 21 Votes)
    • Don't know (19%, 6 Votes)
    • No, it has not had a negative impact (13%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 31

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  • Should the FDA be mandated to create a uniform nationwide drug pedigree standard?

    Should the FDA be mandated to create a uniform nationwide drug pedigree standard?

    • Yes (86%, 25 Votes)
    • No (10%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (3%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 29

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  • Is RFID adoption finally occurring on a widespread basis?

    Is RFID adoption finally occurring on a widespread basis?

    • Yes, companies are seeing the benefits RFID can deliver (48%, 16 Votes)
    • No, there has not been widespread adoption (21%, 7 Votes)
    • Don't know (18%, 6 Votes)
    • There has been a rise in adoption, but it's a temporary blip (12%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 33

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  • Is consumer interest in RFID-based, or contactless, payment products waning?

    Is consumer interest in RFID-based, or contactless, payment products waning?

    • Yes—RFID payments are failing to woo consumers (41%, 30 Votes)
    • No—despite a lackluster response to fobs, the market has grown (39%, 29 Votes)
    • Don't know (20%, 15 Votes)

    Total Voters: 74

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  • If you needed a transfusion, would you prefer the blood be tracked with RFID for enhanced safety?

    If you needed a transfusion, would you prefer the blood be tracked with RFID for enhanced safety?

    • Yes, because it could reduce errors (74%, 31 Votes)
    • No, it wouldn't help (17%, 7 Votes)
    • Don't know (10%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 42

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  • Should skimming (using RFID to collect personal data without permission) be legally banned?

    Should skimming (using RFID to collect personal data without permission) be legally banned?

    • Yes, it would prevent abuses that could turn people against RFID (83%, 34 Votes)
    • No it would raise legal issues that could slow adoption (15%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (2%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 41

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  • Do objective university research studies influence your views of RFID's potential business value?

    Do objective university research studies influence your views of RFID's potential business value?

    • Yes, because the results are credible (67%, 12 Votes)
    • No, because every business is different (17%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (17%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 18

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  • Should the RFID patent lawsuit against Wal-Mart, Target and Gillette be dismissed?

    Should the RFID patent lawsuit against Wal-Mart, Target and Gillette be dismissed?

    • Yes (52%, 22 Votes)
    • No (24%, 10 Votes)
    • Don't know (24%, 10 Votes)

    Total Voters: 42

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  • Do you think journalists tend to jump on the anti-RFID bandwagon instead of pursuing the truth?

    Do you think journalists tend to jump on the anti-RFID bandwagon instead of pursuing the truth?

    • Yes (55%, 22 Votes)
    • No (30%, 12 Votes)
    • Don't know (15%, 6 Votes)

    Total Voters: 40

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  • Should the European Commission's RFID privacy policy draft be implemented?

    Should the European Commission's RFID privacy policy draft be implemented?

    • No--such policy is unnecessary (40%, 8 Votes)
    • No--several points still need to be clarified (25%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (20%, 4 Votes)
    • Yes--the current wording is sufficient (15%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 20

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  • Should RFID be used to monitor the quality of mail delivery?

    Should RFID be used to monitor the quality of mail delivery?

    • Yes—it could track delivery times and identify bottlenecks (55%, 32 Votes)
    • No—such a system could cause privacy concerns (21%, 12 Votes)
    • No—the mail system is already very efficient (17%, 10 Votes)
    • Don’t know (7%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 58

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  • Do RFID-enabled tickets improve the quality of the experience at major sporting events?

    Do RFID-enabled tickets improve the quality of the experience at major sporting events?

    • Yes, by speeding entry (57%, 12 Votes)
    • No, other technologies work just as well (19%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (19%, 4 Votes)
    • Yes, by speeding concession purchases (5%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 21

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  • How can RFID help improve the environment?

    How can RFID help improve the environment?

    • All of the above (48%, 27 Votes)
    • None of the above (21%, 12 Votes)
    • Don't know (11%, 6 Votes)
    • Saving fuel by tracking freshness during transport (9%, 5 Votes)
    • Reducing landfills by facilitating recycling process (7%, 4 Votes)
    • Lowering energy consumption during manufacturing (4%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 56

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  • Do you feel vendors using their own RFID products can help spur adoption?

    Do you feel vendors using their own RFID products can help spur adoption?

    • Yes (58%, 15 Votes)
    • No (23%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (19%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 26

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  • Where do you foresee contactless payment systems taking off in 2008?

    Where do you foresee contactless payment systems taking off in 2008?

    • Asia (47%, 17 Votes)
    • Europe (22%, 8 Votes)
    • the United States (19%, 7 Votes)
    • Nowhere (8%, 3 Votes)
    • Other (3%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 36

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  • Where can RFID deliver the most benefits to hospitals?

    Where can RFID deliver the most benefits to hospitals?

    • All of the above (40%, 22 Votes)
    • Patient safety (20%, 11 Votes)
    • Medical device tracking (13%, 7 Votes)
    • Supply chain tracking (13%, 7 Votes)
    • Don’t know (13%, 7 Votes)
    • Automated billing (2%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 55

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  • What do you foresee being the biggest industry trend in 2008?

    What do you foresee being the biggest industry trend in 2008?

    • All of the above (48%, 26 Votes)
    • Increased internal application of RFID by end users (15%, 8 Votes)
    • Stronger demand for active RFID systems (11%, 6 Votes)
    • Development of new RFID software to solve business problems (11%, 6 Votes)
    • Rising demand for passive UHF tags based on EPCglobal standards (7%, 4 Votes)
    • Improvements in RFID hardware systems (6%, 3 Votes)
    • None of the above (2%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 54

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  • How do you foresee investment in RFID products and services evolving in 2008?

    How do you foresee investment in RFID products and services evolving in 2008?

    • Rising (82%, 36 Votes)
    • Falling (7%, 3 Votes)
    • Unchanged (7%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (5%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 44

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  • Where do you see the rate of RFID adoption rising the most in 2008?

    Where do you see the rate of RFID adoption rising the most in 2008?

    • North America (40%, 26 Votes)
    • Europe (25%, 16 Votes)
    • Asia (22%, 14 Votes)
    • None of the above (8%, 5 Votes)
    • Don’t know (6%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 65

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  • How can unique device identification (UDI) most benefit medical device manufacturers?

    How can unique device identification (UDI) most benefit medical device manufacturers?

    • All of the above (56%, 22 Votes)
    • Don’t know (18%, 7 Votes)
    • Automating data collection (10%, 4 Votes)
    • Facilitating product recalls (8%, 3 Votes)
    • Identifying device incompatibilities and adverse events (5%, 2 Votes)
    • Improving medical device report (MDR) consistency (3%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 39

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  • Should the U.S. government adopt a nationwide food-safety tagging program?

    Should the U.S. government adopt a nationwide food-safety tagging program?

    • Yes (71%, 25 Votes)
    • No (26%, 9 Votes)
    • Don't know (3%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 35

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  • Where does RFID have the most potential to help manufacturers?

    Where does RFID have the most potential to help manufacturers?

    • Supply-chain managagement (38%, 17 Votes)
    • All of the above (38%, 17 Votes)
    • Tracking work-in-process (9%, 4 Votes)
    • None of the above (9%, 4 Votes)
    • Product innovation (7%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 45

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  • Could expanding front-end applications of RFID improve market growth?

    Could expanding front-end applications of RFID improve market growth?

    • Yes, significantly (70%, 19 Votes)
    • Yes, marginally (15%, 4 Votes)
    • No (11%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (4%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 27

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  • Has RFID technology been promoted effectively?

    Has RFID technology been promoted effectively?

    • No—Its benefits have been under-promoted (41%, 24 Votes)
    • No—It has been hyped (34%, 20 Votes)
    • Yes—Companies understand what it can do (20%, 12 Votes)
    • Don’t know (5%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 59

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  • Is your company currently using wireless sensing and control technologies?

    Is your company currently using wireless sensing and control technologies?

    • Yes, we already have such systems in place (33%, 5 Votes)
    • No, we do not plan to use WSN systems (33%, 5 Votes)
    • No, we are still investigating our options (20%, 3 Votes)
    • Don’t know (13%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 15

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  • Could integrating NFC readers into mobie phones make consumers more receptive to RFID?

    Could integrating NFC readers into mobie phones make consumers more receptive to RFID?

    • Yes (79%, 26 Votes)
    • No (15%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (6%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 33

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  • How concerned are you about the recent media claim that implanted RFID tags can cause cancer?

    How concerned are you about the recent media claim that implanted RFID tags can cause cancer?

    • Somewhat—I think more testing is necessary (43%, 20 Votes)
    • Not at all—The story was inaccurate and unsubstantiated (28%, 13 Votes)
    • Very—There is a serious risk (20%, 9 Votes)
    • Don’t know (9%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 46

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  • What is the greatest benefit RFID could offer air-cargo industry?

    What is the greatest benefit RFID could offer air-cargo industry?

    • All of the above (62%, 13 Votes)
    • Accelerated loading and unloading (14%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (10%, 2 Votes)
    • Increased visibility during transit (5%, 1 Votes)
    • Reduced labor and improper loadings (5%, 1 Votes)
    • Improved container management capability (5%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 21

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  • What is the most significant benefit RFID can offer hospitals?

    What is the most significant benefit RFID can offer hospitals?

    • All of the above (48%, 24 Votes)
    • Improving patient safety and accuracy of treatment (22%, 11 Votes)
    • Reducing time spent looking for misplaced items (10%, 5 Votes)
    • Tracking staff movements and optimizing schedules (10%, 5 Votes)
    • None of the above (10%, 5 Votes)
    • Cutting costs and improving billing processes (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 50

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  • How effective have e-passports been in improving U.S. border security?

    How effective have e-passports been in improving U.S. border security?

    • Slightly (28%, 8 Votes)
    • Not at all (24%, 7 Votes)
    • Don't know (24%, 7 Votes)
    • Very (17%, 5 Votes)
    • Somewhat (7%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 29

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  • Do you believe companies should deploy RFID even if not mandated to do so?

    Do you believe companies should deploy RFID even if not mandated to do so?

    • Yes (67%, 30 Votes)
    • No (31%, 14 Votes)
    • Don't know (2%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 45

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  • Do you believe RFID can provide benefits today for your company and its customers?

    Do you believe RFID can provide benefits today for your company and its customers?

    • Yes (65%, 36 Votes)
    • No (22%, 12 Votes)
    • Don't know (13%, 7 Votes)

    Total Voters: 55

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  • What is the greatest benefit RFID could offer the airlines industry?

    What is the greatest benefit RFID could offer the airlines industry?

    • Tracking unit load devices (ULDs) and other equipment (53%, 10 Votes)
    • Don't know (21%, 4 Votes)
    • Cutting cargo operational costs by efficiently utilizing assets (11%, 2 Votes)
    • Enabling airlines to comply with new FAA security regulations (11%, 2 Votes)
    • Reducing ULD tracking errors (5%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 19

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  • Should the U.S. government use EPC UHF Gen 2 tags in PASS cards?

    Should the U.S. government use EPC UHF Gen 2 tags in PASS cards?

    • No—Without data encryption, there is inadequate secrurity for cardholders (81%, 29 Votes)
    • Yes—They are a cheaper alternative to passports for those making frequent border crossings (11%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (8%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 36

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  • Does your company’s RFID solution have SAFETY Act protection from tort liability?

    Does your company’s RFID solution have SAFETY Act protection from tort liability?

    • Don't know (67%, 4 Votes)
    • Yes (17%, 1 Votes)
    • No (17%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 6

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  • Do the potential advantages of human RFID implants outweigh the physical risks?

    Do the potential advantages of human RFID implants outweigh the physical risks?

    • No—patient-safety concerns must be addressed (45%, 14 Votes)
    • Yes—the risks are minimal, while the gains are substantial (42%, 13 Votes)
    • Don’t know (13%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 31

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  • Would it help adoption if more end users shared their successes?

    Would it help adoption if more end users shared their successes?

    • Yes (84%, 27 Votes)
    • No (13%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (3%, 1 Votes)
    • No influence (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 32

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  • Which technology do you primarily use today, or plan to within the next 12 months?

    Which technology do you primarily use today, or plan to within the next 12 months?

    • Passive RFID (36%, 14 Votes)
    • Active RFID (21%, 8 Votes)
    • Wi-Fi real-time location systems (RTLS) (15%, 6 Votes)
    • Global Positioning System (GPS) (10%, 4 Votes)
    • Mobile RFID/bar code with reference tags (8%, 3 Votes)
    • Ultra-Wideband (UWB) (5%, 2 Votes)
    • Mobile RFID/bar code with RTLS or Wi-Fi (5%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 39

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  • What is the greatest advantage to combining RFID and voice-directed systems?

    What is the greatest advantage to combining RFID and voice-directed systems?

    • All of the above (42%, 8 Votes)
    • Don’t know (21%, 4 Votes)
    • Automatic product identification and verification (16%, 3 Votes)
    • Immediate notification of expired, recalled or incorrect items (11%, 2 Votes)
    • Directed product receiving, selection and replenishment (5%, 1 Votes)
    • None of the above (5%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 19

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  • Where do you see the biggest push toward RFID adoption in the retail/CPG industry?

    Where do you see the biggest push toward RFID adoption in the retail/CPG industry?

    • Mostly from retailers (34%, 12 Votes)
    • Mostly from suppliers (29%, 10 Votes)
    • Both (20%, 7 Votes)
    • Don't know (11%, 4 Votes)
    • Neither (6%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 35

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  • What is the most significant benefit of RFID shelf-life monitoring in the cold chain?

    What is the most significant benefit of RFID shelf-life monitoring in the cold chain?

    • Improved product integrity maintenance (42%, 8 Votes)
    • All of the above (42%, 8 Votes)
    • Faster invoice and insurance dispute resolution (11%, 2 Votes)
    • Don’t know (5%, 1 Votes)
    • Increased sales (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 19

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  • What should Congress focus on in legislating the FDA's e-pedigree direction?

    What should Congress focus on in legislating the FDA's e-pedigree direction?

    • 6. All of the above (73%, 19 Votes)
    • 2. How the technology will be paid for (15%, 4 Votes)
    • 1. Who in the pharma supply chain will participate (4%, 1 Votes)
    • 3. How the requirements will be enforced (4%, 1 Votes)
    • 4. What legal liabilities face vendors and their customers (4%, 1 Votes)
    • 5. How products shipped internationally will be handled (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 26

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  • Is your company utilizing an RFID-powered inventory-forecasting service?

    Is your company utilizing an RFID-powered inventory-forecasting service?

    • No—we have no such implementation planned (44%, 12 Votes)
    • Yes—we have an RFID analytics system in place (19%, 5 Votes)
    • No—but we do intend to deploy such a system (19%, 5 Votes)
    • Don’t know (19%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 27

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  • How would you characterize the current pace of RFID adoption?

    How would you characterize the current pace of RFID adoption?

    • Speeding up (53%, 46 Votes)
    • Remaining constant (26%, 22 Votes)
    • Slowing down (16%, 14 Votes)
    • Don't know (5%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 86

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  • What do you see as the primary roadblock to RFID adoption in the pharma sector?

    What do you see as the primary roadblock to RFID adoption in the pharma sector?

    • Tag costs and unproven ROI (40%, 19 Votes)
    • Security and privacy concerns (35%, 17 Votes)
    • Lack of frequency standard (17%, 8 Votes)
    • Not sure (8%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 48

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  • What is the most tangible benefit of the EPCIS standard’s ratification?

    What is the most tangible benefit of the EPCIS standard’s ratification?

    • Helping companies move from RFID pilot to implementation (31%, 5 Votes)
    • Providing greater supply-chain visibility in several industries (31%, 5 Votes)
    • Accelerating the adoption of EPC technology (19%, 3 Votes)
    • Encouraging the generation of new software applications (13%, 2 Votes)
    • Don’t know (6%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 16

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  • Can today’s information environments support life-cycle product data?

    Can today’s information environments support life-cycle product data?

    • No, new information architectures are needed to stay current with RFID (64%, 9 Votes)
    • Yes, Enterprise Requirement Planning and other systems are sufficient (21%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (14%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 14

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  • Is RFID viable for digital security applications?

    Is RFID viable for digital security applications?

    • Yes—it can provide proof of delivery and proof of ownership (64%, 23 Votes)
    • No—it isn’t a cost-effective use of the technology (19%, 7 Votes)
    • Not sure (17%, 6 Votes)

    Total Voters: 36

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  • How prepared would your company be for an RFID patent-infringement lawsuit?

    How prepared would your company be for an RFID patent-infringement lawsuit?

    • Not sure (41%, 7 Votes)
    • We have not yet taken the necessary steps (29%, 5 Votes)
    • We have the appropriate insurance, licensing and counsel (18%, 3 Votes)
    • We are in the process of protecting ourselves (12%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 17

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  • Should the FDA mandate the use of RFID?

    Should the FDA mandate the use of RFID?

    • Yes (69%, 36 Votes)
    • No (19%, 10 Votes)
    • Don't know (12%, 6 Votes)

    Total Voters: 52

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  • Which of the following initiatives will most drive RFID adoption?

    Which of the following initiatives will most drive RFID adoption?

    • Developing UHF Gen 2 spec for item-level management. (23%, 7 Votes)
    • Creating more robust solutions for near-field (NF) UHF. (23%, 7 Votes)
    • Increasing the security levels of contactless cards. (20%, 6 Votes)
    • Don’t know. (20%, 6 Votes)
    • Developing HF Gen 2 spec for item-level tracking. (13%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 30

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  • What is the biggest advantage offered by a managed-services approach to RFID?

    What is the biggest advantage offered by a managed-services approach to RFID?

    • All of the above (57%, 13 Votes)
    • Companies can deploy a scaleable RFID network quickly (13%, 3 Votes)
    • Firms can tag and track items without investing in infrastructure (13%, 3 Votes)
    • Don’t know (13%, 3 Votes)
    • Partners can share data using a single secure platform (4%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 23

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  • Do you think the Wall Street Journal's recent article on Wal-Mart will affect RFID adoption?

    Do you think the Wall Street Journal's recent article on Wal-Mart will affect RFID adoption?

    • Yes (47%, 24 Votes)
    • No (41%, 21 Votes)
    • Don't know (12%, 6 Votes)

    Total Voters: 51

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  • How significantly can e-pedigrees reduce pharmaceutical counterfeiting?

    How significantly can e-pedigrees reduce pharmaceutical counterfeiting?

    • A great deal (49%, 18 Votes)
    • Don’t know (19%, 7 Votes)
    • Somewhat, but not enough (16%, 6 Votes)
    • Not significantly (16%, 6 Votes)

    Total Voters: 37

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  • When do you believe most retailers will accept RFID payments?

    When do you believe most retailers will accept RFID payments?

    • Beyond 2010 (39%, 33 Votes)
    • 2010 (26%, 22 Votes)
    • 2008 (20%, 17 Votes)
    • 2009 (8%, 7 Votes)
    • Don't know (7%, 6 Votes)

    Total Voters: 85

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  • What advantages must RFID apps offer in moving past early adoption?

    What advantages must RFID apps offer in moving past early adoption?

    • All of the above (45%, 14 Votes)
    • Easier deployment and customization of applications (23%, 7 Votes)
    • Lower costs and increased productivity (16%, 5 Votes)
    • Faster delivery of functionality to meet user needs (13%, 4 Votes)
    • Support for 24-7 mission-critical operations (3%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 31

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  • Are early adopters doing enough to promote their success stories?

    Are early adopters doing enough to promote their success stories?

    • No (83%, 35 Votes)
    • Yes (12%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (5%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 42

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  • Do you agree that a high-frequency EPC standard is needed?

    Do you agree that a high-frequency EPC standard is needed?

    • Yes—it would offer more options and increased data security (63%, 43 Votes)
    • No—UHF is better equipped for item-level tagging (22%, 15 Votes)
    • Not sure (15%, 10 Votes)

    Total Voters: 68

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  • Can RFID and other technologies secure cargo as well as human inspections?

    Can RFID and other technologies secure cargo as well as human inspections?

    • Yes (71%, 49 Votes)
    • No (19%, 13 Votes)
    • Not sure (10%, 7 Votes)

    Total Voters: 69

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  • Should ZigBee and IEEE 802.11-based products be considered RFID?

    Should ZigBee and IEEE 802.11-based products be considered RFID?

    • Yes, they involve identifying objects remotely using radio waves (48%, 27 Votes)
    • No, protocols created for networking purposes are not RFID (39%, 22 Votes)
    • Not sure (13%, 7 Votes)

    Total Voters: 56

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  • How would RFID be most useful to Santa Claus?

    How would RFID be most useful to Santa Claus?

    • All of the above (58%, 44 Votes)
    • Tracking toy inventory at the North Pole (26%, 20 Votes)
    • Identifying homes of children who have been naughty or nice (12%, 9 Votes)
    • Identifying individual reindeer (4%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 76

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  • How would you characterize the pace of RFID adoption in 2006?

    How would you characterize the pace of RFID adoption in 2006?

    • Slower than expected (68%, 32 Votes)
    • About on par with expectations (15%, 7 Votes)
    • Faster than expected (9%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (9%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 47

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  • Will the injunction against the PDMA drug-pedigree rules impact RFID adoption in the pharma sector?

    Will the injunction against the PDMA drug-pedigree rules impact RFID adoption in the pharma sector?

    • Yes (53%, 9 Votes)
    • No (41%, 7 Votes)
    • Undecided (6%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 17

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  • Do negative Hollyqood stereotypes present an obstacle to widespread acceptance of RFID?

    Do negative Hollyqood stereotypes present an obstacle to widespread acceptance of RFID?

    • Yes, by playing on viewers’ fears and misconceptions (68%, 17 Votes)
    • No, most people realize it’s just fiction (16%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (16%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 25

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  • Do you believe RFID will significantly reduce drug counterfeiting?

    Do you believe RFID will significantly reduce drug counterfeiting?

    • Yes, by improving the authentication process (53%, 32 Votes)
    • No, counterfeiters will always find ways around technology solutions (33%, 20 Votes)
    • Not sure (13%, 8 Votes)

    Total Voters: 60

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  • Has your company's attitude toward RFID technology changed in the past 12 months?

    Has your company's attitude toward RFID technology changed in the past 12 months?

    • Yes, due to early adopters reported successes. (40%, 22 Votes)
    • No change (33%, 18 Votes)
    • We still don't see any ROI. (27%, 15 Votes)

    Total Voters: 55

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  • As RFID adoption spreads, will you replace your supply-chain assets with RF-friendly materials?

    As RFID adoption spreads, will you replace your supply-chain assets with RF-friendly materials?

    • Yes (62%, 21 Votes)
    • Don’t know (21%, 7 Votes)
    • No (18%, 6 Votes)

    Total Voters: 34

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  • What is the major factor holding Europe back from widespread adoption of EPC technologies?

    What is the major factor holding Europe back from widespread adoption of EPC technologies?

    • Gen 2 equipment that works well in Europe is just hitting the market. (38%, 12 Votes)
    • Companies are still trying to figure out how EPC can deliver business value. (25%, 8 Votes)
    • Standards are needed for sharing EPC data over the network. (25%, 8 Votes)
    • An EPC standard for HF technology is still in the works. (13%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 32

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  • Should the EU establish new frequency and data standards to ensure data protection?

    Should the EU establish new frequency and data standards to ensure data protection?

    • No, current standards are sufficient for UHF RFID deployment (45%, 13 Votes)
    • Yes, once the technology becomes ubiquitous (34%, 10 Votes)
    • Dno't know (21%, 6 Votes)

    Total Voters: 29

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  • If ratified, will the EPC Information Services (EPCIS) spec be a useful means for sharing RFID data?

    If ratified, will the EPC Information Services (EPCIS) spec be a useful means for sharing RFID data?

    • Yes—network standards are critical to RFID adoption (76%, 29 Votes)
    • Not sure (13%, 5 Votes)
    • No—we can share data via existing networks (11%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 38

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  • Have industry groups done enough to educate consumers about RFID and address privacy concerns?

    Have industry groups done enough to educate consumers about RFID and address privacy concerns?

    • No, more still needs to be done (84%, 36 Votes)
    • Don't know (9%, 4 Votes)
    • Yes, they're doing an admirable job (7%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 43

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  • Would you accept RFID use in consumer products if you had the option of removing or killing tags?

    Would you accept RFID use in consumer products if you had the option of removing or killing tags?

    • Yes — as long as I knew what personal information was gathered (75%, 54 Votes)
    • No — I am uncomfortable with tagging under any circumstances (21%, 15 Votes)
    • Don’t know (4%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 72

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  • Which of the following best practices is most vital for complying with retailer mandates?

    Which of the following best practices is most vital for complying with retailer mandates?

    • All of the above (42%, 14 Votes)
    • Analyze business processes before creating a plan (24%, 8 Votes)
    • Start early with an interdisciplinary team (21%, 7 Votes)
    • Identify how best to earn an ROI on RFID (9%, 3 Votes)
    • Test extensively from the beginning (3%, 1 Votes)
    • None of the above (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 33

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  • Should RFID vendors and end users fund a nonprofit group to educate companies and individuals about

    Should RFID vendors and end users fund a nonprofit group to educate companies and individuals about

    • Yes, education is desperately needed (0%, 0 Votes)
    • No, education won’t overcome anti-RFID biases (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Don’t know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 0

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  • Should vendors and end users fund a nonprofit group to educate companies and individuals about RFID?

    Should vendors and end users fund a nonprofit group to educate companies and individuals about RFID?

    • New item (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 0

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  • What is the most valuable benefit EPC data exchange can offer trading partners?

    What is the most valuable benefit EPC data exchange can offer trading partners?

    • Don’t know (30%, 14 Votes)
    • Improved collaborative processes (28%, 13 Votes)
    • Streamlined data exchange with standards (20%, 9 Votes)
    • Better control of inventory (17%, 8 Votes)
    • Resolved issues with EPC data (4%, 2 Votes)
    • Improved read-rate calculations (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 46

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  • Are state governments in the United States over-legislating the use of RFID technology?

    Are state governments in the United States over-legislating the use of RFID technology?

    • Yes (45%, 37 Votes)
    • No (31%, 26 Votes)
    • Don't know (24%, 20 Votes)

    Total Voters: 83

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  • What is the most tangible benefit of RFID for enterprise mobility solutions?

    What is the most tangible benefit of RFID for enterprise mobility solutions?

    • Automation (44%, 17 Votes)
    • Insight (23%, 9 Votes)
    • Integrity (10%, 4 Votes)
    • Capability (10%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (8%, 3 Votes)
    • Velocity (5%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 39

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  • Do you think the security of RFID consumers will become a big issue?

    Do you think the security of RFID consumers will become a big issue?

    • Yes, it’s much more sensitive than current POS data (62%, 29 Votes)
    • No, we secure POS data today (30%, 14 Votes)
    • Don’t know (9%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 47

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  • Should religious objections to RFID technology be considered by policy makers?

    Should religious objections to RFID technology be considered by policy makers?

    • No, religion is no basis for restricting technology (67%, 39 Votes)
    • Yes, these are valid objections (24%, 14 Votes)
    • Don’t know (9%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 58

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  • What is the biggest foundational hurdle small and midsized businesses face when deploying RFID?

    What is the biggest foundational hurdle small and midsized businesses face when deploying RFID?

    • Data synchronization (29%, 10 Votes)
    • Don’t know (26%, 9 Votes)
    • Business intelligence systems (20%, 7 Votes)
    • Other (17%, 6 Votes)
    • EDI and bar-code labeling (9%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 35

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  • Should RFID tags carry more than just a serial number?

    Should RFID tags carry more than just a serial number?

    • No, it raises costs, while reducing scalability and security (52%, 32 Votes)
    • Yes, it would maintain reliability during an Internet outage (41%, 25 Votes)
    • Don’t know (7%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 61

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  • How significant is ISO’s decision to add EPCglobal’s UHF Gen 2 protocol to its 18000-6 standard?

    How significant is ISO’s decision to add EPCglobal’s UHF Gen 2 protocol to its 18000-6 standard?

    • Very -- it will promote international adoption (66%, 45 Votes)
    • Somewhat — it will allay interroperability concerns (16%, 11 Votes)
    • Not much — EPC has already embraced other standards (12%, 8 Votes)
    • Don’t know (6%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 68

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  • Which application is most likely to drive adoption in the year ahead?

    Which application is most likely to drive adoption in the year ahead?

    • Supply chain (32%, 39 Votes)
    • Asset tracking (31%, 37 Votes)
    • Item tagging (17%, 20 Votes)
    • Don’t know—It’s too soon to tell at this time (11%, 13 Votes)
    • Cold chain (10%, 12 Votes)

    Total Voters: 121

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  • Do you believe lawmakers getting more informed about RFID is a good thing?

    Do you believe lawmakers getting more informed about RFID is a good thing?

    • Yes, because they need to understand it to avoid overlegislating (64%, 27 Votes)
    • No, because lawmakers tend to legislate unnecessarily (21%, 9 Votes)
    • Don’t know—It’s too soon to tell at this time (14%, 6 Votes)

    Total Voters: 42

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  • What impact would a moratorium on RFID use in government-issued IDs have?

    What impact would a moratorium on RFID use in government-issued IDs have?

    • None, RFID will take off anyway (49%, 26 Votes)
    • It would slow adoption by creating unnecessary barriers (28%, 15 Votes)
    • It would speed up adoption by allaying privacy concerns (11%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (11%, 6 Votes)

    Total Voters: 53

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  • Should the pharmaceutical industry deactivate tags after use, or should they always be active?

    Should the pharmaceutical industry deactivate tags after use, or should they always be active?

    • Automatically deactivate (52%, 35 Votes)
    • Always active (24%, 16 Votes)
    • Neither (12%, 8 Votes)
    • Don't know (12%, 8 Votes)

    Total Voters: 67

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  • Would more retail mandates hurt or help suppliers?

    Would more retail mandates hurt or help suppliers?

    • Help by promoting adoption and reducing costs (61%, 39 Votes)
    • Hurt by raising costs (25%, 16 Votes)
    • Don't know (9%, 6 Votes)
    • No opinion (5%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 64

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  • Which functional area of your company is most likely to be affected by RFID?

    Which functional area of your company is most likely to be affected by RFID?

    • All of the above (31%, 18 Votes)
    • Supply chain (21%, 12 Votes)
    • IT/infrastructure (19%, 11 Votes)
    • Operations (12%, 7 Votes)
    • Inventory/warehouse (10%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (7%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 58

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  • Do you have an adequate understanding of governmental regulations related to RFID deployment?

    Do you have an adequate understanding of governmental regulations related to RFID deployment?

    • No (77%, 84 Votes)
    • Yes (16%, 17 Votes)
    • Don't know (7%, 8 Votes)

    Total Voters: 109

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  • Are biased journalists adversely affecting progress in the RFID industry?

    Are biased journalists adversely affecting progress in the RFID industry?

    • Yes (61%, 62 Votes)
    • No (25%, 25 Votes)
    • Don't know (15%, 15 Votes)

    Total Voters: 102

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  • Has RFID, thus far, lived up to the early hype?

    Has RFID, thus far, lived up to the early hype?

    • Somewhat—The ROI has begun to justify the cost (36%, 51 Votes)
    • Yes—The benefits of the technology are clear (33%, 47 Votes)
    • No—There is no clear return on investment (16%, 23 Votes)
    • Don’t know—It’s too soon to tell at this time (15%, 22 Votes)

    Total Voters: 143

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  • Should RFID be the only data carrier expected to meet EPC requirements?

    Should RFID be the only data carrier expected to meet EPC requirements?

    • No—Bar codes, key entry and other technologies are also viable. (64%, 72 Votes)
    • Yes—Reading RFID will eventually be universally feasible. (30%, 34 Votes)
    • Don't know. (6%, 7 Votes)

    Total Voters: 113

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  • Would mandates from the major automakers help or hurt the auto industry?

    Would mandates from the major automakers help or hurt the auto industry?

    • Help, because it would reduce costs across the supply chain (58%, 35 Votes)
    • Neither, because the benefits and costs would balance out (18%, 11 Votes)
    • Hurt, because it would increase costs for all suppliers (12%, 7 Votes)
    • Don’t know (12%, 7 Votes)

    Total Voters: 60

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  • How confident are you in RFID’s ability to help thwart future terrorist attacks?

    How confident are you in RFID’s ability to help thwart future terrorist attacks?

    • Not at all (36%, 48 Votes)
    • Somewhat (33%, 45 Votes)
    • Very (23%, 31 Votes)
    • Don't know (8%, 11 Votes)

    Total Voters: 135

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  • What is the biggest obstacle to worldwide deployment of NFC technology?

    What is the biggest obstacle to worldwide deployment of NFC technology?

    • No uniform application programming interface (40%, 21 Votes)
    • Unmet hardware & software requirements (28%, 15 Votes)
    • Don’t know (15%, 8 Votes)
    • Insufficient mobile operator initiatives (9%, 5 Votes)
    • Need for successful contactless payment trials (8%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 53

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  • When choosing what frequency to use for item-level tags, which considerations are most important?

    When choosing what frequency to use for item-level tags, which considerations are most important?

    • Both are critical (56%, 56 Votes)
    • Technical (30%, 30 Votes)
    • Business (12%, 12 Votes)
    • Don’t know (2%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 100

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  • Which RFID technology is best for item-level tagging?

    Which RFID technology is best for item-level tagging?

    • Ultrahigh frequency (27%, 50 Votes)
    • High-frequency (27%, 50 Votes)
    • All three can work (23%, 43 Votes)
    • Low-frequency (13%, 24 Votes)
    • Don’t know (10%, 19 Votes)

    Total Voters: 186

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  • How great a threat do tag viruses present to RFID systems?

    How great a threat do tag viruses present to RFID systems?

    • No threat at all (33%, 46 Votes)
    • A slight threat (28%, 38 Votes)
    • A serious threat (23%, 32 Votes)
    • Don't know (16%, 22 Votes)

    Total Voters: 138

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  • Is the adoption of RFID gaining momentum?

    Is the adoption of RFID gaining momentum?

    • Yes, companies are starting to see the value (68%, 115 Votes)
    • No, a few high-profile pilots mean nothing (20%, 34 Votes)
    • Don't know (11%, 19 Votes)

    Total Voters: 168

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  • Are we in danger of having too many conflicting RFID standards?

    Are we in danger of having too many conflicting RFID standards?

    • Yes, fewer standards are better (62%, 80 Votes)
    • Don’t know (19%, 25 Votes)
    • No, standards are needed for different industries (19%, 24 Votes)

    Total Voters: 129

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  • How concerned are you by reports that Gen 1 tags are vulnerable to cell phone attacks?

    How concerned are you by reports that Gen 1 tags are vulnerable to cell phone attacks?

    • Not much -- we use Gen 2 tags, which are more secure (37%, 32 Votes)
    • Very -- this could create a huge security problem (29%, 25 Votes)
    • Don't know (23%, 20 Votes)
    • Somewhat -- we'll use Gen 1 and Gen 2 tags for a while (10%, 9 Votes)

    Total Voters: 86

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  • Would your company benefit from a single, global numbering system?

    Would your company benefit from a single, global numbering system?

    • Yes, we sell to numerous industries (62%, 26 Votes)
    • No, our industry has a numbering system (21%, 9 Votes)
    • Don’t know. (17%, 7 Votes)

    Total Voters: 42

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  • Are governments and the private sector investing enough in RFID research?

    Are governments and the private sector investing enough in RFID research?

    • No (58%, 64 Votes)
    • Don't know (22%, 24 Votes)
    • Yes (21%, 23 Votes)

    Total Voters: 111

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  • Will the bar code sound the death knell for RFID?

    Will the bar code sound the death knell for RFID?

    • No, the two will coexist (80%, 179 Votes)
    • Yes, it’s cheaper and works well (15%, 33 Votes)
    • Don't know (5%, 12 Votes)

    Total Voters: 224

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  • What’s the biggest hurdle to attaining Six Sigma reliability with RFID?

    What’s the biggest hurdle to attaining Six Sigma reliability with RFID?

    • Uncertainty of reading every tag in a field. (42%, 33 Votes)
    • Difficulty reading tags around water, metal. (29%, 23 Votes)
    • The non-uniform nature of RF fields. (19%, 15 Votes)
    • Don’t know. (9%, 7 Votes)

    Total Voters: 78

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  • Are devices that destroy RFID tags a blessing or a threat for the RFID industry?

    Are devices that destroy RFID tags a blessing or a threat for the RFID industry?

    • Blessing (alleviate privacy concerns). (35%, 51 Votes)
    • Threat (could wreak havoc for retailers). (32%, 47 Votes)
    • Neither. (20%, 29 Votes)
    • Don't know. (13%, 19 Votes)

    Total Voters: 146

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  • Will semi-passive tags with sensors deliver value?

    Will semi-passive tags with sensors deliver value?

    • Yes, the ROI is huge (40%, 33 Votes)
    • Yes, there are some benefits (35%, 29 Votes)
    • No, we don't see any (19%, 16 Votes)
    • Don't know (6%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 83

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  • How would you characterize the benefits of sharing RFID data over the EPCglobal network?

    How would you characterize the benefits of sharing RFID data over the EPCglobal network?

    • Transformational (46%, 32 Votes)
    • Incremental (26%, 18 Votes)
    • Don't know/No opinion (17%, 12 Votes)
    • Insignificant (10%, 7 Votes)

    Total Voters: 69

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  • In which year will RFID achieve widespread adoption?

    In which year will RFID achieve widespread adoption?

    • 2008 (36%, 82 Votes)
    • 2007 (35%, 80 Votes)
    • 2006 (13%, 29 Votes)
    • Never (9%, 21 Votes)
    • Don't know (7%, 16 Votes)

    Total Voters: 228

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  • Was 2005 a good year for the RFID industry and end users of RFID technology?

    Was 2005 a good year for the RFID industry and end users of RFID technology?

    • Yes (49%, 103 Votes)
    • No (31%, 66 Votes)
    • Don't know (20%, 42 Votes)

    Total Voters: 211

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  • Are you concerned about how you will manage large volumes of RFID data?

    Are you concerned about how you will manage large volumes of RFID data?

    • No, we have a data management plan (38%, 21 Votes)
    • Yes, we are unsure of what we need to do (33%, 18 Votes)
    • Somewhat, we are looking at options (15%, 8 Votes)
    • Don’t know (15%, 8 Votes)

    Total Voters: 55

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  • Does your company plan to use RFID in closed-loop applications?

    Does your company plan to use RFID in closed-loop applications?

    • Yes—the cost-per-cycle ratio is excellent (46%, 19 Votes)
    • Don't know (29%, 12 Votes)
    • No—open-loop can track entire supply chains (24%, 10 Votes)

    Total Voters: 41

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  • Do you think companies can use RFID to gather data on people without their knowledge?

    Do you think companies can use RFID to gather data on people without their knowledge?

    • Yes, it would be easy (68%, 128 Votes)
    • No, they'd be caught (26%, 49 Votes)
    • Don't know (6%, 12 Votes)

    Total Voters: 189

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  • How much cargo security can electronic seals provide?

    How much cargo security can electronic seals provide?

    • A great deal (42%, 53 Votes)
    • Some (34%, 43 Votes)
    • Don't know (13%, 16 Votes)
    • Very little (10%, 12 Votes)
    • None at all (2%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 126

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  • How would you feel using an RFID-enabled credit card?

    How would you feel using an RFID-enabled credit card?

    • Uneasy (42%, 87 Votes)
    • Confident (40%, 82 Votes)
    • Indifferent (13%, 27 Votes)
    • No opinion (4%, 9 Votes)

    Total Voters: 205

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  • Which type of company is most likely to earn a substantial ROI by deploying EPC in the supply chain?

    Which type of company is most likely to earn a substantial ROI by deploying EPC in the supply chain?

    • Retailers (34%, 45 Votes)
    • Logistics providers (25%, 34 Votes)
    • Distributors (16%, 22 Votes)
    • Manufacturers (15%, 20 Votes)
    • Don't know (10%, 13 Votes)

    Total Voters: 134

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  • Will limiting the use of RFID ultimately help or hurt consumers?

    Will limiting the use of RFID ultimately help or hurt consumers?

    • Hurt (53%, 81 Votes)
    • Help (32%, 49 Votes)
    • Don't know (15%, 23 Votes)

    Total Voters: 153

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  • What is the most significant recent development in the RFID industry?

    What is the most significant recent development in the RFID industry?

    • Tag prices reductions (43%, 64 Votes)
    • Proof it cuts out-of-stocks (23%, 35 Votes)
    • Agreed data formats (22%, 33 Votes)
    • Don’t know (11%, 17 Votes)

    Total Voters: 149

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  • How effective a tool can RFID be in improving a company’s reverse logistics?

    How effective a tool can RFID be in improving a company’s reverse logistics?

    • Very effective (65%, 50 Votes)
    • Somewhat effective (25%, 19 Votes)
    • Ineffective (8%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (3%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 77

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  • How will adoption of RFID be affected by the recent drop in UHF EPC tag prices?

    How will adoption of RFID be affected by the recent drop in UHF EPC tag prices?

    • Increase somewhat (48%, 52 Votes)
    • Increase dramatically (30%, 32 Votes)
    • Don't know (12%, 13 Votes)
    • No effect (10%, 11 Votes)

    Total Voters: 108

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  • How much can midsize companies learn from big early adopters?

    How much can midsize companies learn from big early adopters?

    • A great deal (77%, 48 Votes)
    • Very little (16%, 10 Votes)
    • Don't know (6%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 62

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  • Do RFID and/or EPC software application developers have the tools they need?

    Do RFID and/or EPC software application developers have the tools they need?

    • No (44%, 32 Votes)
    • Don't know (32%, 23 Votes)
    • Yes (25%, 18 Votes)

    Total Voters: 73

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  • How important is the recent agreement between Intermec and Symbol Technologies?

    How important is the recent agreement between Intermec and Symbol Technologies?

    • Very important (60%, 53 Votes)
    • Somewhat important (16%, 14 Votes)
    • Don't know (13%, 11 Votes)
    • Not important (11%, 10 Votes)

    Total Voters: 88

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  • In 2006, does your company plan to invest more or less in RFID than it did in 2005?

    In 2006, does your company plan to invest more or less in RFID than it did in 2005?

    • More (61%, 91 Votes)
    • Don't know (19%, 29 Votes)
    • Same (11%, 17 Votes)
    • Less (9%, 13 Votes)

    Total Voters: 150

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  • How would you rate your company's in-house RFID expertise?

    How would you rate your company's in-house RFID expertise?

    • Excellent (47%, 34 Votes)
    • Poor (21%, 15 Votes)
    • Good (19%, 14 Votes)
    • Average (13%, 9 Votes)

    Total Voters: 72

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  • If you owned important RFID patents, would you join an RFID patent pool?

    If you owned important RFID patents, would you join an RFID patent pool?

    • Depends on the conditions (51%, 45 Votes)
    • Without a doubt (25%, 22 Votes)
    • Not a chance (17%, 15 Votes)
    • Don't know (7%, 6 Votes)

    Total Voters: 88

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  • Which RFID standards will China ultimately embrace?

    Which RFID standards will China ultimately embrace?

    • Its own standard (36%, 48 Votes)
    • EPC (27%, 37 Votes)
    • ISO (26%, 35 Votes)
    • Don't know (11%, 15 Votes)

    Total Voters: 135

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  • Where will RFID pay off for most companies?

    Where will RFID pay off for most companies?

    • Combination of the two (54%, 48 Votes)
    • Closed loop applications (21%, 19 Votes)
    • Open supply chain apps (18%, 16 Votes)
    • Don't know (7%, 6 Votes)

    Total Voters: 89

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  • Can serialized bar codes be a substitute for RFID?

    Can serialized bar codes be a substitute for RFID?

    • Yes, for some applications (48%, 59 Votes)
    • No (31%, 38 Votes)
    • Yes, in most cases (15%, 18 Votes)
    • Don't know (7%, 9 Votes)

    Total Voters: 124

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  • Which party do you expect to prevail in the patent dispute between Symbol and Intermec?

    Which party do you expect to prevail in the patent dispute between Symbol and Intermec?

    • Intermec (45%, 51 Votes)
    • Symbol (32%, 36 Votes)
    • Don’t know (24%, 27 Votes)

    Total Voters: 114

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  • Should RFID tags be banned from government-issued identity documents?

    Should RFID tags be banned from government-issued identity documents?

    • No (56%, 150 Votes)
    • Yes (36%, 98 Votes)
    • Don't know (8%, 22 Votes)

    Total Voters: 270

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  • How would you describe the performance of passive UHF RFID systems in Europe?

    How would you describe the performance of passive UHF RFID systems in Europe?

    • Acceptable (31%, 21 Votes)
    • Don't know (28%, 19 Votes)
    • Inadequate (27%, 18 Votes)
    • Impressive (13%, 9 Votes)

    Total Voters: 67

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  • How do you respond to the claim, "RFID skills are not specialized enough to merit higher salaries"?

    How do you respond to the claim, "RFID skills are not specialized enough to merit higher salaries"?

    • Disagree (35%, 39 Votes)
    • Agree somewhat (29%, 33 Votes)
    • Strongly disagree (22%, 25 Votes)
    • Strongly agree (14%, 16 Votes)

    Total Voters: 113

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  • What's the biggest challenge when upgrading your IT infrastructure to introduce RFID applications?

    What's the biggest challenge when upgrading your IT infrastructure to introduce RFID applications?

    • Integrating the above with legacy systems (49%, 39 Votes)
    • Data management (20%, 16 Votes)
    • Don't know (16%, 13 Votes)
    • Network and end-user device management (14%, 11 Votes)

    Total Voters: 79

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  • How long will it take companies to realize the full transformational benefits of RFID technologies?

    How long will it take companies to realize the full transformational benefits of RFID technologies?

    • 2 to 3 years (34%, 75 Votes)
    • 3 to 5 years (30%, 66 Votes)
    • 5 to 10 years (22%, 49 Votes)
    • More than 10 years (13%, 29 Votes)

    Total Voters: 219

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  • When purchasing RFID tags, which is your biggest concern?

    When purchasing RFID tags, which is your biggest concern?

    • Consistent performance (55%, 67 Votes)
    • Read range (20%, 24 Votes)
    • Number of dead tags (18%, 22 Votes)
    • None of the above (7%, 9 Votes)

    Total Voters: 122

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  • What is the most important factor in an RFID system?

    What is the most important factor in an RFID system?

    • Low cost (46%, 72 Votes)
    • Great performance (46%, 71 Votes)
    • Don't know (8%, 12 Votes)

    Total Voters: 155

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  • What impact will RFID have on the current level of out-of-stocks?

    What impact will RFID have on the current level of out-of-stocks?

    • A huge impact (64%, 81 Votes)
    • A minor impact (26%, 33 Votes)
    • Don't know (6%, 7 Votes)
    • No impact (4%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 126

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  • How would you describe RFID adoption?

    How would you describe RFID adoption?

    • It's gaining momentum (49%, 76 Votes)
    • It's losing momentum (26%, 41 Votes)
    • No change (15%, 24 Votes)
    • Don't know (10%, 15 Votes)

    Total Voters: 156

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  • Is the kill command too radical a solution to the privacy problem?

    Is the kill command too radical a solution to the privacy problem?

    • Yes, because it limits consumer apps (43%, 36 Votes)
    • No, it's the only way to ensure privacy (43%, 36 Votes)
    • Don't know (13%, 11 Votes)

    Total Voters: 83

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  • How important is it to have a standardized certification test for RFID skills?

    How important is it to have a standardized certification test for RFID skills?

    • Very important (52%, 61 Votes)
    • Not Important (25%, 29 Votes)
    • Somewhat important (21%, 24 Votes)
    • Don't know (3%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 117

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  • Are you working on RFID pilots with supply chain partners?

    Are you working on RFID pilots with supply chain partners?

    • Yes (54%, 37 Votes)
    • No, but we plan to (26%, 18 Votes)
    • No, we can't find partners (13%, 9 Votes)
    • No, we're going it alone (6%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 68

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  • How would you describe your understanding of the Gen 2 protocol?

    How would you describe your understanding of the Gen 2 protocol?

    • Poor (42%, 42 Votes)
    • Good (25%, 25 Votes)
    • Excellent (19%, 19 Votes)
    • Fair (15%, 15 Votes)

    Total Voters: 101

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  • Will travelers be more or less secure if RFID tags are put in passports?

    Will travelers be more or less secure if RFID tags are put in passports?

    • More secure (44%, 60 Votes)
    • No difference (23%, 31 Votes)
    • Less secure (22%, 30 Votes)
    • Don't know (11%, 15 Votes)

    Total Voters: 136

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  • What impact will the Gen 2 EPC air-interface protocol have on RFID adoption?

    What impact will the Gen 2 EPC air-interface protocol have on RFID adoption?

    • Major impact (60%, 43 Votes)
    • Moderate impact (21%, 15 Votes)
    • Little impact (10%, 7 Votes)
    • Don't know (10%, 7 Votes)

    Total Voters: 72

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  • When will your first RFID deployment begin to deliver an ROI?

    When will your first RFID deployment begin to deliver an ROI?

    • Within 18 months (40%, 38 Votes)
    • 18 months to 3 years (29%, 28 Votes)
    • Don't know (24%, 23 Votes)
    • More than 3 years (7%, 7 Votes)

    Total Voters: 96

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  • How would you characterize the Intermec-Symbol legal dispute?

    How would you characterize the Intermec-Symbol legal dispute?

    • Business as usual (60%, 59 Votes)
    • A watershed for RFID (30%, 29 Votes)
    • Don't know (10%, 10 Votes)

    Total Voters: 98

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  • Does your company plan to invest more money in RFID this year?

    Does your company plan to invest more money in RFID this year?

    • Yes, a lot more (50%, 51 Votes)
    • Don't know (22%, 23 Votes)
    • No (15%, 15 Votes)
    • Yes, a little more (14%, 14 Votes)

    Total Voters: 103

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  • Would you let school authorities put an RFID tag on your child?

    Would you let school authorities put an RFID tag on your child?

    • Not a chance (48%, 118 Votes)
    • Sure, why not? (39%, 96 Votes)
    • Don't know (12%, 30 Votes)

    Total Voters: 244

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  • Can RFID and other technologies secure cargo containers?

    Can RFID and other technologies secure cargo containers?

    • Absolutely (68%, 102 Votes)
    • Unlikely (17%, 25 Votes)
    • Don't know (16%, 24 Votes)

    Total Voters: 151

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  • What is the best way to deal with RFID privacy issues?

    What is the best way to deal with RFID privacy issues?

    • Market forces (31%, 38 Votes)
    • Regulation (28%, 35 Votes)
    • Legislation (28%, 34 Votes)
    • Self-regulation (13%, 16 Votes)

    Total Voters: 123

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  • What effect will the patent issues surrounding EPC Gen 2 have on adoption?

    What effect will the patent issues surrounding EPC Gen 2 have on adoption?

    • Slow adoption (57%, 47 Votes)
    • No effect (31%, 26 Votes)
    • Speed adoption (12%, 10 Votes)

    Total Voters: 83

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  • How would you characterize your company's RFID vision?

    How would you characterize your company's RFID vision?

    • Cloudy (39%, 47 Votes)
    • Dark (35%, 42 Votes)
    • Clear (26%, 31 Votes)

    Total Voters: 120

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  • How important is ISO approval of EPC Gen 2?

    How important is ISO approval of EPC Gen 2?

    • Critical (59%, 76 Votes)
    • Important (29%, 38 Votes)
    • Not Important (12%, 15 Votes)

    Total Voters: 129

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  • Is 2005 the year RFID takes off?

    Is 2005 the year RFID takes off?

    • Yes (56%, 267 Votes)
    • No (32%, 151 Votes)
    • Don't know (13%, 60 Votes)

    Total Voters: 478

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  • Is your CEO supporting RFID projects?

    Is your CEO supporting RFID projects?

    • No chance (50%, 2 Votes)
    • Yes (25%, 1 Votes)
    • No (25%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 4

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  • Will RFID really lead to productivity gains?

    Will RFID really lead to productivity gains?

    • Yes (57%, 217 Votes)
    • No (36%, 137 Votes)
    • Don't know (8%, 29 Votes)

    Total Voters: 383

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  • Where will you run your first RFID pilot?

    Where will you run your first RFID pilot?

    • Distribution center (54%, 49 Votes)
    • Manufacturing plant (24%, 22 Votes)
    • Retail outlet (21%, 19 Votes)

    Total Voters: 90

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  • Will your company launch an RFID pilot this year?

    Will your company launch an RFID pilot this year?

    • Yes (68%, 76 Votes)
    • No (19%, 21 Votes)
    • Don't know (13%, 14 Votes)

    Total Voters: 111

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  • Is the EPC irrelevant because it's not a standard?

    Is the EPC irrelevant because it's not a standard?

    • No (59%, 57 Votes)
    • Yes (28%, 27 Votes)
    • Don't know (13%, 12 Votes)

    Total Voters: 96

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  • Have ISO standards become irrelevant?

    Have ISO standards become irrelevant?

    • No (44%, 51 Votes)
    • Yes (40%, 46 Votes)
    • Don't know (16%, 18 Votes)

    Total Voters: 115

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  • What effect will all the recent hype have on the RFID industry?

    What effect will all the recent hype have on the RFID industry?

    • It will help (64%, 85 Votes)
    • It will hurt (24%, 32 Votes)
    • No effect (11%, 15 Votes)

    Total Voters: 132

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  • Where will companies get the biggest benefits from RFID?

    Where will companies get the biggest benefits from RFID?

    • Warehouse/DC (45%, 49 Votes)
    • Retail Outlets (39%, 43 Votes)
    • Manufacturing (16%, 17 Votes)

    Total Voters: 109

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  • How should privacy be protected?

    How should privacy be protected?

    • Gov't regulation (62%, 208 Votes)
    • Self-regulation (21%, 69 Votes)
    • Laissez-faire (17%, 58 Votes)

    Total Voters: 335

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  • What are your main RFID concerns?

    What are your main RFID concerns?

    • Price of the tag (64%, 170 Votes)
    • Integration costs (27%, 73 Votes)
    • Price of the readers (9%, 24 Votes)

    Total Voters: 267

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  • What are your RFID plans for 2003?

    What are your RFID plans for 2003?

    • Start a pilot (57%, 68 Votes)
    • Start a deployment (22%, 26 Votes)
    • No plans (22%, 26 Votes)

    Total Voters: 120

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  • Is your company prepared for NFC to enter the mainstream?

    Is your company prepared for NFC to enter the mainstream?

    • Yes, we are ready for the impending technological revolution (36%, 9 Votes)
    • What is NFC? (28%, 7 Votes)
    • No, we still have more work to do before we'll be ready (20%, 5 Votes)
    • I'm not sure where we stand in terms of preparation (16%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 25

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  • Do you think most airlines will soon deploy RFID for baggage-tracking?

    Do you think most airlines will soon deploy RFID for baggage-tracking?

    • Yes—RFID is no longer new and untested, and has proven its benefits (73%, 61 Votes)
    • No—the cost of deployment is still high, so airlines will continue to resist (24%, 20 Votes)
    • Don't know (2%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 83

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  • Do you believe RFID companies are evolving?

    Do you believe RFID companies are evolving?

    • Yes, many firms now offer integrated solutions. (49%, 32 Votes)
    • No, most still just sell tags, readers or software. (31%, 20 Votes)
    • Don't know. (20%, 13 Votes)

    Total Voters: 65

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  • Does your store offer a BOPIS option—and, if so, how has it fared?

    Does your store offer a BOPIS option—and, if so, how has it fared?

    • Yes, and with RFID tracking stock levels, we've improved our business. (29%, 2 Votes)
    • Yes, but we don't employ RFID and thus lack faith in our inventory. (29%, 2 Votes)
    • No, we do not offer a "buy online, pick up in-store" option. (29%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (14%, 1 Votes)
    • Yes, but our RFID system does not seem to have made a big difference. (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 7

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  • Does your company have good business intelligence?

    Does your company have good business intelligence?

    • No—not employing RFID severely limits the quality of our data (44%, 8 Votes)
    • Yes—we have deployed RFID and our operations have improved (28%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (28%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 18

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  • Do you think existing security safeguards for the Internet of Things are sufficient?

    Do you think existing security safeguards for the Internet of Things are sufficient?

    • No (71%, 24 Votes)
    • Yes (15%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (15%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 34

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  • How could RFID assist trick-or-treaters at Halloween?

    How could RFID assist trick-or-treaters at Halloween?

    • Identifying friends in costume (43%, 9 Votes)
    • Enabling them to better track their treats (19%, 4 Votes)
    • Helping them to develop ingenious new tricks (19%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (19%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 21

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  • Do you believe RFID could help reduce the cost of recalling tainted food?

    Do you believe RFID could help reduce the cost of recalling tainted food?

    • Yes, it is the only cost-effective way to track and trace individual food items (59%, 16 Votes)
    • No, there are too many factors that RFID would not be able to address (26%, 7 Votes)
    • Perhaps, but I'm not convinced an ROI is attainable, given the cost (15%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 27

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  • How significant is Apple's decision to unlock NFC on iPhones?

    How significant is Apple's decision to unlock NFC on iPhones?

    • Very—this will likely boost NFC's adoption in consumer markets (47%, 21 Votes)
    • Somewhat—it's a big step, yes, but a rather over-hyped one (38%, 17 Votes)
    • Not very—many retailers still don't accept NFC payments (9%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (7%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 45

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  • Is your company properly executing on its RFID strategy?

    Is your company properly executing on its RFID strategy?

    • Somewhat, though I do feel we could definitely be doing better. (57%, 4 Votes)
    • No, the benefits are largely hypothetical due to inadequate execution. (29%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (14%, 1 Votes)
    • Yes, we have a clear vision and are achieving the hoped-for results. (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 7

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  • Is your company handling retail digital transformation properly?

    Is your company handling retail digital transformation properly?

    • No, our management lacks a clear vision and understanding of how we need to change. (31%, 5 Votes)
    • Yes, we have optimized our operations and created an omnichannel experience for shoppers. (25%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (25%, 4 Votes)
    • Our company has not yet made much of a digital transformation. (19%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 16

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  • What kind of inventory-management software does your company employ?

    What kind of inventory-management software does your company employ?

    • We have another type of inventory-management system in place. (29%, 10 Votes)
    • Don't know (26%, 9 Votes)
    • We are now adding RFID and hope it will enable 100 percent accuracy. (15%, 5 Votes)
    • We use a combination of RFID and algorithms. (15%, 5 Votes)
    • We use RFID, and thus have achieved true omnichannel retailing. (9%, 3 Votes)
    • We utilize algorithms alone and are happy with the results. (6%, 2 Votes)
    • We utilize algorithms alone, but they haven't improved our inventory. (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 34

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  • Do you agree that CEOs' high salaries are stifling RFID innovation?

    Do you agree that CEOs' high salaries are stifling RFID innovation?

    • No (52%, 12 Votes)
    • Yes (30%, 7 Votes)
    • Don't know (17%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 23

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  • Does your firm plan to implement fog computing for its IoT infrastructure?

    Does your firm plan to implement fog computing for its IoT infrastructure?

    • Don't know (57%, 4 Votes)
    • Yes (43%, 3 Votes)
    • No (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 7

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  • Has your company achieved a true digital transformation?

    Has your company achieved a true digital transformation?

    • No, because our company is not entirely sure what the term even means (50%, 2 Votes)
    • Yes, and the distinction between online and in-store sales has disappeared as a result (25%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (25%, 1 Votes)
    • Almost, but we've not broken down the wall between our computers and the real world (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 4

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  • Have your company's technology investments been based on good information?

    Have your company's technology investments been based on good information?

    • Yes, we were advised to invest in RFID and have seen the value it brings (43%, 15 Votes)
    • Yes, we have heard about RFID's value and are considering investing in it (29%, 10 Votes)
    • I have no idea what kind of information my company bases its decisions on (26%, 9 Votes)
    • No, we've received bad information and thus invested in the wrong kind of system (3%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 35

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  • Why do you think RFID adoption has yet to become more widespread?

    Why do you think RFID adoption has yet to become more widespread?

    • All of the above (26%, 11 Votes)
    • Critical mass simply has not yet been met, preventing rapid mass adoption. (24%, 10 Votes)
    • A lack of media coverage has kept companies unaware of RFID's benefits. (19%, 8 Votes)
    • CEOs are leery of investing in any new technologies due to risk aversion. (19%, 8 Votes)
    • Don't know (12%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 42

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  • Do you consider video a threat to RFID?

    Do you consider video a threat to RFID?

    • The two technologies can complement each other, so this isn't an issue (64%, 42 Votes)
    • Yes, companies may follow Amazon's example and deploy video instead (21%, 14 Votes)
    • No, technology cannot do everything radio frequency identification can do (11%, 7 Votes)
    • Don't know (5%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 66

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  • Do you believe RFID-enabled robotic toys will soon be in widespread use?

    Do you believe RFID-enabled robotic toys will soon be in widespread use?

    • Maybe—but it's not something that will likely happen any time soon (45%, 5 Votes)
    • Yes—they have far-reaching potential, such as for helping sick children (27%, 3 Votes)
    • No—the cost and privacy concerns will prevent them from catching on (27%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 11

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  • Will your company use the U.S. tax cuts to invest in RFID?

    Will your company use the U.S. tax cuts to invest in RFID?

    • No (44%, 15 Votes)
    • Don't know (24%, 8 Votes)
    • Yes (18%, 6 Votes)
    • Possibly (15%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 34

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  • How well is the adoption of RFID and the Internet of Things progressing?

    How well is the adoption of RFID and the Internet of Things progressing?

    • Adoption is speeding up and is certain to increase in 2018 (39%, 11 Votes)
    • Don't know (36%, 10 Votes)
    • Adoption is steady, neither speeding up nor slowing down (18%, 5 Votes)
    • Adoption is slowing down and could possibly stall in 2018 (7%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 28

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  • Is your company taking a long-term approach to RFID?

    Is your company taking a long-term approach to RFID?

    • Yes—we know how powerful RFID is and want to get the most value from it (71%, 20 Votes)
    • It's difficult to say at this point since we've not yet deployed the technology (14%, 4 Votes)
    • No—we have implemented a simple solution to solve only a single problem (7%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (7%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 28

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  • Data analytics versus gut instinct—which do you consider more effective?

    Data analytics versus gut instinct—which do you consider more effective?

    • The two can be equally effective in guiding decision-making (50%, 10 Votes)
    • Gut instinct is important, but data analytics provide a distinct edge (40%, 8 Votes)
    • New technologies are useful, but there's no substitute for experience (10%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 20

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  • Are you concerned about the FCC's new rules for RFID and IoT suppliers?

    Are you concerned about the FCC's new rules for RFID and IoT suppliers?

    • I don't know anything about these new rules (68%, 13 Votes)
    • Yes (26%, 5 Votes)
    • Undecided (5%, 1 Votes)
    • No (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 19

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  • How Could Major League Baseball's World Series Most Benefit from RFID?

    How Could Major League Baseball's World Series Most Benefit from RFID?

    • All of the above (76%, 16 Votes)
    • Enabling cashless purchases of food, beverages and memorabilia (10%, 2 Votes)
    • Making sure only authorized individuals entered restricted areas (5%, 1 Votes)
    • Managing parking areas for accessibility, security and availability (5%, 1 Votes)
    • None of the above (5%, 1 Votes)
    • Speeding up queues at entry and exit points (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Eliminating printed tickets, thus reducing paper waste (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 21

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  • Do you think Brazil's IoT Action Plan will inspire similar efforts in other countries?

    Do you think Brazil's IoT Action Plan will inspire similar efforts in other countries?

    • Yes (45%, 9 Votes)
    • No (35%, 7 Votes)
    • Don't know (20%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 20

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  • What is RFID's most important role in addressing the returns epidemic?

    What is RFID's most important role in addressing the returns epidemic?

    • All of the above (68%, 23 Votes)
    • Managing inventory throughout every stage of the supply chain (18%, 6 Votes)
    • Eliminating the need for retail employees to manually process returns (6%, 2 Votes)
    • Enabling products to get back in store at a much faster rate (6%, 2 Votes)
    • Tracing inventory through the reverse supply chain (3%, 1 Votes)
    • None of the above (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 34

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  • Do you think RFID is essential for all retailers?

    Do you think RFID is essential for all retailers?

    • Yes—omnichannel retailing would not be feasible without RFID (38%, 11 Votes)
    • Mostly, yes—though obviously there are some exceptions (28%, 8 Votes)
    • No—sufficient inventory accuracy can be achieved via bar codes (24%, 7 Votes)
    • Don't know (10%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 29

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  • How do you react when a retailer lacks the size and/or style that you seek?

    How do you react when a retailer lacks the size and/or style that you seek?

    • I typically end up purchasing the item from a different retailer (40%, 4 Votes)
    • I check for the item online and buy it from a website (40%, 4 Votes)
    • I get angry and warn others not to shop at that location (10%, 1 Votes)
    • I simply come back at a later date to see if it's in stock (10%, 1 Votes)
    • This hasn't happened to me, so I don't have any reaction (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 10

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  • Do you believe that omnichannel is the future of retailing?

    Do you believe that omnichannel is the future of retailing?

    • Yes—omnichannel shoppers spend more than those who use only one channel (43%, 12 Votes)
    • It should be, and RFID is key to making it happen, but many retailers don't see it (25%, 7 Votes)
    • No—brick-and-mortar shopping is dying, and online is where consumers now go (21%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (11%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 28

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  • Are you excited about Apple's decision to expand its use of NFC in its phones?

    Are you excited about Apple's decision to expand its use of NFC in its phones?

    • Yes—NFC will likely be used more widely to pair phones with Bluetooth devices and other applications (57%, 28 Votes)
    • No—it might compromise the phones' security, as Apple has previously warned (16%, 8 Votes)
    • Potentially—but it's not yet known how extensively manufacturers and brand owners will use NFC (16%, 8 Votes)
    • Don't know (10%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 49

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  • Does your company recognize the value of the Internet of Things?

    Does your company recognize the value of the Internet of Things?

    • Yes, our executives understand its potential to provide critical insights (72%, 13 Votes)
    • No, those in charge have yet to grasp how vital a tool the IoT really is (17%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (11%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 18

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  • Will we see you at RFID Journal LIVE!, being held next week in Phoenix, Ariz.?

    Will we see you at RFID Journal LIVE!, being held next week in Phoenix, Ariz.?

    • Yes, I will be attending the event to learn more about RFID technology (28%, 8 Votes)
    • No, but I do hope to attend the conference next year (28%, 8 Votes)
    • Yes, I will be attending the event as a speaker or exhibitor (21%, 6 Votes)
    • What is RFID Journal LIVE!? (21%, 6 Votes)
    • I don't know yet, but I hope to be able to make it (3%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 29

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  • Would you be willing to let your employer insert an RFID chip into your hand?

    Would you be willing to let your employer insert an RFID chip into your hand?

    • No, I would not want my movements and activities monitored by my boss (60%, 45 Votes)
    • I'm ambivalent, as I can see advantages but have privacy and/or health concerns (29%, 22 Votes)
    • Yes, as it would allow me to open doors and do other tasks automatically (5%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (5%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 75

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  • Has your company formalized a cloud strategy regarding business intelligence and the IoT?

    Has your company formalized a cloud strategy regarding business intelligence and the IoT?

    • Yes (44%, 4 Votes)
    • No (33%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (22%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 9

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  • Which of the following smart-home devices would you be most likely to buy?

    Which of the following smart-home devices would you be most likely to buy?

    • Home-security cameras accessible anywhere from the Web (29%, 8 Votes)
    • None of the above (21%, 6 Votes)
    • Wi-Fi-connected refrigerator camera to maintain food inventory (11%, 3 Votes)
    • Digital mirror enabling users to access the internet (11%, 3 Votes)
    • Robotic personal assistant (11%, 3 Votes)
    • Internet-connected music speakers (7%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (7%, 2 Votes)
    • Sensor-controlled thermostat connected to the internet (4%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 28

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  • Does your company's management understand the value of RFID events?

    Does your company's management understand the value of RFID events?

    • Yes (56%, 9 Votes)
    • No (31%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (13%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 16

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  • How secure is your company's connection to the Internet of Things?

    How secure is your company's connection to the Internet of Things?

    • Somewhat—but we could definitely benefit from improved measures (25%, 4 Votes)
    • We're not connected to the Internet of Things (25%, 4 Votes)
    • Very—we have strong protocols and passwords in place to prevent hacking (19%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (19%, 3 Votes)
    • Not at all—we have outdated software that leaves us quite vulnerable (13%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 16

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  • Do you believe omnichannel retailing can be performed effectively without RFID?

    Do you believe omnichannel retailing can be performed effectively without RFID?

    • I agree that RFID improves omnichannel retailing, but the cost is prohibitive (38%, 17 Votes)
    • No—RFID is the only way to have sufficient confidence in one's inventory (36%, 16 Votes)
    • Don't know (20%, 9 Votes)
    • Yes—we don't use RFID, and we are satisfied with our omnichannel efforts (7%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 45

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  • Do you believe RFID-based smart guns could save lives?

    Do you believe RFID-based smart guns could save lives?

    • Yes, the technology is the best option for reducing gun violence (33%, 12 Votes)
    • No, I don't think RFID smart guns are a good idea (31%, 11 Votes)
    • Perhaps, but privacy and security concerns could get in the way (22%, 8 Votes)
    • Don't know (14%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 36

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  • Do you think 2017 will be the year in which RFID adoption hits the tipping point?

    Do you think 2017 will be the year in which RFID adoption hits the tipping point?

    • Yes, in retail apparel—then other industries will embrace the technology as well. (34%, 17 Votes)
    • No, the tipping point is still a few years off. (30%, 15 Votes)
    • No, but I do think it could happen as soon as next year. (26%, 13 Votes)
    • Don't know (10%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 50

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  • Which smart-home device do you most hope to receive as a holiday gift?

    Which smart-home device do you most hope to receive as a holiday gift?

    • A robotic personal assistant (32%, 13 Votes)
    • An indoor security camera (17%, 7 Votes)
    • An IoT-connected music player (15%, 6 Votes)
    • None of the above—I don't want any smart-home devices (12%, 5 Votes)
    • A digital mirror (7%, 3 Votes)
    • None of the above—I want a different type of smart-home device (7%, 3 Votes)
    • A Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat (5%, 2 Votes)
    • A refrigerator camera (5%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 41

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  • Do you think Amazon Go will become a model for other retailers?

    Do you think Amazon Go will become a model for other retailers?

    • Yes, this has the potential to revolutionize shopping at stores (54%, 22 Votes)
    • In theory, but it's still just an unproven concept at this point (37%, 15 Votes)
    • No, I can't see many retailers choosing to eliminate the point of sale (7%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (2%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 41

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  • Do you think police and the military should use smart guns?

    Do you think police and the military should use smart guns?

    • Yes—they can save lives by preventing unauthorized use (44%, 8 Votes)
    • No—the potential for hacking makes them too unreliable (33%, 6 Votes)
    • Perhaps—though it wouldn't solve the gun epidemic (17%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (6%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 18

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  • Does your company fear the Internet of Things?

    Does your company fear the Internet of Things?

    • No, we are more focused on the value the IoT has to offer. (46%, 11 Votes)
    • We were, but we've learned to see through the hype. (21%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (21%, 5 Votes)
    • Yes, we are nervous about data security and other concerns. (13%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 24

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  • Is your company considering submitting to next year's RFID Journal Awards?

    Is your company considering submitting to next year's RFID Journal Awards?

    • Yes, we have an outstanding project we think deserves recognition. (57%, 8 Votes)
    • No, we don't really have anything worthy of submission at this time. (14%, 2 Votes)
    • No, we are restricted from discussing the RFID work we have been doing. (14%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (7%, 1 Votes)
    • What are the RFID Journal Awards? (7%, 1 Votes)
    • Yes, we have released or soon plan to release a great new RFID product. (0%, 0 Votes)
    • We are thinking about it, but are not yet sure whether we're going to submit. (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 14

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  • How concerned are you about the security of IoT-connected devices?

    How concerned are you about the security of IoT-connected devices?

    • Very—the recent Dyn DDoS attack shows how vulnerable such devices are (53%, 18 Votes)
    • I am concerned, but I think the media has blown the danger out of proportion (24%, 8 Votes)
    • Not much—the holes will be plugged, and security will be safeguarded (12%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (12%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 34

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  • Has your company done its homework in preparing for an RFID deployment?

    Has your company done its homework in preparing for an RFID deployment?

    • Yes, we've read case studies and best practices and have learned all about the technology (33%, 2 Votes)
    • To some extent, but we still have more to do before we'll be confident enough to deploy (33%, 2 Votes)
    • No, but we soon plan to start attending events, reading up on RFID and forming a strategy (33%, 2 Votes)
    • There's no need for us to do so, as we are not preparing an RFID deployment (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 6

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  • Should RFID be the highest technology investment priority for retailers?

    Should RFID be the highest technology investment priority for retailers?

    • Yes—the ROI is significant and data accuracy is extremely important in omnichannel retail (53%, 9 Votes)
    • Perhaps—but it depends on the retailer and its business model (29%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (18%, 3 Votes)
    • No—there are other technologies that can deliver more value (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 17

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  • Could RFID reduce the burden of data collection and paperwork associated with government oversight?

    Could RFID reduce the burden of data collection and paperwork associated with government oversight?

    • Yes—it could decrease the time and labor required for compliance (71%, 10 Votes)
    • Perhaps—but not to a degree large enough to make a big difference (14%, 2 Votes)
    • No—government regulation will always be a huge burden on businesses (7%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (7%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 14

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  • Is your company exploring the potential that RFID offers?

    Is your company exploring the potential that RFID offers?

    • No—I am researching the technology on my own initiative (54%, 7 Votes)
    • Yes—when the tipping point comes, we will be ready for the change (46%, 6 Votes)
    • Yes—though I am concerned that we are not catching up fast enough (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 13

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  • What do you think accounts for RFID's increased adoption in aerospace and defense?

    What do you think accounts for RFID's increased adoption in aerospace and defense?

    • Industry events showcasing RFID's benefits via successful case studies (50%, 4 Votes)
    • It was inevitable, given how new technologies' adoption typically evolves (25%, 2 Votes)
    • Positive news articles published of late about the technology's usage (13%, 1 Votes)
    • I don't see RFID's adoption in aerospace and defense as having increased (13%, 1 Votes)
    • Good word of mouth from one company to another in those sectors (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Improved marketing efforts on the part of vendors offering RFID systems (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 8

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  • Which of the following would most likely boost RFID adoption levels?

    Which of the following would most likely boost RFID adoption levels?

    • Making the technology more plug-and-play (43%, 6 Votes)
    • Capturing tag data more consistently (29%, 4 Votes)
    • Reducing tag costs (21%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (7%, 1 Votes)
    • Excluding extraneous reads (0%, 0 Votes)
    • None of the above (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 14

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  • Are you worried that RFID will eliminate many jobs in your industry?

    Are you worried that RFID will eliminate many jobs in your industry?

    • No—historically, productivity increases have meant more jobs and higher wages (40%, 4 Votes)
    • Yes—I believe increased productivity equals fewer people to do the same job (30%, 3 Votes)
    • Somewhat—but with any innovation, some job elimination is to be expected (30%, 3 Votes)
    • Not applicable—our industry, by and large, is not adopting RFID technology (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 10

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  • Do you believe RFID is reaching the tipping point?

    Do you believe RFID is reaching the tipping point?

    • Not yet, but media coverage is increasing and it's not far off. (43%, 30 Votes)
    • Yes, the technology is well on its way toward mass adoption. (32%, 22 Votes)
    • No, I don't think we'll reach that point in the near future. (17%, 12 Votes)
    • Don't know (7%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 69

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  • How does your company view the reported benefits of RFID?

    How does your company view the reported benefits of RFID?

    • Management has avoided RFID, dismissing the reported results as greatly exaggerated (27%, 3 Votes)
    • Management is intrigued by the reported benefits and is now looking into RFID (27%, 3 Votes)
    • We already have an RFID system in place and have seen the benefits first-hand (27%, 3 Votes)
    • Management remains skeptical that the benefits might not quite match the hype (9%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (9%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 11

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  • Do you think Impinj's IPO will lead to an influx of VC money into the RFID industry?

    Do you think Impinj's IPO will lead to an influx of VC money into the RFID industry?

    • No, but smart investors will realize that RFID is approaching the tipping point (57%, 8 Votes)
    • Yes, we will now likely see more venture capital coming into this sector (36%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (7%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 14

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  • Does your company urge customers to talk about the solutions you offer?

    Does your company urge customers to talk about the solutions you offer?

    • Yes, we recognize that this could help grow the RFID industry as a whole (50%, 2 Votes)
    • Yes, we want to leverage our existing customers to gain new ones (25%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (25%, 1 Votes)
    • Not yet, but I have been urging executives to begin doing so (0%, 0 Votes)
    • No, we prefer to remain secretive and proprietary—it's a jungle out there (0%, 0 Votes)
    • No, we've done so in the past, but our competitors have stolen our customers (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 4

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  • Is your company continuing to invest in RFID, despite the world's problems?

    Is your company continuing to invest in RFID, despite the world's problems?

    • Yes, to be in a better position than competitors once things improve (59%, 13 Votes)
    • No, we're concerned with more pressing matters at the moment (18%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (18%, 4 Votes)
    • Yes, but not to the same extent that we did before this mess started (5%, 1 Votes)
    • Our company has not yet invested in radio frequency identification (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 22

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  • Do you think smart guns would be useful in decreasing mass shootings?

    Do you think smart guns would be useful in decreasing mass shootings?

    • Yes, they could prevent unauthorized individuals from operating weapons (50%, 18 Votes)
    • No, they would be ineffective since shooters could find other usable guns (44%, 16 Votes)
    • Perhaps, but the potential Second Amendment considerations bother me (3%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (3%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 36

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  • Do you think now is a good time for people to invest in RFID companies?

    Do you think now is a good time for people to invest in RFID companies?

    • Yes, the time is now right for investment, as the industry is doing much better (81%, 21 Votes)
    • No, the same problems that impeded past RFID investment attempts persist (12%, 3 Votes)
    • Most likely, though there is still some risk since RFID has not fully caught on (4%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (4%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 26

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  • How well does your company manage its physical assets?

    How well does your company manage its physical assets?

    • We have an RFID system in place and can thus address inefficiencies (43%, 3 Votes)
    • We have a good system, but RFID could probably help us improve (29%, 2 Votes)
    • We have no idea at all how many assets we have or where they are (29%, 2 Votes)
    • We believe that we do just fine without radio frequency identification (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 7

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  • Does your company have a business culture that supports passion and perseverance?

    Does your company have a business culture that supports passion and perseverance?

    • Yes—and because of this, we have the grit to see our RFID project through to completion (57%, 8 Votes)
    • Don't know (21%, 3 Votes)
    • Not yet—but we are working to change our corporate culture to become more innovative (14%, 2 Votes)
    • No—and as a result, we are now floundering in our efforts to deploy RFID technology (7%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 14

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  • Which of the following is the biggest barrier to growing RFID sales?

    Which of the following is the biggest barrier to growing RFID sales?

    • Poorly trained salespeople (29%, 8 Votes)
    • All of the above (29%, 8 Votes)
    • The quality of RFID products (14%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (11%, 3 Votes)
    • Weak marketing team (7%, 2 Votes)
    • The state of the market (7%, 2 Votes)
    • None of the above (4%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 28

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  • Does your company refuse to discuss its use of RFID with others?

    Does your company refuse to discuss its use of RFID with others?

    • No, we discuss our efforts so as to learn from others and improve our business (25%, 4 Votes)
    • My company does not yet use RFID (25%, 4 Votes)
    • Yes, as we believe that this gives us a competitive advantage (19%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (19%, 3 Votes)
    • We have in the past, but we're starting to realize this is a bad idea (13%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 16

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  • Has your company lost faith in RFID?

    Has your company lost faith in RFID?

    • Don't know (39%, 28 Votes)
    • No, we saw the benefit, deployed, and are glad we did (31%, 22 Votes)
    • Yes, we panicked before RFID matured and now regret it (11%, 8 Votes)
    • My company may have lost faith, but I've always known it could help us (11%, 8 Votes)
    • No, we never had faith in it to begin with and still don't (7%, 5 Votes)
    • Yes, and we stand by our decision not to deploy (1%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 72

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  • Do you find it difficult to identify RFID vendors able to meet your needs?

    Do you find it difficult to identify RFID vendors able to meet your needs?

    • Yes—a lack of marketing has impeded our efforts to find solution providers (33%, 5 Votes)
    • Somewhat—we managed to find providers despite a lack of effective marketing (20%, 3 Votes)
    • No—through research, we have had no problem locating suitable companies (20%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (20%, 3 Votes)
    • We have not sought out any RFID vendors (7%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 15

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  • How imminently do you think mass adoption of RFID in apparel retail will occur?

    How imminently do you think mass adoption of RFID in apparel retail will occur?

    • Don't know (27%, 6 Votes)
    • Within the next two years (23%, 5 Votes)
    • I don't agree that adoption is imminent (23%, 5 Votes)
    • Within the next year (14%, 3 Votes)
    • Within the next three years (9%, 2 Votes)
    • We're still more than three years away (5%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 22

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  • Is RFID a corporate priority at your company?

    Is RFID a corporate priority at your company?

    • Yes, our leaders have made RFID a strategic imperative (53%, 16 Votes)
    • Not yet, but successful deployments are breaking down resistance (23%, 7 Votes)
    • Don't know (13%, 4 Votes)
    • No, our top executives are skeptical about RFID's benefits (10%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 30

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  • Which company do you think will win the RFID platform war?

    Which company do you think will win the RFID platform war?

    • Google (23%, 13 Votes)
    • None of the above (21%, 12 Votes)
    • Amazon (20%, 11 Votes)
    • IBM (14%, 8 Votes)
    • Don't know (14%, 8 Votes)
    • Microsoft (7%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 56

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  • Do you think your company understands the value of RFID?

    Do you think your company understands the value of RFID?

    • No, my company has yet to grasp how the technology can improve our operations. (35%, 7 Votes)
    • Yes, those at the C-level recognize that RFID can solve our business problems. (30%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (20%, 4 Votes)
    • Not entirely, but our confidence in RFID is growing as we become more educated. (15%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 20

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  • Would your firm be interested in a simple RFID system—tags, readers and basic inventory software?

    Would your firm be interested in a simple RFID system—tags, readers and basic inventory software?

    • Yes—we could use something simple for tracking items at our facilities (60%, 9 Votes)
    • Yes—we would be interested in using it to test possible applications (33%, 5 Votes)
    • No—we need something much more robust to manage our inventory (7%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 15

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  • How familiar are you with RFID brands?

    How familiar are you with RFID brands?

    • I have very little knowledge of RFID brands in the market (48%, 16 Votes)
    • I recognize many RFID brands and have a good understanding of what each does (24%, 8 Votes)
    • I recognize the brands of a few companies and know what they do (18%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (9%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 33

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  • Does your company know the value that its products provide?

    Does your company know the value that its products provide?

    • Yes, we have a solid list of selling points and have identified a market demand (31%, 4 Votes)
    • We know there's a demand, but are having trouble explaining the product's value (23%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (23%, 3 Votes)
    • No, we have created a product and will let the market figure out how to use it (15%, 2 Votes)
    • We have a list of selling points, but haven't yet determined if there's a demand (8%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 13

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  • How concerned are you about privacy and security with the Internet of Things?

    How concerned are you about privacy and security with the Internet of Things?

    • Very—my home and business devices are far too vulnerable to hacking (50%, 22 Votes)
    • Somewhat—though I do think the media has overblown the problem a bit (30%, 13 Votes)
    • Only a little—I don't have a lot of connected devices, so I'm not worried (11%, 5 Votes)
    • I didn't even realize there was reason to be concerned about this (5%, 2 Votes)
    • Not at all—it's all a lot of hoopla over what I consider a complete non-issue (2%, 1 Votes)
    • Unsure (2%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 44

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  • In which retail category will item-level RFID will be most quickly adopted after apparel?

    In which retail category will item-level RFID will be most quickly adopted after apparel?

    • Jewelry (50%, 16 Votes)
    • Health, beauty and cosmetics (25%, 8 Votes)
    • Meat and other groceries (13%, 4 Votes)
    • Another retail category not listed (9%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (3%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 32

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  • Are many retailers missing the benefits of data analytics and customer engagement?

    Are many retailers missing the benefits of data analytics and customer engagement?

    • Yes—without the inventory accuracy afforded by RFID, bad data is often the result (82%, 9 Votes)
    • No—even without RFID, customer engagement and data analytics improve sales (18%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 11

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  • Do you think RFID could profoundly affect the physical world?

    Do you think RFID could profoundly affect the physical world?

    • Yes, the technology is making many tasks automatic (78%, 25 Votes)
    • Perhaps, but it will be a long time before this happens (16%, 5 Votes)
    • No, I don't foresee the technology becoming mainstream (3%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (3%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 32

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  • Which of the following do you think will most likely occur in 2016?

    Which of the following do you think will most likely occur in 2016?

    • Retail and apparel will achieve a high level of growth (19%, 4 Votes)
    • Consolidation of suppliers will continue (19%, 4 Votes)
    • All of the above (19%, 4 Votes)
    • None of the above (14%, 3 Votes)
    • Microsoft will embrace RFID (10%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (10%, 2 Votes)
    • Aerospace, construction and energy will outpace the market (5%, 1 Votes)
    • An innovative company will combine RFID and video analytics (5%, 1 Votes)
    • Venture capitalists will return to the RFID market (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 21

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  • What's your RFID New Year's resolution?

    What's your RFID New Year's resolution?

    • To lose weight, write a novel, exercise more—oh, and try RFID (26%, 9 Votes)
    • Don't know (24%, 8 Votes)
    • To convince management to pilot RFID on a limited basis (15%, 5 Votes)
    • To see the technology fully implemented across my company (12%, 4 Votes)
    • To begin looking into the benefits that RFID can provide (12%, 4 Votes)
    • To halt our RFID plans since we tried it but didn't like it (9%, 3 Votes)
    • To see my firm's existing RFID implementation expanded (3%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 34

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  • Do you think the mainstream press finally understands the value of RFID?

    Do you think the mainstream press finally understands the value of RFID?

    • No, RFID is still being portrayed as over-hyped and expensive (54%, 7 Votes)
    • Yes, the technology's coverage has become much more positive (31%, 4 Votes)
    • To an extent, though some journalists still give it a negative spin (15%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 13

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  • Would you consider this the best or worst of times for RFID?

    Would you consider this the best or worst of times for RFID?

    • Best—the technology's adoption is definitely picking up in recent years (40%, 19 Votes)
    • Neither—things are better than they have been, but there's still a long way to go (40%, 19 Votes)
    • Worst—the volume and size of projects are too small to sustain solution providers (11%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (9%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 47

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  • Do you think Li-Fi will significantly impact the Internet of Things?

    Do you think Li-Fi will significantly impact the Internet of Things?

    • What's Li-Fi? (42%, 22 Votes)
    • Maybe, but it's far too soon to know whether the technology will catch on (23%, 12 Votes)
    • Yes, it is faster and more secure than Wi-Fi, and creates less interference (19%, 10 Votes)
    • No, most companies will be unwilling to replace their Wi-Fi infrastructure (15%, 8 Votes)
    • Don't know (2%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 53

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  • Can RFID alone provide sufficient data volume and granularity for predictive analytics?

    Can RFID alone provide sufficient data volume and granularity for predictive analytics?

    • Yes, thanks to improved inventory accuracy and item-level tracking capability (69%, 9 Votes)
    • No, the data provided, while impressive, is not enough to anticipate the future (23%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (8%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 13

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  • Is your company achieving the full benefits of your RFID system?

    Is your company achieving the full benefits of your RFID system?

    • We do not have an RFID system in place (33%, 8 Votes)
    • Don't know (29%, 7 Votes)
    • Yes, we have seen great improvements since deploying RFID (17%, 4 Votes)
    • No, we may need to retrain our staff to follow our RFID process (13%, 3 Votes)
    • Mostly, though I suspect we could be achieving greater benefits (8%, 2 Votes)
    • No, we have a problem with suppliers not tagging items properly (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 24

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  • Are you concerned that RFID's adoption could start to slow down?

    Are you concerned that RFID's adoption could start to slow down?

    • No, the market is evolving quickly and will continue to do so (55%, 38 Votes)
    • Yes, due to the complexity of RFID deployments (23%, 16 Votes)
    • Don't know (12%, 8 Votes)
    • Yes, due to solution providers' failure to promote the technology (10%, 7 Votes)

    Total Voters: 69

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  • Do you believe the pace of RFID adoption is quickening?

    Do you believe the pace of RFID adoption is quickening?

    • Yes (71%, 44 Votes)
    • No (15%, 9 Votes)
    • Don't know (15%, 9 Votes)

    Total Voters: 62

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  • How prepared is your company for a faster pace of RFID adoption?

    How prepared is your company for a faster pace of RFID adoption?

    • We've done our homework and will be ready when adoption takes off (50%, 8 Votes)
    • We are unprepared and in danger of deploying something less than optimal (25%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (19%, 3 Votes)
    • We're still weighing the dangers of moving too quickly versus not fast enough (6%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 16

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  • Has RFID improved your inventory and warehouse management?

    Has RFID improved your inventory and warehouse management?

    • Yes, the technology has optimized our workflow and processes. (44%, 8 Votes)
    • We don't use RFID to manage our warehouse and inventory. (28%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (17%, 3 Votes)
    • No, we still have a number of inefficiencies in our operations. (11%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 18

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  • Has RFID freed up your employees to spend more time on customer service?

    Has RFID freed up your employees to spend more time on customer service?

    • Don't know (36%, 4 Votes)
    • Yes, we've reduced inventory labor costs, so our staff has more time to assist (27%, 3 Votes)
    • No, RFID does not seem to have significantly improved our customer service (27%, 3 Votes)
    • We have not yet deployed a radio frequency identification solution (9%, 1 Votes)
    • Somewhat, but first we need to devote resources to improving staff training (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 11

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  • Do you think investment in RFID will soon be on the upswing?

    Do you think investment in RFID will soon be on the upswing?

    • Yes, with efficiency and worker productivity increasing as a result (58%, 11 Votes)
    • It will eventually happen, but it is impossible to determine when (26%, 5 Votes)
    • No, the global economy is unsteady, so investors will remain cautious (16%, 3 Votes)
    • Yes, but I am unconvinced that it will greatly impact productivity (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 19

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  • What stage of RFID adoption has your company reached?

    What stage of RFID adoption has your company reached?

    • Deployment (42%, 10 Votes)
    • Proof of concept (21%, 5 Votes)
    • We are not adopting RFID at this time (21%, 5 Votes)
    • Pilot (8%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (8%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 24

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  • Has your company improved inventory accuracy with RFID?

    Has your company improved inventory accuracy with RFID?

    • Yes, and we've achieved greater sales as a result (36%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (27%, 3 Votes)
    • Yes, though we're still unsure of the resultant benefits (18%, 2 Votes)
    • No, the technology has not improved our accuracy (9%, 1 Votes)
    • No, we have not deployed RFID for this purpose (9%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 11

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  • Do you believe the Internet of Things faces major security problems?

    Do you believe the Internet of Things faces major security problems?

    • Yes, but once these are addressed, the IoT will be widely adopted (47%, 8 Votes)
    • Yes, and this could prevent the IoT from emerging from the chasm for a while (35%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (12%, 2 Votes)
    • Somewhat, though not to the extent that the media has over-hyped it (6%, 1 Votes)
    • No, this is not something people and businesses need to worry about (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 17

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  • Would you find it useful to receive location-specific content on your smartphone?

    Would you find it useful to receive location-specific content on your smartphone?

    • No, I think this would likely be annoying and intrusive. (43%, 6 Votes)
    • Yes, this would help me find the products, services and information I need. (29%, 4 Votes)
    • Perhaps, but I would want to be able to manage the flow of data I receive. (14%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (14%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 14

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  • Do you feel that RFID vendors are effectively marketing their products?

    Do you feel that RFID vendors are effectively marketing their products?

    • No, I have no idea who to contact to obtain the appropriate technology. (70%, 7 Votes)
    • Don't know (20%, 2 Votes)
    • Yes, I have had no problem finding companies offering the solutions I seek. (10%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 10

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  • Do you consider your company too small for RFID?

    Do you consider your company too small for RFID?

    • Don't know—we're still weighing the benefits against the expense (55%, 11 Votes)
    • No—we're not a large firm, but RFID has proven to be a great fit (25%, 5 Votes)
    • Yes—deployment costs would be too prohibitive, given our size (20%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 20

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  • Is the Internet of Things losing its luster?

    Is the Internet of Things losing its luster?

    • No, this is part of the normal technology adoption cycle (42%, 10 Votes)
    • Yes, privacy vulnerabilities are a big cause for concern (21%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (17%, 4 Votes)
    • No, but it's also not taking hold as quickly as expected (13%, 3 Votes)
    • Yes, it has failed to live up to the media hype (8%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 24

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  • What do you see as most limiting RFID's adoption?

    What do you see as most limiting RFID's adoption?

    • The cost of software infrastructure replacement (24%, 5 Votes)
    • All of the above (19%, 4 Votes)
    • Tag cost (14%, 3 Votes)
    • The technology's environmental dependence (14%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (14%, 3 Votes)
    • Industry fragmentation and segmentation (10%, 2 Votes)
    • None of the above (5%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 21

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  • Would you bet your career on RFID?

    Would you bet your career on RFID?

    • Yes (55%, 29 Votes)
    • No (26%, 14 Votes)
    • Don't know (19%, 10 Votes)

    Total Voters: 53

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  • Would your firm be interested in simple RFID apps for a handheld reader and a few hundred tags?

    Would your firm be interested in simple RFID apps for a handheld reader and a few hundred tags?

    • Yes, we have the need for a simple system (58%, 11 Votes)
    • Yes, we would use it for evaluating RFID's potential (21%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (16%, 3 Votes)
    • No, we need an enterprise application (5%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 19

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  • Is your company positioned to become a major player in the RFID industry?

    Is your company positioned to become a major player in the RFID industry?

    • Yes, we have a clear vision for the future and understand how to get there (38%, 5 Votes)
    • Possibly, but we need to better utilize effective strategies (31%, 4 Votes)
    • No, we accept that we won't be the gorilla in the market (31%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 13

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  • Has your company successfully balanced its short- and long-term RFID goals?

    Has your company successfully balanced its short- and long-term RFID goals?

    • Yes, we strive to promote widespread adoption, not just meet our own needs. (53%, 8 Votes)
    • No, we are focused mainly on the benefits of using RFID before our competitors. (40%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (7%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 15

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  • Does your company actively work to foster RFID industry growth?

    Does your company actively work to foster RFID industry growth?

    • Yes, we promote RFID technology first and our own products second (64%, 9 Votes)
    • No, we take an every-firm-for-itself approach, and do not help our competitors (14%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (14%, 2 Votes)
    • We are not in a position to promote RFID industry growth (7%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 14

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  • Does your company benefit from using a real-time location system?

    Does your company benefit from using a real-time location system?

    • Yes, we've achieved cost savings and improved operational efficiency (41%, 11 Votes)
    • Our company has not yet deployed RTLS technology (30%, 8 Votes)
    • Don't know (19%, 5 Votes)
    • What is a real-time location system? (7%, 2 Votes)
    • We have deployed such a system, but have not determined the benefits (4%, 1 Votes)
    • No, we do not feel that our RTLS solution has improved our operations (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 27

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  • Does your company use a real-time location system to monitor manufacturing?

    Does your company use a real-time location system to monitor manufacturing?

    • Not yet, but we are currently looking into the possibility of deployment (46%, 6 Votes)
    • Yes, and we have improved our efficiency and lowered costs as a result (23%, 3 Votes)
    • No, we have not deployed RFID for this purpose, and we do not plan to (15%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (15%, 2 Votes)
    • Yes, but we have been disappointed by the technology's performance (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 13

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  • Will you be attending this week's RFID Journal LIVE! conference?

    Will you be attending this week's RFID Journal LIVE! conference?

    • No, the California location is inconvenient for us (57%, 8 Votes)
    • Yes, we will be in attendance and look forward to the event (21%, 3 Votes)
    • We were unable to attend this year, but we'll be there next time (21%, 3 Votes)
    • No, the content doesn't seem a good match for our company (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 14

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  • Are you confident that your inventory records are accurate?

    Are you confident that your inventory records are accurate?

    • No, our records of what's available often do not match what's onsite (29%, 5 Votes)
    • Yes, RFID has enabled us to ensure a strong omnichannel experience (24%, 4 Votes)
    • Yes, but we haven't had to rely on RFID to obtain such confidence (24%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (18%, 3 Votes)
    • No, but we have a buffer built in, so we're fine with being inaccurate (6%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 17

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  • Would you have an RFID chip implanted under your skin for an employer?

    Would you have an RFID chip implanted under your skin for an employer?

    • No—I'm uncomfortable with having my movements monitored, and would not accept such an order (80%, 45 Votes)
    • Yes—it would make it easier to access doors, photocopiers and other systems, and to pay for meals (11%, 6 Votes)
    • Perhaps—but only if there were complete transparency into how my information would be used (7%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (2%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 56

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  • Does your municipality use RFID for waste collection and disposal?

    Does your municipality use RFID for waste collection and disposal?

    • No, trash in our area is still collected via non-RFID means (57%, 8 Votes)
    • Yes, and recycling efforts and taxation have both improved as a result (29%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (14%, 2 Votes)
    • Yes, but the expected benefits have yet to be achieved (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 14

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  • Have you implemented RFID at your distribution center?

    Have you implemented RFID at your distribution center?

    • No, but we are interested in learning how to go about it (45%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (36%, 4 Votes)
    • Yes, and it has helped us maintain proper inventory levels (9%, 1 Votes)
    • Yes, though we have not yet reaped the expected benefits (9%, 1 Votes)
    • No, and we do not plan to do so in the immediate future (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 11

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  • Do you feel RFID products are adequately addressing your business needs?

    Do you feel RFID products are adequately addressing your business needs?

    • Tags are available for our needs, but readers and software are too generic. (27%, 3 Votes)
    • A few vendors have begun to offer tailored solutions. (27%, 3 Votes)
    • Yes, we have found products tailored to our needs. (18%, 2 Votes)
    • Most software is very generic and requires customization. (18%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (9%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 11

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  • How would you describe your company's views about adopting RFID?

    How would you describe your company's views about adopting RFID?

    • We'll adopt RFID when everyone is adopting RFID. (33%, 4 Votes)
    • We fear that we are falling behind our competitors and need to adopt. (33%, 4 Votes)
    • None of the above (17%, 2 Votes)
    • We fear that if things go wrong, it could hurt profits or competitiveness. (8%, 1 Votes)
    • There is no urgency right now, since our competitors aren't doing it. (8%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 12

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  • Has your company's perception of RFID changed in recent years?

    Has your company's perception of RFID changed in recent years?

    • Yes, we once dismissed the technology but are now looking into it (39%, 17 Votes)
    • No, we always saw RFID as useful and have already deployed it (27%, 12 Votes)
    • No, we still do not believe the technology would be a good fit for us (14%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (11%, 5 Votes)
    • Yes, we had considered deploying but have lately had second thoughts (9%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 44

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  • Has your company had trouble finding RFID tags for your particular assets?

    Has your company had trouble finding RFID tags for your particular assets?

    • No, we've always found appropriate tags available to meet our needs (32%, 6 Votes)
    • Yes, no one has been able to accommodate our unique difficulties (26%, 5 Votes)
    • We do not RFID-tag our assets (26%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (11%, 2 Votes)
    • For some of our assets, yes, particularly those composed of metal (5%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 19

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  • Is the time right for venture capitalists to begin investing in RFID again?

    Is the time right for venture capitalists to begin investing in RFID again?

    • Yes, the industry has grown and there is much money to be made (43%, 10 Votes)
    • Perhaps, though they should be cautious when re-entering the market (26%, 6 Votes)
    • No, history would likely repeat itself and VCs would lose money again (17%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (13%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 23

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  • Has your firm applied a project portfolio management approach to RFID deployment?

    Has your firm applied a project portfolio management approach to RFID deployment?

    • Yes—we are curing one problem at a time, and it's proving beneficial (43%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (29%, 4 Votes)
    • No—we have not yet deployed radio frequency identification at our firm (21%, 3 Votes)
    • No—our company has taken shortcuts and tried to do everything at once (7%, 1 Votes)
    • Yes—but we're still not attaining the benefits we had hoped to achieve (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 14

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  • Which of the following predictions for 2015 do you think is most likely to occur?

    Which of the following predictions for 2015 do you think is most likely to occur?

    • The Internet of Things will continue to generate a lot of buzz. (37%, 11 Votes)
    • All of the above (27%, 8 Votes)
    • Apparel retailers will continue to adopt RFID, sparking interest in other areas. (20%, 6 Votes)
    • A major non-apparel retail chain will roll out RFID chain-wide. (7%, 2 Votes)
    • Continued expansion of Airbus' RFID initiative will drive airline adoption. (3%, 1 Votes)
    • Venture capitalists will re-enter the market, but politicians will delay growth. (3%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (3%, 1 Votes)
    • Software and consulting firms will start noticing RFID, but fail to take action. (0%, 0 Votes)
    • None of the above (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 30

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  • How are Santa's elves most likely to use RFID?

    How are Santa's elves most likely to use RFID?

    • Making sure the correct toys are loaded into each sack (64%, 36 Votes)
    • Pinpointing which houses contain families celebrating Christmas (11%, 6 Votes)
    • Tracking the movements of the Abominable Snow Monster (9%, 5 Votes)
    • Helping Hermey confirm that no dental instruments are missing (7%, 4 Votes)
    • Monitoring the activities of those joining in any reindeer games (4%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (4%, 2 Votes)
    • Marking defective items for transport to the Island of Misfit Toys (2%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 56

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  • Has your company submitted an entry for the RFID Journal Awards?

    Has your company submitted an entry for the RFID Journal Awards?

    • Yes, we have already sent in our submission. (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Not yet, but we do plan to before the deadline. (0%, 0 Votes)
    • We hadn't planned to, but we should look into it. (0%, 0 Votes)
    • No, we have nothing to submit for this year's awards. (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Don't know. (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 0

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  • Are RFID companies taking too big a risk in pushing the Internet of Things?

    Are RFID companies taking too big a risk in pushing the Internet of Things?

    • No, most people understand that RFID enables the Internet of Things. (48%, 31 Votes)
    • Yes, focus on the Internet of Things could divert attention away from RFID. (23%, 15 Votes)
    • Don't know. (17%, 11 Votes)
    • Yes, the IoT could go into the chasm, just as RFID could be finally crossing it. (12%, 8 Votes)

    Total Voters: 65

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  • Has RFID increased efficiency at your company?

    Has RFID increased efficiency at your company?

    • We have not yet adopted RFID at our company (32%, 12 Votes)
    • Yes, we deployed the technology and are far more efficient now (29%, 11 Votes)
    • Don't know (24%, 9 Votes)
    • We do have an RFID system, but are still evaluating the results (11%, 4 Votes)
    • No, we did not notice an increase in efficiency post-deployment (5%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 38

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  • Does your company use RFID to eliminate shrinkage?

    Does your company use RFID to eliminate shrinkage?

    • No, we have not yet deployed radio frequency identification (53%, 9 Votes)
    • Yes, and we've reduced theft, fraud and administrative error (24%, 4 Votes)
    • Yes, but the technology has not provided the desired benefit (12%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (12%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 17

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  • Has your company publicized its use of RFID?

    Has your company publicized its use of RFID?

    • No, since we don't wish to give our competitors an advantage. (29%, 5 Votes)
    • Yes, as there are many advantages to encouraging adoption. (29%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (24%, 4 Votes)
    • We do not use RFID at our company. (18%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 17

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  • Do you think mass adoption of RFID is on the horizon?

    Do you think mass adoption of RFID is on the horizon?

    • Yes—companies are recognizing that the technology can solve their problems (69%, 20 Votes)
    • No—not without a whole product, a dominant provider and a critical mass of end users (21%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (10%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 29

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  • Is your company Internet-enabling its assets, environments and products?

    Is your company Internet-enabling its assets, environments and products?

    • Yes, we have begun to utilize Internet of Things technologies (38%, 6 Votes)
    • No, we see "Internet of Things" as just the latest over-hyped buzzword (25%, 4 Votes)
    • Not yet, but we're looking into it and would appreciate more information (19%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (19%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 16

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  • Should RFID companies be focused on getting more people interested in deploying the technology?

    Should RFID companies be focused on getting more people interested in deploying the technology?

    • Yes, that's how technologies grow (68%, 17 Votes)
    • No, they need to focus on those interested in deploying a solution (24%, 6 Votes)
    • No, that's a waste of time and money (8%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know/no opinion (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 25

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  • Do you think RFID solution providers have done a poor job of marketing their solutions?

    Do you think RFID solution providers have done a poor job of marketing their solutions?

    • Yes—they do little advertising, so it's unclear what products are available on the market. (64%, 18 Votes)
    • Don't know (21%, 6 Votes)
    • Yes—they all want to sell big, expensive solutions that are risky. (14%, 4 Votes)
    • No—they are doing their best to solve problems and build a customer base. (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 28

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  • Do you think smartphones should be able to read EPCs?

    Do you think smartphones should be able to read EPCs?

    • Yes, so shoppers can obtain product pricing and other information (62%, 21 Votes)
    • No, that would needlessly complicate smartphone technology (21%, 7 Votes)
    • Not until a greater number of products in stores contain UHF tags (9%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (9%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 34

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  • Could contactless technology make credit cards obsolete?

    Could contactless technology make credit cards obsolete?

    • Perhaps, but it's not likely to happen any time soon (38%, 13 Votes)
    • Yes, now that Apple has finally incorporated NFC into its phones (29%, 10 Votes)
    • No, not everyone has a smartphone (26%, 9 Votes)
    • Don't know (6%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 34

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  • What obstacle did your company face when deploying RFID?

    What obstacle did your company face when deploying RFID?

    • All of the above (23%, 6 Votes)
    • Cost (19%, 5 Votes)
    • Integrating the software (12%, 3 Votes)
    • Designing the system (8%, 2 Votes)
    • Gaining employee acceptance (8%, 2 Votes)
    • None of the above (8%, 2 Votes)
    • Choosing tags and readers (8%, 2 Votes)
    • Getting the technology to work (8%, 2 Votes)
    • Choosing the systems integrator (4%, 1 Votes)
    • Changing processes (4%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 26

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  • Would you want to live in a cashless, smart-card-based society?

    Would you want to live in a cashless, smart-card-based society?

    • No, I think there are too many risks involved in eliminating cash (48%, 35 Votes)
    • Yes, as it would be much easier and quicker for all involved (30%, 22 Votes)
    • Maybe, but I'm not convinced the technology is there yet (16%, 12 Votes)
    • Don't know (5%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 73

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  • Should trade journals publish articles about technology deployments without end users' consent?

    Should trade journals publish articles about technology deployments without end users' consent?

    • No—if a company doesn't confirm the story, the facts are likely to be wrong. (31%, 4 Votes)
    • Yes—if they can confirm the facts are accurate. (31%, 4 Votes)
    • Each individual case is different. (23%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know. (15%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 13

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  • Does your company use electronic proof of delivery for receiving reconciliation?

    Does your company use electronic proof of delivery for receiving reconciliation?

    • No, and we have no plans to do so in the immediate future. (63%, 5 Votes)
    • Yes, and it has eliminated the need to chase down false errors. (13%, 1 Votes)
    • No, we have not implemented an EPOD system, but we are looking into it. (13%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know. (13%, 1 Votes)
    • Yes, though it has not significantly improved our error-resolution efforts. (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 8

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  • Which of the following best describes your company?

    Which of the following best describes your company?

    • Management values employee safety more than ROI. (71%, 5 Votes)
    • My firm values both safety and investment return equally. (14%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (14%, 1 Votes)
    • Return on investment is the top priority at our company. (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 7

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  • Are CEOs finally beginning to understand the value that RFID offers?

    Are CEOs finally beginning to understand the value that RFID offers?

    • No, most are still clueless about RFID (38%, 21 Votes)
    • No, but they are beginning to fear falling behind (25%, 14 Votes)
    • Yes, early adopters have proven the benefits (22%, 12 Votes)
    • Don't know (15%, 8 Votes)

    Total Voters: 55

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  • Are you worried about RFID making workers obsolete?

    Are you worried about RFID making workers obsolete?

    • No, technological improvement brings new types of jobs (89%, 34 Votes)
    • Yes, increased automation often means fewer jobs (8%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (3%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 38

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  • Has Marks and Spencer's ability to tag metal merchandise proved RFID can work on metal objects?

    Has Marks and Spencer's ability to tag metal merchandise proved RFID can work on metal objects?

    • Yes, it should dispel any doubts people have about this aspect of RFID (52%, 11 Votes)
    • Perhaps, but the inability to tag metal objects is not the only thing holding back adoption (24%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (14%, 3 Votes)
    • No, there are challenges beyond reading, such as retaining the integrity of some metal goods (10%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 21

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  • Is the barrier to RFID adoption too high?

    Is the barrier to RFID adoption too high?

    • Perhaps, but it's not economical for RFID providers to sell in small volumes. (36%, 9 Votes)
    • No, I do not think that is what is preventing adoption from taking off. (36%, 9 Votes)
    • Yes, it prevents companies from using RFID for small applications. (20%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (8%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 25

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  • How long do you think it will be before the Internet of Things truly coalesces?

    How long do you think it will be before the Internet of Things truly coalesces?

    • What does "Internet of Things" mean? (38%, 13 Votes)
    • Over the next three to five years (35%, 12 Votes)
    • Very soon (15%, 5 Votes)
    • It already has—the IOT is here (6%, 2 Votes)
    • I think it's all an over-hyped pipe dream (6%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 34

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  • Has the world underestimated the importance of RFID?

    Has the world underestimated the importance of RFID?

    • Yes, just as it has done so with the adoption of other technologies (72%, 23 Votes)
    • Don't know (16%, 5 Votes)
    • No, RFID is over-hyped and too expensive, with insufficient payoff (13%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 32

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  • Is the RFID industry ready for growth?

    Is the RFID industry ready for growth?

    • Yes, there's a variety of products for end users, so adoption is likely to increase (65%, 15 Votes)
    • No, there are not enough skilled implementers (17%, 4 Votes)
    • No, not enough tag and reader manufacturers are investing in production capacity (9%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (9%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 23

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  • What inefficiencies might RFID most help retailers address?

    What inefficiencies might RFID most help retailers address?

    • All of the above (64%, 28 Votes)
    • Lacking a clear understanding of available inventory (14%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (9%, 4 Votes)
    • Not having "in-store only" items stocked on shelves for purchase (7%, 3 Votes)
    • Not having items ordered online available for in-store collection (5%, 2 Votes)
    • None of the above (2%, 1 Votes)
    • Failing to meet promised delivery dates or bundle ordered items (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 44

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  • Do you think the RFID market is maturing?

    Do you think the RFID market is maturing?

    • Yes, we are moving closer to mass adoption (43%, 21 Votes)
    • Somewhat, but the growth is far too slow (33%, 16 Votes)
    • Don't know (14%, 7 Votes)
    • No, things are not progressing as anticipated (10%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 49

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  • Do you think all the recent acquisitions are good for the RFID industry?

    Do you think all the recent acquisitions are good for the RFID industry?

    • Yes—growth helps shake things up and lets the strongest thrive (84%, 16 Votes)
    • Don't know (16%, 3 Votes)
    • No—it demonstrates instability and uncertainty in the industry (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 19

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  • Did Motorola err in selling its RFID business to Zebra Technologies?

    Did Motorola err in selling its RFID business to Zebra Technologies?

    • It wasn't necessarily an error, but it will cost Motorola in the long run (31%, 42 Votes)
    • Yes, it left the market just as the technology is about to take off (29%, 39 Votes)
    • Don't know (22%, 30 Votes)
    • No, it was right to sell that area of its business if it felt like a bad fit (18%, 25 Votes)

    Total Voters: 136

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  • What is the strongest evidence RFID adoption is accelerating?

    What is the strongest evidence RFID adoption is accelerating?

    • Spread of RFID to new sectors and industries (40%, 10 Votes)
    • Increasing number of large-scale deployments (28%, 7 Votes)
    • Rising attendance at the industry's main trade show (20%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (8%, 2 Votes)
    • Adoption is not accelerating (4%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 25

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  • What do you find the most useful at RFID industry trade shows?

    What do you find the most useful at RFID industry trade shows?

    • I have not attended such events, so I don't know (37%, 7 Votes)
    • End-user presentations (21%, 4 Votes)
    • Demonstrations and exhibits (16%, 3 Votes)
    • Networking opportunities (16%, 3 Votes)
    • Seminars and workshops (5%, 1 Votes)
    • Training and certification (5%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 19

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  • Should EPCglobal's RFID standard require an interface allowing consumers to detect and control tags?

    Should EPCglobal's RFID standard require an interface allowing consumers to detect and control tags?

    • Yes, it would increase RFID's social acceptance by allaying privacy-invasion concerns (68%, 28 Votes)
    • No, it would pose difficulties for standards organizations and RFID manufacturers (24%, 10 Votes)
    • Don't know (7%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 41

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  • Is RFID replacing electronic article surveillance for loss prevention in retail stores?

    Is RFID replacing electronic article surveillance for loss prevention in retail stores?

    • Yes, RFID can identify what is being stolen and when—and enable other use cases (56%, 15 Votes)
    • No, traditional EAS systems are still widely used and cost less than RFID technology (33%, 9 Votes)
    • Don't know (11%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 27

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  • Would expanding Europe's UHF RFID bandwidth to 915-921 MHz be a good idea?

    Would expanding Europe's UHF RFID bandwidth to 915-921 MHz be a good idea?

    • Yes, it would enable new applications and the ability to operate at faster data rates (75%, 12 Votes)
    • No, this change is unnecessary and the bandwidth should be allocated for other uses (19%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (6%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 16

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  • Do you feel there are RFID products that meet your company's needs?

    Do you feel there are RFID products that meet your company's needs?

    • Don't know (63%, 5 Votes)
    • Yes, we have found a variety of tags, readers and software to meet our requirements (25%, 2 Votes)
    • No, we have special needs and there aren't hardware and software solutions available (13%, 1 Votes)
    • We have found tags and readers, but are still looking for software (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 8

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  • Do you feel you can learn from end users in other industries?

    Do you feel you can learn from end users in other industries?

    • All of the above (53%, 10 Votes)
    • Yes, another sector's learnings might benefit us (16%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (16%, 3 Votes)
    • Yes, different industries might have different approaches that would fit our company (11%, 2 Votes)
    • No, I don't think deployments in other industries are relevant to us (5%, 1 Votes)
    • Yes, knowledge of any large-scale deployments is valuable (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 19

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  • Do you think Microsoft will become the gorilla of the RFID software market?

    Do you think Microsoft will become the gorilla of the RFID software market?

    • No, I don't think much will change in the foreseeable future (49%, 37 Votes)
    • Maybe, but I believe it will still be some time in coming (23%, 17 Votes)
    • Don't know (16%, 12 Votes)
    • Yes, its new leadership will likely be open to new technologies (12%, 9 Votes)

    Total Voters: 75

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  • Do you think RFID-enabled robots will eventually do most of the jobs humans do?

    Do you think RFID-enabled robots will eventually do most of the jobs humans do?

    • Yes (39%, 16 Votes)
    • No (39%, 16 Votes)
    • Don't know (22%, 9 Votes)

    Total Voters: 41

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  • Is your company submitting an entry for the 2014 RFID Journal Awards?

    Is your company submitting an entry for the 2014 RFID Journal Awards?

    • No, we unfortunately have nothing to submit this year (31%, 5 Votes)
    • No, we do not wish to be considered for an award (25%, 4 Votes)
    • Yes, and we are still compiling our information (19%, 3 Votes)
    • Yes, and we have already sent in our submission (13%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (13%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 16

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  • Has the retail sector reached a tipping point regarding RFID technology?

    Has the retail sector reached a tipping point regarding RFID technology?

    • Almost, but it may take a couple more years and a few more large rollouts (39%, 12 Votes)
    • No, I don't think we're quite there yet (29%, 9 Votes)
    • Yes, with so many retailers deploying, widespread adoption is imminent (16%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (16%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 31

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  • Do you find RFID Journal's new events website design to be an improvement?

    Do you find RFID Journal's new events website design to be an improvement?

    • Yes, the site is much easier to navigate now. (50%, 7 Votes)
    • I am unfamiliar with your events site. (21%, 3 Votes)
    • No, I find the tile structure to be confusing. (14%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know. (14%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 14

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  • What was the most significant development in the RFID industry in 2013?

    What was the most significant development in the RFID industry in 2013?

    • The settlement of Round Rock Research's lawsuit with multiple solution providers (33%, 8 Votes)
    • Don't know (33%, 8 Votes)
    • The formation of the International RFID Institute to establish a new certification (13%, 3 Votes)
    • None of the above (13%, 3 Votes)
    • Acquisitions of several RFID providers, including AeroScout, ODIN and Magellan (8%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 24

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  • Did you expect 2013 to bring the RFID industry closer to the tipping point?

    Did you expect 2013 to bring the RFID industry closer to the tipping point?

    • No, I knew we are still a year or two away. (42%, 30 Votes)
    • Don't know. (29%, 21 Votes)
    • Yes, and I believe it did. (15%, 11 Votes)
    • Yes, and I was disappointed when this did not happen. (14%, 10 Votes)

    Total Voters: 72

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  • Do you believe the Innovation Act will help or hinder companies?

    Do you believe the Innovation Act will help or hinder companies?

    • Don't know (59%, 10 Votes)
    • Help—it protects technology firms and their users from being sued by patent trolls (18%, 3 Votes)
    • Both—there is a lot to cheer about in this bill, though it is not perfect (18%, 3 Votes)
    • Hinder—it could force small companies not to sue larger ones infringing on their IP (6%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 17

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  • Have you ever been treated at a hospital that uses RFID to track patients?

    Have you ever been treated at a hospital that uses RFID to track patients?

    • No (61%, 28 Votes)
    • Don't know (33%, 15 Votes)
    • Yes (7%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 46

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  • How would Macy's most benefit from deploying RFID for its Thanksgiving parade?

    How would Macy's most benefit from deploying RFID for its Thanksgiving parade?

    • All of the above (52%, 11 Votes)
    • Maintaining security by using tagged badges and passes (24%, 5 Votes)
    • Tracking parade exhibits to make sure all are keeping pace (10%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (10%, 2 Votes)
    • Combining tags with sensors to monitor balloon pressure (5%, 1 Votes)
    • Keeping tabs on volunteers to ensure that none become lost (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Making float maintenance faster and more efficient (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 21

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  • Are you interested in becoming an RFID subject-matter expert?

    Are you interested in becoming an RFID subject-matter expert?

    • Yes, but I'm unsure how to go about doing so (67%, 76 Votes)
    • Possibly—I'm still looking into what the RFID Institute has to offer (17%, 19 Votes)
    • No, this is not something that really interests me (11%, 12 Votes)
    • Yes, and I've already registered with the International RFID Institute (4%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (3%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 114

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  • Will the publication of RFPs help end users or technology providers?

    Will the publication of RFPs help end users or technology providers?

    • Both will benefit. (73%, 11 Votes)
    • Don't know. (27%, 4 Votes)
    • End users will benefit from more solution providers bidding on projects. (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Solution providers will benefit from knowing about new business opportunities. (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Neither will benefit. (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 15

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  • Does Marks & Spencer's tagging of all items at all stores mark RFID's widespread adoption in retail?

    Does Marks & Spencer's tagging of all items at all stores mark RFID's widespread adoption in retail?

    • Yes, it shows the technology has matured and others will follow (38%, 8 Votes)
    • Maybe, but it will take time for others to catch up (29%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (19%, 4 Votes)
    • No, it's still too soon to expect the technology to cross the chasm (14%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 21

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  • Would your firm be more likely to hire someone who'd passed an NFC certification exam?

    Would your firm be more likely to hire someone who'd passed an NFC certification exam?

    • Yes, as this would show he/she had detailed knowledge of RFID technologies (33%, 12 Votes)
    • Potentially, but other qualifications would be equally or more important to us (33%, 12 Votes)
    • Don't know (19%, 7 Votes)
    • No, we do not consider certification a requirement for employment (14%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 36

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  • Is RFID an effective tool in preventing illnesses due to tainted food products?

    Is RFID an effective tool in preventing illnesses due to tainted food products?

    • Yes—it allows farms, suppliers, retailers and consumers to monitor spoilage and quality (45%, 5 Votes)
    • No—not enough companies are yet using the technology for it to make a big difference (36%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (18%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 11

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  • Do you think RFID creates problems that impede recycling efforts?

    Do you think RFID creates problems that impede recycling efforts?

    • No—RFID can improve a company's green supply chain management practices (50%, 13 Votes)
    • Yes—tags can be a source of contamination that increases recycling costs (27%, 7 Votes)
    • Don't know (23%, 6 Votes)

    Total Voters: 26

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  • Could RFID solve the problem of airlines mishandling baggage?

    Could RFID solve the problem of airlines mishandling baggage?

    • Yes—and the long-term savings would be tremendous (84%, 26 Votes)
    • No—the investment cost is just too high for most airports (10%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (6%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 31

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  • Is your industry close to mass-adopting RFID technology?

    Is your industry close to mass-adopting RFID technology?

    • Don't know (30%, 7 Votes)
    • Yes—the elements are in place for our sector to cross the chasm (26%, 6 Votes)
    • No—a critical mass of companies has yet to adopt the technology (26%, 6 Votes)
    • No—a dominant solution provider has yet to emerge in our field (17%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 23

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  • Do you believe solution providers need to create more complete systems?

    Do you believe solution providers need to create more complete systems?

    • Yes, end users want solutions to their problems, not just tags and readers (78%, 14 Votes)
    • No, end users can customize their own solutions (11%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (11%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 18

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  • Do you think inventory counts will soon be possible at the push of a button?

    Do you think inventory counts will soon be possible at the push of a button?

    • Yes, RFID is advancing rapidly (53%, 16 Votes)
    • Yes, it will happen, but not for many years (37%, 11 Votes)
    • No, it will never be possible (10%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 30

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  • Does the RFID industry require a standard certification examination?

    Does the RFID industry require a standard certification examination?

    • Yes—companies need to know that those they hire have the required RFID knowledge (50%, 13 Votes)
    • No—I do not believe the industry requires a certification exam (27%, 7 Votes)
    • Possibly—but there is no business case for such an exam at the present time (19%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (4%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 26

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  • Does your town use an RFID-based recycling and garbage-collection solution?

    Does your town use an RFID-based recycling and garbage-collection solution?

    • We do recycle, but not with an RFID-based system. (59%, 13 Votes)
    • Yes, and we've achieved environmental and other benefits as a result. (14%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know. (14%, 3 Votes)
    • Our town does not presently have a recycling program. (9%, 2 Votes)
    • Yes, but I don't believe we've really benefited from the technology. (5%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 22

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  • Do you think the farming industry should embrace RFID?

    Do you think the farming industry should embrace RFID?

    • Yes, it could identify contaminated foods, saving money and possibly lives (67%, 14 Votes)
    • Perhaps, but the ROI is difficult to determine (14%, 3 Votes)
    • No, many struggling growers would not be able to afford it (14%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (5%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 21

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  • Do you think Microsoft and other established technology players should invest heavily in RFID?

    Do you think Microsoft and other established technology players should invest heavily in RFID?

    • Yes, it is clear that RFID will become a critical technology (57%, 26 Votes)
    • Don't know (20%, 9 Votes)
    • Yes, they have enough resources to bet on a variety of new technologies (13%, 6 Votes)
    • No, it's unclear whether RFID will be a driver of IT investments (11%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 46

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  • Have you utilized our Ask the Experts blog?

    Have you utilized our Ask the Experts blog?

    • What's the Ask the Experts blog? (46%, 6 Votes)
    • Yes, I have asked a question and found the answer useful (23%, 3 Votes)
    • No, I have not yet read it (23%, 3 Votes)
    • Yes, I have asked a question but didn't find the response satisfactory (8%, 1 Votes)
    • Yes, I read the blog to learn from other visitors' inquiries (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 13

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  • In which field will RFID be of most use to tomorrow's engineers?

    In which field will RFID be of most use to tomorrow's engineers?

    • All of the above (27%, 33 Votes)
    • Industrial (22%, 27 Votes)
    • Biomedical (19%, 23 Votes)
    • Electrical (12%, 15 Votes)
    • Aerospace (6%, 8 Votes)
    • Mechanical (4%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (4%, 5 Votes)
    • Civil/construction (3%, 4 Votes)
    • Environmental (3%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 124

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  • Do you think President Obama's new patent proposals will benefit the RFID industry?

    Do you think President Obama's new patent proposals will benefit the RFID industry?

    • Don't know (39%, 12 Votes)
    • Yes, by forcing patent holders to be more precise, and by protecting users from lawsuits (32%, 10 Votes)
    • No, they could potentially reduce protection for legitimate patent holders and stifle innovation (29%, 9 Votes)

    Total Voters: 31

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  • How effective could RFID be in reducing worldwide resource consumption?

    How effective could RFID be in reducing worldwide resource consumption?

    • Very—the Internet of Things could help us monitor everything we consume (38%, 15 Votes)
    • Somewhat—but the infrastructure required would be very cost-prohibitive (31%, 12 Votes)
    • A little—but I'm not convinced the cost and loss of privacy would be justified (10%, 4 Votes)
    • Not at all—the technology's benefits are over-hyped (10%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (10%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 39

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  • Has your company underestimated RFID's long-term impact?

    Has your company underestimated RFID's long-term impact?

    • No, we recognize that it will have a big impact (41%, 26 Votes)
    • Only time will tell (35%, 22 Votes)
    • Don't know (13%, 8 Votes)
    • Yes, we decided early to abandon the technology (11%, 7 Votes)

    Total Voters: 63

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  • How can RFID make Mother's Day nicer for Mom?

    How can RFID make Mother's Day nicer for Mom?

    • All of the above—Happy Mother's Day (56%, 19 Votes)
    • Enabling restaurants to recognize and greet her upon entrance (12%, 4 Votes)
    • Making her employer efficient so she can get the day off (9%, 3 Votes)
    • Helping Dad purchase the correct size, color and style of outfit (9%, 3 Votes)
    • Ensuring that Dad buys only fresh ingredients to cook dinner for her (6%, 2 Votes)
    • Helping the kids find her favorite perfume and jewelry in a store (3%, 1 Votes)
    • Identifying garments so the kids can sort and fold the laundry (3%, 1 Votes)
    • Allowing her to have fun playing Hide and Seek the Diamond Ring (3%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 34

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  • Is your company using RFID to introduce innovations?

    Is your company using RFID to introduce innovations?

    • Yes, the technology is enabling us do things we never did before (60%, 18 Votes)
    • No, we mostly use it to make incremental process improvements (23%, 7 Votes)
    • Don't know (17%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 30

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  • What is the greatest benefit RFID offers to the energy sector?

    What is the greatest benefit RFID offers to the energy sector?

    • Managing assets and inventory (42%, 13 Votes)
    • Monitoring the entire supply chain (39%, 12 Votes)
    • Protecting workers in dangerous environments (10%, 3 Votes)
    • Improving drilling and maintenance operations (3%, 1 Votes)
    • Complying with federal standards and regulations (3%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (3%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 31

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  • Do you consider white papers in conjunction with targeted ads an effective lead-generation tool?

    Do you consider white papers in conjunction with targeted ads an effective lead-generation tool?

    • Yes (72%, 18 Votes)
    • No (20%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (8%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 25

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  • Do you have a good grasp of what RFID solutions are available and who offers them?

    Do you have a good grasp of what RFID solutions are available and who offers them?

    • No, we have very little idea of the breadth of products available or who sells them (47%, 9 Votes)
    • No, we have had to work hard to find out if the solution we need is available (47%, 9 Votes)
    • Yes, solution providers are communicating about their offerings (5%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 19

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  • When do you think RFID will take off?

    When do you think RFID will take off?

    • We're on the verge, and I expect it to happen very shortly (40%, 29 Votes)
    • Once companies report the profits they achieve from deployment (23%, 17 Votes)
    • I'm not convinced it will ever truly take off (18%, 13 Votes)
    • Eventually, but I don't see it happening any time soon (11%, 8 Votes)
    • Don't know (8%, 6 Votes)

    Total Voters: 73

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  • Do you plan to attend RFID Journal LIVE! 2013?

    Do you plan to attend RFID Journal LIVE! 2013?

    • No, I will not be attending LIVE! this year (29%, 10 Votes)
    • I still haven't made a decision about attendance (29%, 10 Votes)
    • Yes, to benefit from learning about others' deployments (26%, 9 Votes)
    • Yes, to network with solution providers and award winners (11%, 4 Votes)
    • Yes, to view the latest product announcements (6%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 35

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  • Do you like RFID Journal's new Web site?

    Do you like RFID Journal's new Web site?

    • Yes, it looks great and is much faster. (63%, 26 Votes)
    • No, please bring back the old version. (15%, 6 Votes)
    • I am still getting used to it. (12%, 5 Votes)
    • Did you change your Web site? (10%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 41

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  • Do you feel the Obama Administration should be funding RFID projects?

    Do you feel the Obama Administration should be funding RFID projects?

    • No—RFID is not the answer to the United States' problems (42%, 32 Votes)
    • Yes—it would save the U.S. government a ton of money over time (39%, 30 Votes)
    • Don't know (12%, 9 Votes)
    • Not sure—I'm not yet convinced about the technology's benefits (7%, 5 Votes)

    Total Voters: 76

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  • Has your company deployed NB-IoT technology in its operations?

    Has your company deployed NB-IoT technology in its operations?

    • Yes, we have already deployed (28%, 8 Votes)
    • No, but we plan to do so soon (28%, 8 Votes)
    • Don't know (24%, 7 Votes)
    • No, and we have no such plans (21%, 6 Votes)

    Total Voters: 29

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  • How efficiently running is your supply chain?

    How efficiently running is your supply chain?

    • Somewhat—there are some major hurdles that RFID could address (27%, 6 Votes)
    • Not efficient at all (27%, 6 Votes)
    • Very—RFID has greatly optimized our supply chain (18%, 4 Votes)
    • Don't know (18%, 4 Votes)
    • Pretty efficient—but we could probably improve it (9%, 2 Votes)
    • Very—and we didn't need RFID to achieve it (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 22

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  • Has your company taken a short-sighted approach to deploying RFID?

    Has your company taken a short-sighted approach to deploying RFID?

    • Yes (44%, 11 Votes)
    • We have not yet deployed RFID. (28%, 7 Votes)
    • No (24%, 6 Votes)
    • Don't know (4%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 25

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  • Has your company attained a return on your investment in Internet of Things technologies?

    Has your company attained a return on your investment in Internet of Things technologies?

    • We have not yet invested in Internet of Things technologies (54%, 7 Votes)
    • No, our IoT deployment has yet to prove its true worth (23%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (15%, 2 Votes)
    • Yes, we have definitely achieved an ROI since adapting the IoT (8%, 1 Votes)
    • Not yet, but we are on the right track and expect to do so soon (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 13

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  • Could smart packaging improve relationships between manufacturers and buyers?

    Could smart packaging improve relationships between manufacturers and buyers?

    • Yes, such an innovation could provide a direct channel of communication (55%, 16 Votes)
    • Maybe, but people might just throw the packaging away without reading it (28%, 8 Votes)
    • I'm unfamiliar with the concept of smart packaging (14%, 4 Votes)
    • No, smart packaging is just the latest fad and would not be overly useful (3%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 29

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  • Do you find RFID events more useful if they're about specific vertical markets?

    Do you find RFID events more useful if they're about specific vertical markets?

    • I find both types of RFID events useful, as each provides different benefits. (38%, 9 Votes)
    • No, events that cover multiple markets, not just mine, offer greater insight. (25%, 6 Votes)
    • Yes, I would rather attend conferences about my particular industry. (21%, 5 Votes)
    • I have not attended any RFID events, so I have no opinion on this. (17%, 4 Votes)
    • I have not found RFID events of any type to be overly useful. (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 24

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  • Do you think the Impinj-NXP legal battle will impact RFID technology users?

    Do you think the Impinj-NXP legal battle will impact RFID technology users?

    • No, I do not foresee this impacting end users at all (34%, 13 Votes)
    • Yes, I suspect this will have a large end-user impact (24%, 9 Votes)
    • I didn't realize Impinj and NXP were in a legal battle (18%, 7 Votes)
    • Don't know (16%, 6 Votes)
    • Yes, though I think the effect on users will be negligible (8%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 38

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  • With hotels nearing mass adoption of RFID, what sector do you think will be next?

    With hotels nearing mass adoption of RFID, what sector do you think will be next?

    • Retail and apparel (36%, 10 Votes)
    • Health care and pharmaceuticals (29%, 8 Votes)
    • Manufacturing and logistics (25%, 7 Votes)
    • None of the above (7%, 2 Votes)
    • Aerospace and defense (4%, 1 Votes)
    • Energy (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 28

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  • Does your company network with other businesses about RFID?

    Does your company network with other businesses about RFID?

    • Yes—we recognize the value of learning from those who have deployed. (45%, 14 Votes)
    • No—we're open to it but have not had ample opportunities to do so. (23%, 7 Votes)
    • Yes—but we could benefit from increasing our networking efforts. (16%, 5 Votes)
    • Don't know (10%, 3 Votes)
    • No—our company prefers not to risk competitors learning our secrets. (6%, 2 Votes)

    Total Voters: 31

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  • Will you be attending RFID Journal LIVE! this week in Phoenix?

    Will you be attending RFID Journal LIVE! this week in Phoenix?

    • No, but we hope to attend in the future (60%, 9 Votes)
    • Yes, our company is ready to learn more about RFID (33%, 5 Votes)
    • We are not interested in RFID technology (7%, 1 Votes)
    • Don't know (0%, 0 Votes)

    Total Voters: 15

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  • Should restaurants offer reusable cups with embedded RFID tags in them?

    Should restaurants offer reusable cups with embedded RFID tags in them?

    • No, very few customers would bother to carry around the reusable cups (45%, 14 Votes)
    • Yes, as it could reduce waste and improve the consumer experience (42%, 13 Votes)
    • Maybe, but not enough restaurants would do so to have much of an effect (10%, 3 Votes)
    • Don't know (3%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 31

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  • What are the biggest security challenges for the Internet of Things?

    What are the biggest security challenges for the Internet of Things?

    • All of the above (24%, 12 Votes)
    • Privacy erosion in the cloud (20%, 10 Votes)
    • The fragmented landscape (16%, 8 Votes)
    • Vulnerabilities with the 5G protocol (12%, 6 Votes)
    • The staggering number of connected devices (8%, 4 Votes)
    • Weak default login credentials (8%, 4 Votes)
    • A lack of updating and testing (4%, 2 Votes)
    • None of the above (4%, 2 Votes)
    • Don't know (4%, 2 Votes)
    • Cryptocurrency attacks by botnets (2%, 1 Votes)

    Total Voters: 51

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