Guide to RFID

Is RFID the answer to supply chain woes, or a serious threat to consumer privacy?

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RFID
Is RFID the answer to supply chain woes, or a serious threat to consumer privacy? Before you can determine the answer to that question, you'll want to know how radio frequency identification works, and how its adopters are using the technology. This guide will take you through the history of RFID, from its definition, technical specifications and application, to the future of RFID, from retail to transportation to the public sector. We've collected the best RFID articles, tips, white papers, expert advice and more to help you get up to speed quickly.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
   RFID Quick Start
   RFID Articles
   RFID White Papers
   Industry Quotes about RFID
   Q&A with RFID Experts
   RFID in Industry
   Online RFID Resources
   RFID Specifications
   More Learning Guides



RFID Quick Start
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RFID Articles
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RFID White Papers
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Industry Quotes about RFID
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  • Navi Radjou, Analyst, Forrester Research: " RFID holds a great deal of promise, and could help redeem traditional enterprise software, but there's also human nature involved and ultimately humans could be a barrier to RFID."
  • Gene Alvarez, Vice President, Meta Group: " When it comes to evaluating a project, we believe one needs a clear-cut scope and measurable impacts...businesses can't think about this like they think about CRM software. They can't implement it just because they think it will help keep customers satisfied. Businesses need to have metrics tied to this."
  • Warren Wilson, Analyst, Summit Strategies: " I think the privacy issues will definitely have to be addressed over time, but I think there are a lot of settings where they don't come up...I think that we'll see a rapid proliferation of RFID solutions, even if those [implementations] that affect individuals are somewhat slowed."
  • Kevin Beaver, President, Principle Logic LLC: " RFID can be big brother if the manufacturers and stores that use it want it to be...The technology is here. It's up to the various players to form the business practices surrounding it."


Q&A with RFID Experts
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RFID in Industry
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Online Resources for RFID
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RFID Specifications
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This was first published in May 2004

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