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Articles by Laurie Sullivan
posted in March 2005
As the U.S. government prepares to issue the first RFID-chip-embedded passport midyear, the voice of opposition is rising among some privacy and business-travel groups.
Some analysts were laid off last week in preparation for a merger with Gartner.
The test tubes are pricey, but the automated information collection helps avoid human error and can help health-care companies meet FDA regulations.
Retailer tests technology to monitor frozen-food temperature and do mobile scanning.
Retailer tests RFID to monitor frozen-food temperature and do mobile scanning.
The lawsuit is the latest in a string of legal battles between the two companies, which compete in the market for RFID and wireless technologies.
The company says the RFID-equipped forklift can eliminate the need for readers at every warehouse dock or store entrance, thereby saving thousands of dollars.
The Williams Cos. has found that using a new Web-based system to pay some of its bills earlier than the standard 45 days will help it save $1 million a year.
The bureau is working with retailers to develop information-sharing networks and databases to cut down on organized theft.
The company counters SAP's earlier $11-per-share offer.
SAP ups the ante from $7.50 per share to $11, and Retek calls the proposal a "good deal."
A new study by Deloitte & Touche and the Retail Systems Alert Group indicates companies' RFID investments are still conservative.
More than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in that region can electronically share product data using the Web-based GXS Data Pool Manager.
Cross-licensing negotiations have broken down in an attempt to resolve Intermec's suit against Symbol, so now Symbol has counter-sued.
It's calling on its channel partners to become experts in 14 vertical markets to better serve small- and midsize-business customers.
SAP is shipping the next version of its MySAP ERP software. The enterprise software vendor also disclosed a partnership with Intel to make RFID easier to implement.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates caps off the Convergence conference with insight about the future of Microsoft business apps and platform software.
Applications built on the Wireless Internet for the Mobile Enterprise Consortium's RFID middleware include library check-in/check-out and asset-tracking systems.
SAP says it's combining its ERP suite for small and midsize businesses with Intermec's readers for an out-of-the-box RFID system.
The near-term plan calls for a user interface that supports 50 different job functions, plus common business-reporting and collaboration capabilities across its ERP suites.
The government and industries within China are developing RFID standards that should be compatible with specs used elsewhere in the world.
UHF Gen 2 specifications promise to unify RFID deployments. The benefits are expected to include lower equipment prices and the ability to collaborate on the same frequency worldwide.
The consumer-goods company already ships RFID-tagged goods to Albertsons, Target, and Wal-Mart. Now it's added Metro in Germany and Tesco in the United Kingdom.
Addressing thousands of execs at RFID World, Wal-Mart CIO Linda Dillman said the debate about whether RFID will happen is over.
Despite some unique challenges--the boxes tracked contained some metal content--Philips said the RFID pilot has increased visibility into the supply chain, enabled better inventory management, enhanced shipped-order reliability, and reduced by one day the time it takes for a chip to get from finished product to the customer.
Training employees in RFID technology is the biggest challenge facing two-thirds of those responding to a CompTIA survey.