Study: Large Companies Plan More RFID, GPS Apps - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


Study: Large Companies Plan More RFID, GPS Apps

A survey of $1 billion-plus corporations says that there is a focus on newer technologies, including VoIP, but rollout plans differ by industry.

Applications focused on electronic tags and global positioning systems are relatively rare in large businesses, but use of such technology is expected to increase significantly as companies renegotiate wireless contracts.

A survey of business decision makers by Harris Interactive and ForceNine Consulting found 10 percent have implemented radio-frequency identification (RFID) applications, while 23 percent have deployed GPS applications.

Such technology, however, were among the most mentioned as new business applications that would be included in the next round of wireless contracts, the researchers said. Other applications frequently mentioned were push-to-talk and Wi-Fi.

“We are seeing interest in more aggressive deployment of some of the newer technologies and applications, but it is uneven across industries” Andrew Roscoe of ForceNine Consulting, said in a statement. “GPS for example, is already fairly well established in the communications, transportation and utility industries. Manufacturing tends to lead in RFID.”

In other findings, large businesses expressed only "limited satisfaction" with current wireless contracts. Only 21 percent rated their existing service at a 9 or 10 on a 10-point scale.

The survey was conduced between July 25 and Aug. 2 among more than 640 people who have a role in software, wireless communications or wireless data communication decisions for businesses generating over $1 billion in annual revenues.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
Download this report to compare how cloud usage and spending patterns have changed in 2020, and how respondents think they'll evolve over the next two years.
10 Ways to Transition Traditional IT Talent to Cloud Talent
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  11/23/2020
Top 10 Data and Analytics Trends for 2021
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  11/13/2020
Can Low Code Measure Up to Tomorrow's Programming Demands?
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  11/16/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Current Issue
Why Chatbots Are So Popular Right Now
In this IT Trend Report, you will learn more about why chatbots are gaining traction within businesses, particularly while a pandemic is impacting the world.
White Papers
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll