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|RFID Field Guide: Deploying Radio Frequency Identification Systems|
|By Bhuptani Manish, Moradpour Shahram|
|Publisher||: Prentice Hall PTR|
|Pub Date||: February 08, 2005|
RFID: What's hype? What isn't? What works? What doesn't?
Everything business and technical managers must know to intelligently evaluate RFID and plan deployments
Identifying the right applications -- and making the business case
Team-building, vendor selection, standards, infrastructure, integration, emerging technologies, and more
Whatever your industry or application, RFID Field Guide is your comprehensive guide to planning, designing, and deploying RFID technologies. Two leading RFID consultants draw on their extensive experience to cut through the hype associated with RFID technology and present the realities: true costs and benefits, practical technical and organizational obstacles, and solutions that work.
The authors begin by explaining how RFID works, and identifying mature and emerging RFID applications that can reduce expenses, increase revenue, and drive competitive advantage. Next, they present a complete framework for assessing and deploying RFID: everything from budgeting to team building, standards to security, vendor selection to integration. Along the way, they answer the crucial questions facing every business and technical manager responsible for evaluating, planning, or implementing RFID:
What's hype, and what isn't? What can RFID really do for my business and supply chain?
What best practices exist for planning, organizing, and delivering on RFID initiatives?
How do I assess the true costs and benefits of RFID technologies? How do I mitigate the risks?
What technical advances are on the horizon? Will they simplify deployment? Reduce costs? Should I wait, or act now?
What issues should I consider in choosing an RFID consultant?
How can I manage the security and privacy implications of RFID?
Does "slap-'n-ship" make sense, or should I reengineer my entire process instead?
Will item level tagging ever be a reality? If so, when?
How do I architect systems that can handle the massive quantities of data that RFID generates?
Which evolving standards will impact my RFID planning and deployment?
Can I respond immediately to mandates and still maintain a coherent long-term RFID strategy?
What's the future of RFID? And what's my next step, right now?
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