RFID: Radio goes high tech

RFID and data: Here’s what’s next
At its core, RFID is just another source of data that has to be integrated into enterprise systems to become valuable information. While some users are beginning to tackle the middleware challenges, at the moment, useful implementations are barely more than a gleam in the Wal-Mart smiley-face cartoon character’s eye.

Sybase organizes early adopters
Sybase is moving to claim a share of the burgeoning market for radio frequency identification technology (RFID) with an early adopter program. The program gets Sybase customers working with a new RFID middleware offering while it's still in development, the company says.

RFID Redux: Don’t toss the bar-code reader yet
The much-hyped Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) revolution may unfold more as an evolution with its full impact coming late in this decade, according to Gene Alvarez, vice president with Meta Group’s Technology Research Services.

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Tibco's RFID strategy
The killer apps for radio frequency identification (RFID) will be written by coders who know their business, according to Dushyant Pandya, director of solutions at Tibco Software Inc., a Palo Alto, Calif.-based integration software vendor. To read more, click here.


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