Covers: RFID "reality check": getting beyond the hype and the counterreaction; Aligning RFID strategy with business strategy; Assessing applications, both prevalent and emerging; Identifying opportunities to use RFID beyond supply chain applications; Choosing between RFID and barcodes; Realistically assessing potential ROI, one step at a time; Designing solutions that leverage RFID's advantages while overcoming its performance limitations; Understanding business flows impacted by a potential RFID deployment; Defining realistic roadmaps and timelines; Addressing oft-neglected real-world issues, from tag validation through managing expectations; Dealing with standards.
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