Wednesday, August 30, 2006

RFID adoption stalling?

Radio frequency identification (RFID) systems have been touted as a breakthrough enabling technology for supply chain management, asset management, IT security, patient tracking, and a host of other applications.

However, some preliminary analysis of statistics from our work at Computer Economics, coupled with some reports I'm hearing from clients, indicates that rollout of RFID in several different industry applications may be hitting a flat spot. Although companies have launched RFID pilot projects, or have implemented RFID in a limited way, it seems many of them are not extending their use of RFID, at least for now.

It's hard to say whether the problem is with RFID technology itself, or the perceived cost/benefits, but I'd like to understand more in order to write an analysis of this issue.

If you've got insights into the current state of adoption of RFID, please drop me an email, or leave a comment directly on this post.

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