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RFID Ramps Up

More and more users are showing an interest in RFID technology, according to a survey released this week by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).

For some time now, vendors have been touting RFID as a way for users to track products and parts, and the technology is even being pushed as a way to keep tabs on data center gear.

CompTIAs survey of more than 155 IT channel companies found that 46 percent of their customers had implemented one or more RFID solutions, either as pilot projects or in production.

The most popular RFID deployment at the moment is apparently asset tracking, which was cited by 32 percent of the companies surveyed, closely followed by personal identification and supply chain applications.

“RFID offers adopters of the technology a number of benefits," said Todd Thibodeaux, president of CompTIA, in a statement released this week. "From improvements in manufacturing, inventory, and distribution processes, to reduced costs for product theft, spoilage, or obsolescence.”

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