Technology Focus: RFID in the Real WorldBy CIOinsight | Posted 09-22-2006
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) shows great promise for several industries, including retail, manufacturing and even health care. CIO Insight's special focus on this emerging technology highlights some of the most forward-thinking uses of RFID in the marketplace.
For its biggest product launch ever, Gillette used electronic product codes to track retail compliance.
Organizers try to keep a lid on hooliganism and ticket scalping with embedded RFID chips.
With counterfeiting a growing concern in the industry, one pharma seeks to safeguard a top seller.
Kimberly-Clark has so much faith in RFID that it's built a whole warehouse just to test how to build and use radio tags to greatest effect, even knowing their real impact won't come for a couple of years.
Consumer products giant tests benefits of radio tags by tracking shaving products from its manufacturing plants to retailers' back roomsand beyond.
The Army signs a $3.76 million contract with 3M to keep an eye on files at its Fort Hood Army base.
Radio frequency identification is traveling deeper into the public sector.
The airport will test chipless RFID tags and a tracking system that monitors passengers and their bags
This return-on-investment calculator shows why radio frequency ID tags are a tough sell for some companies.
Critics blast the privacy risks of RFID; but industry executives say that, as privacy risks go, RFID is more controllable than some.
Security concerns over radio frequency identification technology seem to be coming to a head, as consumers express their dissatisfaction at security risks with hammers, hole punches and microwave ovens.
Procter & Gamble's CIO discusses Gillette's use of RFID.
The CIO of Kimberly-Clark tells about life on the bleeding edge of RFID.