Technology Focus: RFID in the Real World

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.


Gillette’s Fusion Launch Makes a Good Business Case for RFID

For its biggest product launch ever, Gillette used electronic product codes to track retail compliance.

RFID: World Cup Tickets Get Smart

Organizers try to keep a lid on hooliganism and ticket scalping with embedded RFID chips.

Pfizer Uses RFID to Fight Viagra Counterfeiters

With counterfeiting a growing concern in the industry, one pharma seeks to safeguard a top seller.

Kimberly-Clark Believes in the Future of RFID

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.

P&G’s End-to-End RFID Plan

Consumer products giant tests benefits of radio tags by tracking shaving products from its manufacturing plants to retailers’ back rooms—and beyond.

Army Taps 3M for RFID Tracking of Medical Records

The Army signs a $3.76 million contract with 3M to keep an eye on files at its Fort Hood Army base.

City of Hoboken Using RFID in Parking Permits

Radio frequency identification is traveling deeper into the public sector.

Logan Airport to Demonstrate RFID Tracking

The airport will test chipless RFID tags and a tracking system that monitors passengers and their bags


Calculator: Figuring the ROI of RFID

This return-on-investment calculator shows why radio frequency ID tags are a tough sell for some companies.


RFID: How Big is the Security Risk?

Critics blast the privacy risks of RFID; but industry executives say that, as privacy risks go, RFID is more controllable than some.

RFID Gets Hammered

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.


Thinking Out Loud: Filippo Passerini

Procter & Gamble’s CIO discusses Gillette’s use of RFID.

Thinking Out Loud: Terry Assink

The CIO of Kimberly-Clark tells about life on the bleeding edge of RFID.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight offers thought leadership and best practices in the IT security and management industry while providing expert recommendations on software solutions for IT leaders. It is the trusted resource for security professionals who need network monitoring technology and solutions to maintain regulatory compliance for their teams and organizations.

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