U.K. Grocer Expands RFID Initiative
U.K. grocery chain Tesco will soon expand its RFID project to include eight big-name suppliers. The initiative follows an internal RFID project that was used to track shipments from its distribution centers to its stores.
RFID Gives Manufacturer A Better Handle On Its Snacks
Snack manufacturer Jack Link's Beef Jerky kicks off RFID tagging initiative for shipments to Wal-Mart, the first in a four-phase move to the radio ID technology. Eventually, the technology could even be helpful in the event of a product recall.
You Sat in Seat 7F AND You Ordered the Chicken ...
In the three years since 9/11, the term "data mining" has become a dirty word among privacy advocates. While much evidence points to digital invasion of privacy as a legitimate concern, I didn't think much about it until I wrote a story this week about the Transportation Security Administration's plans to test its new Secure Flight program. TSA has ordered all 77 domestic air carriers to provide passenger name reco
Keeping EA Demons at Bay
When describing the principles behind a successful state enterprise architecture, Patricia Carlson earlier this week said it should be as practical and flexible as possible and include input from not just state IT professionals but those on the federal and local level as well. Speaking on a panel at the National Association of State CIO's annual conference in New Orleans Monday, Carlson, the Wisconsin Department of Administration's c
Ford Gears Up For VoIP
Automaker hires SBC Communications to design and manage a converged IP network for 50,000 employees at 110 locations in Michigan.
SmartAdvice: Web-Based Collaboration Helps Bridge Travel, Time Gap
The next generation of Web-based collaboration tools are appearing as more companies use near-real-time sharing of documents to speed workflow, The Advisory Council says. Also, Microsoft's delay in releasing Longhorn won't affect the desktop-software strategy of most companies.
RFID Needs Insight, Not Scare Tactics
Is RFID a powerful new technology that can help spark business innovation, or is it an intrusive high-tech vermin that should be obliterated, Bob Evans asks.
Not since the dawn of the previous century has technology, and the need to protect inventors' ideas and techniques, had such a profound impact on business and society. Today, as it was 100 years ago, new inventions that change the way people work and live emerge at a furious pace. Likewise, today, as it was a century ago, inventors (we're more likely to call them developers now) seek to capitalize on innovative ideas and build upon other's innovative ideas.
SmartAdvice: Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Is Ongoing, So Prepare For Now And In Future
Getting ready for Sarbanes-Oxley will test whether your company can meet the act's compliance guidelines for financial and IT controls, The Advisory Council says. Also, look for a general collaboration app when you decide to implement supply-chain forecasts; and use dashboard tools to manage outsourcing contracts for more control and greater ROI.
Businesses Technology: Killer Businesses, Hubs of Commerce, And The IW Fall Conference
Small- and medium-sized businesses today have unprecedented opportunities to become deeply engaged in global business by aligning themselves closely with large organizations that are eager to have smaller partners work with them around the world on the condition that those partners follow tightly proscribed requirements for technology standards, business processes, product and service quality, and speed.
IBM Opens Blade Specs
The company, in conjunction with Intel, will share technology in bid to spur sales.
Caller ID Spoofing Service Debuts
Star38's service disguises who is making the call but will only be sold to collection agencies, private investigators, and law-enforcement personnel.