A group of pharmaceuticals-related companies has agreed to work together to evaluate the use of radio-frequency identification tags within their supply chains. Participants include Abbott Laboratories, Barr Pharmaceuticals, CVS Pharmacy, Procter & Gamble, and Rite Aid. In addition, the Healthcare Distribution Management Association and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores are supporting the effort by providing information to the group.
2014 Next-Gen WAN SurveyWhile 68% say demand for WAN bandwidth will increase, just 15% are in the process of bringing new services or more capacity online now. For 26%, cost is the problem. Enter vendors from Aryaka to Cisco to Pertino, all looking to use cloud to transform how IT delivers wide-area connectivity.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
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