New technology is constantly transforming the way one does business. Intelligently adopting new advances enables companies around the globe to function more cost-effectively and with greater ease and stability. Being well informed about the latest technologies can help a company build a strong competitive advantage while protecting mission-critical resources. It is important to understand the risks, so an organization can prepare for and respond to the potential issues. This white paper explores the critical issues when adopting three technologies - Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID), Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Extensible Markup Language (XML).