Manufacturers and retailers benefit from RFID because it can make internal processes more efficient and improve supply chain responsiveness. Accordingly, the technology currently has the most impact in the CPG, retail, automotive, and pharmaceutical sectors. This paper demystifies the technology, describes the current standards and compliance environment, and provides insights into the capabilities and commercial applications of RFID.
The Wireless LAN is widely recognized as a disruptive technology that causes a major shift in the way people communicate. Telecommunications operators need to act now to realize the benefits of providing public wireless hotspots and associated value-added services. When hotspots are grouped together to provide wider coverage the area is known as hot-zone. Hotspots and hotzones are ideal for traveling business people to connect their notebook PCs or PDAs to the internet. This paper explains that telecom operators are in strong position to provide hotspot services and should consider them as complementary to 2.5G and 3G mobile data services.