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InShort: RFID Support Grows

A growing number of midsize manufacturing and warehouse/logistics-management companies are planning for radio-frequency identification technology in their plants and warehouses. Just to define the trend, Progress Software Corp. polled its application partners, many of which sell software to these same companies. Progress asked its customers, who use its relational database, development tools, and other products to build business apps, about RFID needs and found that 45% say their customers will need RFID capabilities. Thirty-five percent of the application providers say the biggest business benefit of RFID will be improved inventory management, while another 30% say real-time visibility into warehouse and manufacturing-plant operations will be a major benefit.

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