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Essential Best Practices for Tracking Critical Assets Using RFID

Published: 04 March 2016

ID: G00292276

Analyst(s): Tim Zimmerman


RFID is more than putting a tag on an asset to track it. Making the right tag, reader, security and application decisions can mean the difference between success and failure of the project. IT leaders must follow best practices to maximize any RFID project.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Define the Business Process to Determine the Value That Implementing RFID Will Provide to the Overall Solution
  • Align the Right Technical Capabilities With the Business Problem, and Consider If Multiple Technologies Are Needed
  • Evaluate the Hardware Capabilities That Collect the Appropriate Data in Light of Application Requirements and Organization Policies (Such as Security), for Not Only a Single Location, but Across the Entire Organization
    • Address Security Upfront
    • Integrate Application Requirements Into the Overall Decision Process

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