Building an information system around barcodes and RFID tags requires long-term planning.
Written by Thomas M. Stockwell
Most of us see the barcodes and RFID tags that pepper our packages and forms as simple extensions of the systems that record and transmit the information into the databases that drive our companies. Indeed, as barcodes and RFID tags have proliferated, they've become almost invisible in our workplaces, silently performing their intelligent magic to the benefit of the databases that receive their communications.
When you leave work at night, does work leave you?
You know the drill: everything is smooth and stable as you leave the office, and you have plans for the evening. Whether it is little Johnnie's birthday, a night out with friends, or your personal TV favorite, such as The X Factor, you expect to relax, but there is always something gnawing in the back of your mind.