E-Business Alberta | The Alberta E-Future Centre blog
E-Business Alberta | The Alberta E-Future Centre blog


Radio Frequency IDs, on the rebound

The playing field is leveling off as inventory tracking systems become more affordable for small businesses. RFIDs are reaching price levels which create the possibility of use within small business. A quick overview of the benefits will show that RFID’s Second Wave has small business written all over it.

  • Low prices
  • Increased reliability
  • Widespread adoption
  • Elimination of human error
  • Decrease in number of workers
  • Increase in versatility
  • Ease of integration
  • Compatibility with WiFi networks

Granted there will be implementation costs, and the ease of integration pre-supposes an existing web-based information management system; in short there will be challenges. However, the possibilities are truly great.

As technology hurdles forward, the gap between small businesses and large corporations is closing in a certain sense. While small businesses will never enjoy some of the same characteristics of large-corporationdom, existing at a profitable level is becoming more of a possibility and less of a dream.

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