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RFID For Dummies® by Patrick J. Sweeney II

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Chapter 16

Fitting RFID into Strategic Plans

In This Chapter

bullet Making the case for RFID with strategic thinking

bullet Putting together an RFID ROI analysis

bullet Using ROI to expand your RFID network

bullet Viewing RFID as a competitive strategy

M aybe you’re already convinced that RFID is the coolest technology on the block, and because all the other kids are getting it, you just gotta have it, too. (If you’re the kind of person who justifies another ham radio antenna as an “investment” to your spouse in the event that UFOs land and take out the phone grid, you know what I’m talking about.) Or maybe you’re eyeing RFID suspiciously, as you nervously fiddle with your slide rule.

However you regard RFID, the best way to approach your deployment is with good strategic thinking. CEOs, CFOs, and other C-type people are looking for something that will have a positive impact on the organization before they move forward. Coolness just won’t cut it. But you can’t pretend RFID will ride away on some magic electromagnetic wave, either.

In Chapter 15, I mention that strategic benefits, as well as a thorough return-on-investment ...

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