Brief takes on this week's technology news
RFID adoption growing by 40% a year
The take-up of radio frequency identification products and services is growing by almost 40% a year, a report by Frost & Sullivan has found. North America accounts for nearly 40% of the total retail RFID market. And more than 70% of retailers with revenues of more than £3bn in Europe and the Middle East are either involved in or are considering investment in RFID.
Blackberry maker fails to get law suit suspended
Research In Motion is facing the possibility of an injunction that would bar it from selling its Blackberry mobile devices in the US, after losing a legal battle to suspend a patent lawsuit brought against it. The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied RIM's attempt to stay further proceedings in the case until the Supreme Court decides whether it will hear an appeal by the company.
SAP users get data integration service
SAP has signed an agreement with integration specialist Informatica to offer a data integration service to users of its enterprise software. The relationship will see Informatica working with SAP users to mitigate the risks and increase the effectiveness of data migration, system consolidation and other data integration-driven projects, the companies said.
Cisco to integrate radios with voice and data IT
Cisco is developing a system to integrate two-way radios with other voice, video and data devices. The IP Interoperability and Communications System is designed to ensure both proprietary and standards-based "push-to-talk" radios are interoperable.
EMC adds Ciena to Select programme
EMC has added Ciena's CN 4200 Flexselect Advanced Services platform to the EMC Select programme, which enables users to purchase storage products that are pre-tested for their network infrastructure.