"RFID is still in its early stages," says Giuliana Folco, research director, IDC European vertical markets. "However, over 17.5% of companies in manufacturing, retail/wholesale, and logistics are piloting/implementing RFID projects and more are to come, not only in these sectors, but also in several other industries."
Half the companies interviewed cited RFID-compliant applications and servers as the key investment areas.
IDC calls for companies embarking on RFID projects to look beyond the obvious benefits for warehousing, logistics and distribution channels and to rethink their whole value chain.
Despite the growth in interest in RFID, a third of the respondents said they were worried about return on investment from such technolgy