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Unleashing Cloud Performance
For IT and business managers, the question is not whether to use the cloud, but how. Fortunately, the virtualization and consolidation projects that ignited

different cloud computing platforms  how it may impact different types of cloud initiatives. Then too the impetus was driven by opportunities on both the business and technical side as business managers saw the chance to reduce costs and improve the security of distributed branch offices, and IT managers leveraged new technologies and more WAN bandwidth to make consolidation projects a high ROI priority for companies. In practice businesses often ran into a significant problem: distributed end users experienced slow wait times to access the

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.  

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