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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a technology that has been in use since the 1940's; however, practical business applications are more recently being developed. Dell Computers looked at their Xiamen, China manufacturing facility to see if RFID technology could result in improved efficiencies with quick payoff. The resulting scorecard showed areas(More)
—RFID represents a significant improvement over other automated identification technologies (such as bar coding) in that RFID readers do not require line of sight to tags nor do RFID systems require human assistance when functioning properly. These and other attributes make RFID an excellent candidate for convergence with a variety of networking(More)
This paper provides a brief overview of the literature and concepts surrounding data warehousing and decision support as well as the accepted practice of benchmarking database management systems. It challenges the notion that speed of query execution, which dominates the OLTP database benchmarking landscape, is the appropriate critical metric for(More)
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