Fluensee Announces Availability of New RFID Study from Aberdeen Group
RFID Delivering Value through Improved Cost,
Safety, Service and Reliability of Managing IT Infrastructure
DENVER — July 9, 2008 — Leading RFID-enabled asset management solution provider Fluensee today announced the availability of a new research report entitled "RFID and IT Infrastructures: Maximizing Business Value" published by Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE:HHS). Key findings indicate that nearly two-thirds of best-in-class organizations are leveraging RFID to improve the performance of their IT infrastructures, provide better customer service and reduce unplanned downtime. The full report is available for download at no charge at www.fluensee.com/aberdeen or at www.aberdeen.com.
Sponsored in part by Fluensee, the report indicates that the range of areas in which RFID is being used is expanding beyond traditional 'slap and ship' and 'track and trace' applications, as demonstrated by the variety of assets to which companies are attaching or planning to attach RFID tags. For example, more survey respondents (43%) are tagging or planning to tag IT assets than manufacturing work in process (35%) or inventory (30%), two of the most traditionally popular RFID applications.
Aberdeen senior analyst Michael Dortch said, "According to more than 200 survey respondents, the top pressures driving integration of RFID and IT infrastructure management are the desires to ease integration of RFID-generated data with key applications, and to maximize the business value of that data. And best-in-class survey respondents enjoyed an average 6.9% year-over-year reduction in 'time to information' for business intelligence, underscoring the ability of RFID-IT infrastructure management integration to deliver meaningful business benefits."
"As a leader in providing RFID solutions that track IT assets, we are helping companies of all sizes properly leverage RFID to more effectively manage their data centers and critical IT assets, providing actionable information with which to streamline operations," said Tim Harvie, Fluensee president and CEO. "This report further validates that companies that focus on integrating RFID and IT infrastructure management can significantly increase the accuracy and availability of information related to tagged assets, reducing 'time to information' and enabling better decision making and more efficient business processes."
Fluensee's RFID-enabled asset tracking and management solutions improve the visibility, accuracy, security and utilization of a company's mobile and fixed assets. Its end-to-end solutions combine highly configurable and patented software and implementation services with hardware from leading RFID, barcode, GPS and sensor technology providers. Fluensee offers its browser-based, enterprise-class AssetTrack™ solution that tracks IT assets, pallets, tools, equipment and all types of other high-value assets, along with its Yard™ application that is designed to efficiently manage assets in transportation and distribution environments. All of Fluensee's solutions are platform- and hardware-agnostic. Fluensee is a privately held, venture-backed company headquartered in Englewood, Colorado. For more information, visit www.fluensee.com.
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