A new report, "RFID and IT Infrastructures: Maximizing Business Value" issued by Aberdeen Group and Acsis offers specific recommendations to help companies maximize the business value of RFID and other IT investments by achieving best-in-class levels of application and infrastructure monitoring and management.
The research report, which surveyed more than 200 respondents, highlights the business pressures and the actions being taken to address challenges including year-over-year changes in compliance with external Service Level Agreements (SLAs), unplanned downtime and "time to information." According to the research, best-in-class companies enjoyed an average of:
- 75.4 percent year-over-year increase in the number of applications meeting or exceeding external SLAs
- 16.7 percent year-over-year increase in IT infrastructure operational efficiency and business responsiveness
- 1.92 percent year-over-year reduction of unplanned downtime
According to 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," said Michael Dortch, senior research analyst, Aberdeen, and author of the study. "The average 6.9% year-over-year reduction in 'time to information' for business intelligence enjoyed by Best-in-Class respondents underscores the ability of RFID-IT infrastructure management integration to deliver meaningful business benefits beyond compliance with regulations or mandates. There is much more business value and ROI to be had."