AMR’s John Fontanella recently published his note on the release of BizTalk Server 2006 R2 entitled “Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2: RFID for Everyman” - which is now available on www.microsoft.com/rfid for download.
Highlighting the benefits of BizTalk Server 2006 R2, John opines that BizTalk RFID will be a key driver in enabling mainstream adoption of RFID solutions. In this report, John notes that with the introduction of BizTalk to the RFID market, it will help eliminate RFID middleware technologies, which were the industry standard to date and were a hindrance in driving mainstream adoption, as they were separate from existing enterprise applications. In addition, John notes Microsoft’s market presence as a key driver in adoption. Key benefits that John includes in his piece are:
Key takeaways include:
For those of you wondering what has changed in recent time wrt extracting value out of RFID data and making it work for your organization to drive real time agility, this is a *must* read. In addition to painting a comprehensive picture of 'then vs. now' John's articulation of the changing market landscape, and the capabilities that are being delivered by innovative software solutions atop horizontal enterprise platforms emphasize the shift in factors causing both the maturation and mainstream adoption of the technology from a value to business perspective.