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William McKnight

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I will periodically be sharing my thoughts and observations on information management here in the blog. I am passionate about the effective creation, management and distribution of information for the benefit of company goals, and I'm thrilled to be a part of my clients' growth plans and connect what the industry provides to those goals. I have played many roles, but the perspective I come from is benefit to the end client. I hope the entries can be of some modest benefit to that goal. Please share your thoughts and input to the topics.

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William is the president of McKnight Consulting Group, a firm focused on delivering business value and solving business challenges utilizing proven, streamlined approaches in data warehousing, master data management and business intelligence, all with a focus on data quality and scalable architectures. William functions as strategist, information architect and program manager for complex, high-volume, full life-cycle implementations worldwide. William is a Southwest Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, a frequent best-practices judge, has authored hundreds of articles and white papers, and given hundreds of international keynotes and public seminars. His team's implementations from both IT and consultant positions have won Best Practices awards. He is a former IT Vice President of a Fortune company, a former software engineer, and holds an MBA. William is author of the book 90 Days to Success in Consulting. Contact William at wmcknight@mcknightcg.com.

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Recently in Success Category

At RFID World last week, Dr. Bill Colleran, President and CEO of Impinq, discussed “The 5 Success Factors for 2007 Item-Level RFID Deployments”.

1. Standards Compliance – Required for scalability, open-loop, multi-vendor; Gen 2 is the main standard; certifications can be found here
2. Performance – Good read reliability and throughput; tags with the same silicone can have different sensitivities
3. Flexibility – Reduced Deployment Cost with fewer vendors and a common infrastructure
4. Quality/Reliability – On the wafer, chips should be tested, calibrated and stored on the chip, baked at 250 degrees for 3 days, then retested; Impinq provides the wafer map to the customer
5. Delivery – Delivery of chips to customer is not to be taken or granted

I might add to that list Information – the ability to discern long-term trends from the data and affect the strategic business, as well as to take immediate, tactical business actions.

Dr. Colleran talked about the practical problems of “overlap” (multiple readers picking up a tag) and “non response” (no reader picking up a tag). Dr. Colleran also talked about the various antennae designs (banjo, jumping jack and propeller for cases&pallets and satellite, disc and button for items).

Technorati tags: RFID, Impinq, EPC

Posted April 4, 2007 7:22 PM
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