Ashburn, VA (PressExposure) June 10, 2011 -- ODIN, the world leader in RFID software and solutions, has sponsored a free new eBook Barcode Based Asset Tracking is for Losers! valued at $9.99 for no-charge at [http://bit.ly/RFIDeBook1] . The RFID eBook suggests that many asset managers are acting as "losers" because their inventory tracking systems are slow and inaccurate causing them to lose valuable time, lose money and, in the case of a failed audit, lose their job.
Barcode Based Asset Tracking is for Losers! is written by Patrick J. Sweeney II. Sweeney uses the same engaging and entertaining style that made his first book, RFID for Dummies, such a success. His thesis is that an automated solution based on 21st century technology, specifically RFID tracking technology, is the only way to track key assets in the IT field. It goes into further detail by showing the plausibility of launching an RFID IT Asset Tracking Program. ODIN, the original vendor neutral RFID company, supported this effort and is offering the book at no charge as part of their continued mission to engage, educate, and take the confusion out of RFID for the public. This eBook shows end-users how to set up and deploy their own RFID network, understand the pitfalls, and get the most from an RFID investment.
"The RFID industry has changed so much in the past 18 months that end-users are clamoring for trusted information. Our job is to provide the latest data." Sweeney commented, "Dummies is now five years old and some of the information is two or three generations old. I'm committed to updating information via the eBook format as often as I think it is required. This is the start."
Sweeney begins Barcode Based Asset Tracking is for Losers! by respecting and saving the reader's time, just as RFID technology does. He suggests guidelines for the size of companies that would benefit from implementing RFID asset tracking, as well as rough RFID cost estimates. If these estimates scare you, he urges you to not continue due to the scale of your company. If, however, you are a larger company or government agency, with more assets to track he recommends an RFID Proof of Concept (POC).
In the POC, Sweeney outlines five steps to execute to see if RFID technology will add value to your company. He estimates the POC to be around $25,000 and to take about a month. Once completed, however, the data will give you a better idea of the benefits of RFID technology in comparison to the old bar code method and your potential savings. He continues by giving tips on building a business case and developing an objective return on investment (ROI) analysis. Lastly in the analysis section, Sweeney supplies realistic estimates of the total costs of implementing a 99.9% accurate RFID IT Asset tracking system.
Barcode Based Asset Tracking is for Losers! continues with the history and development of RFID technology from 2003 to the present. Sweeney discusses cases where the technology was misapplied and further analyzes the mistakes the industry made and how it has refocused since then. He goes on to discuss successful implementations and even supplies a video demonstrating the success of an asset tracking solution as someone tries to steal a laptop. Sweeney paints a picture of what successful use of RFID looks like and how one can achieve it with RFID.
You can download the RFID eBook Barcode Based Asset Tracking is for Losers! at no charge on the ODIN Website.