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BandL | 14 Apr 2010 | 0 comments

When mulling over a data center asset management system that uses RFID technology, one of the first things to consider is what flavor of tag to use. The technology underpinning both active and passive tags has advanced significantly in recent times and sussing out the capabilities of each tag type will help you pick the one that's right for you.

Active tags have a power supply so their signals are stronger than their passive cousin's. It also means they're constantly emitting a signal. That makes them easier to find than passive tags which must be in close proximity to an RFID reader before revealing their presence.

Moreover, because an active tag's signal is stronger, it can often surmount any local electromagnetic interference that would mask the signal from a passive tag. Because of that, any tagging projects that involved metal required the use of active tags. That...

BandL | 07 Apr 2010 | 0 comments

Wherever you turn in the tech space these days it seems that you can't escape the cloud. The idea that the burden information technology has imposed on businesses for years can be sloughed off to some magic realm where a tech genie does one's bidding on demand has a powerful attraction for organizations that feel like hamsters in a run-about cage trying to keep pace with the demands on their IT departments. But in this era of compliance and litigation, the cloud's allure can be a Siren's song.

For example, when a business loads its data into the cloud, it could reside anywhere—in another state or another country. If that business becomes embroiled in a lawsuit and needs to access that data to comply with an electronic discovery order, will the laws in the location where its data is located interfere with compliance?

How about data integrity? Is the business's data comingled with other people's data in the cloud. If it is, what legal...