RFID Based IT Asset Tracking: Options for South Australia Water

IBIMA Business Review

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A. Haider

School of Computer and Information Science, University of South Australia,

Volume 2009(2009), Article ID 183628, IBIMA Business Review, 1-8 pages, DOI:

Received date : ; Accepted date : ; Published date : 16 July 2009


Adoption of RFID technology in Australia is only recently escalating, due mainly to the new standards that have emerged which have more acceptance as opposed to the previous ones which were application specific and had narrow usability. This paper provides an application of RFID technology in tracking IT assets of a large size organisation in Australia.  RFID technology is often touted as a global technology; however, each geographic location operates on specified frequency spectrum and on top of this there are legislations governing the use of this technology. The paper provides use cases based on different technological options permissible in Australian paradigm. These use cases illustrate different ways RFID could be implemented in different settings. The paper thus provides better understanding of the benefits of RFID adoption and for making decisions in RFID investment and adoption to create value for the business.

Keywords: RFID, item tracking, security, integration.