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Tuesday August 5, 2014 -- Published twice monthly.
 
Entrepreneurs Dog is Good and P.L.A.Y. take a Bite Out of the Pet Market
By Ann Grackin Tuesday August 5, 2014
NetSuite enables young retailers and wholesalers to make a big impact in their markets. [ Read: Entrepreneurs Dog is Good and P.L.A.Y. take a Bite Out of the Pet Market ]
Zara/Inditex Going Big With RFID
By Bill McBeath Tuesday August 5, 2014
The announcement that Inditex will roll out Tyco’s RFID solution across all of their Zara stores and eventually across all of Inditex’s other chains is a major validation of Tyco’s RFID strategy and deployment capabilities. [ Read: Zara/Inditex Going Big With RFID ]

Who Owns the Supply Chain Market?
By Ann Grackin Tuesday August 5, 2014
M&As, recent funding, and outright acquisitions make the supply chain market an interesting place to be. But unlike ERP, there are more public companies and still plenty of startups in supply chain. These are signs of innovation as well as future demand.
[ Read: Who Owns the Supply Chain Market? ]

Comparing the Economics of Fixed vs. Handheld RFID Reader Options
By Scot Stelter Tuesday August 5, 2014
By improving inventory accuracy, handheld-based RFID leads to significant revenue uplift for apparel retailers. However, fixed infrastructure solutions in development now promise added benefits for retailers, including predictive assessment of merchandising decisions, better customer service and more effective omni-channel implementations.
[ Read: Comparing the Economics of Fixed vs. Handheld RFID Reader Options ]

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Technology
PTC Continues to Strive for World Domination of the IoT with Axeda Acquisition
Recent ThingWorx acquisition with Axeda and investment in headcount and technology can make the Smart World a bit smarter.
Tuesday August 5, 2014   -   Read: PTC Continues to Strive for World Domination of the IoT with Axeda Acquisition


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