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A Portrait of the Indian Enterprise Software User
Like many markets recovering from global economic turmoil, the enterprise software market has experienced a slew of company expansion and consolidation ventures

evaluating verbs  that are researching and evaluating enterprise software. The graphic below represents data from the last two years. Figure 1. Top 10 industries represented by Indian users evaluating enterprise software in TEC Advisor (as a percentage of all users) “Computer, IT, and Software” includes computer and parts manufacturers, software companies, and developers, as well as IT services and consulting firms. It’s important to note that many of these companies also serve other industries outlined in Figure 1,

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.  

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