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High-End Wintel-Based Rackmount Servers - The Big Get Bigger
A market analysis of Wintel-based rackmount servers: who are the key players, why they'll stay that way, their strengths, why a customer would want one, and

high end servers  make inroads in the high end, and the Netfinity 7000 M10 has won numerous magazine and show awards, as well as performing extremely well in various benchmark tests. However, IBM presently lacks a 4P/4U server to compete with Compaq and Dell. Market Losers Due to the consolidation taking place in the Intel-based server industry - the big four are controlling an increasingly greater percentage of sales volume (~75% in June '99 vs. 66% in 1998 vs. 58% in 1997) [Source:IDC]. In this marketplace, the also-ran

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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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