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Hewlett Packard Makes Multiple Moves in Middleware
In recent days, Hewlett Packard has announced agreements for strategic alliances, technology licensing, and/or joint product development of middleware products

middleware vendors  other vendors, the HP Middleware Division has been moving to the forefront of Hewlett Packard's strategic initiatives. HP has obviously realized that the concept of an application server is becoming more accepted by customers, and has taken an increasingly critical place in corporate web initiatives. Hewlett Packard is obviously a major force in the IT world. If it chooses to compete head-to-head with initiatives from iPlanet (a Sun/Netscape alliance), BEA Systems , IBM , and others, it is only a

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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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