These slides are from a webcast originally presented by VDC Research on 1/20/2010. 2009 was a challenging year for barcode suppliers. And while the RFID segment did not experience negative growth, it did contract. Many deploying enterprises cut their budgets, planned projects were placed on hold, and pilot projects didn’t progress to full scale deployments. The good news is that VDC’s most recent data suggests that this is changing. Many suppliers are seeing their opportunity pipelines rebound and are anxiously awaiting a gradual return to growth in 2010. In this webcast, we discuss the opportunities and challenges facing barcode and RFID equipment providers in 2010.