Newsletter | June 18, 2014

06.18.14 -- 10 Things Big Data And Analytics Can Do For The Hospitality Industry

Business Solutions

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Get The Answers To All Your Nagging Retail IT Questions
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief June is just around the corner and summer will quickly be upon us. While August — and RSPA RetailNOW — might feel far away, the reality is that it will be here before you know it. It's with that in mind that I wanted to get to you now about this great event and plant some seeds. It's self-reflection time.
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Featured Articles
Create Multiple Technology Touch Points To Differentiate Your Offerings
Creating an integrated stack of technology and service offerings is proving to be an effective route to greater stickiness for VARs in today’s market.
ERP, WFM, And Time Clocks: Critical Integration
By Larry Dawson
Retailers are increasingly searching for single platform applications that incorporate their enterprise resource planning (ERP) and human capital management (HCM) requirements into a unified environment.
Ways Mobile Cash Drawer Solutions — And The VARs Who Sell Them — Can Enhance Security
By Stephen Bergeron
Mobility and thin client applications are finding their way into the retail environment. APG’s Ethernet and Bluetooth interfaces promote these environments by allowing the drawer to be located in any convenient location with easy access from the mobile devices.
How Healthcare Is Leveraging Data Capture And Tracking Technologies
By Megan Williams, contributing writer
You might be familiar with data analytics applications in healthcare, specifically the use of EHRs to track patient populations, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Survey Shows Workflow Process Solutions Focus Of Field Service Businesses
By Cheryl Knight, contributing writer
A survey by Honeywell and The Service Council (TSC) shows while 75 percent of 260 decision makers in field services companies surveyed have conducted a review of their processes in the past 12 months, 25 percent have not.
4 Considerations For Developing Your EMV Transition Strategy
By Roy Bricker
As VARs and ISVs work with their clients on solutions to transition to systems ready for EMV — a global standard for authenticating debit and credit card transactions — there are four important things to consider.
10 Things Big Data And Analytics Can Do For The Hospitality Industry
By Tess Rex
Traditionally, data and hospitality would not be mentioned together as complementary topics. In fact, the hospitality industry is notorious for lagging behind other sectors when it comes to adopting technology and evolution driven by data.
The Top 5 Alternative Methods VARs Should Keep An Eye On
By Russ Harty
Which solutions should VARs recommend to their customers? What benefits does each provide? While some new payment options hold definitive value for businesses today, others merit a wait-and-see approach.
Bridging The Last Mile For Mobile Payments
Mobile payments show great promise, but nearly a decade after being introduced, consumers have displayed very little adoption and merchants have realized little profitability.
The Top 4 Reasons To Wait On 4K Video
By Joel White
Our industry’s seemingly insatiable appetite for more and more resolution has now produced a wave of interest in 4K cameras that promise exceptional clarity and sharpness, akin to the big screen, Ultra HD television sets found in consumer electronics stores and an increasing number of North American homes.
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Channel Transitions, powered by Business Solutions Magazine, is a one-day education and networking conference designed to help VAR/MSP executives learn how to best implement and manage the "as a Service" model. The event will feature real-world, nuts-and-bolts, headaches-and-heartaches discussions and success stories on the transition.
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