Featured Hospitality Articles

  1. Top Challenges Facing The Retail IT Channel

    Resellers are always interested in what one another are doing. That’s one of the reasons our feature articles and case studies are so popular. It’s also a reason why the networking portion of industry events is found to be so valuable. At RSPA INSPIRE earlier this year, attendees broke up into groups to share information on challenges and changes facing the market. I was glancing through my notes from that session and thought the information would be interesting to those not in the room.

  2. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — March 10, 2014

    An article in Nation’s Restaurant News points out when placing POS systems in restaurants it’s just as important to consider durability in these demanding environments as it is to consider functionality.  Also in the news, a study shows mobile wallet adoption is slow, but growing, and hotel CEOs share how technology is used — and will be used — in their industry. 

  3. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — March 4, 2014

    This week’s restaurant and hospitality news for VARs is loaded with information on mobility. Whether talking specifically about loyalty, social media, mobile advertisements, or payments, it’s clear why “mobile” remains such a hot-button topic in the IT world.

  4. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — February 26, 2014

    In the news, one survey shows more than half of consumers have used mobile payments — and would likely do so again, and a second survey reveals loyalty programs influence increased restaurant visits.  Also, smaller pizza chains and independents might suffer from lack of online ordering capabilities, and restaurants’ websites are evolving into online storefronts.

  5. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — February 17, 2014

    In the news this week, experts say the EMV transition will provide for both chip and PIN and NFC technology. Also, research shows the retail industry is behind in cybersecurity spending, and half of all restaurants are seeking customer-facing technology.

  6. How The Back Side Of A Terminal Can Increase The Value Of Your Reseller Business

    The back of a POS terminal, often the customer-facing side, is space that could be used for a digital messaging. Local businesses or event organizers might consider customers waiting in line at that store to be the right audience for digital ads — and this could result in revenue that helps your client offset the cost of the POS system, as well as recurring revenue for you.

  7. Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From January 2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Point of Sale and Payment Processing news, POS-X rebrands, Wincor Nixdorf offers a mobile POS solution, Archelon has a new iPad enclosure design, and HP expands its digital signage display line. Also, Datalogic presents a new mobile computer, Honeywell introduces a new scanning and payment accessory for iPad mini, Toshiba announces the TCxFlight Mobile Solution, Mercury offers a mobile- and social-powered gift card, and Epson partners with Marlin Business Services to offer financing.

  8. Quick Tips For Your As-A-Service Transition

    Many break-fix VARs tell me that they believe the as-a-Service model and more recurring revenue would be good for the health of their business, but they don’t know how to get started. Reading articles about established managed services providers can be overwhelming. We don’t assume the transition from break-fix is easy, but we do think it’s necessary, and so we strive to give you as much actionable information as possible on the subject.

  9. What I Learned At RSPA INSPIRE 2014

    This morning I had a chance to browse through some of my notes from last week's RSPA INSPIRE. This event is always good for providing plenty of nuggets of wisdom, and business and personal takeaways. On my list this year: the need for industry benchmarking, the value of peer groups, leadership lessons, and more.

  10. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — February 10, 2014

    In the news, hospitality industry websites lead in mobile-friendliness. Also, luxury hotel chains are considering free Wi-Fi for guests, and not all loyalty programs are paying off for restaurants.

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