Featured Hospitality Articles

  1. First Data Symposium Focuses On Cybersecurity
    3/19/2014

    Security experts were among the panelists at First Data’s Cyber Security Symposium “Commerce in the Crosshairs: Solutions to the Growing Threat.” The symposium, held in New York on March 18, was First Data’s first event on the topic. The first panel of the day featured John Watters, CEO of iSIGHT Partners, and Art Coviello, executive chairman of RSA Security.

  2. Big Moves At RSPA
    3/19/2014

    Pretty big news in the retail IT world today. I awoke to a press release stating that the RSPA has hired its new CEO and president, Ms. Kelly Funk.

    While Funk is not from the retail industry, she has association experience with the Alzheimer’s Association and has held positions with Genworth and GE Financial. Additionally, she also holds a Masters degree in Leadership from Georgetown University. 

  3. Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From February 2014
    3/18/2014

    This month in Point of Sale and Payment Processing news, StrandVision introduces new digital display options, CRS announces a new impact printer, BlueStar enters a distribution agreement with PioneerPOS, UP Solution launches free tablet-based POS for restaurants, Adelo releases POS software for iPad, and POS Lavu redesigns the reporting process for its iPad POS and announces a partnership with Ingram Micro.

  4. Trace3 Plays Matchmaker For CIOs, VCs, And New Technologies
    3/17/2014

    Red Robin CIO And 2014 Outlier Award Winner Chris Laping Explains How The Program Helps CIOs Find New Ideas To Integrate Into Their Businesses.

  5. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — March 17, 2014
    3/17/2014

    An article this week gives an example of a digital signage application for hotel swimming pools. Also in the news, a growing number of quick service restaurants are accepting bitcoins, and m-commerce is expected to grow to $626 billion in 2018.

  6. Top Challenges Facing The Retail IT Channel
    3/17/2014

    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.

  7. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — March 10, 2014
    3/10/2014

    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. 

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

    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.

  9. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — February 26, 2014
    2/26/2014

    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.

  10. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — February 17, 2014
    2/17/2014

    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.

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