Featured Hospitality Articles

  1. NRF Study Shows Change In Organized Retail Crime Concerns
    7/2/2014

    Organized retail crime (ORC) isn’t just a brick-and-mortar issue anymore. Nearly half of respondents say their online operations are affected by ORC, a study released last month reports.

  2. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — July 2, 2014
    7/2/2014

    A new report shows that distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks rose in Q1 of 2014.  Also, table turnover can be increased by up to 10 minutes per table using a new checkout app. A new display technology is also driving up average checks for Sonic, and technology can have an important impact on customer loyalty.

  3. Take A Look At The Mobile POS Big Picture
    6/27/2014

    Mobile point of sale (mPOS) continues to gain popularity, a trend that is a result of retailer efforts to drive sales through a more flexible merchant-customer transaction process. Mobile POS brings the transaction to customers, allowing them to make buying decisions at their own pace. The technology also reduces the need to queue up customers to check-out at a specific counter.

  4. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — June 25, 2014
    6/25/2014

    In the news this week, cybercriminals make a ransom demand for data stolen from Domino’s Pizza. Also in the news, a study shows limited-service restaurants will need technology to compete.

  5. Study: Poor Performance Will Result In Loss Of App Users
    6/23/2014

    Nearly 90 percent of people stop using apps due to poor performance, an AppDynamics App Attention Span Study reports. The research, conducted earlier this month, shows users’ attention spans shorten for poorly performing apps — an important discovery for businesses that rely on website or mobile apps.

  6. Hospitality Transitions To The 3rd Platform
    6/19/2014

    The International Data Corporation (IDC)’s predictions for 2014 were heavily influenced by the 3rd Platform, the industry's emerging platform for growth and innovation built on the technology pillars of mobile computing, cloud services, Big Data and analytics, and social networking.

  7. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs – June 18, 2014
    6/18/2014

    In the news this week, a new report examines the current state of mobile POS (point of sale) and provides important industry forecasts and estimates. Also, a new Hispanic consumer study demonstrates that familiarity leads to patronage among this sector.  And finally, a number of bars and restaurants have found that by keeping their customers’ mobile devices charged, they are increasing revenue at the till.

  8. Channel Leaders List The Top Hospitality Trends
    6/17/2014

    The hospitality industry is experiencing growth as the nation shows signs of economic recovery. Movement into the “third platform” with technology adoption including mobile, cloud computing, and Big Data, is part of this growth, and as a result there are increasing opportunities in the hospitality market for VARs and MSPs. In addition to their responses for our Business Solutions Partner Program Insider 2014, industry leaders had this to say when asked which are the most significant opportunities and trends in hospitality:

  9. Biggest VAR Mistake In The Hospitality Vertical: Ignoring The “Human Touch”
    6/13/2014

    IT has made deeper in-roads into the hospitality industry; however, solutions providers have made some miss-steps along the way.

  10. Good News For RetailNOW Registrants: Bouwer Is Back
    6/12/2014

    Tom Bouwer will be appearing on Wed., Aug. 6, at RSPA's RetailNOW 2014 in Orlando, FL. Bouwer will be conducting his exclusive workshop titled, “Get A Grip On Your Business: Are you running your business, or is your business running you?” This session is designed for business owners and is based on the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS).

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