As buzz words go, "innovation," has racked up serious mileage in the information technology industry. The word appears on nearly every industry conference agenda in 2008 (HT owns up to its share) and continues to be a prime directive for many top IT leaders. But beneath all the next-gen talk and the innovation task forces, successful innovation in the quick-service industry requires a dedicated focus on three things: accuracy, speed and simplicity.
In the summer 2003, American Express aired a commercial with celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito purporting that "nine out of 10 restaurants fail in the first year."
Are you in the market for a new point of sale system? A sneak peek at Hospitality Technology's 10th annual Restaurant Technology Study tells us that one in five restaurant operators will look to replace their POS system within the next 12 to 24 months, with a keen eye to systems that can offer accounting and financial solutions, labor management, and business intelligence capabilities.
Information has become the essential ingredient to success in the increasingly cutthroat hospitality industry. However, actionable data cannot be properly amassed - let alone leveraged - without the implementation of sophisticated business intelligence systems that enable enterprise-wide data gathering, storage, analysis and communication.
In a country where four out of five hotels are independent, DerbySoft's broad portfolio helps Booking.com make significant inroads
International Dairy Queen Canada installs spending, inventory management solutions to bring greater value to franchisees
Danubius to deploy the technology to its central and eastern European portfolio through 2009
Fourth annual conference highlights cooperation, collaboration by industry groups and vendors toward open standards.
Mintek mobile solution streamlines maintenance operations at geographically diverse properties
Newest Strip hotel in nearly three years likes scalability and enterprise and Web capabilites