PAST ISSUE

January-February 2005


Cover Story:

Global Positioning

01/01/2005
Reid A. Paul, Editor-in-Chief

Hyatt International puts IT to work in its new global strategy The strategy is to create a unified platform for Hyatt in one organizational structure.

Platforms:

Disaster Recovery Redux

01/01/2005
Reid A. Paul, Editor-in-Chief

Two thousand and four was another hard year for travel and tourism.

Front Burner:

Metromedia Plugs In to Broadband VPN

01/01/2005

Metromedia Restaurant Group is current rolling out a new virtual private network (VPN) to its 315 company-owned Bennigan's, Steak and Ale, and Ponderosa Steakhouse restaurants, replacing the dial-up system currently in use.

Research Report

01/01/2005

According to "De-Mystifying Distribution" a study produced by HSMAI (Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International), hotel companies need to develop a comprehensive strategy for online distribution, and quick.

Test Kitchen: January 2005

01/01/2005

Tablet PCs have been the "next big thing" in computing.

On Property:

At Your Service

01/08/2005
Mary Carlin Contributing Editor

At Caesars Lake Tahoe, owned by Caesars Entertainment, gaming is no longer the key reason to visit. Sightseeing is now number one, according to exit interviews and guest surveys.

Point of Service:

Point of Return

01/01/2005
Lisa Terry, Contributing Editor

Restaurants balance form and function to get the right return on their POS systems

Speed Solutions:

The Price Is Right

01/01/2005
Nicole Marie Richardson, Contributing Editor

Hotels and restaurants may not agree on price, but they do agree that HSIA is worth every penny

Killer Apps:

Influencing Value-Added IT

01/08/2005
Luke Mellors Guest Contributor

Transforming IT from a burden to a boon for hotels

Vantage Point:

Making IT Matter

01/01/2005
Gabe Piccoli, Guest Contributor

IT can be strategic when used appropriately

Three S's:

Fast. Fresh. Connected.

01/01/2005
Reid A. Paul, Editor-in-Chief

Hospitality Technology quizzes VP IT Floyd Goldberg about Fazoli's VSAT satellite roll out

Feature Stories:

Will QSRs Kill the Cash Cow?

01/01/2005
George Koroneos, Contributing Editor

More and more restaurants are embracing high-speed connections for fast credit and better service

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