| In This Issue|
| Magazine Sections|
|The New Service Frontier|
Author: Reid Paul Editor-in-Chief
The state of the online restaurant industry
|I Smell a Rat|
Author: Reid A. Paul Editor-in-Chief
I smell a rat. I can't help it, I do.
|GPS-Enabled Phone By Request|
In an effort to push online reservations, during July Wyndham Hotels and Resorts offered free Motorola i836 walkie-talkie GPS-enabled cell phone to guests that booked online provided they activated a new line of service on the selected rate plan and commit to a two-year service agreement with Sprint Nextel.
|Research: July 2006|
U.S. consumers are largely satisfied with making travel plans online, but fewer are using the Internet to meet their travel needs than two years ago
|Ruby Tuesday Secures Guest Data|
Guests have always visited Ruby Tuesday for its food and hospitality, and now the company is providing data security for its guests as well.
|McDonald's Partners With Microsoft for Global POS |
McDonald's will now be using Microsoft Windows XP Embedded as the foundation for its new point-of-sale (POS) platform.
|Integrating Next Generation Technologies |
Author: Nicole Marie Richardson Contributing Editor
Hotel Technology Forum panel discusses emerging integration challenges
|Wising Up to Business Intelligence |
Author: Lisa Terry Contributing Editor
The right data, in the right amount, in the right place, at the right time may well be the new mantra for hospitality organizations using business intelligence (BI) tools to gain insight into their businesses.
|Wi-Fi Now, WiMAX Later|
Author: Ed Rubinstein Contributing Editor
Long-distance networks may change the shape of wireless Internet access
|The Wal-Mart Effect|
Author: Greg Buzek
If you're not worried worry about the retail giant, maybe you should be.