| In This Issue|
| Magazine Sections|
|POS Software Trends 2012|
Author: Abigail A. Lorden, Editor-in-Chief/Tammy Mastroberte, Contributing Editor
HT covers all things relevant to your POS in 2012. Leading point-of-sale software developers recap the advancements they've made to their platforms this year, and share their innovation plans for 2012. Plus, HT reveals the results of the POS Reader Survey for must-have features.
|Watching Mobile Wallet this Holiday Season|
Author: Abigail A. Lorden, Editor-in-Chief
Mobile technology has shaped the consumer shopping and dining experience. With many top brands now testing out mobile wallet, by this time next year the POS may be redefined even more.
|Hotels Tap Tech for Loss Prevention |
Author: Lin Grensing-Pophal, Contributing Editor
Hotels are finding new and innovative ways to prevent loss: from RFID tagging to inventory management; from room locking technology to surveillance solutions, hotels tap tech to protect not only their assets, but also their guests.
|Integration Update 2011: Slow but Steady|
Author: Lisa Terry, Contributing Editor
HT takes an inside glimpse at the realities of hotel system integration, including vendors' top challenges, cloud computing and much more.
|Nordic Choice Puts Guestroom Access on Mobile Phones|
Author: Thomas Westergaard, SVP Comfort Hotels, Nordic Choice Hotels
Oslo hotel is the first in the Choice network to enable guestroom lock access via any mobile phone, regardless of model or carrier.
|Could QR Codes be the New Comment Card?|
Author: Cihan Cobanoglu, Ph.D., CHTP
You are eager to provide a service; some quests are equally willing to give feedback. Prompt guests to provide feedback through QR codes for higher response rates.
|Tips for Choosing a Social Media Monitoring Tool|
Author: Bill Freeman, Founder FreemanGroup
Third-party providers will promise to safeguard your brand, but you should ask the right questions before agreeing to sign on the dotted line.
|2011 Labor Technology Showcase |
HT provides an overview of leading technologies that help hotels and restaurants to maximize employee satisfaction, and increase business efficiency.
|2012 Lodging Technology Study|
HT's annual Lodging Technology Study covers trends, challenges, and priorities across a range of topics, including budgets and business drivers, in-room tech priorities, property management and back-of-house, and front-of-house tech.