CURRENT ISSUE

September 2007


Cover Story:

Billions of Chickens Sold

09/01/2007
ABIGAIL A. LORDEN

Outsourced IT, global growth and a franchising strategy pave the way.

Platforms:

Go Big Green

09/01/2007
Abagail A. Lorden

Not since April 22, 1970, when 20 million Americans took to the streets to protest for a cleaner environment has "going green" be so en vogue.

Front Burner:

Get Educated on PCI Compliance

09/01/2007

The Retail Solutions Providers Association has released an educational video, Are you at Risk?

Hyatt Gets e-Procurement

09/01/2007

The Global Hyatt Corporation selects a new e-Procurement solution provided by Birch Street Systems to streamline its purchasing processes for all Hyatt properties worldwide.

Report Reveals Loyalty Program Best Practices

09/01/2007

Loyalty programs are at a crossroads, according to a research report, Getting Loyalty Programs Back to Loyalty, published by the newly-formed research company Retail Systems Research (RSR).

On Property:

Wireless Access Everywhere

09/01/2007
George Koroneos Contributing Edi tor

Hotels expand the reach of high speed Internet, overcoming old challenges and putting the technology to new use

Service Systems:

Restaurant Communications

09/01/2007
Vicki Powers, Contributing Editor

From wrist pagers to table management, innovations in communication are helping operators speed service and satisfy guests.

In-Room Advantage:

Digital Deadline

09/01/2007
Nicole Marie Richardson, Contributing Editor

The hotel industry prepares for the switch to an all-digital television

Intelligent Biz:

Significant Exception

09/01/2007
William Atkinson, Contributing Editor

Restaurants use exception-based reporting tools to manage cash flow, reduce food costs and streamline labor

Killer Apps:

Keeping Food Fresh

09/01/2007
James Allard

RFID Tracks Sushi Food Quality and Orders

Last Words:

Wireless Security

09/01/2007
Cihan Cobanoglu

New standards boost encryption, but hospitality organizations must use additional tools to guard against liability

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