For some small and mid-sized operators, marketing their association with an up-and-coming mobile payment brand lends a cool factor and helps them attract new customers. That means the IT and finance folks seeking to build a roadmap for payment must invite marketing to the table, with the goal of building a comprehensive, integrated approach that solves each group's goals. As cloud competes with NFC and EMV looms, these 10 self-assessment questions will help create a mobile payment strategy.
In this annual study, HT reveals the latest technology trends that are influencing the food service industry as a whole. The report covers a comprehensive range of topics including: budgets, business health and metrics; investment strategies; top IT department challenges; mobile and social initiatives and plans; POS; payment security and more. The survey's findings show how the industry as a whole is under pressure to enhance the customer experience on the front-end, while still increasing efficiency in the back-of-house.
MasterCard and Prime Research launch first social media study tracking voice of consumer.
Industry experts to discuss the future of payments at the 2013 MURTEC.
A new merchant education tool is aimed at driving demand for secure mobile payment acceptance options.
With Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) emerging as an option for mobile workplaces, the hospitality space today is facing a rash of security risks. VP of technology for Stout Street Hospitality, Jeffrey Stephen Parker, offers some best practices for operators looking to implement a BYOD policy.
HT's Editorial Advisory Board, comprised of hospitality executives from a diverse mix of industry segments, offers their insights into what challenges and opportunities are emerging in technology for 2013.
ABI Research reveals that 45 million Windows Phone and 20 million BlackBerry 10 smartphones in active use at year-end; enough to keep developers interested.
IT Industry Outlook report from CompTIA reveals that cloud, big data and mobility are top of tech wish lists, but are countered by economic concerns.
New integrated application allows small to mid-sized businesses to sign-up for website, shopping cart and payment acceptance all at once.