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Restaurants Make the Move to Tableside POS

5/6/2014
According to HT's 2014 Restaurant Technology Study, tableside ordering and payment devices are the single largest growth area in full service restaurants, with a third of respondents planning a rollout by the end of next year. Vendors are rolling out new solutions — including those that are mounted at the table and those that servers carry — that allow for mobile payment, faster table turns, upselling and more. Restaurant operators are turning towards tableside devices to incorporate payment functionality while enjoying longer battery life, upselling and more.

Q&A: Hotel System Integration

5/6/2014
Combining property management with other management systems is a necessary next-step for hoteliers to achieve the level of operational efficiency and data control they are seeking. In a roundtable Q&A, HT reached out to several industry executives to find out where the industry stands on system-wide integration.

2014 Security Showcase

5/6/2014
HT is putting the focus on security solutions for the hotel and restaurant industries in this special showcase. This report covers a variety of security-related technology solutions, highlighting the features and functionality of each one a reader-friendly format. These comprehensive solutions offer achievable ways to bolster datasecurity in hotels and restaurants. (Sponsored)

MURTEC 2014 Recap: Restaurants on Road to 3.0 Innovation

5/6/2014
The 19th annual MURTEC boasted a record number of 630+ food service and technology executives on site to meet for three days of valuable networking and idea sharing. This year's program was built around the 3.0 concept: "Restaurants 3.0: Keeping Pace with Rapid Innovation." Here HT recaps just a few of the many highlights from MURTEC 2014.

How Wings, Beer, Sports & a Tablet are Paying Off for Buffalo Wild Wings

5/6/2014
By the end of 2015, order-and-pay tablets are being mounted at the table, and check settlement for all purchases will be integrated into a single transaction at all of Buffalo Wild Wings' 1,010+ locations. HT talks to Karen Bird, VP of IT, about the project, as well as evolving mobile trends in restaurant technology.

5 Ways to Make Workforce Tech Work for You

5/6/2014
It's no mystery that in the hospitality industry, having a reliable staff that provides excellent customer service is essential for success. With payroll and benefits often being one of largest expenses for a hotel or restaurant, operators want to make sure that they are getting a good return on human resource investments. Here are five ways that a workforce management system can help owners and operators make effective staffing decisions while keeping costs under control.

CMOs Occupy a Seat at Tech Buying Table

5/6/2014
In business there is now a clear realization that customer engagement,loyalty and innovation are intertwined and Influence over technology spending is transitioning rapidly from the CIO to the CMO. Dean Houden, CMO for TASK, talks about the role that marketing executives are playing in IT decisions. (Sponsored)
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2014 Customer Engagement Technology Study

8/6/2014
Today's consumer has become dependent on technology to communicate and the hospitality industry has found itself forced to adapt to these increasing demands for constant and customized interaction. They're accustomed to a digital lifestyle — always connected to family, friends, work, and a world full of information. For the third year, Hospitality Technology (HT) has partnered with leading Universities to produce the Customer Engagement Technology Study. Through surveying hotel and restaurant executives, HT is able to chronicle the trends associated with customer engagement technologies (CETs) — including installation rates and the nuances of their use — to help hospitality providers make smart technology choices. The results of this research are segmented into two distinct reports for the hotel and restaurant industries. The analysis includes current installation rates (2014) and compares them to 2013 rates to show year-over-year growth. Additional insights include: implementation plans for 2015; contextual details on CETs, for example, what features are available on their mobile websites and mobile apps, how they're managing social media, and how they measure the return on their investments.

LIVE EVENTS

2014 Restaurant Executive Summit
2015 Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference