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POS: To Tablet or Not to Tablet?

4/8/2014
The director of IT for Benchmarc Restaurants offers his insights on how to decide if a tablet-based point of sale is right for your restaurant and identifies key considerations.

Cosi Redesigns Loyalty Program to Attract Millennials

4/8/2014
When it became evident that Cosi's loyalty strategy had become less relevant to its customers, the eatery sought the help of Paytronix to revitalize the system and engage a younger demographic. The a POS-integrated solution has provided Cosi with the perfect fit for rewards, messaging and more, enabling management to have a better and more complete picture of what customers want in order to drive business.

Technology for "Smart" Bartenders

4/8/2014
In the near-distant past, bar operators were shaking kegs to see how much beer was left and high-end restaurants were printing and reprinting heavy, multi-page wine lists to provide to their patrons. Now bar operators are employing the latest technologies to create consistency for customers and control inventory for a better bottom line.

The Cloud Decision Point

4/8/2014
Two years ago, Interstate Hotels & Resorts was at a crossroads. Facing aging storage servers and the high costs associated with maintaining legacy systems, the company decided to move its infrastructure to the cloud. Today, CIO Jim Lamb is reporting that the wide-spread transformation is paying back in both financial savings and operational benefits, chief among them mobile access to the company’s business intelligence system. In this exclusive interview, Lamb offers insight into Interstate’s infrastructure transformation, plus tips for selecting and working with cloud-based technology suppliers.

2014 Hotel Connectivity Showcase

4/8/2014
According to Hospitality Technology's 2014 Lodging Technology Study, more than two-thirds of hotels are planning to upgrade their networks in the year ahead. From meeting guests' bandwidth demands to installing IP-based operational systems, hotel connectivity is a top priority. Here HT magazine showcases two solution providers – Sonifi and INNCOM by Honeywell – that are focused on helping hotels leverage their networks for maximum investment. (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.

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2014 Restaurant Executive Summit
2015 Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference