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Convert Choice-Loving Consumers Into Loyal Guests

8/6/2014
The same digital technologies that enable freedom-of-choice can be used to build lucrative guest loyalty. NCR's Sherry Shirah, director of consumer engagement solutions, offers guidance into how the same technologies that empower consumers – mobile, social and location-based – can also help restaurants build loyalty. Sponsored.

Mobility & Stability Meet at the POS for Chop't

8/6/2014
The need for stability and an open architecture that allows integration with consumer-facing technologies drove Chop't Creative Salad Company to team with Future POS.  Since the implementation, Future POS has helped Chop't's 25 locations keep transactions rolling while reducing repair and maintenance expense. Sponsored.

Three Key Pieces to Data Security

8/6/2014
Privacy and security are hot issues these days, fueled by high-profile data breaches affecting companies like Target, and closer to home, Wyndham Worldwide. Hotels are seeking ways to bolster privacy policies with scanning and monitoring procedures. Technology plays a part, but can only be effective when coupled with rigorous training and transparent guest communication.

POS Integration Becoming a "Must-Have"

8/6/2014
From mobile payments and tablets, to real-time analytics and social loyalty, the technology wish list for many restaurant operators is expanding. However, without standards for creating open architecture between systems, integration is a challenge. HT talks to restaurant operators about how they’re expanding capabilities in a fragmented market.
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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