A part of the OpenWays Group, a new line of locks from Okidokeys enables consumers to manage access to all properties anytime using cell phones, smartphones and tags.
Along with broad-based use of encryption and biometric technologies, expect increased focus on securing enterprise BYOD programs and "bring your own security" trend.
Thirteen of the most-read stories from the past year include in-depth studies, reports, updates on cloud and POS technology and much more.
Gamification, mobile and digital currency, and smart CRM tech are a few of the trends shaping hospitality technology in 2014.
Hospitality Technology's annual POS Software Trends Report polls restaurant operators about the major business drivers influencing point of sale technology, and asks them about the functionality they'll be shopping for in their next POS upgrade. Plus the POS software vendor community reveals their 2014 plans. This year's results overwhelmingly indicate that restaurant operators and suppliers alike are focusing on mobile POS strategies, and are looking to add everything from mobile payment to tablet-based ordering to their repertoires.
HT dives deep into data with publication of the 4th Annual Lodging Technology Study and the Point of Sale Software Trends Report.
Advancements in point of sale technology are coming rapidly and restaurants are eager to take advantage of new capabilities. According to HT's Restaurant Technology Study, they earmark the largest portion of their IT budgets to POS. With so many new options, choosing the right solution and managing the rollout can be challenging. Heidi Nagy, general manager and Terry Connorton, business unit manager, for Spartan Computer Services, share insights into how to choose a POS provider and manage implementation
A Wendy's franchisee safeguards against data breaches with intelligent firewalls. Stacy Duncan, VP of IT for Davco Restaurants, offers best practices to sure up possible weak points in an operation's online infrastructure.
Annual study provides insights into the budgets, business objectives, and investment trends in hotel IT.
Headline makers from November encompass all areas of the point of sale, but mobility is driving the path to purchase.