Using social media to drive business is no longer a new concept, but when it's used to generate buzz for a brand that hasn't even broken ground yet, that is truly forward-thinking. HT talks to Daniel Kim, founder of Red Mango USA, about how he envisioned a bold new future for frozen yogurt, not only through product development but by creating a digital culture that would appeal to the unique and devoted customers the company was cultivating through social media channels and loyalty programs.
Fortinet's Kevin Flynn talks about the impact that consumer mobile devices are having on networks, and it's not all about bandwidth. There's a growing security threat that the industry will have address. Flynn shares strategies that can provide secure networking for customers with simplified more affordable management for businesses.
With the ever-changing payment landscape, security is a top concern for hospitality operators. In an increasingly mobile culture there are more touchpoints than ever that need protection from data breaches. This report highlights several of the latest additions to the security landscape that run the gamut from wireless networks, tokenization, encryption, and PCI requirements.
In this annual round-up of new POS hardware, HT gathers details and tech specs on many of the latest releases to hit the market, from terminals and mobile tablets to printers and customer displays. New releases focus on compact, energy-efficient and durable design.
Point of sale headlines indicate that the mobile market is driving business, but challenges still exist.
The level of mPOS terminals to total POS terminals expected to reach 46% by 2017.
Restaurant execs at the Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Forum discuss key factors in extending the lifespan of equipment plus plans for next-gen POS rollouts.
New research reveals that widespread smartphone penetration is driving the POS to move to mobile.
Restaurants are beginning to embrace cloud-based point-of-sale as the available solutions catch up to the hype. HT talks to a mixture of operators about the benefits of going server-free, and takes a predictive look at what's next. Between the overall move to mobile POS, and the growing availability of all-in-one cloud solutions, many believe traditional POS terminals will eventually be eliminated.
MokiMobility and Revel Systems have launched an iPad point of sale that meets PCI guidelines.