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March 20, 2013
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  Hospitality Risk Management 
  • Security is a top priority for hoteliers
    With many guests now traveling with high-value items such as laptops and mobile phones, guest security has become a top priority for many hoteliers. Dave Jones of TillSecure says modern radio-frequency identification locking systems for guest rooms heighten security and inspire guest confidence, while biometric locks are ideal for offices, back-of-house and wine stores. (U.K.) (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Kana Hotel Group updating locks to boost guest security
    The Kana Hotel Group is boosting guest security at 30 of its properties by upgrading its magnetic stripe locks to new ILCO 790 radio-frequency identification locks. RFID technology is cost-effective and key cards cannot be erased by cellphones or other magnetic objects often carried by guests. Hospitality Technology (3/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Automation is the next step in hospitality evolution
    The concept of hospitality has evolved as technology has changed. Now the industry is experiencing another shift into an automated guest experience. "Maybe a live concierge will still be around, though the times also have changed that position; for now even the concierge has and uses a tablet to better service and provide what guests want," writes hotel industry veteran Alan Campbell. (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail Risk Management 
  • New security packaging system promises greater theft protection
    Packaging company MeadWestvaco and retail security tech company ProTeqt Technologies are testing a new system called Intercept that would give shoppers more freedom to pick up and study products while deterring theft with a locking system to deactivate the product throughout the supply chain and a POS protocol to unlock the product once a sale is made. "The retailer doesn't need to apply any alarms [to the product] or wrap anything around it or lock it into a cabinet," said MeadWestvaco director David Miller. STORES magazine (3/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Innovation & Developments 
  • Chicago hotel gets high-tech makeover
    The Hyatt Regency Chicago will unveil a $168 million renovation next month that's aimed at turning the chain's largest property into the most tech-savvy hotel in the world, the company says. The hotel will boast iPad and kiosk check-in options, high-tech security tools and more than 800 wireless access points. CPA Practice Advisor online (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hotel tech executives talk challenges, innovation
    Hotel chief information officers and chief technology officers discussed their challenges recently at the Hotel Technology Next Generation's annual North America conference. Peter Engel, chief technology officer for Marcus Hotels & Resorts, said more after-purchase support from vendors would be beneficial so hotels can better understand the systems they use. Other issues that executives face include whether to use cloud services and how to deal with security and government regulations. (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business Operations & Strategy 
  • How to re-spark inspiration during small-business setbacks
    Setbacks are a natural part of running any small business, and the key is to rekindle your motivation when times feel low, writes Lee Polevoi for the Intuit Small Business Blog. Polevoi offers seven motivational tips to use when you need new inspiration, including revisiting your initial spark, making new goals, acknowledging your successes, finding inspiration in others, cutting out negative thinking and talking, changing up your routine and considering taking a little bit of time off to recharge. Intuit Small Business Blog (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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