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November 21, 2012
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The Key To Positive Cash Flow
Every business is cyclical with cash flow ups and downs. The key is to find a way to keep the cash coming in as predictably as possible. Seem impossible? Well it's not. There are systems and processes that make it easier to collect the cash you've earned so your small business can grow. Learn how these small-business owners set up their businesses for success.

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Time and Attendance: The Core of Managing and Measuring Your Workforce
Based on data from Brandon Hall Group's 2014 Workforce Management Study, this paper explores the evolution of time and attendance, the impact of automation and integration, and the key role time and attendance solutions play in managing and measuring today's workforce. Read the Paper and Learn More

  Hospitality Trends and Technology 
  • Holiday travel deals abound
    Hotels and online travel agencies are kicking off the holiday season before you can enjoy turkey with early-bird specials in addition to Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. "Prices in the hotel industry move all the time, so, yes, this is a good opportunity to buy and there will be some good prices, but it doesn't mean you'll never see them again," said Tom Botts of Hudson Crossing. USA Today/Hotel Check-in blog (11/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • MTN Nexus aims for faster Internet on cruises
    MTN Satellite Communications, which provides Internet connectivity on many cruise vessels, will launch two satellites in 2015 and 2016 to boost connection speeds. The MTN Nexus network will let travelers post pictures and videos to the Web, which can be hard to do with systems in place on ships today. USA Today/Cruise Log blog (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Whitepaper: SDN: How do you get there from here?
Are the growing data needs of mobile, cloud, big data and social threatening today's enterprise networks? Scalable processes, a phased integration approach and the appetite to optimize over time are key components of a modern network. It's how agile organizations prepare for the data needs of tomorrow.
Explore the whitepaper to start down the path toward SDN.

  Spotlight on Development 
  • Construction begins on Downtown Grand hotel in Las Vegas
    Work has begun in Las Vegas on the former Lady Luck casino hotel, which will reopen as the Downtown Grand hotel when the renovation of 650 rooms and construction of a casino and retail spaces is completed next year. Downtown3rd, the district around the property, will include entertainment, dining and retail options. "It's happening. We're creating a neighborhood, not just a hotel-casino. Las Vegas doesn't have a true pedestrian center, something that's authentic, which complements the bars and restaurants on East Fremont," Fifth Street Gaming CEO Seth Schorr said. Las Vegas Review-Journal (11/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Singapore hotel gives new meaning to "going green"
    With so many hotels booming in Singapore, the PARKROYAL on Pickering stands out for being the first hotel in a garden. The property boasts more than 160,000 square feet of sky gardens, planter terraces, green walls and waterfalls along with 367 rooms. HotelChatter (11/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Financial controller for luxury hotel group
    Would you like to work for the world's fastest-growing luxury brand hotel group? We are seeking a financial controller to manage two properties in Kazakhstan. Russian, English and an understanding of Turkish are required. Read more here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • General manager required for boutique hotel in Venezuela
    Our client is opening a new luxury boutique hotel in Caracas, Venezuela. The property will be a member of "Leading Hotels of The World." The ideal candidate has experience with leading luxury hotel brands globally and has Spanish-language skills. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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