Everywhere you look consultants and industry experts are making the case that businesses of all stripes should be moving their IT services to the cloud. This applies to the hospitality industry more than most given the features of the industry, including high infrastructure costs, data-heavy applications, consumer demand for access to cutting-edge technology, pressures of customer service, and the need to share resources across dispersed properties. And there’s good reason to heed this advice. After all, the cloud is no longer an experiment; it is a well-established solution with some pretty compelling benefits: cloud users reduce their IT spend and labor costs, increase efficiency and improve customer satisfaction. Not to mention that more than half of U.S. businesses are now using the cloud, with that number expected to increase substantially by 20152... Read the full article here.
Greg Duff, Editor
Greg Duff founded and chairs GSB’s national Hospitality, Travel & Tourism group. His practice largely focuses on operations-oriented matters faced by hospitality industry members, including sales and marketing, distribution and e-commerce, procurement and technology. Greg also serves as counsel and legal advisor to many of the hospitality industry’s associations and trade groups, including AH&LA, HFTP and HSMAI.