MURTEC INSIGHTS: Future-Proofing the POS


At the recent MURTEC (Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference) held March 13-15 at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, a group of restaurant executives gathered to engage in compelling sessions and take advantage of top-notch networking opportunities. During the popular “topic table luncheon” one of the subjects discussed was “Maximize your POS Investment: Strategies for Extending the Life of Point-of-Sale Technology,” sponsored by Spartan Computer Services. The table was moderated Ross Gilbertson, VP of IT, Caribou Coffee Company.
The POS is more than just a necessity in day-to-day business, now it has become the nerve center for many restaurants. With functions ranging from taking and processing orders to capturing guest information, the point of sale is a vital component to any restaurant and often the key to a successful, well-run enterprise. POS systems can also be costly investments and therefore prolonging the lifespan of these systems is of utmost concern to today’s restaurant operators and IT professionals. The following questions and answers were gleaned from the topic table discussion that was rounded out by executives from Hungry Howie’s, Apple American Group, Logan’s Roadhouse, Boston Pizza International, and Belgravia Group Australia. Read more
By:  Ross Gilbertson
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Technology is making greater and greater inroads into our lives. Right from when we wake up in the morning to when we head to sleep – we cannot imagine a life without the gadgets and gizmos that make life easy and interesting. When we travel and stay in hotels, our expectations are no different. We expect all the technological amenities we easily access at home if not more. The hospitality industry in increasingly accessing technology to wow guests, optimize their use of manpower, control hotel functions in an integrated manner and on the whole reduce costs while increasing efficiency. This blog is meant to track these technological changes happening in the hospitality sector. The growing move towards sophisticated hotel ERP, the growing use of cloud computing, the rapidly changing customer facing devices – smart phones and iPads, the increasing security concerns and more. Expect to find interesting articles, whitepapers, thoughts, and observations. Feel free to comment and even mail us content that you don’t mind posted here. Happy reading!
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