BYOD takes on new meaning with employees

In today’s connected world, hoteliers are often concerned with managing bandwidth when guests travel with several of their own mobile devices. Lately, however, they’ve been just as concerned with employees bringing their own devices to work and managing employee connectivity.

Company level information-technology staff debate over whether hotel employees should be allowed to connect their personal devices to internal networks and access company email. Property-level management debate whether line-level employees should even have access to their personal phones.

Experts discussed hoteliers’ options during a “bring-your-own-device” panel at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference in Minneapolis.

Robin Koetje, IT director with The Hotel Group, outlined several factors driving the trend in hospitality. Employees have better, faster, newer and more fun devices than those that would otherwise be supplied to them by a company, he said. Read more

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By: Jason Q. Freed

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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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