The forces of change are always at work as technology advances and markets fluctuate. But sudden and wrenching transformations are more commonly brought about by a “change event”–a merger, acquisition or divestiture (“M.A.D.”). In the third quarter of 2012, merger and acquisition activity in the U.S. was approximately $195 billion. When […]
The evolution of wireless services is proceeding as fast, if not faster, than any other area of IT services, and it is matched (if not exceeded) by the head-snapping speed at which the prices available to Enterprise buyers are changing. New kinds of rate plans, with the focus moving from […]
Telecom carriers raise rates to make more money. But how can they do that in a tough market in which they face competitive pressure to reduce rates? They imitate the airlines. This means keeping the nominal price down but getting more revenue through surcharges and miscellaneous fees. Basic airfares have […]
Deploying wireless Internet access in a hotel is hardly a novel concept, but are you making the most of the technology? And are you aware of the potential pitfalls of deploying a wireless local area network (or “WLAN”) at your properties? No longer just “nice to have,” wireless Internet is […]
With the iCloud announcement, Apple joins the ranks of Google, Microsoft, Dropbox and others offering (or claiming to offer) some form of cloud computing services to consumers. While each service is unique, taken as a whole these offerings are redefining the way that we store, access, synchronize and share the […]
Exploding demand for guest Internet access is forcing hotel owners and managers to look for sources of faster, cheaper service. On that score, there’s both good news and bad news. CLICK HERE FOR ENTIRE ARTICLE.