Time to Get “Battle Ready”

PCI Compliance Boot Camp Comes to HITEC 2011 In the U.S. military, the concept of “boot camp” brings to mind very physical and vigorous training that transforms the average citizen into a fully developed soldier who is combat ready. For…

SecurityCents Podcast – Frank Wolfe Discusses HFTP Projects

Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO of HFTP recently spoke with Merchant Link’s SecurityCents Podcast. Listen to learn about upcoming HFTP projects like HITEC, our partnership with NCA on a technology task force, why PCI compliance is so important to the hospitality industry and more….

An Insider’s View of Austin, Texas [Part 1]

Austin, Texas not only is the host city of HITEC 2011, it’s also the headquarters city for HFTP, producers of HITEC. So from now until HITEC 2011, we’re going to give insights into the city from those that know the…

What’s Going on at HITEC 2011?

With less than six weeks to go, everyone is starting to talk about HITEC 2011. And this year’s conference is going to be awesome. Not only has the HITEC Advisory Council put together a great education program with high-profile speakers,…

HITEC 2011: Steps to Secure Your International Travel Visa

With travel rules and regulations becoming more tedious to muddle through, HFTP wanted to do our part to assist HITEC international attendees as much as possible. We greatly appreciate our international delegation and want to be able to provide valuable…

New HITEC TechTour Offers Hands-on Education

Every year for HITEC we try to incorporate new and interesting concepts to the conference. This year I’m excited about a special education opportunity the HITEC Advisory Council has been busy putting together — the HITEC TechTour. A TechTour is…

Future Hospitality Technology – ASIMO’s Competition

During my GUESTROOM 20X presentations and demonstrations on potential future hospitality technologies, I often talk about ASIMO — Honda’s robot that can run, walk up and down stairs, make eye contact and remember you years later after only having one…

Ask the Experts: Bob Bennett

Bob Bennett is president of Starr Technology Consulting. He is the 2000 inductee into the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame and is a member of the HITEC Advisory Council. What’s the best way to establish and maintain a…

FACT: Hotel Key Cards Don’t Carry Personal Information

Persistent Internet rumors that magnetic swipe cards carry personal information is one privacy concern that needs to be discarded As consumers interact and transact more frequently online, divulging personal and financial information is often done without much hesitation. Many trust…

Ask the Experts: Jon Inge, CHTP, ISHC

A Consultant’s View of the Hospitality Technology Industry Jon Inge, CHTP, ISHC, is president of Jon Inge & Associates. He is a 2006 inductee into the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame and is a frequent contributor to trade…