Outsourcing Cybersecurity and Contracts

For many companies in the hospitality space running smaller operations, having a full-time IT person on staff may not be an option. Other companies may have an IT manager on…

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Beware of Ransomware

Ransomware is defined by the United States Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a “type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until…

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The Challenge for Hotels When It Comes to Securing Their Systems

In hotels, guests are a unique challenge to securing hotel systems. One of the first things a hotel guest does once they reach their hotel room is to check their…

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Business Continuity Plans: Enhance Cybersecurity in the Hospitality Industry

Written By: Evita Ma With countless cyberattacks occurring in recent years, cybersecurity has become an unseparated concern during daily operation. To protect the business from incident influence, a continuity plan…

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What Hotels Need to Know About the California Consumer Privacy Act

Written By: Jeff Venza Hotel management companies are asking: “How does this new privacy act in California compare to the new EU Privacy Law?” A side-by-side comparison reveals a few…

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HITEC Houston Exhibit Hall

Insight on HFTP’s Largest HITEC in History – Content and Reporting from HITEC Houston

Last week HFTP hosted the largest HITEC in the event’s 46-year history. Taking place at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas USA, the over 6,650 attendees had…

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Technology as a Cultural Challenge in the Hospitality Industry

Written By: Laura Resco, official event guest blogger for the HFTP Club and Hotel Controllers Conference 2018 There is one idea that permeates the sessions at the 2018 Club and…

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HITEC 2018 Hidden Treasures

By Jennifer Jones, HITEC 2018 Guest Blogger In the sea of exhibitors, it’s tough to get through the entire exhibit hall every year. In addition, there are general sessions to…

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For Everything, There is a Season

By James Lingle, HITEC Houston Guest Blogger I had to make a choice this morning. I had to choose between two sessions that I wanted to attend that were happening…

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IT Measurements and the USALI 11th Edition

In January 2015, the USALI 11th edition became effective and a new schedule was born: Schedule 6 — Information and Telecommunications Systems. With the institution of a new schedule, many questions…

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