Recap of Digital Learning Day

On March 23, 2016, HFTP held its first Digital Learning Day which was open to any professional who was interested in expanding their knowledge of the industry. Digital Learning Day…

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What are the Controller’s and CFO’s Roles in Data Security?

We’ve all read the news about data breaches. The financial consequences and reputation damage have been widely reported.  As the ones who watch over the company’s financial performance, controllers and…

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Leaving the Light On…and Exposing Visitors to Malware

The hotel industry is poised for continued growth in 2015, coming off a stellar 2014 which saw occupancy rise to levels not seen in more than 20 years. With the…

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Adding Diversity and Taking the Scare out of the Visa Process in the Club and Hospitality Industries

As someone that often speaks about visas and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residency (green cards), there are two common looks that I see in the audience when I start my presentations…

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Big Data – Just a Marketing Gag?

Big Data is omnipresent. Statements such as “Data is the new oil,” and “Data is the salt of modern merchants,” show how valuable data has become. But what is so…

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Super Monday

HITEC Monday is the day of super sessions that last up to two and a half hours. Does anyone know how to condense four of these into my 500-word limit?…

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[Ask the Experts] HITEC 2014 Keynote Rachel Botsman

As we lead up to HITEC 2014, HFTP Connect will be talking to industry experts and keynote speakers about their expertise and how it relates to the hospitality industry through the Ask…

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Passwords, it’s as easy as 123

Are you still using the default password that came with your point of sale (POS) or payment system? Or, using 12345 or password1? If so, you need to change it…

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ANOTHER Credit Card Breach — What Now?

The recent data breaches at major retail outlets such as Target, Michaels Stores Inc. and Neiman Marcus brought this type of modern crime to the forefront in the minds of…

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Efficiency, Profitability, Security: Look to the Cloud

Cloud computing, which has upended business models from music to movies to medicine, has now reached the hospitality industry in the form of hosted property management systems. These new cloud-based…

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