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HU Watercooler Talk ~ November 24, 2014
Snapshots from HOSPACE 2014


It is estimated that Patent Trolling costs the technology sector $80 billion per year. It’s been a growing problem in the United States that is costing consumers hidden fees that generate significant income to foreign businesses. The hotel industry is not immune.


Use Your Customer Data as a Wrecking Ball in 5 Steps

Corporate silos are outdated. They’re impractical,
and they have no place in the modern enterprise.


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Getting Out Of The Box:
Ideas For The Hotel
Of The Future

As a consultant I always love, or dread, the
inevitable question from a client considering a new
technology or solution, will this be relevant five years from now? Let me just dust off my crystal ball.



Hospitality industry friends of
Hospitality Upgrade sing,
"I Will Survive" from HITEC 2014



I will survive - HITEC 2014

Whitepaper Spotlight - The Rise of Data Discovery

There are two key activities at the heart of Analytics 3.0, and discovery plays a major role in each. One is the development of “data products and services”—offerings for customers that are based on data and analytics. The other is the use of data and analytics to drive decision-making at speed and scale. As companies begin to supplement traditional products and services with these data products, data discovery becomes an essential component of a new innovation process.

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Everyone loves trivia, right?

Sabre Global Distribution System (GDS), owned by Sabre Holdings, is used by more than 350,000 travel agents around the world with more than 400 airlines, 100,000 hotels, 25 car rental brands, 50 rail providers and 14 cruise lines. Sabre Holdings' history starts with SABRE, a computer reservation system which was developed to automate the way American Airlines booked reservations. The name SABRE an acronym for what?

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