(RestaurantNews.com) Starfleet Research, the leader in best practices IT research for the hospitality industry, has announced the release of The 2017 Smart Decision Guide to Restaurant Management and POS Systems.
This authoritative and unbiased resource, now in its third edition, is now available for complimentary download by restaurant operators and other hospitality IT decision makers and influencers. It can be accessed here.
The new edition of this popular title serves as an invaluable resource for restaurateurs seeking to a implement a next-generation management solutions to drive performance improvement. In a survey conducted last month, 90% of the industry practitioners who downloaded one or more Smart Decision Guides rated the resource(s) as either “valuable” or “extremely valuable” in the context of their current research objectives.
For a limited time, as a token of appreciation for supporting the research, readers will also receive a $20 gift certificate to HotelClocks.com, a division of Timely & Timeless Exquisite Clocks Emporium.
“It’s an appropriate gift for people interested in hospitality technology,” says Jeff Zabin, research director at Starfleet Research. “After all, clocks were the very first hospitality technology.”
To be sure, beautiful floor, wall and mantel clocks have always featured prominently in the décor of fine dining establishments.
Clocks have also, of course, long been a central feature of hotel lobbies. In fact, the original Grandfather Clock referred to a floor clock in London’s George Hotel. As the story goes, the hotel was owned by two brothers. The death of one of them caused the clock to malfunction, resulting in the death of the second brother. The story inspired the song “My Grandfather’s Clock,” composed by Henry Clay Work in 1875. While grandfather clocks are still popular, today’s lobbies are just as apt to showcase a modern floor clock or even a regulator or astronomical clock, such as the Tellurium or Astrolabium showcased at HotelClocks.com.
Every year, Starfleet Research, the IT market research arm of Starfleet Media, benchmarks best practices in technology-enabled business initiatives across thousands of hotels and restaurants around the world. The 2017 Smart Decision Guide to Restaurant Management and POS Systems can be accessed here.