We’re calling sunny Los Angeles and HITEC 2014 our home for the next couple of days –excited to be blogging from this conference, held annually by Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals (HFTP), which brings together the brightest minds and hottest technology in the hospitality industry. We’ll be sharing session recaps and industry insights via this Windstream HITEC blog series so don’t forget to check out our Twitter feed (@Windstream) for real-time updates!
Each year, we look forward to attending HITEC, discussing hot topics and new industry technologies with our peers. Last year, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) gained big buzz and we predict it’ll make headlines again this year. We also expect to hear more about how Unified Communications and cloud computing is gaining traction in the hospitality realm, as well as emerging technologies, tools and industry-specific platforms.
When it comes to the world of hospitality, technology plays a major role in guest satisfaction. As guests now travel with an average of three smart devices, providing reliable Internet access, bandwidth support and network security is no longer simply optional, but is instead a requirement. Hospitality providers are investing heavily in technology solutions to improve connectivity, directly increasing guest satisfaction and enhancing their experience.
At Windstream, we understand the strain that data and bandwidth consumerization is placing on the hospitality industry. Partnering with leading hoteliers in planning, implementation, management and support, Windstream provides customized data, voice, network and cloud solutions to increase productivity, streamline operations, generate revenue, lower costs and increase competitive advantage.
Interested in learning about Windstream’s communications and IT solutions for the hospitality segment? We break it all down in the video below—take a look and then swing by booth #805 during HITEC 2014 to meet our winning team!