Technology in Hospitality: Fits, Frustrations and Failures

Kasavana, Michael L.
July 2007
Hospitality Upgrade;Summer2007, p140
Trade Publication
The article discusses the associated fits, frustration and failures of technological innovations in the hospitality industry in the U.S. The Electronic data processing (EDP) objective of hospitality technology applications aim to minimize the time of data processing cycle and data handling involved and to streamline system output. The 12 considerable results of fits, frustrations and failures are discussed.


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