PREDICTING FOODSERVICE'S FUTURE: Palmtop computer cited as healthcare's 'killer app'

October 2001
FoodService Director;10/15/2001, Vol. 14 Issue 10, p12
Trade Publication
Deals with palmtop computing technology as a significant application for health care food service technology in 2001. Uses of palmtop computers; Trends in health care that contributed to the development of computer application systems; Areas of technological innovations in food service operations.


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