Happy New Year! As we head into what is traditionally the slowest month in the restaurant world, we thought it would be a good time to look forward at some tech trends that have the potential to make 2016 more successful than ever! Today we’re kicking off a three-installment series that will take a look at three technology trends that are helping restaurants be more efficient and save money at the same time (something we’d all like more of in 2016!). The trends we’ll be discussing are: The Internet of Things, Big Data, and lastly, Real-Time Ordering for Inventory. Each week, we’ll take one trend and dive deep into the subject matter and answer questions like, “What exactly is big data?” and “How can
Do you have a smartphone? Of course you do. The power of these personal pocket computers continues to percolate through our everyday lives, and people who live without these mobile devices are becoming hard to find. In fact, the Global Web Index recently found that four out of five of American adults who use the Internet own a smartphone. And according to a ComScore report released in August 2014, 60% of digital media consumption now happens on smartphones and tablets, while the remainder still occurs on desktop-based systems. Finally, an eMarketer report predicts that the global smartphone audience will surpass 2 billion in 2015, and shows no signs of slowing. As the Restaurant Technology Guys, we couldn’t be happier about these developments. And you
The Restaurant Technology Guys report on their experience at the National Retail Foundation’s annual “The Big Show.” This is where the leading edge in retail technology and POS is on display. Past experience tells us that these are the technologies that will soon be coming into restaurants across the country.