A loyalty program can deliver a number of important benefits to restaurants, coffee shops
or other food and beverage operations. It provides restaurant operators with a way to
reward customers and encourage repeat business. It is also an effective, measurable
marketing tool – by gathering details about your guests, such as their e-mail address and
location or date or birth, you can target them with promotions to help grow your revenue.
Restaurant operators often speak of innovation in terms of putting new signature dishes and food creations on the menu. But where the biggest innovation is happening today, arguably, is less on the menu and more in the technology that is driving increased efficiency and effectiveness across all parts of the food and beverage services industry. Next-generation restaurant management and POS systems are having a profound impact on business operations, guest satisfaction, revenue growth and overall profitability.
This second edition of the DI Expert eBook provides a collection of articles written by staff analysts from Drillinginfo, the premier provider of data and insights for oil and gas exploration decisions. These articles focus on the Eagle Ford Shale play in south central Texas. The Eagle Ford Shale boom began in 2008 and has transformed the lives of mineral rights owners, communities and E&P operators throughout Texas and the United States. The Eagle Ford Shale is a cretaceous formation with a favorable brittleness index, which makes the formation ideal for hydraulic fracturing and economical unconventional production.
The Permian basin, a long time oil and gas producing region nestled in west Texas and southeastern New Mexico was once believe to have reached “Peak Oil” extraction levels. A significantly larger play than the booming Eagle Ford Shale, the Permian Basin has reemerged as a production pillar for the US, thanks to advancements in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. Although still in early stages of new production, the Permian has already transformed the local economies surrounding the play, adding to the energy security of the U.S. In this issue of the DI Expert eBook, by Drillinginfo, the premier provider of data and insights for oil and gas exploration decisions, our expert analysts have delved into the complexities of the geology in the Permian, highlighted the successes of operators in the region and provided in-depth analyses on the play’s re-emergence.
Profitability in the marine and power generation sectors is affected by numerous factors, some of which have a dramatic influence on operational costs. Because many of these influences are external, operators must closely manage those that are within their control to strengthen profit margins.
At the top of the priorities list is efficiency, both in terms of processes and physical machinery. Even the smallest details can have an effect on profit, so controlling waste and maximizing uptime at every opportunity is crucial.
To understand the benefits of how ABB coated nozzle rings apply to your operations, and how your business could realize significant new efficiencies download this whitepaper today.
European energy markets are undergoing many changes in order to adapt themselves to dynamically-evolving market conditions. Renewable generation capacity continues to rise in the Western European market, bringing more intermittency to the power system. Meanwhile, conventional power plants, fuelled by coal, lignite or uranium, are being decommissioned more often among western countries, affecting the security of supply and reserve margin levels.
These changes need to be introduced and maintained by system operators, and each country has a slightly different approach to the challenges.
To find out more, download this whitepaper today!
This paper discusses how an automated system helps pipeline operators comply with new federal regulations by safely reducing demands placed on controllers and the fatigue often associated with their tasks.
Restaurant technologies have transformed drastically over the past decade, however there have been several misconceptions about the impact big data can have on restaurant operations. According to a Hospitality Technology study, only 23% of restaurants have confidence in overall tech innovation. When it comes to the state of technology many restaurants are still stuck with disconnected architecture, complex legacy systems, lack of visibility, and high maintenance costs.
These challenges ultimately intimidate restaurant operators to outdated systems and processes that significantly limit their business growth. This ebook looks at the four pressing challenges and presents one unifying solution.
As labor costs continue to rise across the restaurant industry, operators have to deal with tighter and tighter margins. During times of tightening, operators tend to dig into the numbers even further and scrutinize every dollar spent and every dollar saved.
In this eBook, you’ll find simple yet effective ways restaurant operators and managers can cut labor costs while optimizing your people, performance and profits. all of these small changes add up to big savings.
You’ll find these cost-cutting and dollar-savings tips are broken down into ways that you can:
Manage the business to keep costs at optimal levels
Measure performance to ensure your efforts continue to produce the right results
To be successful today—and keep customers returning—restaurants must deliver outstanding customer experiences. And that customer satisfaction starts with employee satisfaction.
This Quick-Start Guide provides restaurant operators with strategic insight into how they can boost both employee engagement and customer experiences—including actionable steps and solutions to use to speed up the process.
Did you know that the average restaurant loses 3-10% of its purchased food before it ever makes to the table ? It’s a sad but true statistic. In an industry where effectively cutting costs can make or break your business, operators can’t afford to simply be conscious of their food waste. They need to take action.
In this infographic, you’ll get a good idea of just how much food your restaurant could be wasting, and what your business stands to gain from better waste tracking.
European energy markets are undergoing
many changes in order to adapt
themselves to dynamically-evolving
market conditions. Renewable generation
capacity continues to rise in the Western
European market, bringing more
intermittency to the power system.
Meanwhile, conventional power plants,
fuelled by coal, lignite or uranium, are
being decommissioned more often among
western countries, affecting the security
of supply and reserve margin levels. These
changes need to be introduced and
maintained by system operators, and each
country has a slightly different approach
to the challenges.
While IMS is not new, complete virtualization of IMS (vIMS) is new. Network functions virtualization (NFV) provides operators with the ability to rapidly and inexpensively deploy, configure, launch, and upgrade services, which can lead to faster time to market and lower operating costs, providing an important competitive advantage against traditional CSPs and new OTT service providers. It can also reduce the business risk associated with new service introductions. This agility allows operators to offer trials of new service offerings on a much larger scale, leading to acceleration of new revenue generation.
While holding the promise of HD quality, enriched services, and the benefits of a common packet switched access infrastructure, the adoption of infrastructure-based voice over LTE (VoLTE), along with rich communications such as video and real-time messaging, has stalled over the last few years with concerns around quality, security, and cost. During that time, the value of the phone number as a globally significant user ID and key services such as SMS and MMS have been relegated by phone manufacturers, over the top (OTT) services, and even the subscribers themselves as “technologies of last resort.” Finally, the proliferation of 4G, together with the emergence of network functions virtualization (NFV), powered by Intel®, Hewlett Packard Enterprise* (HPE), and Metaswitch*, is allowing network operators to take charge of the consumer’s communications experience, once more.
Virtualizing the IMS will bolster competitiveness for communications service providers. This Intel solution brief details how vIMS and NFV provides operators the ability to rapidly and inexpensively deploy, configure, launch, and upgrade services and provide a competitive advantage and accelerating new revenue generation.
Published By: LogMeIn
Published Date: Nov 05, 2012
When thinking about customer experience, there is no single metric that provide operators with evidence of customer satisfaction. Learn how LogMeIn advocates the use of a 3 step strategy that enables them to better tailor customers' needs.
In many ways, social media and restaurants go hand-in-hand – consumers enjoy social media, consumers enjoy going to restaurants. As eating is a social event, it makes sense to use a social outlet to promote or enhance another social activity. An overwhelming amount of social media posts/tweets are about the everyday activity that is called eating. People love to show what they are eating in photos and descriptions and, more importantly to restaurants, where they got it. Some go so far as to post literally everything they eat in a given day. While potentially annoying to some, it creates a vast opportunity for operators to increase their visibility.
Research and Education (R&E) networks are experiencing a surge in capacity demand as a result of the massive growth of streaming media (Netflix, Facebook, YouTube), growing utilization of public cloud services, and the continued need to support large scientific data file transfers for researchers collaborating around the globe. This increase in traffic is driving many operators to evaluate network backbone upgrades to 100G. Upgrading is necessary but costly. But what if operators could upgrade their R&E networks to 100G for 50 percent less CAPEX investment and extend the life of the existing routers, while actually simplifying the architecture to enable lower operational costs? Download our app note to learn how.