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The following articles are provided to enhance understanding of best practices, innovative ideas, and emerging trends in hospitality technology. HRI site members may click on a link to access the article.

     
  • Make the Most of Your Club Website – 10 Tips for 2010

    by Steve Cowan

    Undoubtedly, 2010 will be another challenging year for most clubs. That said, your club’s website can be an effective tool to assist you in weathering the storm by increasing member engagement and thereby increasing club …

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  • Manual F&B Inventory Systems are Costing Your Club Money

    by Jay Williams, Clear Sky Software

    Manual inventory systems are cumbersome, labor-intensive, prone to error, and fall short of delivering reliable information. Try counting inventory as you juggle clipboard, count sheets, and pens while trying to locate the appropriate product on …

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  • The Catch-22 of Club Technology Budgeting

    by Bill Boothe

    Joseph Heller’s classic novel, Catch-22, chronicles the trials and tribulations of a fictional Air Force squadron during World War II. The book’s title is based on a military term that can be a bit difficult …

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  • Making Cloud Computing a Reality for Private Clubs

    by Bill Boothe

    Once the Internet reliability issue is resolved, the adoption of cloud-based solutions will rapidly accelerate, and clubs will embrace the cloud for most or all of their software applications.…

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  • Getting the Cloud Off the Ground with Private Clubs

    by Bill Boothe

    The cloud buzz is all around us. Cloud-based applications are popping up daily. Organizations large and small are running key portions of their businesses with hosted solutions. Hospitality companies (hotels, restaurants, resorts) are in the …

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  • How’s All This Technology Working for YOU?

    by Peter Dehlinger

    Remember those human connections when we used to shake hands and meet people, talk on the phone, write letters, go to trade shows and conventions – today it is all about being LinkedIn, Blogged, Tweeted, …

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  • Do You Know What Your Club Management System Can Do?

    by Ed Rehkopf

    Club management systems have come a long way since their inception as point of sale, accounting, and financial reporting tools. Over the years various upgrades have added timekeeping, payroll, and tee time systems; member relationship …

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  • The "Tipping Point" for Club Technoloty

    by Bill Boothe, RSM McGladrey, Inc.

    Recently, while rummaging through a cabinet full of past CMAA World Conference materials, I came across a taped interview I did in 1996 about club technology. The interviewer asked me all of the standard questions: …

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