Archive for June, 2018

Top 4 Hotel Trends Moving Us Into the Future

Times are a-changing, and like in any industry today, hotel trends are desperately evolving to keep up and keep client loyalty. In the process, the technology we’re cultivating is starting to make modern hotel stays look eerily, wonderfully futuristic.

  1. Every convenience and service is shifting to be smart-device friendly.

    In our highly digital age, the latest trends in hotel industry technology include having the option to center the hotel guest’s experience around a hotel or chain’s smartphone application. Through an app, guests can check in, text hotel staff with requests, and even unlock their room. It’s a natural next step in the technology spectrum; around 53% of travelers already use their smartphones to get travel-related info, and that number is only going to rise. The Wynn Las Vegas is even installing an Amazon Echo device in each of its rooms to allow guests

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A Look At The Use Of Ethernet Cables In The United States

The advent of technology has largely been positive for the society of the United States. From high powered laptops to smart phones that function as very small computers themselves, technology is everywhere and used by practically everyone with very few exceptions to this rule. In fact, technology (particularly that of smart phones) has become so widespread that as many as three hundred and ninety five – nearly four hundred, nearly half of one thousand – smart phones are sold every single minute in the United States alone, let alone in other developed nations all around the world. The iPhone itself has become particularly popular, with more than one hundred million users all across the entirety of the United States, which has cemented the Apple brand as the second leading brand for smart phones not only in the United States, but in the world as a whole.

Along with the smart phone, people still often use laptop computers and tablets to connect them to the internet, with many people

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A Brief Overview of Time-Keeping From Ancient Sundials and Mechanical Clocks to WiFi and Atomic Clocks

Measuring time, keeping track of time, maintaining synchronous time, and other related tasks are a fascinating study. Historical records indicate that humans have been engaged in these activities for approximately 5,000 to 6,000 years. Ancient Egyptians, for example, used obelisks, which functioned as primitive sundials, in order to determine what time of day it was.

Throughout the centuries, there have been other discoveries and advancements pertaining to time. Some of these eventually lead to the invention of the first mechanical clock in Europe during the 14th century. It’s interesting to note that there have been attempts to modify or otherwise manipulate the 24-hour day and seven-day week. Between 1929 and 1931, for example, the Soviet Union attempted to enforce both five and six-day weeks. Following the French Revolution around 1799, French revolutionaries attempted to establish a ten-hour clock.

Given further technological advancements, Network Time Protocol (NTP), w

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How Can Businesses Benefit from Using Credit Card Scanners?

In today’s society, the majority of consumers use plastic over paper when it comes to payment options. Credit cards are convenient and easy to use — and consumers expect the same of the payment options businesses offer. When a businesses doesn’t use a high-quality credit card reader, they can actually lose business and slow down their purchasing process. So why should businesses use a contactless reader for credit card payments?

Offers convenience: Using a credit card reader offers more convenience, both for the consumers and the employees of a business. Customers desire a payment method that is easy to use and can help them get through the payment line as quickly as possible. Additionally, many consumers like using their credit cards because they get benefits, like cash back on purchases. So when businesses don’t offer magnetic card readers, they’re taking that convenience away from their customers. And if

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How To Increase Job Retention In The United States

For many businesses and companies all throughout the United States, job retention has become a growing problem. Human resources departments have noted an increase in poor rates of job retention and these rates are still on the rise. In fact, at the end of June of 2015, nearly three million workers and employees all throughout the United States had voluntarily left their jobs in search of new ones (or for other such reasons). This marked an increase of voluntary job loss by as much as twenty five percent – one whole fourth – when compared to a scant two years previous. Rates of job retention have become so bad that millennials are often called the job hopping generation. When surveyed, more than half of all employed millennials said that they would be willing to le

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