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Get to Know PointCentral Smart Business Control: Recorded Webinar & Trade Show Interview

As I mentioned in yesterday’s case study post, smart control technology is growing fast! And the applications for business are pretty amazing… Reduce costs Increase security Improve business intelligence The case study offers very compelling evidence of the benefits of smart business control, but to offer some more background and additional analysis of the benefits of smart business control, I’d…

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[Case Study] Smart Control = Smart Business: Reduce Costs, Increase Security & Improve Business Intelligence

Smart Home = Smart Business? Smart home automation is growing fast! Google recently bought Nest smart thermostats for $3.2 billion! Overall, the “smart home” industry is projected to grow to almost $50B with more than half-a-billion smart devices by 2018. Those are HUGE numbers. But the question that lingers in my mind is, what type of impact will this smart…

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[Case Study] Smart Control = Smart Business: Reduce Costs, Increase Security & Improve Business Intelligence

Smart Home = Smart Business? Smart home automation is growing fast! Google recently bought Nest smart thermostats for $3.2 billion! Overall, the “smart home” industry is projected to grow to almost $50B with more than half-a-billion smart devices by 2018. Those are HUGE numbers. But the question that lingers in my mind is, what type of impact will this smart…

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Unleash the Power of Electronically Monitoring Employees

I believe it’s safe to say that none of us like to feel as if we are being spied on. Flip on the evening news and you’re sure to find countless stories of the NSA’s encroachment on our civil liberties. Big Brother at it’s worst, right? From a social perspective, I agree. We should all have the freedom to enjoy…

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Harvard Business Review: Take a Chance on Technology Innovation! It’s Worth the Risk.

Yesterday I shared a post about using technology “hacks” to improve your company’s efficiency. I want to build a little credibility for that line of thinking by taking a look at one heck of a quality resource, the Harvard Business Review. Side Note: Signing up for updates from the Harvard Business Review is FREE and most definitely worth the time…

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Use Technology “Hacks” to Improve Your Company’s Efficiency

Have you heard the term “Life Hack”? Here’s how the all-knowing Wikipedia defines it: Life hacking refers to any productivity trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method to increase productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life; in other words, anything that solves an everyday problem in a clever or non-obvious way Building on the popularity of “hacking” computer software, the…

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Operational Efficiency: New Battle Cry for QSRs – Tim Horton’s, McDonald’s & Now Arby’s

Battle Cry: A yell or chant taken up in battle. Major “armies” on the QSR battlefield seem to be rallying around a similar battle cry in the current war on slow growth and high competition: Operational Efficiency Tim Horton’s new CEO recently talked about the “new reality” for QSRs – low growth & a highly competitive environment. As a result,…

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McDonald’s Stresses Operational Efficiency to Drive QSR Growth

I’ve chirped about the importance of operational efficiency and technology adoption in the QSR industry quite a bit: Is Property Automation the Low Hanging Fruit of QSR Innovation? Robert Irvine: How Restaurants Can Use Technology to Improve Efficiency Do QSR Customers Benefit from Improved Restaurant Operations? Home Automation Can Save Your BUSINESS Time & Money A “New Reality” for QSRs? Innovate & Differentiate to…

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Refrigeration Temp Monitoring & Notifications are Key Components to QSR Control

Refrigeration has come a looooooong way over the years. Remember the “ice boxes” you needed to defrost?! Crazy. Now we have this beast that I just came across on HospitalityTech.com: The Traulsen Blast Chiller with Epicon Visual Interface Two user-friendly modes: Auto or Manual Menu mode not only improves food safety over regular refrigeration, but it also ensures high-volume production…

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