Cloud based Data! There was a time when this used to be a technical jargon and a word that no one was totally aware of. But the way this entered the lives of common people and showed how productive they are, it was no longer a jargon meant for the techies.
Cloud, is basically cloud computing, as it is referred to, is simply the data stored over a location on the internet.
Technology has stuck the hospitality domain to a lot of extent and done manifold betterment to how entities operate, and well operate better.
POS systems, paging systems, digital menus on tablets, entertainment units with live content, all these has awestruck the restaurants/hotels these days. Digitalization of majority of content has occurred in the last few years.
But it is not technology if it does not reinvent itself in due course. We all have seen these aspects in at one place or the other but as far taking to the next level is concerned, it is data on cloud that is creating the buzz and actually are the operational game changers. Let’s look at some below scenarios that proves why, today cloud operations are the need of the hour:
One location, access to all
Restaurant management needs to have data circulated, now doing that the old way, is not how it is done these days. They are kept at a single location that enables all partners/associates to have an access to them so that decision making can be faster.
Device and Location Independence
Really, gone are the days when data is a device or location restricted. Today the world moves in heaps and bounds and access to data at any point is quite a must. Thus the Cloud!
One key product of technology meeting hospitality is how operations are automated. Having access to data on cloud means lower autocracy and higher automation as the data can be available to people at any point in time.
Capex to Opex
One key benefit of cloud is with the fact is it reduces investment in technology infrastructure. Hospitality is something that should be more concerned with serving people and not investing in technology, and cloud does serve this purpose.
Restaurant business are real cut-throat, and to manage then, cloud based operation can be of real help as they can change/alter their dynamics in real time and thus getting the much required edge!
In the end, we can say with certainty, that with all these benefits, cloud based operation are totally the thing of today and it does help hospitality do the best they can, serving their patrons!