Monthly Archives: January 2014

Inspiring Focused Innovation: The Alpha Games

Part of my role at SkyTouch is to help foster a culture that encourages focused innovation and continuous improvement. Developing a culture of innovation is not just one person in an ivory tower declaring how we will be innovative, saying, “Go forth and innovate.” People don't always know what it means to be innovative, so [...]

By |2014-01-30T17:07:30+00:00January 30th, 2014|Hospitality Industry Trends|

Be Agile, Part 2: A Day in the Life of a SkyTouch Developer

Check out the first article in this series, Be Agile Part 1, to learn the theory behind the SkyTouch Agile software development process. Read on to get an inside look at a day in the life of a SkyTouch developer and how their agility keeps technology moving forward! The life of an Agile SkyTouch developer [...]

By |2014-01-23T21:44:56+00:00January 23rd, 2014|Hospitality Industry Trends|

Be Agile, Part 1: The SkyTouch Technical Model

This is the first in a series of articles that explore how the SkyTouch technical team is changing how hotel software is made, released, and imagined today. The SkyTouch performance standards are evident not only in the product that’s delivered. They’re present in the entire process through which SkyTouch Hotel OS® features are developed for [...]

By |2014-01-16T21:57:22+00:00January 16th, 2014|Hospitality Industry Trends|

Top 10 Benefits Of The Cloud

There’s never been a better time to switch to cloud computing. As business technology quickly changes, gone are the days when companies need huge amounts of hardware and office space to hold servers and information data centers. Here are 10 reasons why cloud computing will make your business more efficient, more flexible, and best of [...]

By |2019-02-13T15:56:54+00:00January 13th, 2014|Cloud-based PMS|

How 3rd Party Platforms Are Changing The Tech Landscape

When programmer and analyst Chuck Haaker thinks back on the 40 years he’s programmed hospitality software, he can feel how much the process has changed. “When I got into the business back in the 70s, it was very much paper-oriented,” he remembers. “We maxed-out our mainframe. We had two machines coupled together because we needed [...]

By |2014-01-09T22:06:13+00:00January 9th, 2014|Hospitality Industry Trends|

Future Hotel PMS Following the RISE Principle

SkyTouch Technology has just released our new video that explains how our Hotel OS™ was built for the cloud, and introduces our RISE Principle. Many property management systems have been modified for today's marketplace by taking their old equipment and adapting it to use with new technologies. SkyTouch Technology natively built its Hotel Operating System [...]

By |2014-01-08T22:13:25+00:00January 8th, 2014|Hospitality Industry Trends|

2014 Organizational Strategies for Companies

Whenever we enter a new year, it’s the perfect time to reflect and rethink our organizational strategies. For 2014 we have put together a list of helpful tips to refresh, revive, and kick start your business, so you can jump into January with a plan to make this year better than ever. 1. Set realistic [...]

By |2014-01-06T22:22:42+00:00January 6th, 2014|Hospitality Industry Trends|

Rate Management Today: Doing More With Less

Check out the first article in this series, Rate Management Today, Part 1: The Elusive BAR to learn why assessing and setting your best available rate is important. Then read on to see how SkyTouch can make it easy. Last time, we discussed the toughest part of hotel management today—setting your BAR—with property advocate, Andy, [...]

By |2014-01-02T17:59:35+00:00January 2nd, 2014|Revenue Management|