The lines have been increasingly blurring between high tech and non-high tech manufacturing—in large part due to the proliferation of technology into everyday consumer and business products. This has major implications for how high tech manufacturers operate today and how they’ll need to operate in the future. The first step in managing this transition is to understand the forces driving the integration of high tech manufacturing and other industries.
Topics: Technology trends
Advanced technologies provide hoteliers with full-scope support and benefits, from front desk to back-office operations. Cloud technology, for example, has played the key role in improving the end-to-end experience from booking to post-staying of guests, reducing cost and resource demands, increasing ROI, and hence, improving the overall business management capability of the business.
Nowadays, amenities such as flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, aircon, minibar, etc. in your typical hotel rooms are considered must-haves and can no longer act as key differentiators. Hotels will certainly evolve, and the adoption of new technologies is inevitable. The question is, how drastically?
The sharing economy (also known as “peer-to-peer economy” or “collaborative consumption”) is the concept of sharing resources that are otherwise go to waste. Technology plays a part in helping the sharing economy to expand, and making the assets cheaper, more accessible than ever. In today's article, we'll focus on the hospitality industry and how much impact the sharing economy, particularly Airbnb, is having on the industry as well as the consumers.
From cloud computing and robotic process automation to analytics, AI, and machine learning, a new class of digital disruptors is transforming the role of finance. Will all the automation and technology that CFOs have at their fingertips ultimately replace the need for a traditional finance chief, or will CFOs be able to harness that technology to improve their bottom lines?
Integrated Business Planning (IBP) has delivered significant benefits to practicing businesses. According to a recent study conducted by Aberdeen Research, companies with a well-structured IBP process achieved the following benefits over a two-year period post IBP implementation:
Integrated business planning (IBP) is a business-focused evolution of traditional sales and operations planning (S&OP) that aligns sales, business strategy, and operations with enterprise-wide financial performance.
Hospitality is a fast-paced and constantly changing industry which receives heavy impacts from the consumer behaviours and technological advancements. More and more hotels compete against each other to win the travellers' hearts; they all face the same challenge: mining the overflowing mountain of data to offer their clients with what they most desires.
Company culture can dictate how data-ready is your organisation. To increase the success rate of analytic application, speed up the adoption and guide the company away from technological pitfalls, you need to build a strong, healthy data culture.
Commoditisation and shrinking profit margins are the challenges facing manufacturers and distributors today. They also have to protect their market shares in the high competitive global environment. Therefore, they increasingly turn to service offerings in order to stand out from the other competitors.
Topics: Technology trends