Posts Tagged ‘Software’

Save Time, Money and Headache Using Hotel Reservation Software

March 4th, 2015

In this fast-paced era, the hotel industry cannot afford to waste time and money. Hoteliers and their staff have multiple tasks to do every day and if any task is left incomplete, that can put the entire process off-balance and hamper the hotel’s reputation.

Hoteliers need to invest in a hotel management system that will ensure the tasks are completed without any delays, the crucial operations are simplified and the staff gets ample time to perform other duties and spend time with guests.

More and more hoteliers are moving away from the manual processes and legacy systems to cloud based PMS systems. Cloud technology lets the property management system run efficiently, provides 24×7 access to work from any remote location and is highly secure. In short, hoteliers can save time and effort with a cloud based PMS. Cloud systems don’t take many days to set up and once the system is installed, it is ready to operate. The PMS is very simple to adapt and doesn’t require any major training to understand the software. This hassle-free system doesn’t require round-the-clock attention so you can focus on other priorities like guest enhancement.

Here are the many benefits of an ideal property management system:

Cost effective: Once you move to the cloud technology, you can save a lot of time, labor and server costs. Hoteliers can get rid of the heavy and expensive servers, manual efforts and dependency on the IT staff will be completely eliminated.
Safe: Cloud stores the important files and guest data so there is no risk in losing the information even if there is damage to the hardware. The data cannot be hacked and the system will automatically back up all the information.
Accessible anywhere: Since cloud uses internet to store important documents, hoteliers can access the information from anywhere and at any time. If you wish to assign the housekeeping duties, you can simply log in from any remote location with just the login information.
Adaptable and user-friendly: Cloud PMS is highly adaptable and doesn’t require major training. The software can be programmed to automatically update itself when there are any new features or updates added to the system. Moreover, hoteliers can customize the interface to house features that are pertinent to your property. Since cloud based systems run on Internet, there is no need to maintain disks of software or go through confusing instillation steps.

Time is precious and nobody knows it better than the hoteliers. One has to focus on every minute detail while managing the property and guests. Undoubtedly, technology has provided a lot of relief and assistance to hoteliers who have experienced many benefits like automated operations, increased revenues, enhanced brand visibility and guest experience. Hotelogix’s adaptable and user-friendly hotel management system will de-clutter and un-complicate your hotel management agenda.


Watch Nvidia’s ‘Made to Game’ GDC 2015 presentation (live now)

March 4th, 2015

Nvidia has announced its Shield set-top box, a TV video game console powered by Google’s Android TV software.

The chip manufacturer, which has been expanding into hardware and services with its Nvidia Shield Tablet and Grid game streaming service, is taking the stage at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

The event started at 7 p.m. PT tonight. But — fair warning — word is this event may run as long as three hours.


Valve’s Steam Machines to hit gamers’ hands in November

March 4th, 2015

Valve Software’s much-anticipated range of Steam Machine gaming hardware will finally arrive on retailer shelves in the fall, the video game developer announced Tuesday.

The console-style devices, which were originally discussed in 2013, will officially launch in November, along with a Steam Controller and Steam Link, which allows users to stream content among PCs and Steam Machines on the same network. Taking advantage of Steam’s gaming operating system SteamOS, which allows PCs, Macs and Linux PCs to be transformed into a gaming rig, the trio of products represent the first credible gaming alternative to the console juggernauts.

Valve, which owns and operates the popular online game marketplace Steam, has been notably silent this past year regarding its Steam plans. After months of anticipation and rumors, the company unveiled SteamOS in September 2013 with the goal of expanding PC gaming beyond the confines of a mouse and keyboard.

To do that, it designed the Linux-based OS and its own custom controller and partnered with numerous gaming PC makers like AlienWare and CyberPowerPC to create dedicated living room hardware. Yet after it shipped 300 prototype Steam Machines to beta testers, in May the company pushed back the release dates for its Steam hardware and controller by a year. Valve also declined to host a second Steam-focused developer conference, the first of which took place in January 2014, and decided not to make a showing at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show

Both costing $50, the two products will be unveiled at this week’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, along with a virtual reality system called SteamVR. The Seattle-based company also said it is “actively seeking VR content creators” and asking developers to sign up to try the system at GDC.

“We continue to see very strong growth in PC Gaming, with Steam growing 50 percent in the last 12 months,” Gabe Newell, Valve’s president, said in a statement. “With these announcements we hope that we are helping build on that momentum.”


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