Cloud Computing in the Hospitality Industry

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Running head: Case #1 Cloud Computing in The Hotel Industry Enterprise Information Management Systems September 15, 2010 Cloud Computing in The Hotel Industry Problem Statement Is the hotel industry ready to move forward with technology and use cloud computing to run its operations? The emergence of cloud computing and reliable networks has led to an opportunity to dramatically alter the cost/performance landscape for the hospitality industry through the sharing of many technology services across multiple hotel companies. But many questions exist about the model. Are hoteliers willing to give up enough control to make the model work? How…show more content…
The equipment does not reside in the company facility. It does not require upgrades to the electrical system, the allocation of floor space, modifications to the air conditioning, or expanding the IT staff. (Smith, 2009) As for the hospitality industry, the cloud computing system will save a lot of money in terms of the headcount in the IT department, a crucial department within each hotel property business solution Due to the resistance to catch up with eCommerce and eBusiness, hotel management companies and individual hotel owners are scrambling to use cloud computing applications to operate their properties in a more efficient and simpler way. It is a good idea to use cloud computing to support a hotel’s IT needs. The emergence of cloud computing and reliable networks has led to an opportunity to dramatically alter the cost/performance landscape for the hospitality industry through the sharing of many technology services across multiple hotel companies ("New Research Shows Hotels are Ready for Shared Technology Services." 2010) The improvements that cloud computing can bring to the hotel industry are tremendous. By using shared-service application(s) to manage interfaces to guest-room devices, and a global hospitality data network. "We think that our organization is uniquely suited to bring together hospitality vendors and hotel technologists
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