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Hospitality Information Systems and E-Commerce

Hospitality Information Systems and E-Commerce
Author: Dana V. Tesone
ISBN 13: 9780471478492
ISBN 10: 471478490
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2005-03-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 286
List Price: N/A

Up-to-date coverage of how technology impacts management in the hospitality industry

In order to succeed in today's business world, hospitality managers must have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to technology. Hospitality Information Systems and E-Commerce provides this essential information. Covering the technology used in each segment of the hospitality industry—lodging, foodservice, and tourism—this insightful book emphasizes the management decisions necessary to purchase, implement, and execute technology initiatives in a hospitality operation.

Packed with industry examples that illustrate the influence of technology on management and customer service, Hospitality Information Systems and E-Commerce:

  • Provides an overview of information technology basics, including computer hardware, software, and networks

  • Covers electronic commerce (e-commerce) and its impact on the hospitality industry, as well as how managers can implement successful e-commerce strategies into their business

  • Features interviews with information technology professionals in the hospitality industry

  • Includes "On the Job" vignettes that show readers how the concepts covered in each chapter translate into the management of a hospitality operation

  • Contains a practical glossary of technical terminology

Hospitality Information Systems and E-Commerce offers an in-depth look at how hospitality managers can most effectively use technology to benefit their business, and is a must-have resource for students and professionals seeking to learn more about this cutting-edge topic.