Articles by author: Liz Perry

Why Food Companies Want You to Make Your Own Meal

The traditional home-cooked meal has forever been changed thanks to the popularity of meal kits. Nine percent of Americans, or 10.5 million households, have purchased a meal kit in the previous six months. Meal kits provide pre-measured ingredients and step-by-step recipes for people to make at-home meals that are restaurant quality but without the price…

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Where Will Pro AV Go Next?

As the Pro AV industry continues to become more widely used, several industries are beginning to see the benefit of AV technology. A prime area of growth is the customer experience, particularly in retail. Videowalls and kiosks in public spaces are increasing in popularity as well. These screens can fit in unique places and showcase…

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Fall Season Brings New Challenges, Opportunities to Hospitality

Seasonality has a significant effect on the hospitality industry and consumer travel trends in the fall season. Children are in school; the holidays are coming up; work gets busy. Many factors decrease the number of people traveling in the fall. However, many travelers enjoy the off-season peace and quiet of the fall. According to a…

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Retail Loyalty Programs Benefit More than Just Customers

While each store creates its own unique customer loyalty program, they all have one thing in common –incentivizing purchasing behavior. Members get exclusive discounts or perks in exchange for being a loyal shopper. These programs are built on a simple philosophy – the more customers spend, the more perks they receive.  Essentially it pays to…

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Colleges Are Earning Degrees in Sustainability

As students are moving into dorms and getting situated in class, universities are flaunting their green initiatives. Buildings are going green with LEED certification, facility managers are cutting costs with solar power, and students are creating initiatives for a greener tomorrow. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) encourages universities, professors,…

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Boutique Hotels Are Going Big Time with Technology

When it comes to booking a hotel while traveling, consumers have lots of options. From flagship hotels that can hold over 1,000 people a night to bed-and-breakfast inns that offer a handful of rooms and boutique hotels that personalize your entire stay, the options seem to endless. So, what makes a traditional hotel different than…

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Is Your Money Safe When You Swipe?

How safe are mobile point-of-sale systems? Every day pay for coffee at a local café using the latest credit card processor; could that action lead to theft or fraudulent charges? There are several potential flaws that put digital payment systems at risk of cyber-attacks. These vulnerabilities allow unscrupulous merchants to raid customer accounts and steal…

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Innovations in Healthcare: A Discussion with Dr. Craig Joseph at HIMSS 2024
May 24, 2024

Innovations in healthcare were easy to spot at the recent HIMSS 2024 conference. Healthcare Rethink’s Brian Urban caught up with one of those innovators for a live discussion at HIMSS 2024. podcast, Their conversation opens a window and dialogue into the cutting-edge trends reshaping healthcare technology today. This episode features Dr. Craig Joseph, the…

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Preventing burnout
Achieving Professional Growth and Preventing Burnout: The Importance of Time Management and Support Networks in a Fast-Paced World
May 23, 2024

In today’s fast-paced world, balancing professional growth with personal well-being is more crucial than ever. With the rise of remote work, digital transformation, and the constant hustle culture, finding this balance has become a significant challenge for many. A survey conducted by Deloitte suggests that a whopping 77% of professionals experience burnout at work….

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Fan-Centric Business Transformation
Prop Room
May 23, 2024

In this episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, shares with us that in the vibrant world of marketing, creativity knows no bounds—a philosophy embodied by a prop room and studio teeming with eclectic costumes and outlandish ideas. This creative hub, seemingly disconnected from conventional themes like bananas,…

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Ace Gardner and Jacob Lewis discuss NIL Deals and Transfer Portals
NIL Deals and Transfer Portals are Also Impacting College Staff and Their Roles
May 23, 2024

College sports is undergoing a significant transformation with the advent of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rights and the increasing prevalence of transfer portals. These changes are reshaping how college staff operate, presenting both opportunities and challenges. With the rise of NIL deals and transfer portals, understanding the behind-the-scenes impact on college coaching staff…

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Why Retailers, Restaurants and Banks Are Joining the Mobile Payment Bandwagon
August 2, 2018

Mobile payments are becoming widespread across merchants and customers alike. Three major mobile wallets dominate the market – Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay. Each service uses near-field communication (NFC) technology that allows consumers to simply tap their smartphone to a retail terminal. A 2017 Allied Market Research report estimated that the global mobile…

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Why Retailers, Restaurants and Banks Are Joining the Mobile Payment Bandwagon
August 2, 2018

Mobile payments are becoming widespread across merchants and customers alike. Three major mobile wallets dominate the market – Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay. Each service uses near-field communication (NFC) technology that allows consumers to simply tap their smartphone to a retail terminal. A 2017 Allied Market Research report estimated that the global mobile…

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Architects and Builders Are Using These Materials To Make Their Mark
July 27, 2018

People spend a lot of time thinking and planning the interior of a building, but few understand all the options available for a building’s façade. Exterior walls are all about aesthetic and its function as it’s the first thing people see. The exterior also needs to withstand the outdoor elements. Homes can be built with…

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eBay and Square Just Became Small Business’ Best Friend
July 25, 2018

Small businesses often struggle to secure loans for a variety of reasons. According to the Federal Reserve’s 2017 Small Business Credit Survey, roughly 70% of small merchants did not receive the funding they requested last year. Moreover, big banks approve just one-quarter of the small business loan applications they receive. Fintech is coming to the…

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Dogs: A Hotel’s Best Friend
July 24, 2018

Hotels are making significant changes to attract and entertain today’s guests. Consumers have endless options when it comes to finding a place to stay. Hotels compete on a number of levels: room size, bathroom amenities, gym gadgets, reward programs and many more. Now they must go the extra mile to attract discerning travelers while understanding…

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What Can The Construction Industry Do To Combat Record Heat Wave?
July 20, 2018

Large parts of the country are experiencing heat waves with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees. Many cities are feeling record-breaking heat with little to no reprieve in sight. Dallas, Texas has seen five days in a row of 100+ degree temperatures, and the heat wave is not over. These high temperatures are harmful to outdoor workers,…

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Farmers Tap Into Smart Technology To Increase Productivity
July 17, 2018

As climate change continues to become a widespread issue, many small farmers face crop disasters and decreased production. Thanks to the spread of digital connectivity in rural areas, farmers in these areas can leverage their smartphones as a tool to access data on crops, water and soil. This new technology helps small farmers who are…

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The Construction Industry is Relying on Drones More Than Ever
July 13, 2018

Drones are no longer just a hobby for the average Joe. Unmanned aerial vehicles are becoming popular in all major industries, including construction, as these hypermobile tools can gather valuable data and take real-time photos. On-site aerial photography has always been a big component of a construction site. Drones are both user-friendly and technologically sophisticated,…

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Wal-Mart Moves to Automated Check-Out In Order to Collect Data, Become More Efficient
July 11, 2018

Check-out lines are inherently a flawed process. A first come, first serve lottery where there is no way of telling which lane will move fastest. Wal-Mart wants to improve the experience by implementing automated checkout systems. This new phenomenon allows guests to skip long lines and creates a faster, smoother check-out experience. Retailers are experimenting…

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