The Top Technology Articles of 2019

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The promise from technology advancements is that our lives will be easier, but there’s a troubling lack of progress within the hospitality industry.

To say our industry is behind the times technologically and we’re facing a tech crisis isn’t an overstatement—it’s reality.

Easily integrated software and hardware that streamline bar, restaurant, nightclub and hotel operations and increase guest engagement are in short supply.

The articles below are the most popular Nightclub & Bar technology articles of 2019.

We’ve partnered with the American Nightlife Association (ANA), their innovation arm known as the LA Fund, 500 Startups and Intel to support and incubate tangible, user-friendly advances in industry technology. In 2020 and beyond, it will be crucial that operators have access to more tech-based solutions.

4 Mobile Applications That Will Supercharge Your Social Media

One of the most powerful advances in marketing technology is likely in your hand right now: your phone. These four apps can enhance and improve your marketing efforts today.

6 Tips for Better Food & Beverage Photos with Your Phone

Phone manufacturers like Apple, Samsung and LG are focused on more than just processors and chipsets—they know a huge selling point is the quality of their cameras. Try out these tips to make your venue, food and drinks look more appealing online.

Augmented Reality Will Soon be the Industry Standard. Are You Ready?

Once thought of as a novelty, augmented reality (AR) is becoming technology that offers operators real benefits.

Fighting Fakes: Train Your Staff to Check IDs Properly

As technology improves, so does the quality of fake IDs. Make sure your staff is armed with the best information—and best tech—to find and combat fakes.

4 Hot Marketing Techs for the Bar Industry

Technology advances can strengthen your marketing efforts. Mastering this tech—or delegating this task to a tech-savvy team member—can help you reach more guests and give you a competitive edge.

5 Technologies Revolutionizing Nightlife

Some industry reports claim that Millennials and Gen Z are rejecting nightclubs. The smart use of tech can reverse that trend.

Need a New or Updated POS? 7 Questions You Must Ask

Your POS is one of the most—if not the most—powerful bit of tech in your bar, restaurant or nightclub. Ask these questions before updating your current system and investing in a new one.

Technology doesn’t have to be intimidating. At the 2020 Nightclub & Bar Show in Las Vegas, you’ll have the opportunity to test drive the latest and greatest purpose-built industry technology. You can read more about the technology-based solutions that will be featured in the brand-new NxT Pavilion at the 2020 Nightclub & Bar Show by reading this article, “ANA, LA Fund & Intel Solving the Hospitality Industry's Innovation Crisis.” Register now so you don’t miss out on cutting edge bar, restaurant and nightclub tech that will improve your operations!

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