Omni Hotels was hit by point-of-sale malware

Network World

Omni Hotels & Resorts has reported that point-of-sale systems at some of its properties were hit by malware targeting payment card information. The attack on the systems of the luxury hotel chain follows similar breaches of point-of-sale systems at various hotels and retailers like Hyatt Hotels, Target, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Hilton Worldwide Holdings.

How CIOs Can Help To Get More People To Take Cruises

The Accidental Successful CIO

Worldwide the global cruise industry accounts for just 2% of the world’s hotel rooms. In order to turn around some of the ways that people wrongly view the cruise industry, they are starting to use social media to get the word out.

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Symantec Government Symposium 11 March 2014 at the Renaissance Hotel Washington DC


Event attendees will also hear about how to securely manage big data, cloud computing, mobility, social networking, critical infrastructure and more! By Bob Gourley DC seems to have a cyber security related event every week. No kidding.

Digital Transformation Europe Forum 2016: Q&A With Fergus Boyd, VP, Digital And IT, Yotel

Forrester IT

Our list of industry speakers is impressive, and includes Blake Cahill, Global Head of Digital and Social Marketing, at Philips, Toby Wright, Chief Technology Officer, at Telegraph Media Group, Nina Jones, Global Owner Experience Director, at Jaguar Landrover, and Dr. Horst J. Fergus is responsible for this start-up affordable luxury hotel brand's digital strategy and services (web, mobile, social), IT innovation, and all back-end and guest-facing technology. Hotels.

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The future of urban air: innovations shaping air quality, smells, senses, and social divides

Trends in the Living Networks

The map highlights issues such as the prevalence of ‘smog refugees’, who leave cities in search of clean air, and fresh air tourism, where hotels and stores aimed at the luxury market promote a clean air experience.

Cloud, Mobile, Social and Cyber: 2015 Predictions That Will Rock The World (AGAIN!)

Cloud Musings

The worlds of cloud, mobile, social and cyber will continue expanding, permuting and recombining. Social Media takes over - Social media will usurp other forms of marketing to become the leading tool for influence marketing and initial customer contact. 2015 PREDICTION TIME!!

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The CIO Paradox - A Must Read - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 social media. (3).

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Open source algorithm helps spot social media shams

Network World

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University say they have developed an open source algorithm that can help spot social media frauds trying to sway valuable community influence. More on Network World: Star Trek turns 50! + “Given the rise in popularity of social networks and other web services in recent years, fraudsters have strong incentives to manipulate these services.

Social Media: overhyped fad or essential tool?

Leveraging Organizational Knowledge

Attended an MBA Association event last night: Social networking for business – overhyped fad or essential tool? Speakers: Mireia Fontbernat, Paul O’Nolan & Paul TannerLocation: Strand Palace Hotel In a few words, the speakers confirmed what I already knew or suspected: No one has a clue where online social media is really taking us (and these 3 speakers were no exception).

The future of travel and tourism: safe adventures, real-time guidance, and new frontiers

Trends in the Living Networks

A massive rise in sustainable tourism , with low impact hotels and activities and the opportunity to observe rare species. Future of humanity Social trends Technology trends Uncategorized

An Offensive Defense: Lessons from the Equifax and Marriott Breaches


consumers and limited information of residents of Canada and Great Britain, including names, addresses, Social Security numbers and birth dates. Roughly a year and a half later, Starwood Hotels confirmed its hotel guest database of about 500 million customers was stolen in a data breach , exposing everything from guests’ names and postal addresses to passport numbers and Starwood’s rewards information.

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Microsoft Ignite Guide for First Time Attendees

Mick's IT Blog

Boarding When Microsoft opens up the registration for Ignite, they will have a set number of hotels reserved for the conference. The first year in Chicago, the set of hotels they had reserved were all very expensive. Some of the select hotels do have activities going on in the evenings.

Will Influencism supplant Capitalism? The emergence of the influence economy

Trends in the Living Networks

One example given is a hotel that asks guests checking in for their Twitter name, swiftly ascertaining how influential in social media they are, and treating them accordingly. If someone who has real reach is their guest, the hotel might upgrade them or otherwise treat them in a way that they are likely to rave about. Tags: Future of business Influence Social media Twitter

Customer-Obsessed Businesses Driving Infrastructure Transformation

Forrester IT

Access to mobility, social networks, wearable devices, connected cars and hotels managed by robots are rapidly changing the behaviors of how customers engage and purchase. Customers today are hyper-connected and their connectivity is rewriting the rules of business. Think how you watch a film, shop or order a taxi. The disruptive power in the hands of newly tech-savvy customers is forcing every business to evolve into a digital business or perish.

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Notes from the Australian Institute of Company Directors in Beijing

Trends in the Living Networks

The Grand Ballroom at China World Hotel is full, with around 500 people here. Global economy Social media Technology trends UncategorizedI am at the annual conference of the Australian Institute of Company Directors , held this year in Beijing. It is fantastic that Australian company directors are choosing to meet here rather than at home, broadening vistas and opportunities.

Benefits of DAS Installation You Probably Need Right Now


In this digital era, communication has been made easier with various channels such as cellular phones, computers, email, and social networking sites. Information Technology Blog - - Benefits of DAS Installation You Probably Need Right Now - Information Technology Blog.

The inexorable rise of work markets

Trends in the Living Networks

hotels, car rentals.) Crowdsourcing Future of work Global economy Social trends Technology trendsThe role and prominence of online markets for work have soared dramatically over the last few years, but this is just the beginning. I have been following the rise of online markets for work since Elance was founded in 1999, writing about them in my 2002 book Living Networks and dedicating a large chunk of Getting Results From Crowds to how to effectively manage work markets.

3 Things CTOs Should Know About Gig Economy This Year


The success of Uber and AirBnb, which are replacing taxis and hotel services, demonstrates that the gig economy is quickly supplanting traditional services. Ellie Martin. A freelance graphic designer who moonlights as an Uber driver.

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2017 Expectations: 5 Areas Where Technology Will Continue to Revolutionize Business Processes


Mobile tech allows them to connect with company computer from home, a hotel on the road, or a "working vacation" on the other side of the globe. Social media is crucial for companies to engage with their market to promote ideas and gather feedback. Carol M. Evenson.

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Conversation with Juliette Powell – Sydney, 27 May

Trends in the Living Networks

Juliette Powell , author of the freshly launched book on social networking 33 Million People in the Room , founder of The Gathering Think Tank, and leading broadcaster and media entrepreneur, is coming to Sydney for the first time next week. Bar 77 (Mezzanine), Grace Hotel. Juliette will share some thoughts on her book and where social networking is heading and then it will open out to conversation. A brilliant guide to managing your social capital! Fantastic news!

Cognitive Agents to Improve User Experience

Perficient - Digital Transformation

In a world where over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is created each day , having a tool to help deliver information to users efficiently is important. Cognitive agents are a tool that can improve user experience for both advisors and customers alike. This self-service technology is capable of understanding human language to provide accurate information and quickly direct users to the next optimal step.

CIO Advice for Taking Summer Vacations

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 social media. (3).

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Does IT Need A New Concierge? - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

If you've ever had the pleasure of staying in a top-shelf hotel, you'll appreciate why I'm starting to call these "concierge" models.    One immediately thinks of kilowatt-hours, airline seats or hotel rooms.  Chucks Blog.

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6 Powerful Marc Benioff Quotes about Employee Value

Perficient - Digital Transformation

These can sometimes be in wikis or portals, or even in Slack channels and social media groups like LinkedIn and Facebook. “The world is being re-shaped by the convergence of social, mobile, cloud, big data, community and other powerful forces.

Keynote presentation on Future of Interactive Marketing at IPZ09 in Istanbul

Trends in the Living Networks

For those who were at the fantastic IPZ09 Interactive Marketing Summit in Istanbul this week, apologies for the delay in posting my keynote slides - the hotel bandwidth wasn't adequate to upload them and I'm only just back at home. See here for the Social Media Strategy Framework in English and Turkish.

Stuff Worth Reading – September 2017

The Investing Edge

Scott Kirsner of the Boston Globe did a piece on the High-Growth CEO Forum , a “hidden secret of the New England tech economy” that meets quarterly at a Boston-area hotel. The list represents a broad selection of ideas and technologies, including social entrepreneurship. Welcome to our second post highlighting articles relevant to entrepreneurs in New England and beyond.

National Cyber Security Hall of Fame Announces 2015 Inductees


14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Hall of Fame has released the names of five innovators who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at its award ceremony on Thursday, October 29 , at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. Susan Landau is a Professor of Cybersecurity Policy in the Department of Social Science and Policy Studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Editor's note: I was so excited to read of this year's inductees.

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How CIOs Can Get Travel Expenses Under Control

The Accidental Successful CIO

However, there is also the employee who feels that they’ve been slighted by the company because it wouldn’t pay for a meal that was too expensive or a hotel that was not on the approved list. CIOs can end up spending a lot of their limited budget on travel Image Credit.

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Schneier on Security: Communications During Terrorist Attacks are Not Bad

I'm not lost, I'm wondering

and, BTW, what shouldn't be spread: one Twitter user in Mumbai tweeted me that people were sending the exact location of people still in the hotels, and could tip off the terrorists) and that they begin to monitor these networks in disasters, terrorist attacks, etc. In Communications During Terrorist Attacks are Not Bad , Bruce Schneier calls Twitter a “vital source of information&# during the recent attacks in Mumbai.

Traveling (Part 2) - A Screw's Loose

A Screw's Loose

I have found them invaluable when looking for the address of a hotel, finding a confirmation number or just figuring out how to get around as many of them provide local maps in the app. I can call for a car to the hotel or wherever I need to go in a lot of cities now. About.

12th Annual Self-Employed and Entrepreneurs Xmas Drinks - Sydney - Drinks sponsors welcome!

Trends in the Living Networks

It began when I and many of my friends didn't have the glamorous and social (i.e. Location: Front bar, Centennial Hotel, 88 Oxford Street, Woollahra, Sydney. There's not a lot that we can offer in return with the current format, as there are zero formalities, just socializing, but I'm sure we can make everyone there aware of the sponsor, provide handouts etc.

How Smart Technologies Up the Ante for Digital Transformation

Perficient - Digital Transformation

I missed the boat on social media by a couple of years. Many of the queries were consumer-oriented – asking for the best eateries, plumbers, or hotels – while others sought the kind of information that required both urgency and specialized knowledge.

A Look In The Mirror: Are You Creative?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  Much of the social feedback I get in corporate settings tends to discourage these traits; I now feel somewhat vindicated.   For me, there are plenty of opportunities: sitting on airplanes, riding a bike, alone in my hotel room on a business trip, etc. 

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How we should be thinking about virtual reality and “techno-sex”

Trends in the Living Networks

The article quotes me in my role as futurist and publisher of commenting on the developments and emerging possibilities: Futurist Ross Dawson splits his time between Sydney and San Francisco, delivering keynote addresses on subjects as diverse as financial services, social media and travel for companies including Google, American Express and PwC.

Federal Big Data Community Convenes 6 Feb at Apache Hadoop Forum


Location : The Hotel at Arundel Preserve. Adjourn/ Networking Social. Adjourn/Networking Social. Adjourn/Networking Social. By Bob Gourley If you are an analyst or executive or architect engaged in the analysis of big data, this is a “must attend” event.