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Although he’s more famous for his trademark “You’re Fired” tagline than decisions on technology, Trump has gone mobile in Soho and Chicago will soon be able to provide mobile solutions to hotel employees. Hotel employees will soon be using smartphones and tablets to access core hotel system functionality such as check-in, check-out, reservation queries, room moves, traveler profile editing, housekeeping status and several internal reporting functions. In Thursday’s press release announcing the partnership both parties were, of course, very pleased with this action. As they should be.
Trump’s investment in mobile shows that companies are investigating and investing in mobile technology for more than extending sales channels. Increases in efficiency gained by employing new technologies have always had priority with forward-thinking companies. In fact, during a recent interview with President Obama, NBC’s Ann Curry asked the President about the private-sectors slow hiring pace. Continue reading