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The IoT: Coming to a Restaurant Near You. Is Your Network Ready?

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This is the season for restaurant innovation. First came MURTEC 2016, a big show that caters to multi-unit restaurant franchisors; followed by the more recent 2016 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit in Dallas, a more intimate event geared to franchise owner/operators. Two different settings with different agendas. But a central theme connected them: Technology is reshaping the restaurant space. In the front of the house, the back of the house, and the things you do and put in the house. ... Read More »

MURTEC 2016: The Future’s Calling, They Need More Bandwidth


Finally catching my breath from MURTEC® 2016, jotting down thoughts to share on the show. And I thought of a good joke that sums things up: “So I got a call from the future of the restaurant industry. They said the food was great, but asked for an extra order of bandwidth.” OK, maybe that won’t get a smile from an average consumer. But if you’re in this space, you know what I’m talking about. With so many exciting things ... Read More »

Keeping Pace With The Transforming Business Network

It was a whirlwind few days at NRF 2015.

It was a whirlwind few days for us at the National Retail Federation (NRF). Here's what happened. Read More »

A Look At Our Upcoming Study On Technology And The Store Experience

An upcoming EarthLink survey seeks to boost business mobility.

Here at Earthlink, we're partnering with leading retail consultancy firm IHL Group to conduct a survey on technology and the store experience. Read More »

4 Major IT Themes We Took Away From NRF’s 2014 Big Show

EarthLink Business finished up another successful show at NRF 2014 this year.  Attendance was at a record high at over 27,000, and there was LOTS of energy.  Prospects, customers, analysts and the media came by the EarthLink booth showing strong interest in our PCI compliance and secure Wi-Fi solutions.  The ability to use Wi-Fi to gather data and connect with mobile consumers on social media were of particular interest.  And of course, there was our ever-popular free espresso bar, which ... Read More »