A cloud is rolling in on the hospitality industry. But fortunately this
cloud isn't symbolic of the future the health of the lodging business.
No, this cloud is all about taking computer power out of the hotel and
shifting to a third party.
It's an idea that's been bandied
about for more than a decade amongst IT professionals, but has been met
with limited success through so-called application service providers
(ASPs). But now that high speed internet connectivity is seemingly
universal amongst businesses in the United States, it looks as if the
stars are finally aligning just right to make the cloud a viable
solution for the lodging business.