Middle Eastern Enterprises Tend to Use More ICT Services, According to Discounted Kable Report Published at MarketPublishers.com


London, UK (PRWEB) July 15, 2014

Most of the 121 Middle Eastern enterprises surveyed are expected to significantly increase their ICT budgets in 2014. The companies in the region are planning to invest a greater portion of their external ICT budgets in software, hardware, and IT services in 2014 more than the combined allocation seen in 2013. Middle Eastern enterprises were allocating the greatest half of their software budgets to application lifecycle management (ALM) as of 2013, with information management and enterprise applications following after.

The intensifying global competition and government incentives are stimulating the usage of ICT amongst enterprises in the Middle East region. Considering business and IT objectives impact on IT investment strategy, finding more purchasing channels, selecting the better ICT providers are among the key ICT procurement trends in the region.

Discounted research report ICT investment trends in the Middle East – Enterprise ICT spending patterns through to the end of 2015 prepared by Kable is now available at MarketPublishers.com.

Report Details:

Title: ICT investment trends in the Middle East – Enterprise ICT spending patterns through to the end of 2015

Published: June, 2014

Pages: 59

Price: US$ 2,695.00

http://marketpublishers.com/report/it_services/ict-investment-trends-in-middle-east-enterprise-ict-spending-patterns-through-to-end-of-2015.html

The report offers an up-close look at ICT spending patterns in the Middle East by providing important findings from an all-round survey of the 121 enterprises operating in the region. The study investigates the core technologies which companies are pouring funds in, such as cloud computing solutions, content management, business intelligence, communications and collaboration, amid others. The study examines how the regions enterprises allocate their ICT budgets across the major areas of enterprise ICT expenditure (third-party IT services, hardware, software, consulting, and telecommunications); limelights the key approaches taken by the Middle Eastern enterprises when purchasing various technologies. The research report examines the ICT vendors and providers of services, reviews the main drivers impacting the enterprises’ investments in each category of technology, and also canvasses the preferred buying approaches. Furthermore, an insightful discussion of how the Middle Eastern enterprises ICT budget allocations and priorities are expected to change in the offing is provided in the report.

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Splashtop 2 Launches Top Remote Desktop App is Faster, Simpler and More Secure


San Jose, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2012

Splashtop Inc., the worldwide leader in cross-device computing, today announced the release of the iPad version of Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop (Splashtop 2), the next generation of its award-winning remote desktop. To support this product release, Splashtop has built a worldwide network of relay servers to form a Bridging Cloud infrastructure that allows Splashtop 2 users to connect to their remote computers securely, and take advantage of highly optimized networking performance.

To date, Splashtop has empowered more than seven million users of mobile devices, from tablets to smartphones, to remotely access their Windows PCs and Macs, enabling them to remotely run applications, view and edit files, watch HD movies and play graphic-intensive games.

Security and privacy are no longer merely corporate concerns. Regular people like you and me also need to be reassured that our data is always safe and secure every file on every device, everywhere and everyday. Splashtop 2 offers that peace of mind, noted Mark Lee, Splashtop CEO and co-founder. Beyond security and privacy, Splashtop continues to make ease of use a priority. And, of course, we pride ourselves in staying ahead of the technology curve with our industry-leading performance.

The Splashtop 2 app will be available in basic form, which allows connectivity between devices in a local area network (LAN) environment; in addition, a module called Anywhere Access Pack, available by in-app purchase, will allow users to connect to their devices across the Internet.

The app has a redesigned easy-to-use interface and has been optimized for new hardware features, such as Apples Retina display. The iPad version supports up to 30 frames per second of streaming and sub-30-millisecond latency, providing for smooth video and responsive gaming experience.

With Splashtop 2, the only configuration needed to connect to computers is a user name and password. There is no need to configure routers or firewalls, or to manually enter IP addresses or security codes. With the addition of Anywhere Access Pack, the same simple process lets users connect to their devices reliably from anywhere in the world, over the Internet.

In addition, the app has self-optimizing technology that adapts to the conditions of the network, enabling the user to take full advantage of the bandwidth of a 3G network or Internet connection. In addition to protecting user data through its proprietary Bridging Cloud, Splashtop deploys industry-standard encryption technology to maintain a high level of security.

A short video of Splashtop 2 is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkHlzXjcwNQ and a slideshow can be viewed at http://www.slideshare.net/secret/f9BF53ATVIndA4

Splashtop 2 can be downloaded for the iPad from the iTunes App Store at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id382509315. The list price is $ 9.99, but the app will be available for a limited time at a promotional price of $ 1.99. The Anywhere Access Pack can be purchased for $ 0.99 per month or $ 9.99 per year. Existing users of Splashtop Remote Desktop for iPad will receive a free upgrade to both the basic version and Anywhere Access Pack.

Splashtop Streamer

Splashtop 2 requires the downloading and installation of the free Splashtop Streamer software onto a Window PC or a Mac. Supported platforms: Windows 7, Vista, and XP (including Home Premium), Mac OS X 10.6+ (Snow Leopard or Lion is required for Mac users). A computer with dual-core CPU is recommended for best performance. The purchase of Splashtop 2 includes a license to access up to 2 computers.

About Splashtop Inc.

Splashtop aspires to touch peoples lives by delivering the best-in-class remote desktop experience bridging tablets, phones, computers and TVs. Splashtop technology empowers consumer and business users with high-performance, secure, interactive access to their favorite applications, media content and files anytime, anywhere.

Splashtops products are top-selling apps on Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore for Android, Nook Apps, BlackBerry App World, HP App Catalog, Lenovo App Shop and others. More than seven million people have downloaded Splashtop products from app stores, and more than 100 million devices from HP, Lenovo, Dell, Acer, Sony, Asus, Toshiba, Intel and other partners have shipped with Splashtop.

The consumerization of IT and proliferation of mobile devices is leading to adoption of Splashtop by businesses. The Splashtop Bridging Cloud ensures reliable, secure and high performance connectivity across multiple devices, while offering IT, system integrators and service providers policy-driven control.

Splashtop has won the prestigious Most Innovative Product award from PC World, the Best of Whats New award from Popular Science and the Best of 2012 CES award from LAPTOP Magazine. The company is headquartered in San Jose with offices in Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo. For more information, visit splashtop.com.







Canadian Web Hosting Expands Flexible Cloud Hosting Service With Larger Resource Pools and More Canadian Geographic Locations


Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) March 12, 2014

Canadian Web Hosting (http://www.canadianwebhosting.com), a leading provider of web hosting, cloud hosting and infrastructure as a service in Canada, announced that they have expanded their Flexible Cloud to support multiple Canadian geographic zones. Canadian Web Hostings Flexible Cloud hosting delivers customizable cloud hosting and cloud storage that is 100% Canadian. Each Flexible Cloud delivers performance certified cloud infrastructure for applications and websites that can easily handle increases in traffic and resources.

Canadian Web Hostings Flexible Cloud works by allowing customers to purchase dedicated resource pools that give them the ability to spin up one or multiple virtual machines using custom or prebuilt templates in less than 60 seconds. Unlike standard cloud servers that are preset single servers, the Flexible Cloud allows users to customize their cloud servers into whatever size or configuration they require by using a dedicated cloud resource pool. Customers can use their own server images, create new images, or build VMs with more than 150 different application and OS templates. In addition, customers can upgrade in real time as more resources are needed. Flexible Clouds are ideal for customers and developers who want to easily build test servers, development servers and production cloud servers and have advanced features like auto-scaling and failover included.

As we build out our Canadian Cloud, we want to give customers inside and outside of Canada choices that deliver the best of Canada, including 100% Canadian storage, with the ability to choose the type of cloud hosting that makes the most sense for their business and customers, said Matt McKinney, Director at Canadian Web Hosting. Today, customers have a range of different cloud hosting options with the choice to host at the data center of their choice in our Canada West or Canada East zones. And with some recent updates, customers now have access to our Cloud Connect Control Panel that allows them to manage all their servers through a single pane of glass.

Canadian Web Hosting helps IT organizations execute on their cloud hosting and cloud computing plans. Their CA Cloud infrastructure now includes flexible cloud hosting options that range from cloud shared hosting, SSD cloud servers, private clouds, as well as upcoming releases that include a massive new openstack powered public cloud and a Canadian storage service similar to Dropbox, but with 100% Canadian storage.

You can learn more about Canadian Web Hostings by calling 1.888.821.7888 or emailing sales@canadianwebhosting.com for more information.

About Canadian Web Hosting

Since 1998, Canadian Web Hosting has been providing on-demand hosting solutions that include Shared Hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Cloud Hosting, Dedicated Servers, and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for Canadian companies of all sizes. Canadian Web Hosting is SSAE 16 Type II SOC 1 certified ensuring that their processes and business practices are thoroughly audited against industry standards. Canadian Web Hosting guarantees a 100% network uptime, and a total money back guarantee that backs everything they do. Customers can get help by calling 1-888-821-7888 to get 24/7 support. For more information, visit them at http://www.canadianwebhosting.com, or get the latest news by following them on Twitter at @cawebhosting.







GigeNET Announces: GigeNET CloudServer, Best Cloud Services Yet, More Features, Better Service

Arlington Heights, IL (Vocus) August 1, 2010

GigeNETCloud, the Illinois-based Cloud Server provider, announced that its GigeNETCloud with its newly added features is the best and most feature rich Cloud environment on the market today.

The newest version once again puts everyone else behind. Snapshots, VPN access, RDNS, Clone your Cloud from a Snapshot we are moving and moving fast, said Ameen Pishdadi, GigeNET CTO. With our Infrastructure and continued updates and improvements coming out every other week, we are definitely one of the front runners in Cloud Computing. GigeNETCloud customers are receiving the best options in the industry for the best possible price.

With these newest upgrades, GigeNET offers an amazing array of features, with easily scalable Cloud servers. GigeNETCloud continues to improve on what Cloud offerings used to be, giving GigeNETCloud customers the widest range of possibilities for combining services and use, while maintaining fiscal responsibility.

GigeNETCloud customers have been very supportive since its inception and are signing up to use the exciting new features on the Cloud and like the possibility of combining GigeNET Dedicated Servers and Co-location services with the Cloud Servers to maintain flexibility in their custom environment. GigeNETCloud offers a free trial, showing once again GigeNET confidence in product and development. Contact GigeNETCloud Sales Chat for a free Trial.

Cloud Server clustering and Cloud Server communications support connectivity between private networks and GigeNETs dedicated servers, http://www.gigenet.com. This can easily be accomplished with VLANs and GigeNET private networking. We are able to set up customized configurations for our clients, we have the knowhow and support personnel to do that for our clients said Ameen Pishdadi GigeNET CTO, we treat our customers like family and not like a number, we are interested in being a partner, not just a provider.

The newest version of the GigeNETCloud includes significant upgrades and improvements, states Pishdadi. New features, more options on the control panel, better management tools, VPN access and many more little details making our customers life just a little easier. Our cloud server performance is already second to none.

With a high availability and redundant infrastructure, managed 24/7 tech support to every subscriber at every level, and new features being added every 30 to 60 days, GigeNETCloud is a staple and the go-to location in the Cloud Server Hosting Industry.

For more information, visit http://www.gigenetcloud.com.

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InterAct and PulsePoint Join Forces to Help Anderson County Emergency Services Save More Lives


Winston Salem, NC (PRWEB) March 06, 2014

Anderson County Emergency Services in South Carolina launched an important extension to their 9-1-1 system by integrating InterActs SafeTown Community Alerts application with the PulsePoint foundations Citizen Responder CPR/AED Mobile App.

SafeTown Community Alerts is a cloud-based application developed by InterAct that helps public safety agencies like Anderson County to publish and plot community alerts such as traffic incidents, HAZMAT warnings or public be on the lookout (BOLO) notices on an map that citizens can view online from any Internet connected device. The integration of the PulsePoint application extends SafeTowns alerting capability to include sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) notifications sent to any smartphone running the PulsePoint application.

PulsePoint is a location-aware mobile app that notifies CPR-trained citizens in the immediate vicinity of the critical need for CPR nearby. When the Anderson County Emergency Services center receives a report of a cardiac arrest, citizen rescuers are notified simultaneously with first responders and are notified of the exact location of the victim and closest publicly accessible Automated External Defibrillator (AED). While first responders are en route, the alerted CPR-trained citizens can respond saving valuable minutes, critical to saving lives during a SCA.

“The combination of these two powerful citizen facing applications integrated with Anderson Countys 9-1-1 system demonstrates our commitment to leveraging modern technology to keep our community safer,” explains Anderson Countys Director of 9-1-1 Operations, Steve McDade. “When seconds count during a sudden cardiac arrest, having a fully integrated system to instantly alert any nearby registered CPR-trained citizens while first responders are en route to the emergency simply makes a lot of sense for the Anderson community. We are delighted that InterAct and the PulsePoint Foundation came together to provide us with this amazing new capability.”

“Our primary mission is to safeguard the citizens of Anderson County and we are always looking for ways to make people and the community safer,” says Taylor Jones, Anderson County Emergency Service Director. “Increasing community engagement is instrumental in improving emergency response in an environment of tight budgets. By enhancing the capability of our InterAct 9-1-1 system to include the SafeTown and Pulsepoint applications we are empowering the citizens of Anderson County to respond and make a difference when lives hang in the balance.”

“Connecting the public to public safety provides valuable support to Anderson Countys goal of improving the quality of emergency services they provide their community,” said Jim Wilson VP/GM of SafeTown. “By extending SafeTown to include the PulsePoint application, the Anderson County community now has access to modern, simple and powerful cloud-based applications that are as easy to use as Google, Facebook and Twitter.”

About InterAct

InterAct creates public safety software products that support dispatchers, incident responders (law, fire, EMS) and correctional officers worldwide. We bring the benefits of cloud computing to public safety. Our cloud applications connect public safety practitioners to each other and the information they need anywhere, anytime. Our cloud options are more reliable, less costly, easier to use, and more secure. We believe the benefits of cloud computing are so great that its adoption has become a key success factor in achieving the mission that we share with our customers: the safety and well-being of citizens and their communities. To learn more about InterActs solutions, please visit us at: http://www.interact911.com.

About SafeTown

SafeTown delivers services to the community via a community web portal and a family of smart phone apps. With SafeTown, citizens can create household profiles for first responders to use. Agencies can post alerts to all SafeTown subscribers in the community and citizens can report non-emergency problems or suspicious activity.

Additionally, real time events and crime history can be viewed on a map, and authorities can publish information to the community about inmates in local correctional facilities. To learn more about SafeTown, please visit http://www.safetown.org.

About the PulsePoint Foundation

PulsePoint is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its mission is to make it much easier for citizens who are trained in CPR to use their life-saving skills to do just thatsave lives! Through the use of modern, location-aware mobile devices PulsePoint is building applications that work with local public safety agencies to improve communications with citizens and empower them to help reduce the millions of annual deaths from sudden cardiac arrest. Learn more at http://www.pulsepoint.org or @PulsePoint.







Splashtop 2 Now Available for Android Tablets Top Remote Desktop App is Faster, Simpler and More Secure


San Jose, CA (PRWEB) August 08, 2012

Splashtop Inc., the worldwide leader in cross-device computing, today announced the release of Splashtop 2 HD for Android tablets the next generation of its award-winning remote desktop. To achieve a new level of enhanced security, reliability and performance in Splashtop 2, Splashtop has built a global network of relay servers to form a Bridging Cloud infrastructure.

To date, Splashtop has empowered more than seven million users of mobile devices, from tablets to smartphones, to remotely access Windows PCs and Macs to run applications, view and edit files, watch HD movies and play graphic-intensive games.

Now by popular demand, Splashtop is delivering Splashtop 2 HD for Android tablets running Android 3.1 and up. It supports high definition (HD) video and is designed for devices with a screen density of 1280×800 on sizes of seven or ten inches.

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Six Top PMS Trends to Make Independents More Productive and Profitable


Markham, ON (PRWEB) June 05, 2013

Technology is evolving rapidly to create a more profitable business environment for independent operators. NORTHWIND, provider of Maestro Enterprise Property Management hotel software and reservation software solutions for the industrys leading independent hotel, resort, and multi-property groups, adapts the most effective emerging systems for its users.

There are six technology trends today that NORTHWIND is leveraging to make independent operators more profitable, said Warren Dehan, NORTHWIND-Maestro PMS President. These solutions add revenue, lower expenses, and improve guest service and loyalty. Direct web booking, cloud hosting, advances in online guest engagement, data gathering, data analysis, and professional online training lead the list, and NORTHWIND incorporates all of them for its users. Click here to learn more about Maestros solutions for profitability and productivity.

Direct Bookings to Maximize Profits Web, Social & Mobile

Direct website booking is essential for independent operators to market themselves, increase occupancy, and control booking costs. Maestros ResWave2 is a hosted solution that reduces OTA dependency and increases profitability with mobile-optimized, integrated real-time control of reservations, rates, and availability for leisure travelers, groups, and corporate accounts on online channels and social media. It combines the latest technology with consumer-focused functionality including seamless customization with a hotel’s website brand and an updated, guest-centric booking process to maximize online revenue.

Guest Engagement and Retention

Maestro’s automated Smart eMessaging increases guest retention and revenue. It builds loyalty by offering guests add-on amenities and upgrades to enhance their stay with revenue-generating activities. Operators use proactive communications to serve guests before they arrive, while on-property, and after departure. Maestros integrated text and email messaging tools manage all guest communications and enable independents to automate targeted, relevant, mobile-optimized emails to their guest database.

Cloud Affordable and Secure Hosted Solutions

Maestro Cloud reduces expenses and overhead. It is a reliable, affordable option for independents who want to focus on operations and revenue, not technology. Cloud hosting provides operating efficiencies, secures cardholder information, and delivers instant remote access to property or hotel group data. NORTHWIND’s web-enabled platforms let operators manage multiple hotels from a central site, gain greater management control of property activities, centralize audits, and maximize revenue.

Big Data and Mobile Business Intelligence

Maestro gives independent operators access to real-time data to make on-the-spot decisions, monitor operational processes, and review KPIs. Maestros single-image database collects information from its 20 property modules and from third-party systems interfaced to Maestro. The BI combines this data to give hoteliers graphic, mobile-optimized data views for business decisions based on real information. Managers and ownership teams use Maestro to easily access the property’s system anytime from anywhere to enable closer management oversight for informed, up-to-the-minute decisions. Maestro Mobile BI Management Dashboards give single and multi-property operators drill-down access to the why behind the numbers.

Guest Loyalty Programs to Compete with Chains

Maestros mobile-optimized online Guest Loyalty System gives independents the same benefits as major chains to recognize, reward, and retain guests. Maestros single-image database offers independent operators powerful functionality to compete with chain programs that were only available to brand franchisees. It automates the complex process of tracking and redeeming points to save time and cut cost. Maestro Loyalty increases business with loyalty programs and perks that reflect their unique brand and services.

Reliable, Responsive Support and Expert Services

NORTHWIND enhanced its Diamond Plus Service with the new MyMaestro Client Help and Knowledge Center to give independent operators the technology support they can rely on to be successful. NORTHWINDs new Client Help and Knowledge Center is an interactive website offering 24/7 access to tools and resources for new and current Maestro users to maximize their productivity. It includes a welcome center, tutorials, webinar schedules, best practices, new-feature and release announcements, events, training and service requests, knowledgebase, FAQ’s, interfaces, and live chat.

For a demo of the Maestro Property Management Suite featuring the ResWave2 Booking Engine, please contact NORTHWIND at 1.888.667.8488 or email info(at)maestropms.com.

Exchange ideas and connect with NORTHWIND on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Maestro Property Management Solution

Enhance guest service, improve efficiency, and maximize online and offline revenue with Maestro PMS, the industry’s most robust and flexible resort software and boutique hotel software solution empowering leading full-service hotels, luxury resorts, multi-property groups, conference centers, condominiums, and timeshare properties. Solutions include Front Office (PMS), Accounts Receivable, Analytics and Business Intelligence, Sales and Catering, Multi-Property Management, Condo & Timeshare Owner Management with Web Functionality, Spa and Activities, Web Booking Engine, Real-Time Yield Management, Dynamic Packaging Golf, CRM, Guest Experience Measurement, CRO, GDS Two-Way XML Connectivity or Integration, Membership, Work Orders, Fine Dining and Retail POS, Online Table Reservations with Web Booking, Concierge, and Guest Experience Measurement. The Maestro PMS is database independent (ODBC Compliant) and may be deployed via Windows, UNIX, Linux, Terminal Services, hosted, and Web platforms.

About NORTHWIND Maestro PMS

NORTHWIND is recognized in the hospitality industry for its standard-setting Diamond Plus Service and robust integrated Maestro resort hotel software technology. With over 30 years experience dedicated to developing technology solutions for the hospitality industry, NORTHWIND is a partner who understands you need a scalable, flexible PMS that works the way you do. Maestro applications are engineered for operators who need to manage their enterprise in a real-time environment for the utmost operational efficiency, productivity, control, and profitability.







NephoScale Adds More Control to Cloud Computing with New IaaS Platform

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) January 12, 2011

NephoScale is changing the way people develop and deliver software in the cloud with new infrastructure services that will enable companies to deliver applications over the Web faster and with true global scalability. NephoScales flagship infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offerings include cloud servers, on-demand dedicated servers and object-based cloud storage all powered by a programmatic interface that gives users unprecedented control over their cloud infrastructure.

Were taking a new approach to IaaS by making it so simple for developers to autonomously set up a cloud infrastructure, that it removes the system administrator from the equation, which means companies can do even more with less, said Bruce Templeton, president of NephoScale. The technology weve built into our architecture also helps us fulfill a real industry demand by supporting PaaS functions, such as configuring and optimizing an application stack, while providing the additional services and flexibility associated with an IaaS.

New Web Service Makes “The Cloud” More Transparent


(PRWEB) February 8, 2011

Data Center Map today announced the launch of a new feature on their website, intended to guide customers through the growing jungle of cloud server providers via an interactive map.

Rather than investing in expensive hardware and pay a monthly lease to have it located in a data center, a lot of companies are moving towards renting infrastructure as a service (IaaS) via cloud providers instead. This enables them to reduce their CapEx and convert their server expenses to OpEx instead, as well as adjust their capacity as their needs change, which makes cloud computing a very attractive alternative in a tough economy.

“The demand for cloud computing is growing rapidly as technology evolves, forcing providers of traditional solutions to change their strategies and adapt to these changing market terms” said Sune Christesen, founder of Data Center Map, and continued “The rapid growth of cloud computing has resulted in providers operating with different definitions of what cloud servers are, which combined with the growing number of providers offering cloud servers is making the market very hard to navigate”.

The new service allows clients to filter providers, based on their own definition of cloud servers, and thereby only seeing providers that live up to their own requirements. The results are displayed on an interactive map enabling clients to choose providers within specific states or countries, which is often required due to regulations around physical location of data. Furthermore clients can view details about individual providers, including an overview of their features, customer reviews as well as compare them with other providers.

A recent study performed by IDG Research on behalf of Savvis, Inc. shows that 75% of companies will use enterprise-class cloud computing within the next five years, but that 60% consider it extremely or very challenging to find the right cloud computing solution for their companies, which underlines the need for more transparency in this industry.

The new service can be found here: Cloud Server Map

About Data Center Map

Data Center Map was launched in 2007 and has since grown to be the most comprehensive online platform for connecting buyers and sellers of data center services. This is done by featuring service providers via a combination of interactive maps, text-based indexes and search functionality, as well as making it possible for clients to request quotes from the providers on the site. The site features more than 1,800 data centers from 78 countries, primarily covering services such as colocation and carrier services.

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Luxury Ski, Spa, Golf and Yachting Resorts Select Maestro to Take them Beyond PMS to More Profitable Operations and High-Touch Guest Service


Markham, ON (PRWEB) October 17, 2012

NORTHWIND, provider of Maestro Enterprise Property Management hotel software and reservation software solutions for the industrys leading independent hotels, resorts, and multi-property groups, announced that five independent resorts selected Maestro Property Management (PMS) and multiple fully-integrated modules. Maestro empowers hundreds of high-touch independent operators and hotel groups to grow their business and stay ahead of the competition with innovative technology backed by NORTHWINDs respected Diamond Plus service. Click here to learn more about Maestros solutions for profitability and productivity.

Luxury resorts that selected Maestro Property Management Suite include the Snow King Resort operated by Benchmark Hospitality International; CrewsInn Hotel & Yachting Center in Trinidad, West Indies; and Sunshine Mountain Lodge in the Canadian Rockies. Maestro goes above and beyond PMS by delivering revenue generating tools and expert services that enable independent operators to maximize revenue, increase productivity and keep guests coming back.

Benchmark implements Maestro Cloud to improve ROI for owners

Benchmark implemented NORTHWINDs Maestro PMS Suite as an integral part of its cloud computing strategy to improve ROI for its owners, said Darrin R. Pinkham, CHTP, Vice President, Information Technology for Benchmark Hospitality International. NORTHWINDs Maestro Front Office resort hotel system has cutting edge cloud capabilities. NORTHWIND partnered with us to deliver flexible functionally. Pinkham noted that Benchmark is able to implement a Maestro Front Office System and establish interfaces to POS, C-RES/mobile apps, call accounting, in-room entertainment, and other systems very quickly for a smooth installation.

Benchmarks Snow King Resort in Wyoming installed Maestro Front Office (PMS), Condo and Owner Management, ResWave Online Booking Engine, Yield Management, and Travel Agency modules. CrewsInn Hotel & Yachting Center selected Maestro PMS, Sales & Catering, Yield Management, F&B Point of Sale, Marina Slip management, Analytics, and Loyalty systems. The Sunshine Mountain Lodge, located at 7,200 feet, is the only ski-in ski-out hotel in the Mountain National Parks. Sunshine will install Maestro PMS, Yield Management, ResWave Online Booking Engine, Analytics business intelligence, Gift Card management, and Travel Agent Processing for its resort operation.

NORTHWIND understands the needs of independent operators

CrewsInn selected Maestro by NORTHWIND to replace its legacy PMS, said Simon Hardy, COO of CrewsInn Hotel & Yachting Center. During the extensive selection phase, we reviewed many top systems and were impressed by Maestros powerful functionality and how integrated an experience it was. We are a high-touch boutique hotel and Maestros powerful features will definitely help us manage and grow our business in a more coordinated way. NORTHWINDs team also really showed a commitment to understand CrewsInns issues and willingness to partner with us.”

NORTHWIND understands the needs of independent operators. Sunshine Mountain Lodge GM, Mark Bell, said, We value the Maestro installation team. They are doing a great job of getting Sunshine live by its Nov 15 ski-season deadline. NORTHWINDs industry leading Diamond Plus Service keeps independents up and running and delivers a variety of flexible training and education options.

Maestro also empowers multi-property hotel groups with enterprise-wide system solutions that deliver true centralized management controls on a single database. This enables closer property coordination, cross-property booking and upsell capabilities, and consistent guest recognition at all touch points for all properties.

Lower cost direct bookings-online, social and mobile

Maestro’s Web Connection suite increases profitability and reduces costly third-party dependency with direct bookings for guests, groups, owners, travel agents, and corporate business. The ResWave real-time, integrated booking engine enables guests and groups to book rooms, suites, activities, amenities, spa and dining online, from mobile devices, Facebook, landing pages, and email campaigns.

Maestro Cloud Hosted Solution offers security, peace of mind and reduces expenses

Independent operators are turning to hosted systems to reduce staff, trim hardware investment, simplify PCI-compliant cardholder security, and ensure 24/7 access to property data. Maestro delivers a robust, stable hosted solution that increases profitability and productivity. Managers and ownership teams may access the propertys system at anytime from anywhere to always connect with their operation.

At IHM&RS in New York November 1013, visit NORTHWIND-Maestro at booth # 2850

For a demo of the Maestro Property Management Suite featuring the ResWave Booking Engine, please contact NORTHWIND at 1.888.667.8488 or email info(at)maestropms.com.

Exchange ideas and connect with NORTHWIND on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

Maestro Property Management Solution

Enhance guest service, improve efficiency, and maximize online and offline revenue with Maestro PMS, the industry’s most robust and flexible resort software and boutique hotel software solution empowering leading full-service hotels, luxury resorts, multi-property groups, conference centers, condominiums, and timeshare properties. Solutions include Front Office (PMS), Accounts Receivable, Analytics and Business Intelligence, Sales and Catering, Multi-Property Management, Condo & Timeshare Owner Management with Web Functionality, Spa and Activities, Web Booking Engine, Real-Time Yield Management, Dynamic Packaging Golf, CRM, Guest Experience Measurement, CRO, GDS Two-Way XML Connectivity or Integration, Membership, Work Orders, Fine Dining and Retail POS, Online Table Reservations with Web Booking, Concierge, and Guest Experience Measurement. The Maestro PMS is database independent (ODBC Compliant) and may be deployed via Windows, UNIX, Linux, Terminal Services, hosted, and Web platforms.

About NORTHWIND Maestro PMS

NORTHWIND is recognized in the hospitality industry for its standard-setting Diamond Plus Service and robust integrated Maestro resort hotel software technology. With over 30 years experience dedicated to developing technology solutions for the hospitality industry, NORTHWIND is a partner who understands you need a scalable, flexible PMS that works the way you do. Maestro applications are engineered for operators who need to manage their enterprise in a real-time environment for the utmost operational efficiency, productivity, control, and profitability.