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Industry Insights Designed to Help You Lead Digital Transformation

With Info-Tech's Industry Roundtables & Benchmarking, you will never again wonder "what are my peers doing?", "how do I compare?", or "what should I be doing?".

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  • Industry-Specific Research
  • Reference Architectures
  • Industry Trends
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Monthly Peer Roundtables

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  • Monthly Executive Collaboration
  • Peer-to-Peer Knowledge Sharing
  • High-Impact Discussion Topics

Industry-Specific Advisory Services

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  • Digital Transformation
  • Linking Business & IT Value Maps
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Industry Roundtable Events

The Industry Roundtable Events are sessions hosted each month for 8 to 15 industry peers to discuss the most pressing topics impacting IT departments in their industry and share their experiences. Each session is facilitated by an industry analyst and supported by our tailored research.

Click an experience track to learn more about the research, Roundtables, and action plan for each topic.

Deep Insights Tailored to Your Industry

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Business-Aligned IT Strategy

Understand the capabilities and focus areas required to meet your industry’s needs and enable value creation.

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Top Industry
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Identify resource, process, and environmental trends impacting your industry. Implement strategies to mitigate specific risks and take advantage of all relevant opportunities.

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Industry
Benchmarking

Reveal the true state of your IT services, processes, spend, and staffing levels to align your priorities and resources.

Benefit from peer data to get a reference point for how well you stack up.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection

Arm yourself with everything you need to provide the right solutions to meet the needs of your business stakeholders.

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Restaurants Business-Aligned IT Strategy

  • Learn about the ecosystem of factors that impact the Restaurants industry.
  • Explore how your IT team is set to deal with those factors from PESTLE and SWOT perspectives.
  • Leverage expert insights and takeaways and update your IT strategy accordingly.
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Restaurants IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook

  • With input from our research and analysts and your peers, identify new or updated initiatives for your IT strategy.
  • Working with our team, update your IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook.
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Restaurants Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template

  • Once you’ve completed the IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook, it’s time to pull it all together and share with your organization’s leadership team.
  • Use the Restaurants Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template to highlight the key findings from the business-aligned analysis you’ve done.

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Top Industry Trends


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Restaurants Ghost Restaurants Report

  • The forces that have transformed transportation, media, retail, and logistics are also driving the next big restaurant trend – no kitchens.
  • The creation of a network of shared kitchens and storage facilities cuts down on overhead and spins up new concepts in dining.
  • Learn about how the ghost restaurants trend affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Restaurants Healthier, Local, Casual Report

  • Consumers are choosing fast, casual, and healthier dining options when they want quality food that is affordable and still fast. Fast and casual means streamlining activities to deliver the best food experience in the shortest amount of time.
  • Learn about how the healthier, local, casual trend affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Restaurants Restaurmart Report

  • Just as grocery stores have opened dine-in experiences, restaurants are reversing the trend and offering retail grocery options in their facilities.
  • Learn about how the restaurmart trend affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
  • Devise a list of initiatives you can integrate into your IT strategic plan to transform the role IT plays in your organization.

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Restaurants IT Stakeholder Satisfaction Benchmarking Report

  • IT leadership needs to understand where their clients are unsatisfied with the quality of service they are receiving from IT.
  • Understand important focus areas to address and insights into how your team compares with other Restaurants IT organizations.
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Restaurants IT Staffing Benchmarking Report

  • Many IT departments are already running lean, struggling to keep pace with never-ending demands from the business to be a reliable operator and effective partner, all while finding time and resources to be innovative.
  • By taking the IT Staffing Diagnostic and participating in our unique IT Spend Benchmarking, you will gain critical insights to position your IT team to be more strategic.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection


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Restaurants Human Resource Information Systems Report

  • Employee time management is the biggest element in the workforce management use case for a restaurant.
  • Workforce planning elements, which are addressed by human resource information system (HRIS) capabilities, are an important requirement for a restaurant.
  • Learn about what an HRIS is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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Restaurants Point of Sale Systems Report

  • A modern point of sale (PoS) system has many features and capabilities that optimize operations, enhance customer experience, and assist in selling through various sales channels, which make them very complex.
  • Learn about what a PoS system is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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Restaurants Web Experience Management Report

  • Every retailer, including restaurants, must meet customer expectations through many sales channels, and e-commerce is growing the fastest.
  • Merging with web content management and analytics, web experience management (WEM) is evolving away from basic websites to enabling omnichannel customer experiences.
  • Learn about what WEM is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.

Latest Restaurants Notes

Short, tailored research notes aimed at providing you with timely insights, relevant to your industry. Hot off the press, these notes will be published regularly and pair great with your morning coffee.

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Don’t Get Left Behind: American Rescue Plan Provides $28.6 Billion in Relief for Restaurant Industry

Date published

May 28, 2021

Author:
  • Larry Fretz

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) is the third stimulus package passed by the federal government of the United States since March 2020. Stimulus funding aims to address gaps created as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. ARP comprises $1.9 trillion in mandatory funding, programming, and tax policies, which will provide significant relief to Americans adversely affected by the pandemic. Restaurant industry IT professionals must be aware of the variety of funding opportunities available that are designed to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open.

Metrics Are Boring: Visualize Your Networks to Strengthen Your Social Media Strategy

Date published

May 18, 2021

Author:
  • Ben Mackle

While data analytics has become a mainstay of a social media campaign strategy, visualizing that data has not. Social network analysis offers additional insight into the fundamentals of building your social media strategy.

Discussion Summary: Info-Tech LIVE Las Vegas Retail & Wholesale Industries Roundtable

Date published

December 19, 2019

Author:
  • Jennifer Perrier

Info-Tech LIVE took place November 19-21 in Las Vegas, NV. Here, we hosted nine Industry Roundtables focused on the direct and longer-term ripple effects of Industry 4.0 and its hallmark technologies on the different industry sectors. Read this summary of the Retail & Wholesale conversation to learn the main challenges and opportunities your peers think Industry 4.0 presents and what they believe are the next steps to manage this sea change successfully.

First GDPR…Now CCPA? Privacy Implications for the Retail Industry

Date published

October 17, 2019

Author:
  • Filipe De Souza

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) forced many organizations to implement data privacy practices, but now the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) looms closer. What will this mean for the retail industry?

Loyalty Management Programs: Choosing the Right Deployment Architecture in a Retail Environment

Date published

August 6, 2019

Author:
  • Ben Dickie

Many organizations struggle to define the appropriate technology architecture for the enablement of their loyalty programs. This note will examine different methods for rolling out applications and systems for effectively managing loyalty programs.

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