— By Ian Eyberg — Secure servers in foodservice: how to freeze the hackers out cold. 2018 was a record-breaking year for data breaches. Everyone from Facebook to Marriott to even Google suffered and continues to suffer. What’s the rub? Unfortunately, every year seems to be a record-breaking year. Restaurants have traditionally not had to worry as much about all the nastiness involving technology — after all, what’s a frying pan or an oven have to do with computers? In the past, restaurants have only had to pay attention to …
Manchester, England — BluJay Solutions, a leading provider of supply chain software and services, has hired experienced software executive and industry leader Andrew Kirkwood as chief executive officer. His 25 years of experience in the supply chain and SaaS market will help BluJay continue to drive ever-higher levels of performance and customer satisfaction.
Saint Louis Park, Minn. — To demonstrate the effectiveness of its loss prevention and labor efficiency solution in Taco Bell franchises, Delaget analyzed key operational metrics of high-adoption users of the software as compared to Taco Bell franchisees not using the software. The results indicate a significant improvement in key metrics tied to loss, as well as substantial soft-cost savings.
Atlanta — Faraz Iqbal has been promoted to chief operating officer of Naranga, an Atlanta-based franchise IT solutions and operations software company. Previously, he was vice president of technology solutions and delivery at Naranga.
Frisco, Texas — Skinny IT, a Frisco, Texas-based information technology (IT) service provider, has been selected by Circuit City to be the consumer electronics retailer’s installation services provider.
Pittsburgh — DICK’S Sporting Goods has named Paul Gaffney as chief technology officer, effective November 20, 2017. He most recently helped to lead IT efforts at The Home Depot.
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New Hartford, N.Y. — ParTech, Inc. (PAR), a leading global provider of point-of-sale (POS) and workforce efficiency solutions to the restaurant and retail industries, has been selected by California Tortilla to roll out PAR’s Cloud-Based Brink POS® Software and EverServ® 8000 terminals in all 51 locations. California Tortilla plans to open six more restaurants by the end of 2017.
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