According to a study by Hospitality Technology, cloud solutions are now standard at most hotels. Increasingly more hotels are leveraging cloud-based solutions to enhance the customer experience, and those that don’t adopt cloud solutions will find that they need to in order to stay competitive..37% of properties are currently running soe tech in the cloud with another 40% planning on migrating.
As cloud-based solutions become increasingly commonplace, with hoteliers expected to invest 7-8% more in cloud technology over the next two to three years, hoteliers may notice another key benefit to adopting cloud-based solutions: an increase in digital security. With digital security threats quadrupling from 1,000 attempts per day in 2015 to 4,000 per day in 2020, switching to cloud-based solutions may aid in better preparing a hotel against potential data leaks. Hospitality’s most popular cloud-based solutions include property management systems and internet solutions. Cloud-based PMSs take critical data security responsibilities off a hotelier and onto their providers, who enable real-time and secure data transfers.
With access management essential to hotel and guest safety and with vital amenities like Mobile Access requiring seamless integration with existing operations, an additional cloud-based solution hoteliers should consider is the implementation of cloud-based access management. Switching to a cloud-based access management system allows hoteliers to maximize the hotel security benefits of the cloud.
Ken Gastro is Sr. Director of Sales for ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions and has been with the company for 5 years, after holding several sales executive roles with Walt Disney Studios, Apple iTunes and Caesarstone. He leads a team of 8 Regional Sales Managers and inside sales operations – working with and selling directly to industry partners – from owner and developers to management companies and properties. Ken enjoys helping his customers navigate the ever-evolving developments and requirements associated with hotel access control, and takes great pride in providing seamless, safe and future-proof solutions. Ken has led his team and customers through the mobile key transition, focusing now on the evolution to Apple Wallet, as well as the migration to cloud-based access management. Ken further assists hotels in seamlessly integrating their locks with a long list of third-party hotel solution providers and platforms. Ken lives in Los Angeles and when not working, focuses on his tennis addiction and family time.