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URN & BURN: A FIRSTHAND LOOK AT HOW GOOGLE GLASS (AND OTHER WEARABLE TECH) COULD CHANGE THE FOODSERVICE INDUSTRY

Chris Dancy, Data Exhaust Cartographer, joins us on another episode of Turn & Burn, brought to you by the Foodable WebTV Network, at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago. Dubbed as the Most Connected Human on the Planet, Dancy — whose specialty is wearable technology — gives us insight into how the foodservice industry — everyone from operators to servers — might utilize this progressive technology to enhance customer loyalty, track personal habits, and streamline the entire dining experience, including orders and payments. Watch the full episode to gain knowledge on how tech like Google Glass — which has been reported on before, but never to this degree — could flip the industry on its head.

5 (more) new realities IT must learn to accept

Every new tech trend comes with varying levels of acceptance among IT departments. When the web first rolled around, some recognized its value and jumped on board. Others sat back and waited. I’ve noticed similar responses to the recent major trends, like mobile and cloud computing. Now, I’m not going to sit here and tell you which trends to adopt and which to ignore. After all, every company has different needs.