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Tablet computers take wait out of waiting tables

Tablet computers take wait out of waiting tables | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Who needs service with a smile? Not 26-year-old Ivan Tsurikov. "I actually dread human interaction of any kind," he said. That's why Tsurikov, who works for a small investment firm on the Peninsula, prefers to order his lunch from a computer rather than a server. This week he and two friends tried the Presto tablet, a computer smaller than an iPad and larger than a smart phone, at Calafia Cafe in Palo Alto.

The Presto takes orders, predicts when diners' food will arrive at their table, acts as a personal sommelier, provides self-checkout, splits checks and even calculates the tip. It will either e-mail the receipt or a server can bring a paper one - your choice.

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Is Gamification Right for Your Business? 7 Things to Consider

Is Gamification Right for Your Business? 7 Things to Consider | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

This year has lent itself to a slew of new buzzwords, and gamification is easily one of the most buzzed about in the marketing industry. Businesses clamored this year to understand the concept of gamification and apply it to their digital and mobile products, offering badges and points galore … but how many of them actually understand the point of gamifying or if it’s even useful for their business goals?

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Social Technology In Context

Social Technology In Context | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

By now, you’ve probably heard a little about the latest report from HRxAnalysts. The 2012 Index of Social Technology in HR and Recruiting is a comprehensive look at the new technologies that are entering the organization in the 21st Century. While they are generally lumped together under the rubric of social media, a lot more is happening.

The report documents the 16 different kinds of social technology and their ultimate place in the various HR Silos. While the organizational focus seems to be on the control of these grassroots technologies, what’s really happening is pretty interesting. There is very little that is actually social about social technologies.

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Watch Out Yammer And Jive, Google Is About To Enter The Social Enterprise Space

Watch Out Yammer And Jive, Google Is About To Enter The Social Enterprise Space | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

I've been hoping for this ever since the launch of Google+.  The social enterprise has been growing as more and more companies look to incorporate Facebook-like communications among workers.  

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Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Small Business Owners

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Small Business Owners | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

From enhancing your mobile presence to preparing for tax season, here are 10 inspiring New Year's resolutions for small business owners in 2012.

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