Technology touches it all: Self-service and other innovations are changing … – Film Journal (blog)

Technology touches it all: Self-service and other innovations are changing …

Source: www.filmjournal.com

The technology behind self-service, self-payment and choice has begun to infiltrate the food and beverage world in a way that is irreversible and all-encompassing, saving labor, time and money for the operator. Having iPads on the table to pick up, browse, and enter your order means you no longer have a waiter. You simply have a delivery to your table. 

Moscow Deploys Giant Vending Machines in Anti-Kiosk Crusade | Business

Mayor Sergei Sobyanin’s crusade against street kiosks in central Moscow has entered a new phase with the installation of about 60 colossal “new breed” vending machines in the city over the next two months.

Source: www.themoscowtimes.com

The machines, designed by the Moscow-based Art. Lebedev Studio, come in a number of different versions, the biggest being 20 square meters in size and stocking 400 products, according to the website of the operating company, Vsyo Sam.

I used the self-serve beer machine at Target Field and now I shall tell the tale

I didn’t wanna, you guys. But I do this stuff for you. FOR YOU.

Source: hardballtalk.nbcsports.com

He gives DraftServ credit for running a smooth operation. Well-attended and administered, with someone checking IDs before handing out cash-loaded cards & someone else oping off the area where the taps are so as to keep people from sneaking by. Macrobrews at ballparks is volume business and this is about as efficient as you can get with that.

ADOT MVD Receives Award for Self-Service Kiosks – (PHOENIX Ariz.) –

(PHOENIX, Ariz.) – When the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division launched ServiceArizona.com in 1997, it was the nation’s first motor vehicle division online service for vehicle registrations. Over the years, continual technological enhancements and the addition of multiple customer service features allow the website to handle more than eight million MVD-related transactions per year. In recognition of the most recent improvements, the American Association of Motor Vehi…

Source: www.kcsg.com

Swapbox Kiosks: The ‘Post Office of the Future’

Now sprouting like mushrooms in San Francisco are kiosks sporting safe-grade electronic locks for customers to receive and send items through San Francisco-based Swapbox, a start-up which views itself as a “super post office,” the company’s chief technology officer and co-founder Nitin Shantharam told India-West.

Source: www.indiawest.com

Swapbox now has 21 kiosks — most of them in San Francisco and a few in Silicon Valley — and is ramping up to 25 kiosks soon. “Our (kiosks) are three times larger than Amazon lockers,” the Indian American co-founder pointed out.

Android L release could bring the OS to ATMs, self-service kiosks – Tech2

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Android L release could bring the OS to ATMs, self-service kiosks
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While Google has only released a developer preview for Android L, many of the things we will see in the final version of the OS are already here.

Source: tech.firstpost.com

Android Police reports that Task Locking would allow one app to take over your devicewithout letting other apps show notifications or load activities. Users will not be allowed to switch apps either, so that just the top app is running and cannot be closed.

Self-Service Your Customers Will Love

With 60% of customers preferring to self-serve online, many organizations are deploying self-service portals and websites. However, they are often disappointed at the low adoption rates and poor satisfaction ratings from their customers.

Source: www.slideshare.net

I like the advice about skipping the FAQs as they typically  do not reflect the question the customer is trying to ask.