Data Privacy In The Free World

Posted by Michael McLafferty on Jun 20, 2019 10:05:00 AM

We live in a rapidly changing world. Constant breakthroughs in new technologies are occurring at a fantastical pace. This has led to many wonderful improvements in our society but has also come with unexpected conundrums. Advances in data collection methods have completely transformed our commercial sectors, by allowing the consumer to be studied and observed in real-time. As the consumer interacts with the product or service, data is collected. It is then sent to manufactures and marketing firms for research analysis. Data collection has also impacted our society on various social media platforms and created serious ethical dilemmas. Mass data collection can be a positive contributing factor to the improvement of many emerging technologies but must be applied ethically. Another factor to consider, is how the data is being stored and who can access it. Over time (and many data breaches later), it was decided a standardized set of rules for data collection and storage was needed. What evolved was the General Data Protection Regulation.

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Topics: technology, GDPR, Cyber-Security, Data, Data Privacy

The Impact of IoT on Cyber-Security

Posted by Michael McLafferty on May 20, 2019 10:10:00 AM

Human beings have always sought out ways to communicate more efficiently. Our society has come a long way since the days of the telegraph and radio. Never have we been more inter-connected with our ability to communicate and collect data than we are now. New advances in technology has given us an unprecedented look, into how our industries and commercial sectors operate. The consumer can now be studied with precise observation in real-time. The arrival of the Internet of Things (IoT) has ushered in a new age of mass communication and data collection. First, let us discuss what IoT is and how it is applied in the real world. Simply put, the Internet of Things is a network of Internet connected objects able to collect and exchange data. Kevin Ashton of MIT was the first to mention the Internet of Things in 1999. His goal was to bring radio frequency ID (RFID) to the leaders of P&G. IoT has evolved tremendously since then. It is important to understand how versatile IoT can be. A “thing” in IoT can be a medical device (pacemaker) monitoring vital statistics, a built-in sensor to monitor tire pressure, or a smart thermostat to keep server rooms at acceptable temperatures, and commonly used household devices, such as Nest, Ring doorbell, and Roku boxes. All these examples collect and send data back to the manufacturer. Data is also sent to third-party analytical centers for both marketing and research. IoT is generally subcategorized by device, into three distinct groups: information technology, operational technology, and smart objects.  

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Topics: technology, IoT, Cyber-Security

Do You Have The Right Spa Software?

Posted by SkyWire Admin on Apr 24, 2019 10:52:56 AM

Selecting the right software for your business can be a daunting task, especially if you're in a highly-specialized market, such as the spa industry. Bookings, reports, inventory, scheduling staff with unique skill sets, the list goes on and on. So, where to begin? Let's take a look some of the "must haves" when making the right choice for your spa.

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Topics: SkyWire Spa & Activities, cloud based, spa management

I wonder...

Posted by SkyWire Admin on Mar 27, 2019 1:50:52 PM


I wonder what it would be like to have a customized Point of Sale Solution that fulfilled my integration business needs and provided a 24/7 support team.

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Topics: cloud based, Count Me In, Time Clock, Time and Attendance, Time Cards, Integration, Business Solutions, PCI Compliant, GDPR, spa management, mobile marketing

If not now, when?

Posted by SkyWire Admin on Mar 18, 2019 10:23:00 AM


We often put off today for tomorrow, when in fact "tomorrow" becomes a row of "tomorrows", never becoming the reality of today. Well...isn't today just as good as any other day to make "it" happen? Is your business demanding a change for the better? At SkyWire, we provide solutions; solutions to improve the day-to-day operations that impact your business the most.

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Topics: SkyWire Spa & Activities, cloud based, Point of Sale, Mobile Connect, sms, Business Tips, Time and Attendance, Integration, Business Solutions, spa management, mobile marketing

Spa Management Simplified

Posted by SkyWire Admin on Mar 6, 2019 10:02:54 AM

Information at the touch of a button. SkyWire Spa & Activities provides real-time centralized reservations, multi-site financial consolidation, and integrated e-commerce creating a seamless and engaging guest journey. With SkyWire Spa & Activities you can do so much more.

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Topics: SkyWire Spa & Activities, Business Solutions, spa management

If communication is the problem, SkyWire has your solution.

Posted by SkyWire Admin on Feb 26, 2019 10:00:00 AM


Talk to me. Whether it's a person or a program, communication is a vital key to success. It seems that we are inundated with multiple practices and programs to make our lives easier, to save time, to be more efficient, and every tool you can imagine to make businesses run smoother. But more options often leads to more obstacles, creating miscommunication.

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Topics: Point of Sale, Count Me In, Time and Attendance, Integration, Business Solutions, spa management, mobile marketing

Will you be my valentine?

Posted by SkyWire Admin on Feb 13, 2019 10:00:00 AM



Isn't it time you fell in love with your technology solutions? At SkyWire, we believe in providing your business just that, cloud based hospitality solutions that your business will love! From SkyWire's point-of-sale system, optimized for the gaming industry to our patented mobile marketing solutions, SkyWire provides integrative, enterprise capable software that works for your business. Looking for a cloud based spa & activities management system, that will give your spa the functionality it's been craving? A secure time and attendance system that will make time theft a thing of the past? Then look no further than SkyWire Spa & Activities and Count Me In by SkyWire. SkyWire has everything you could need and want, how could you not love that!

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Topics: SkyWire Spa & Activities, Point of Sale, Mobile Connect, Time Clock, Time and Attendance, Business Solutions, spa management, mobile marketing

SkyWire Spa's Payment Safe: A Credit Card Solution

Posted by SkyWire Admin on Feb 4, 2019 1:48:20 PM

Is your spa seeking options for being PCI compliant and ensuring that missed appointments do not result in missed revenue? SkyWire has your solution! Please click below to download your copy of SkyWire Spa's Payment Safe: A Credit Card Solution. This whitepaper will go over what your spa needs to optimize appointment cancellation revenue.

 SkyWire Spa's Payment Safe: A Credit Card Solution can be emailed to you today!

Find out more by simply clicking here. 


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Topics: SkyWire Spa & Activities, Business Solutions, PCI Compliant, Revenue

Enterprise Point of Sale Solutions

Posted by SkyWire Admin on Jan 30, 2019 10:11:54 AM

Let SkyWire create a Point of Sale system that is perfect for your business. With standard and custom integrations available you're able to run a seamless operation. From real-time inventory management to player's club members points, we have the integrations you need.

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Topics: hospitality, Integrative, Point of Sale, Integration, Business Solutions, PCI Compliant, GDPR


SkyWire is an award-winning provider of enterprise-grade technologies for the hospitality industry. SkyWire's cloud-based solution set includes Point-of-Sale, Mobile Marketing, Spa & Activities, and Time & Attendance Systems, enabling customers to optimize their management and marketing efforts by using cutting-edge hardware and proprietary software solutions. SkyWire delivers world-class, core enterprise technologies that are versatile, secure, and resilient.           

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