The HTSIC (Hospitality Technology Strategic Initiatives Council) is an informal affiliation of associations and other entities whose combined memberships represents every aspect of the hospitality industry – not only hospitality professionals, and hotels and hotel companies, but also most companies that provide technology and technology services to the global hospitality industry. Because of this, the organizations on the council have a full and broad view into the technology issues facing the industry. 1. PCI Compliance One of a hotel CIO’s biggest nightmares is getting a phone call that one of their systems has been hacked by credit-card thieves. The fragmented nature and location of hotel systems means a guest’s credit card number could exist in multiple systems in formats of varying security in locations of varying security. PCI compliance across all levels of a hospitality company has become critically important for the financial stability and market credibility of the hospitality industry. Get the full story at Tnooz