Computers in catering. The way forward

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George, Roy
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BSc in Computer Science
Dublin Business School
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Since the development of wireless networking technology, over ten years ago, there has been a proliferation in the number of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) present in the marketplace. This article analyses the current state of the art in Personal Digital Assistants. The knowledge gained from this analysis is then combined with the results of a thorough assessment of the catering industry, to suggest the design for a product capable of assisting the catering industry with regard to customer ordering. In addition to the design suggestion, the article depicts and details how such a product could be produced, and portrays how the product can benefit the catering industry with regard to reduction of costs, reduced number of errors, and increased levels of customer and staff satisfaction, and reduced errors.