Sometimes Great Ideas, Solutions Create Other Issues

Posted by Kevin Iwamoto on 08/08/2014

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I recently read that Delta Airlines will be offering free entertainment on their planes.  What a win for their frequent travelers!  But before you all yell out “Woo hoo!” and go fist bumping each other, the free entertainment is contingent upon downloading the Gogo in-flight app.

Well that’s no big deal you say. But do you think staring at an iPhone or Samsung screen for 5 hours is going to be good for your eyes?  And come to think of it, not everyone has a smart device, especially children, so I can just imagine the fight over a single iPad between siblings with a frustrated parent trying to dispense some wisdom ala Solomon.

Now, here’s the real kicker: While Delta saves BIG money by not having to install and maintain all of the little and big screens in the various cabins of service, (make no mistake, this is a significant savings for Delta in terms of weight balance, equipment maintenance, programming costs, and licenses, etc.) these personal devices suck more power than a vampire on a diet.

This means that any flight over 3 hours will have passengers whose phones and tablets may be prone to running out of power; devices may run out of power altogether on any international flights or long haul domestic flights. So this means that Delta may now have to install power outlets for the seats, which, granted is less to maintain cost-wise than LCD screens, but still creates another situation for Delta that they may want to change over the course of time.

The bottom line is this: Even the best ideas have the potential for solving one situation only to create another. Make sure you have considered all or at least most of the pros and cons before you create policies, processes or change management programs like SMMP.  It will save you a lot of heartache, cost, and grief further down the road.


Cvent and Lanyon Announce Merger

Posted by Lanyon on 11/29/2016

Cvent and Lanyon have merged


Lanyon Launches Smart Events Cloud 2016

Posted by Lanyon on 09/19/2016

Lanyon Launches Smart Events Cloud 2016


Meetings Today-Lanyon Launches Smart Events Cloud 2016-July 2016

Posted by Patrick Mendoza on 07/26/2016

Lanyon, a meetings and travel software company, released a new version of its Smart Events Cloud platform that features a number of significant enhancements, a simplified user interface and improved scalability.


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Lanyon Selected as Event technology Provider by Meeting Professionals International

Posted by Lanyon on 06/15/2016

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Meetings and Conventions Magazine — 5 Tips to Make Your Event More Environmentally Friendly — May 2016

Posted by Lanyon Staff on 05/11/2016

Earth Day fell on April 22 this year. As happens every year, people from around the world agreed on that day to turn off lights, reflect on ways to make our planet cleaner and take steps to reduce waste. 
As we in this industry know, bringing together thousands of people can create a great deal of waste and emissions. However, we can make conscious decisions every day, at every event, to make sure we are doing all that we can to make our events environmentally friendly.

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Lanyon Selected to Power GBTA’s Worldwide Events

Posted by Lanyon on 05/02/2016

Dallas, Texas (April 28, 2016) — Lanyon, a global leader in meetings, events and travel software, today announced that the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has selected the company’s RegOnline® software to power their global events. The agreement reinforces Lanyon’s commitment to provide best-in-class software to the association marketplace.


How Dreamforce Mastered Event Registration With Salesforce’s Scott Owens

Posted by Lanyon on 04/25/2016

Salesforce, the world’s leading CRM technology provider, is one of the most recognizable names in the tech industry. And with over 172,000 attendees, their flagship event, Dreamforce, is the largest software conference on Earth. They’re also a Lanyon customer.


PCMA Convene – 5 Tips to Max Out Your Mobile Event App – April 2016

Posted by Lanyon Staff on 04/11/2016

If you’ve attended an event, or even walked around any street recently, it’s a safe bet you saw a lot of folks walking around with their heads down, eyes trained on their smartphones, thumbs busily scrolling up and down their screens.

What’s so awesome about their phones? Most likely, they were engaged with an app. 


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