Aurokumar Das

Finnair plans to roll out a series of iOS apps to its staff

Finnair plans to roll out a series of iOS apps to its staff, starting with programs to assist maintenance crew and their supervisors. The Finnish carrier’s first apps are ‘Inspect and Turn’ and ‘Assign Tech’. Inspect and Turn provides aircraft mechanics with digital ‘task cards’ and documentation with analytics-driven recommendations to complete their assignments. Assign […]

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American Airlines Lands On IBM Cloud For Some Of Its Tech

November 29, 2016 American Airlines plans to use IBM’s public cloud to run some of its applications, both companies said early Tuesday. American Airlines, like most large companies, has legacy applications to manage tasks and will move some of them to IBM’s public cloud and use IBM’s BlueMix tools to modernize them. “The agreement runs […]

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Beyond bots and robots – Exploring the unrealized potential of cognitive computing in the travel industry

Beyond bots and robots: Exploring the unrealized potential of cognitive computing in the travel industry Based on a survey of travel and transportation executives, we developed a vision for the industry’s cognitive future and recommendations. Here’s a preview of this new IBM study: Did you know that 41% of travel companies plan to start their […]

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The Airline Industry’s Connected Commerce Future

Disruptions now loom over the airline industry and are threatening everything from profit margins to long-term relationships. According to the Skift-Datalex report titled The Airlines Industry’s Connected Commerce Future – Disrupt or be Disrupted, airlines will have to re-imagine their relationship with customers and how they sell their products using technology in order to better […]

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Can Watson Help You Turn a Wrench?

IBM’s dazzlingly powerful IBM Watson system is not too proud to help out on the maintenance line. IBM has been using Watson’s Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning capabilities to help engineers and line techs at several airlines handle defects better. Kanishka Agiwal, associate partner in IBM’s Watson Travel & Transportation division, says Watson can […]

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How Metro and Rail Use Data to Optimize Business

IoT and Big Data in rail transportation It’s a little known fact that rail transportation is one of the earliest adopters of IoT and Big Data. Already sensors and devices along rail tracks are helping keep rail systems safe and secure. Increasingly, operators are also using data generated from train station turnstiles, entrances and temperature […]

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How the IBM-Apple Partnership Is Helping Air Canada

On July 15, 2014 IBM and Apple announced their IBM MobileFirst for iOS partnership to develop 100 apps in verticals such as travel, health care, retail, and energy. A little over a year later the partnership had reached its goal. Today the partnership continues to develop apps – both custom ones and those that could […]

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Will ‘Blockchain’ be a Disruptive Force in the Travel and Transportation Industry?

First of all, what is a Blockchain? A blockchain is a public ledger (computer file for recording and totaling economic transactions) of all Bitcoin (virtual currency) transactions that have ever been executed. The technology generated quite a bit of interest amongst business leaders at the recently concluded World Economic Forum at Davos. In fact, a […]

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