Will Conditions Turn More Favorable and Allow Airlines to Soar?

Global economic conditions, foreign exchange rate fluctuations, extensive government fees and taxes, environmental regulations, jet fuel prices, fixed asset utilization, intense competition, weather disruptions, mechanical difficulties, IT infrastructure obsolescence, security. These are some of the challenges faced by the adventurous and lionhearted airline industry participants. Those daring to venture into this energetic and ultra-important industry […]

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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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Cognitive Computing Is Here In The Travel Industry!!

Beyond Bots and Robots Infographic, Source: IBM Institute for Business Value   Are you positioned to lead the cognitive travel revolution? Travel executives who believe their companies can get more from cognitive computing would do well to work with their teams to ask and answer the following probing questions: Does your enterprise have a comprehensive […]

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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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WoW Your Customers With Watson

  As I reflect on World of Watson and start to imagine the possibilities for Watson in the Travel and Transportation Industry, I quickly concluded that the possibilities are endless.  The opportunities for your organization to leverage Artificial Intelligence to make your business smarter, more nimble, and more competitive is incredible. We witnessed real world […]

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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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Life Has Handed You A Travel Day Lemon, How Do you Make Lemonade?

Thousands of travelers were stranded in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Storm surges and heavy rain crippled the low country from the Florida coast up to parts of North Carolina. Millions of residents were forced to evacuate their homes and move inland, I even had family in Savannah, GA that were impacted. Many travelers were […]

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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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Cognitive Computing Key To Railroads’ Ability To Thrive In 2025

By Pat Foran, Editor In the year 2025, railroads will be very much alive. And they’ll thrive, or at least have a better shot at thriving, if they embrace rail life in the cognitive-computing lane. That’s the gist of “Think Beyond the Rails: Leading in 2025,” a white paper IBM Corp. issued in May. Railroads […]

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