Going big on Big data: How the Logistics industry is enhancing its supply chain visibility with real-time analytics

By Mahesh AG The logistics industry is complex with critical sub-areas such as transportation, inventory, warehousing, material handling, packaging and security that need to come together for actionable insight. The ever-changing global economy, fuel price instability, just-in-time requirement of customers, and the necessity of cost-effectiveness add to the complexity of the ecosystem. This, in addition to the huge scale of operations, makes …

Automation: The panacea for Agile testing challenges?

By Vipul Gupta The Agile Enterprise:  Adaptive, Innovative, Sustainable And Dynamic! Organizations across the globe are adopting the Agile development methodology for enhanced collaboration and faster delivery. Agile development revenue is growing more than 20% over the past three years while the annual Forrester Forrsights Software Survey had 69% percent of respondents showing interest, planning to implement, or having already implemented …

EMD: Unleashing the True Potential of Airline Ancillary Services!

By Avik Dasgupta Ancillary revenues are gaining importance as a growth driver for the airline industry… Ancillary revenues are a key part of many airlines’ business models. In established markets such as North America and Europe, some carriers such as Spirit, Wizz Air and Allegiant are seeing ancillary revenues account for more than 30% of total revenues. The trend has …

z/TPF Migration: Easing the Transition – Part 2

By Madhur Arya. My last blog discussed the challenges faced in z/TPF migrations by companies worldwide and the ways to overcome them. In this concluding part, I will present a detailed z/TPF migration approach and share some best practices for a smooth z/TPF migration. A z/TPF migration approach Migration to z/TPF involves several tasks right from careful planning to rigorous testing …

z/TPF Migration: Easing the Transition – Part 1

By Madhur Arya With IBM planning to end support for TPF V4.1, there is an urgent need of migrating TPF 4.1 systems to z/TPF systems effectively. The two part blog will discuss the challenges faced by companies in z/TPF migration and the ways to overcome them. It will also present a detailed z/TPF migration approach and list the important considerations while …

Unlocking the Customer value

By Naveen Kapoor and Love Ojha. The travel and hospitality industry is a rapidly growing Customer-Centric Business. For Airlines, Hotels, Cruise lines and TMC’s, the need to know and uniquely identify their valued customers is a business imperative which helps them optimize their operations and increase the impact of their marketing strategies, ultimately keeping them ahead of the competition. However, …

Business Value delivered from Social Media?

By Vipul Doshi, It suddenly seems to be the flavor of the day. Everyone is talking about how does “Social Media add value to my business”. Social media has given customers a voice that they only dreamed of having a few years ago. Through the use of social channels, customers can communicate directly with the brands they do business with, …