13 years, 9 months ago

Moore's Law, Air Travel Tech and PAYG

Link: http://eamitabh.blogspot.com/2010/08/moores-law-air-travel-tech-and-payg.html

Jim Peters, CTO at SITA wrote an interesting blog a few days back – though it started off with an Intel announcement, Jim was really commenting on increasing demand for computing power. I posted the following comment to his blog post.

In a sense the business consumers of technology may argue that, innovative business ideas were always there but finally the technology has finally caught up with it.

The trends such as social media, maturing ecommerce, growing acceptance of kiosks, revolution of Apps and mobile computing will only mean that, the demand of computing power will only increase and increase dynamically. But at the same time there is growing pressure of doing more with less. The business environment is at its most challenging in recent decades with threats of return of recession, increasing oil prices and limitations on commodities.

This is where I see strategies such as Cloud Computing, Virtualisation, Services based reuse making such a difference over traditional IT consumption models. For instance the discussion which I am having with my customers from non-airline sectors is increasingly around computing units. Smart CIOs, CTOs, CFOs and CEOs are now demanding IT resources at zero upfront investment and PAYG (pay-as-you-go) models are proving popular. The winning strategies for next decade demand consumerism, sustainability, security and commercial models for delivering an intelligent society.

It is refreshing to see developments such as Google’s entry in the Air travel technology space and the signs are positive that providers such as SITA are bringing innovation to Airlines. I would be curious to find out what you think about Cloud computing and its application in the Air travel systems. May be a topic for your next post? I will watch this space!