Category: Trends

Learning from History

The Economist has a story on why Japan lost the mobile-phone wars to Scandinavia, Korea and others despite having been a pioneer in technology and usage of mobile devices. Japanese players are doing alright within Japan and still provide high-value components…

Airline Systems North of the Border

Air Canada will build a new system with help from ITA Software, to be rolled out late 2007. And the low-cost competitor Westjet seems to have given up on trying to build a system from scratch – going from developing…

Expedia on SOA Bandwagon?

Looks like Expedia is maturing its SOA (Services-Oriented Architecture) strategy. Its recent purchase of an Enterprise Services Bus shows that it has continuing plans to componentize its architecture and use the SOA strategy to scale its technology and its business. Using…

Technology Trends for a baseline

Three distinct but inter-twined trends permeate any modern industry today, including travel business. First, connectivity in an interconnected world is central to all discussions in the travel business, followed closely by a debate on user interfaces designed to get products…