Anil Abraham

Private v/s Public: Are we ready for mission critical apps on the cloud? (Part 2 of 2)

What are the advantages of a public cloud? Why are prudent tech providers moving to a cloud native architecture? How important is a cloud-agnostic architecture? by Author In the previous blog post  Private v/s Public: Are we ready for mission critical apps on the cloud? (Part 1 of 2) I had explained the rational behind cloud computing as a go-to strategy, as well as certain limitations of a private cloud for certain kinds of applications. Here we consider the key solution for this problem. As always, the strategy advocates for every company to focus on its own core str...
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Anil Abraham

Private v/s Public: Are we ready for mission critical apps on the cloud? (Part 1 of 2)

A lot of technology leaders seem to think that a public cloud is unsafe for sensitive operations like banking and finance, which by extension would mean any industry involving commerce on the web, such as retail. You can engineer the Cloud Network the way you need with maximum compliance based on your regulatory needs. by Author Recently, the cloud based delivery strategy of IBS received a tremendous boost at the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Warriors event. As a pioneer in deploying mission critical applications on the AWS cloud, our digital travel solution stood out for the innovative archi...
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Daniel Stecher

Can airlines afford to be gender neutral in fatigue management?

For the first 8 or 9 hours in a shift, the accident risk is constant, but after 12 hours, the risk approximately doubles and after 16 hours, it trebles. Shift-workers, particularly those on rotating shifts, have a higher incidence of sick leave, a higher rate of visits to clinics at the work site, and poorer scores on a variety of measures of health. 62% of shift-workers complained of sleep problems, compared with 20% of day-workers. by Author The above statistics, released by the United Kingdom Health & Safety Executive , probably has nothing to do with airline operations directly. But it...
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Ashok Rajan

Why air cargo needs a blockchain boost

Air cargo is a complex business involving a massive supply chain that stretches all across the globe. The ecosystem is divided in a very granular manner, with the airline itself handling a very small portion of the cargo movement and the rest being handled by partners which are far from seamless in their connection to the chain. Between the shipper and the receiver, every package passes through several hands with varying degrees of manual and automated operation. In the absence of full digitization, the excessive number of non-standardized intermediaries in the network form weak links on the c...
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Aravind Ramachandran

Social networks and the gift of relevance in travel products

World-weary person thinks : I want to take a break from it all and travel! The bank account says : Where, to the park across the street? (that's literally all you can afford)   This is a popular joke doing the rounds on the internet, but it accurately describes a significant demographic. It surely hurts when you really want to travel, know where you want to go, but then realize that circumstances are not favorable either financially, or logistically. But to a sharp travel marketer, this isn't a lost customer, but rather a temporarily dormant lead that may be re-activated under the ri...
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