Would Uber be so intriguing if we thought of it as the next American Airlines?

The Agile Manager

The fleet owners - firms like International Lease Finance - are asset-heavy companies that buy and insure aircraft from manufacturers (Boeing, Bombardier, Airbus) and lease them to airlines who operate them to deliver people and parcels. They will develop complex pricing structures, just as airlines have done to charge premiums for better seats and extra bags. Suppose for a minute that self-driving cars become commercially available.

A Million Miles Away - All Things Distributed

All Things Distributed

I just received a note from United Airlines that I had flown 1 million miles on their airline. All Things Distributed. Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems. A Million Miles Away. By Werner Vogels on 10 September 2012 05:00 PM. Permalink. Comments (). I didnt start flying United until I moved to Seattle, so all of these have been miles on Amazon business.

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Importance of Unit Testing

DZone

Sometimes it can save lives as well: China Airlines plane crashed due to a software bug on April 26, 1994, which took 264 lives. We all know that testing your application is important, as it ensures security, customer satisfaction, and saves money in the long run. In software testing, unit testing is the first level of testing in which where most of the issues can be rectified, which saves time. Let’s understand what is Unit testing. What is Unit Testing?

Abandoned Shopping Cart – Minimizing errors, maximizing revenue

Dynatrace

For brands that have high order value, and low transaction volume, i.e. business class airline purchase, maybe even car purchasing, a brand can see ‘who’ the person is, see their loyalty status perhaps, enabling either automated or human follow up. Dynatrace news.

Why End User Experience Monitoring is critical for IT teams?

Dynatrace

The IT team of one of our airline customers has introduced a very interesting thinking about their customers. Dynatrace news. Throughout my career I’ve been asked several times by members of the ITOps teams, “Why end-user experience monitoring is critical”.

How do Product Visions Become a Reality? Tasktop Viz™, A Short Story.

Tasktop

Software delivery work flows more like airline activity than a manufacturing line. Mik writes about Nicole’s airline network epiphany in his book Project to Product. I’ve always been curious about the stories behind some of the world’s most impactful technology.

Resolve problems faster with Davis Assistant and Microsoft Teams

Dynatrace

” — Alfredo Obaldia , IT Operations Manager, Copa Airlines. Dynatrace news. Are you looking to scale your team but don’t have the budget? Need to free up a few hours a week to focus on innovation and spend less time interpreting data and troubleshooting? Well, you’re in luck, because Davis Assistant is ready to help. Davis Assistant never needs a coffee break and it always does what you ask.

Voluntary Contact Self-Tracing for Companies

ScaleOut Software

In addition, employees can manually track information about contacts they make while on business travel, such as during airline flights, taxi rides, and meals at restaurants. It also notifies community contacts, such as airlines and taxi companies, of possible exposures so that they can take the appropriate action. Tracking employee interactions can help get back to work faster. How Voluntary Self-Tracing Helps.

Voluntary Contact Self-Tracing for Companies

ScaleOut Software

In addition, employees can manually track information about contacts they make while on business travel, such as during airline flights, taxi rides, and meals at restaurants. It also notifies community contacts, such as airlines and taxi companies, of possible exposures so that they can take the appropriate action. Tracking employee interactions can help get back to work faster. How Voluntary Self-Tracing Helps.

Voluntary Contact Self-Tracing for Companies

ScaleOut Software

In addition, employees can manually track information about contacts they make while on business travel, such as during airline flights, taxi rides, and meals at restaurants. It also notifies community contacts, such as airlines and taxi companies, of possible exposures so that they can take the appropriate action. Tracking employee interactions can help get back to work faster. How Voluntary Self-Tracing Helps.

The Power of Integrated Analytics Within an IMDG

ScaleOut Software

Typical uses include storing session-state and ecommerce shopping carts, product descriptions, airline reservations, financial portfolios, news stories, online learning data, and many others. ScaleOut StateServer® Pro Adds Analytics to In-Memory Data Grids .

The Power of Integrated Analytics Within an IMDG

ScaleOut Software

Typical uses include storing session-state and ecommerce shopping carts, product descriptions, airline reservations, financial portfolios, news stories, online learning data, and many others. ScaleOut StateServer® Pro Adds Analytics to In-Memory Data Grids .

Välkommen till Stockholm – An AWS Region is coming to the Nordics

All Things Distributed

Icelandic low-cost airline carrier WOW air is using AWS for its Internet-facing IT infrastructure, including its booking engine, development platforms, and web servers. The airline has also been able to scale quickly to cope with spikes in seasonal traffic, cutting application latency and improving the overall customer experience. flights, allowing the airline to expand twelvefold to cope with the spike in traffic that it experienced at the time.

Predictive CPU isolation of containers at Netflix

The Netflix TechBlog

Resource allocation problems can be efficiently solved through a branch of mathematics called combinatorial optimization, used for example for airline scheduling or logistics problems. By Benoit Rostykus, Gabriel Hartmann Noisy Neighbors We’ve all had noisy neighbors at one point in our life. Whether it’s at a cafe or through a wall of an apartment, it is always disruptive.

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A graphical user interface to build apps on top of microservices

O'Reilly Software

He spoke of an airline that has microservices for travel services, customer profile data, flight information, and other elements of their workflow. How to enable non-programmer business users to create their own data applications. Companies are increasingly asking their IT staffs for rapid turn-around on tasks that require programming.

What is Recovery Testing?

Testlodge

For example, if your product is a communications platform for the airline industry being used 24/7 and highly depended upon, the ability to recover within seconds or minutes is paramount. Is your team prepared for when disaster strikes? Every software system is subject to a disaster, and these events can have a massive impact on the business. The key is being prepared so that you can recover quickly. This is where recovery testing comes in. What is Recovery Testing?

Wireless attacks on aircraft instrument landing systems

The Morning Paper

But hey, at least the airlines make sure you have your seatbelt fastened for taxi, take-off, and landing ;). Wireless attacks on aircraft instrument landing systems Sathaye et al., USENIX Security Symposium 2019. It’s been a while since we last looked at security attacks against connected real-world entities (e.g., industrial machinery , light-bulbs , and cars ).

Fundamentals

The Agile Manager

A long-lasting reduction in demand for global travel makes it impossible for large airlines to service debt or top-up underfunded employee pension funds. Airlines and large industrial firms are national champions and governments have a history of rescuing their champions. Airlines and commercial airplane manufacturers will similarly be given new marching orders.

COVID-19 Hazard Analysis using STPA

Adrian Cockcroft

So in order to get on a scheduled airline flight or possibly event to attend a large public event you would have to take a test to show you aren’t carrying any of the known viruses that are bad enough to kill people. Memorial at Hawaiian native burial ground, Kapalua, Maui. Picture taken by Adrian March 17, 2020 A resilient system continues to operate successfully in the presence of failures. There are many possible failure modes, and each exercises a different aspect of resilience.

Use Parallel Analysis – Not Parallel Query – for Fast Data Access and Scalable Computing Power

ScaleOut Software

Whether it’s ecommerce shopping carts, financial trading data, IoT telemetry, or airline reservations, these data sets need fast, reliable access for large, mission-critical workloads. For more than a decade, in-memory data grids (IMDGs) have proven their usefulness for storing fast-changing data in enterprise applications.

Use Parallel Analysis – Not Parallel Query – for Fast Data Access and Scalable Computing Power

ScaleOut Software

Whether it’s ecommerce shopping carts, financial trading data, IoT telemetry, or airline reservations, these data sets need fast, reliable access for large, mission-critical workloads. For more than a decade, in-memory data grids (IMDGs) have proven their usefulness for storing fast-changing data in enterprise applications.

Organise your engineering teams around the work by reteaming

Abhishek Tiwari

Airline crew pairing and composition problem is an area of deep research. For instance, if one of the pilots get sick, the airline still has to run flight by allowing a replacement pilot to take over. When it comes to organising engineering teams, a popular view has been to organise your teams based on either Spotify's agile model (i.e. squads, chapters, tribes, and guilds) or simply follow Amazon's two-pizza team model.

Scheduling Time, Part 3: Meeting Coordination Optimizations

Baron Schwartz

Events such as airline flights, auto-added by GMail from flight confirmation receipts, are visible to you but invisible to others. Today’s blog post is about—you guessed it—more calendaring and scheduling stuff. This time I want to focus on one of the most unbelievably wasteful uses of time: time spent scheduling meetings. It’s a necessary evil, but can we at least optimize it, and get the lesser of the evils?

As-Salaam-Alaikum: The cloud arrives in the Middle East!

All Things Distributed

One story from the Middle East I particularly like is flydubai, the leading low-cost airline in the region. Today, I am excited to announce plans for Amazon Web Services (AWS) to bring an infrastructure Region to the Middle East! This move is another milestone in our global expansion and mission to bring flexible, scalable, and secure cloud computing infrastructure to organizations around the world. Based in Bahrain, this will be the first Region for AWS in the Middle East.

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Using Parallel Query with Amazon Aurora for MySQL

Percona

I’m using the “Airlines On-Time Performance” database from [link] (You can find the scripts I used here: [link] ). Parallel query execution is my favorite, non-existent , feature in MySQL. In all versions of MySQL – at least at the time of writing – when you run a single query it will run in one thread, effectively utilizing one CPU core only. Multiple queries run at the same time will be using different threads and will utilize more than one CPU core.

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AI for everyone - How companies can benefit from the advance of machine learning

All Things Distributed

Airlines or rail transport companies could also use this for their quality control by running an algorithm based on the image data of the freight; the algorithm would recognize damaged goods and automatically sort them out. This article titled " Wie Unternehmen vom Vormarsch des maschinellen Lernens profitieren können " appeared in German last week in the "Digitaliserung" column of Wirtschaftwoche. When a technology has its breakthrough, can often only be determined in hindsight.

Are Microservices to Ecosystems as Core Competencies were to Conglomerates?

The Agile Manager

During the 1950's and 60's, companies also pursued conglomerate strategies: bringing seemingly unrelated businesses under one roof, sometimes seeking synergies (as Sears did owning a retail merchandiser and retail brokerage - "buy your stocks where you buy your socks"), and sometimes not (as LTV did owning a steel company and an airline). As far back as the 19th century, industrial firms pursued vertical integration strategies.

Can a Business Rent a Core Capability?

The Agile Manager

Creating new behaviours is more disruptive than being the first to apply technologies established in one market segment into another: streaming video to personal technology on airplanes is interesting, and doubtless it will allow airlines to eliminate in-seat entertainment systems that add weight and burn jet fuel, but it brings established behaviours into a different context.

The CIO and M&A, Part I

The Agile Manager

But usually, deals are acquisitions: competitors merge to gain more power over costs and prices (United Airlines merging with Continental); large firms acquire smaller ones to enhance their core (Yahoo has been on an acquisition tear in recent years), diversify their markets, or simply to prevent a firm from falling into the hands of competitors ( Microsoft's acquisition of Skype ). "It is hard not to be cynical about this.

Annual Budgeting and Agile IT, Part I: Why the CFO Isn't Impressed with Agile

The Agile Manager

Of course, many businesses are neither cyclical (most of the luxury sector seems immune to the fact that there is a recession) nor particularly seasonal (airlines spike with holidays and such, but revenues are consistent quarter-on-quarter). I’ve been asked by a number of people recently how we can reconcile Agile IT, which shuns long-range deterministic planning, with annual budget & planning cycles, which are dependent on it.

Utilities, Strategic Investments, and the CIO

The Agile Manager

Airlines are pursuing new revenue streams with captive in-flight technology. The Financial Times recently ran analysis and guest op-eds that sought to explain value in and from IT. One went as far as to challenge whether the corporate CIO has a future. Each is a new take on an old theme, echoing one part of the contradiction that has riddled every business with a captive technology department: we want to minimize how much we spend on IT, and we want IT to be a source of innovation.

Investing in Strategic Capability versus Buying Tactical Capacity

The Agile Manager

In one sense, labour is to the IT industry as jet fuel is to the airline industry: IT is beholden to its people, just as airplanes don’t fly without fuel. Just as jet fuel supply is secured and hedged by an airline, so must labour supply be strategically managed by IT. US based IT departments are facing turbulent times.

Capital Structures and Organizational Pathologies: Tech Investments in Debt-Fuelled Capital Intensive Companies

The Agile Manager

Suppose that the operating company is in a firefight for market share, where the primary weapons are customer-facing technology (as is happening in retail, entertainment, and, to a lesser extent, airlines - all of which have capital intensive asset-cos side-by-side with cash generative op-cos.).