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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.

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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. Innovation Strategic IT

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Resolve problems faster with Davis Assistant and Microsoft Teams

Dynatrace

Need to free up a few hours a week to focus on innovation and spend less time interpreting data and troubleshooting? ” — Alfredo Obaldia , IT Operations Manager, Copa Airlines. Dynatrace news. Are you looking to scale your team but don’t have the budget?

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Utilities, Strategic Investments, and the CIO

The Agile Manager

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. Airlines are pursuing new revenue streams with captive in-flight technology. Treating them as utilities relegates them to being costs, starving them for investment and suppressing the innovative punch they should pack.

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Real-Time Digital Twins Can Help Expedite Vaccine Distribution

ScaleOut Software

Widely used to track ecommerce shopping carts, financial transactions, airline flights and much more, in-memory computing can quickly store, retrieve, and analyze large volumes of live data.

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The Agile Manager

Not to mention, the acceleration of innovation - a WSJ article recently cited a McKinsey study that had suggested 10 years of innovation was compressed into a 3 month window - has created opportunities that were not practical just a year ago.

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Useful UX Guidelines, Tools And Resources

Smashing Magazine Graphics

That involves regularly pruning features rather than adding them, continuously exploring common expectations and frequent frustrations, adding value by innovating where customers are most frustrated and establishing exposure hours with customers for the entire team.

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

All Things Distributed

Some of the Middle East's most established enterprises, such as Actel, Al Tayer Group, Batelco, flydubai, Hassan Allam, Middle East Broadcasting Center, Silah Gulf, Souq.com, Union Insurance, United Arab Shipping Company, and many others, are using AWS to drive cost savings, accelerate innovation, and speed time-to-market. One story from the Middle East I particularly like is flydubai, the leading low-cost airline in the region.

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

All Things Distributed

We know that innovative technologies always take off whenever barriers to entry fall for market participants. In particular small and medium-sized companies with innovative strength can benefit. 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.

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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. I also have a strong feeling that long-lived teams are not good for innovation and disruption. 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.

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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.

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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.). The predictability and stability demanded by debt service obligations don't give rise to innovation and disruption; they create stagnation and sclerosis.