I wrote recently about the Delta data meltdown and how the investment in technology had not been made sensibly. I’ve seen this in a number of organisations – where status-quo seems cheaper than updating. It’s an argument that would not be made for safety or passenger comforts but appears to be OK for back-office IT systems.
The world has moved on and it now relies on data as a core asset and capability. With the 4th industrial revolution this is only going to become more reliant on data and understanding how to make risk-based investment decisions will be key.
InfoWorld report that Cloud technologies could have made even a traditional business-case work [Link]
Here is my post about DELTA [Link]
This is what Delta’s CEO had to say [Link]:
“it’s not clear the priorities in our investment have been in the right place. It has caused us to ask a lot of questions which candidly we don’t have a lot of answers for.”