IBM and Travelport are launching a jointly developed data system for corporate travel programs that blends IBM Watson artificial intelligence capabilities with Travelport's real-time shopping and historical fare data.
Sabre by the end of 2023 will migrate all its systems off IBM's Transaction Processing Facility mainframe operating system and onto more modern, open, cloud-based systems, the company told investors this week. It will join Amadeus, which retired its last mainframe last year.
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Travelport is consolidating U.S. technology operations, rationalizing tech vendors and cutting some positions through a program that, after completion in the next year-and-a-half, should deliver "annualized cost savings of approximately $19 million to $23 million," the company disclosed this week in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
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After a year of rumors, The Beat has learned that IBM plans to cease operating its Global Expense Reporting Solutions product. Concur confirmed it has reached a "partnership" deal with IBM and plans to disclose further details Tuesday at its user conference in New Orleans.
By adapting the cognitive powers of IBM's Watson supercomputing technology, travel technology guru Terry Jones once again is looking to shake up the industry.
Once a dominant player in providing expense management systems, at least for very large expense programs, IBM is winding down Global Expense Reporting Solutions and giving way to the current leader in the space. Concur now aims to persuade IBM's clients, including some pretty big names, to switch over to its expense management system.