Things change, and when it comes to IT, there’s nothing quite like a trip down memory lane to remind us of that. Not so long ago, the primary purpose of information technology was to serve corporate infrastructure. If someone needed a new screen, the IT specialists would see to it. If a new network was required, organizing it was a job for IT.
Now, just a few years down the line, IT plays a fundamental role in shaping the company as the key driver of its digital transformation. The aviation industry exemplifies how big data and artificial intelligence (AI) can pave the way for new levels of automation in production, for more efficient development and manufacturing processes, and for cost-effective and bespoke service solutions—to name just a few examples.