Tag Archives: IBM

Amadeus To Retire ‘Workhorse’ Mainframes

Amadeus expects this year to reach a major milestone, decommissioning the last of its mainframes. This is the culmination of a multi-year process to achieve “more flexibility and resiliency.” Sabre isn’t there yet. Under new CEO Sean Menke, the company has embarked on a general tech upgrade program. “We will make investments in our IT infrastructure this year… Read More »

Global Climate Deal, Corporate Citizenship Drive Travel Sustainability

[UPDATE: President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. “But we will start to negotiate,” Trump said in August 2017, “and we will see if we can make a deal that’s fair.”] After decades of hesitation, the business world has embraced climate protection. More companies than ever are taking stock of… Read More »

2015 On The Company Dime

As they work for advantage, clients, suppliers and those in between keep business travel management interesting. Changes to underlying and consumer-facing technology make it a dynamic business function. The personal and geopolitical elements of business travel offer points of note from the micro to macro levels. As one of our featured practitioners noted, this job is about economics, geography, psychology and then some. And so last… Read More »

Orbitz For Business Clients (Sans IBM) Will Move To Egencia’s Platform

Following Expedia’s acquisition of Orbitz Worldwide, leaders of Egencia and Orbitz for Business have been meeting for about six weeks. On Nov. 16, they informed Orbitz for Business clients they would migrate “in waves” next year to Egencia’s booking systems and other technology. This won’t include IBM, which was one of the biggest Orbitz for Business clients although it used only… Read More »

Podcast 4: Harriet Washburn, John Guarneri, Richard Clowes, Mike Cameron

Join us as we talk to travel management professionals about business travel services, expense management and careers on The Company Dime’s podcast.

Years Of Consolidation Gave Concur Market Power, But No Monopoly

[UPDATE, June 20, 2017: Expense system providers Certify, ExpenseWatch, Nexonia and Tallie are merging. K1 Investment Management is spending $125 million to create what it described as the “largest independent expense management software company.” The new entity will maintain existing product lines. Goals include “expanded offerings” and wider geographic reach. A statement from Certify founder and CEO Robert… Read More »