IBM has taken on a project to improve airport operations in Brazil’s Sao Paulo International Airport.
The collaboration aims to improve efficiency, speed and security at the Guarulhos facilities by redesigning and consolidating its information technology systems, IBM said Thursday.
The redesign of the airport’s technology infrastructure being developed and implemented by IBM will gradually replace existing systems with a modern flexible system that seamlessly integrates applications and services.
The new central platform will enable airport stakeholders to have better lines of communication and information sharing, and standard systems flexible enough to expand as operations grow.
“Much like a city, an airport has a complex set of physical and digital systems – airlines, baggage handling, facilities, operations, and retailers – that need to be interconnected to deliver a better travel experience,” said Renato Vianna, associate partner for IBM global business services.
IBM expects the work – installation and configuration of the systems, followed by data integration – to run through May 2014.