Digital Developments

Digital innovation to help decision-making is an ever-more important area, and as Mark Broadbent reports it was a major theme at the recent Paris Air Show

Big data is a key business catchphrase today; it broadly refers to the gathering, storage and usage of information. It is nothing new in aerospace; for decades, sensors on aircraft and engines have collected data.

However, as the IT industry analyst Doug Laney – who coined the term in the early 2000s – has observed, because hardware is connected to the internet, the volume, velocity and variety of information generated today is much greater.

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