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Gatwick Airport to move major central databases to the cloud

Matthew Finnegan | Nov. 12, 2013
Plans to reduce server count from 800 to 250 over three years

The Human Recognition Systems (HRS) went on trial earlier this year, and plans are in place to expand on this, for example sending text alerts to notify passengers who are running late for flights - a major problem for the airline which is subject to regulatory fines for delays.

Lamoureux said: "[Gatwick] is a revolutionary place. It is about teaming up with the best people, and not trying do all of the stuff yourself. Gatwick isn't an IT developer, what it is really good at is finding the right partners who are experts in what they do and using them, and that is why we are working with the likes of Google."


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