A version of this article appears in the August 4 edition of Aviation Week & Space Technology. Clinging conservatively to its legacy computer systems, the aviation industry is being slow to embrace the cloud. But the shared computing paradigm could be the long-term answer to the problem of global flight tracking and real-time data monitoring. It is time for airlines to take advantage of the cloud, says Darrell West, founding director of the Center for Technology Innovation at the ...

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