Qantas, the Australian airline, is flying into the ebusiness market in the hope of reducing operating costs by 15 per cent.
According to the Australian Wired magazine, Qantas has enlisted consultant PricewaterhouseCoopers and technology services group IBM Global Services to deliver the service, dubbed eQ.
A Qantas spokesman said in a statement: "eQ will enable us to provide new and innovative business solutions through a series of projects designed to increase productivity and efficiency, and drive significant cost savings expected to be more than 15 per cent in e-enabled areas."
The moves are the first steps towards creating an internet-enabled business, the statement said.
Qantas chief information officer, Fiona Balfour, added: "For Qantas to remain competitive and to meet future business challenges it is imperative that we lay down the foundation now for creating a fully e-enabled organisation. eQ represents that first and significant step."
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