Hogg Robinson: Firm Extends Application to Mobile Devices, Cutting Start-Up Costs by 80 Per Cent
Based in the United Kingdom (U.K.), Hogg Robinson provides corporate travel booking services to customers worldwide. To deliver its services, Hogg Robinson integrates systems and data from third-party suppliers, customer business systems, and in-house software, using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 Enterprise. Hogg Robinson wanted to extend its core travel platform to work seamlessly on mobile devices. It created a mobile version of its application using Windows Azure - including Cloud Services, Service Bus, and SQL Database - to deliver travel information and booking services to mobile users. The company has already saved up to 80 per cent in start-up costs and improved the development team's productivity by 25 per cent with Windows Azure.