Tuesday August 28, 2012

Railroad Becomes Software Company

We’ve all heard the old saying ‘Necessity is the mother of invention’ and the Union Pacific Railroad has proved it correct once more. When your company needs complex task-specific software to operate, the best solution is to create it yourself. In the process of developing its own software, Union Pacific is also developing into a unique software company.

In the process, the Union Pacific Railroad "generates $35 million to $40 million in revenue a year selling or licensing some of those technology innovations to other companies.