It's not exactly high-speed rail, but it could help speed up trains nonetheless.
IBM has inked a deal with Slovenian Railways, which is adopting SmartCloud enterprise cloud computing technologies as well as mobile assets to step up its business operations and customer service.
Some of the moving parts in this contract include SmartCloud Control Desk asset and service management software, the Endpoint Manager for mobile device management and other IBM MobileFirst Management products.
Slovenian Railways operates nearly 750 miles of railway track and transports 15.3 million passengers annually throughout the country.
At the core of this, the Central European train company will be setting up a new cloud-based, centralized IT system that should provide more comprehensive visibility into all freight, passenger and logistics operations and traffic across its network.
The contract was actually signed last September, and the cloud infrastructure deployment is expected to be completed by the end of this year. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.