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Impact of Information Management through

Text Analysis A Case Study Approach for

Classroom Teaching
Source: Tech Talk

Abstract: This is an article that demonstrates the actual potential of different technologies of
information management. Especially this captures the impact of Emergent technologies. This case
illustrates how unstructured data may be mined to capture useful information for different stakeholders across industries.

Keywords: Information systems, Web technology

Extended Abstract:
Information management is an integral part of any successful business. This is one of the key aspect
that is typically focussed by the discipline of Management Information Systems. This case study on
JetBlue is just to stimulate some thoughts on how information assets may be used by enterprises to
create business value. Research on Information Technology and Systems typically depicts the
different ways MIS may be used to create value through the effective management of Information
Assets within an enterprise.
JetBlue recently experienced unprecedented levels of customer discontent after an ice storm that
resulted in numerous flight cancellations and planes stranded. JetBlue received 15,000 e-mails per
day from customers during the period, up from its usual daily volume of 400. The volume was so
much larger than usual that JetBlue had no simple way to read everything its customers were saying.
So, obviously, the senior executives of JetBlue had no clue on how to address this challenge.
Management of Information Assets is one of the top priorities in Information Systems research.
Fortunately, JetBlue had recently contracted with Attensity, a leading vendor of text analytics
software, and was able to use the software to analyse all of the e-mail it had received within two
days. According to a JetBlue research analyst, Attensity Analyze for Voice of the Customer enabled
JetBlue to rapidly extract customer sentiments, preferences, and requests it couldnt find any other
This tool uses a proprietary technology to automatically identify facts, opinions, requests, trends,
and trouble spots from the unstructured text of survey responses, service notes, e-mail messages,
Web forums, blog entries, news articles, and other communications. So how can these actually
create value for JetBlue?

The technology which was provided by Attensity for JetBlue was able to accurately and
automatically identify the many different voices customers use to express their feedback (such as
a negative voice, positive voice, or conditional voice), which helped jetBlue pinpoint key events and
relationships, such as intent to buy, intent to leave, or even customer wishful events. It can reveal
specific product and service issues, reactions to marketing and PR efforts, and even buying signals
for related or unrelated offerings. This again improved JetBlues position in being able to cross sell
and up sell valuable offers and thus enhance the value propostion using Attensity technology.
Attensitys software integrated with JetBlues other customer analysis tools, such as Attensity Net
Promoter metrics, which classifies customers into groups that are generating positive, negative, or
no feedback about the company. Using Attensitys text analytics in tandem with these tools, JetBlue
developed a customer bill of rights that addressed the major issues of the customers. Indeed, after
the implementation of this solution at JetBlue, the customers were delighted and there was a
positive recall of the services rendered by JetBlue.
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