The final curtain will come down on the Olympic Games at London 2012 tonight at the Closing Ceremony in the Olympic Stadium this evening. Atos has been there every step of the way since the decision to award the Olympic Games to London in 2005, developing, integrating and operating the information technology for the most connected Olympic Games in history.
One of the biggest challenges at the most connected Olympic Games in history has been to ensure that the 27,000 accredited journalists on the Olympic network access the information they need, regardless of the device they are using.
One of the most interesting aspects of the IT risk management for the Olympic Games is that the Identity, Security and Risk Management solutions that Atos delivers at London 2012 use the same processes that enterprises every day around the world.
At London 2012, Atos is providing innovation in its data management techniques like never before. London 2012 is set to be the most connected Games yet with 30% more data processed than in Beijing to meet the growing demand for news as it happens.
London 2012 is the most technologically advanced Olympic Games in history, with dramatic changes in the way the Games will be broadcast and viewed. Tonight, the men's 100m gold will be won in less than 10 seconds, but the time will be relayed to the world’s media 30 times faster in only 0.3 seconds.
Like the athletes, commentators spend years learning their trade and preparing for this moment – when they interpret the performances of the World’s greatest athletes and relay that information to the world.