Olympic Countdown on: Atos Origin Well on Track one Year Before Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games
Now in the testing phase, Atos Origin has been working feverishly to ensure everything is in place one year from today. “We will deliver the world’s highest profile IT project on time and on budget,” says Magnus Alvarsson, Atos Origin’s Chief Integrator for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. “Like the athletes, this complex network of systems must work perfectly from the first moment, in front of three billion people. There is no second chance.”
“With exactly 12 months left to go before the
IT is critical to the delivery of the modern Olympic Games. Atos Origin designs, integrates, manages and secures the Games-time IT providing Core Games Management systems including Transportation, Medical Encounters, Accreditation System and Workforce Management – all needed to stage the Games.
IT is then used to distribute results and background information to the world through the On-Venue Results system, the Commentator Information System and INFO2010 – the Olympic intranet. The entire system is controlled from a room, comparable to NASA’s Mission Control, called the Technology Operations Centre (TOC). The TOC monitors the complex systems for security breeches, technical problems and provides advanced-level help for the IT staff and volunteers.
Alvarsson says part of Atos Origin’s success is because they transfer knowledge forward from previous Olympic Games. “We create a seamless team with the best IT people from over 30 different countries,” says Alvarsson. “We draw on the finest people in the industry to deliver a flawless experience for our client, participants and a world-wide audience.” Alvarsson adds that over 100,000 hours of systems testing will help to protect Atos Origin’s flawless record as the gatekeeper for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
The Atos Origin contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is the largest sports related IT contract covering:
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company’s annual revenues are
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