Now that the Olympic Games are over, all those involved in the last seven years of planning, tests and trials can allow themselves a moment of quiet satisfaction, a chance to celebrate a job well done.
V3 covered the IT build-up to the Games for several years, following it from its early phases of the first tests being carried out at the Technology Operations Centre (TOC) to the final days in the run-up to the Games.
Now, after two weeks of seamless events, with no technical hitches to speak of, many of the firms involved have started receiving praise from the highest levels of Olympic authority, such as Atos, the worldwide IT leader for the Olympics.
"With the support of Atos, we have been able to meet people's expectations to watch the Games via multiple channels, on multiple devices in real-time," said the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Jacques Rogge.
"Its team of business technologists successfully designed, built and operated the IT system so that the competition results could be viewed and read by more people than ever before."
This sentiment was echoed by the chief information officer of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG), Gerry Pennell.
"Delivering the technology for the Games requires the organising committee and all of our partners to work together as one team to deliver an incredibly complex technology solution," he said.
"Atos has undoubtedly been one of the major players within this highly successful team."
Atos helped coordinate the delivery of the Games among numerous IT suppliers, including the likes of Cisco, BT and Acer, and helped with installations at 35 venues, activating more than 250,000 accreditations and sending real-time results data to broadcasters.
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