Beijing Olympics IT systems go live 24 hours a day

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Beijing Olympics IT systems go live 24 hours a day

Rebecca Thomson

The Beijing Olympics' IT systems will be fully operational 24 hours a day from Friday, two weeks before the games begin.

The IT operation will step up a gear as the opening ceremony, on August 8 at 8pm, draws closer.

During the games, the technology operations centre (TOC) will run 24 hours a day. IT staff from all over the world work shifts and make sure the systems continue to run smoothly.

More than 300 events in 39 venues across seven cities will be staged during the Beijing Olympics. Atos Origin is the main IT partner and is responsible for designing, building and managing the systems. The company will also be managing IT at the 2012 London Olympics.

The team ran two technical rehearsals of the games in April and June, running hundreds of possible scenarios on the systems and simulating nearly every sport.





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