“Atos Origin in the starting block for Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games”
Paris/Vancouver, February 10th, 2010
Atos Origin, the Worldwide Information Technology (IT) Partner for the Olympic Games, reports that the multiple IT systems needed to stage the 2010 Winter Games, beginning on February 12th, are in place and that the team has been in operational mode since January 28th, 2010.
Atos Origin designs, integrates, manages and secures the multiple IT systems to manage the Games and deliver real-time competition results from Vancouver to a global audience of 3 billion people.
“Our systems are ready on-time and on-budget,” says Patrick Adiba, Executive Vice President, Olympic Games and Major Events at Atos Origin. “The technology team managed by Atos Origin has worked together as one team with one goal of delivering a flawless IT experience to athletes, Olympic officials, media, volunteers and spectators.”
For the 2010 Winter Games, under the supervision of Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) Technology Department, Atos Origin manages a technology team of around 3,000 best-in-class technology experts from partners and suppliers, including around 1,000 IT volunteers and 400 Atos Origin employees of 32 nationalities.
Atos Origin has deployed 800 servers and 6,000 PCs to 35 venues in cooperation with other partners. The IT systems have gone through 100,000 hours of testing and crisis scenarios. Since January 28th, the entire team is in operational mode, managing and monitoring the IT systems at all the competition and non-competition venues from the Technology Operations Centre, the IT ‘mission control' of the Games.
This is all part of Atos Origin's contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), covering Salt Lake City in 2002, Athens in 2004, Torino in 2006, Beijing in 2008, Vancouver in 2010, and London in 2012. The contract was renewed in 2009 for Sochi in 2014 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international information technology (IT) services company, providing hi-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed operations to deliver business outcomes globally. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5.5 billion and it employs 50,000 people. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
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