Atos Origin test IT system for Vancouver Olympic Games
With IT systems in place, testing focuses on people and procedure readiness.

Fuente:    Fecha:   15.10.2009

Atos Origin test IT system for Vancouver Olympic Games

Atos Origin, the Worldwide Information Technology (IT) Partner for the Olympic Games, has put its people and procedures to the test with the first of two scheduled technical rehearsals. 300 different scenarios were tested during the week-long technical rehearsal, covering the IT, communications, sports and technology security systems. These rehearsals form part of Atos Origin’s comprehensive testing program and are designed to ensure that staff, technology and procedures are fully ready to respond to any situation.

The first Technical Rehearsal, a medium-scale simulation scenario with varying degrees of severity, was designed to assess how technical failures are detected, analyzed and rectified by the people in charge of bringing spectators and viewers the competition results.

From the Technology Operations Center located in Vancouver, the technical rehearsal emulated the busiest three days of the Olympic Winter Games (February 20, 23 and 26). More than 200 IT professionals led by the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) and Atos Origin operated in real Games time conditions.

Atos Origin applies its ‘one team’ approach to ensure that the complex network of IT partners and suppliers, employees and volunteers deliver the best possible services and support. During the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Atos Origin will manage a trained team of 2,000 IT team members, including 1200 volunteers, stationed at 35 competition and non-competition venues from the Technology Operation Centre—the mission control of the Games-time IT systems.

The second Technical Rehearsal will be a large-scale scenario that encompasses the majority of the Olympic venues and is scheduled to take place towards the end of the year.

Atos Origin holds the largest sports-related IT contract in the world. The contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) began with 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. Atos Origin designs, integrates, manages and secures the multiple IT systems needed to manage the Olympic Games and the IT systems that communicate results to the world.