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The 2004 Athens Olympics Network: Faster,Stronger-and Redundant GROUP MEMBERS(G-6): SHALINI GUPTA SHIVAKRITI KAPOOR TRIPTI SINGH SHIVANGI GUPTA-II NITIN TRIPATHI RAHUL KANT An Overview y Atos Origin,an international information technology services company assisted in making Athens 2004 Olympics a big success. y Claudie Philipps, Program director of Atos Origin was prepared to turn client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. 2 ATHENS 2004 OLYMPICS- THE UNFORGETTABLE DREAM GAME Major Components: y Games Management System (GMS) y Information Diffusion System (IDS) 3 ATHENS 2004 OLYMPICS- THE UNFORGETTABLE DREAM GAME GAMES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ‡ Planning and accreditation system: identified accredited participants for various events, managed registration, access privileges. ‡ Transportation System: planning and scheduling of transport services. ‡ Arrival and departure of athletes, VIPs. 4 ATHENS 2004 OLYMPICS- THE UNFORGETTABLE DREAM GAME INFORMATION DIFFUSION SYSTEM ‡ Provided information to media, athletes, judges, coaches and sponsors via on site kiosks. ‡ Commentators information system: Java based application displayed results on touch screen monitors at the broadcast venue in a fraction of a seconds. 5 ATHENS 2004 OLYMPICS- THE UNFORGETTABLE DREAM GAME Need for networks and backup technologies at Olympics GOALS & CONSTRAINTS: y The deadline for Olympic Games was nonnegotiable. y Reduce the amount of risk. y 100% availability. 6 ATHENS 2004 OLYMPICS- THE UNFORGETTABLE DREAM GAME . y Planning and managing the infrastructure for the Olympic Games was a complex and difficult task. y A large and systematic effort was necessary to keep a check on the movements generated at Olympics. 7 ATHENS 2004 OLYMPICS- THE UNFORGETTABLE DREAM GAME Precautions undertaken: y Redundancy. y Constructed the network in such a way that service could be provided even if one of the routers was damaged. y Stored data in two physically distant data centers (in different earthquake zones). 8 ATHENS 2004 OLYMPICS- THE UNFORGETTABLE DREAM GAME y Test« Test... Test« ´They wanted to be sure that every stupid thing that can happen was planned for«µ 9 ATHENS 2004 OLYMPICS- THE UNFORGETTABLE DREAM GAME Need for Information Technology in today·s business scenario Today information technology involves more than just computer literacy; it also takes into account how computers work and how these computers can further be used not just for information processing but also for communications and problem solving tasks as well. 10 ATHENS 2004 OLYMPICS- THE UNFORGETTABLE DREAM GAME y Information Technology has allowed the world's economy to become a single interdependent system. y Information technology has helped to computerize the business process thus streamlining businesses to make them extremely cost effective money making machines. 11 ATHENS 2004 OLYMPICS- THE UNFORGETTABLE DREAM GAME y IT has made it possible for businesses to be open 24 x7 all over the globe. y IT has assisted in providing less strenuous working conditions. 12 ATHENS 2004 OLYMPICS- THE UNFORGETTABLE DREAM GAME THANK YOU« 13