It’s all about the sport, but behind the scenes, the Olympic and Paralympic games are powered by people with technology, science, engineering and maths skills, says Rhodri Marsden
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will last a total of just four and a half weeks, but thanks to Cisco’s involvement, a legacy of business growth and educational excellence will endure for decades.
When success is measured in 100ths of a second, it’s imperative that the network infrastructure technology for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is fit for purpose. Cisco, as a proud supporter of London 2012, has played a key part to ensure that it is.
Competitors may make the headlines, but what happens behind the scenes at the London 2012 Games is just as important. That’s because these Olympic and Paralympic Games aim to be the most technologically connected Games possible, reaching a vast global audience of billions through a multitude of media channels.
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