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Testing the London Olympic systems

Posted in Acceptance testing by testing in London on August 25, 2009

From The Times

The system will have to disseminate information to a 300,000-strong Olympic family of athletes as well as the world’s media. It must be ready a year early for 12 months of testing of the venues, when dummy sports events will be staged. That is because, unusually for an IT contract, there is no scope for delaying the final delivery date.

The IOC’s big partners, such as Omega, the timekeeper, have long-term contracts. Some are new this time, including Cisco, the internet equipment maker, which has replaced troubled Nortel. Many more are picked locally by Locog, the London organising body that will run the games.

BT is building a telecoms network for the Olympic Park. It will be capable of carrying six gigabits of information every second — the equivalent of 6,000 novels.

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