Australian Open 2013: tech running the tournament

Australian Open 2013: tech running the tournament

Summary: ZDNet goes behind to scenes to learn more about the tech that is used to support the Australian Open.

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TOPICS: Australia, IBM
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  • (Credit: Spandas Lui/ZDNet)

    The Australian Open begins

    Every year, a torrent of tennis fans pours into Melbourne for the Australian Open. While they watch in awe as their favourite players perform minute-long rallies, they probably don't think much about the tech that is powering the whole event.

  • (Credit: Spandas Lui/ZDNet)

    What lies beneath

    They also probably don't think about what is right underneath their feet — because there is actually a secret "bunker" underneath Rod Laver arena that's full of IBM gear and plastered with display monitors. From there, staff and statisticians collect and process data from the tournament.

Topics: Australia, IBM

Spandas Lui

About Spandas Lui

Spandas forayed into tech journalism in 2009 as a fresh university graduate spurring her passion for all things tech. Based in Australia, Spandas covers enterprise and business IT.

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