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.

TOPICS: Australia, IBM

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    Popularity contest

    IBM is also tracking social-media data for the Australian Open's Social Leaderboard. The leader board shows which players are being talked about favourably, or unfavourably, through Twitter.

    At the end of the tournament, IBM will release a Social Sentiment Index report based on this information.

  • (Credit: Spandas Lui/ZDNet)

    Older stuff

    Throughout the Australian Open, IBM will use data analytics to show what key performance indicators (KPIs) players have to meet in order to have a higher chance of winning their assigned match. All of this can be viewed by fans via the Australian Open website.

  • (Credit: IBM)

    Media helpers

    Tennis Australia doesn't just have to accommodate for fans; it also has to take care of the media. Journalists and reporters are given a handy tool, AO Vision, which is an IPTV-based service that allows them to watch matches live and replay content on demand.

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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