Australian Open 2012: photos

Australian Open 2012: photos

Summary: Every second tennis players are on the courts at the Australian Open, they are generating new data and information that needs to be catalogued. Tennis Australia brought IBM back on board to handle the massive workload in 2012 and ZDNet Australia went behind the scenes.


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  • (Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia)

    World men's number three player, Roger Federer, smashes the ball back down the court with a confident one-handed forehand stroke in last night's session.

  • (Credit: IBM)

    Underneath the arena — unbeknownst to the spectators sitting several feet above — lies a technology bunker that powers virtually the entire park. From player scheduling, umpire scoring, media broadcasting and statistics aggregation, these guys do it all.

Topics: Cloud, IBM

Luke Hopewell

About Luke Hopewell

A fresh recruit onto the tech journalism battlefield, Luke Hopewell is eager to see some action. After a tour of duty in the belly of the Telstra beast, he is keen to report big stories on the enterprise beat. Drawing on past experience in radio, print and magazine, he plans to ask all the tough questions you want answered.

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