Gallery: IBM wins grand slam for tennis tech

Gallery: IBM wins grand slam for tennis tech

Summary: The big news at this year's Australian Open tennis tournament might be the length of Venus Williams' skirt or a broken racket but IBM quietly puts fans right in the match.


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  • Telco sector veteran, now Tennis Australia CEO, Steve Wood talks about the sport's 18-year relationship with IBM and how technology is critical to the game.

    "In the future, players will train smarter, manage injury better, analyze themselves more, all with technology," Wood said.

  • Cybersecuriity is also an issue as IBM's threat tracker maps and stops potential cyber attacks against the Tennis Australia site from all over the world. This particular attack originated in China and is targeting IBM's US hosting center.

    Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia

  • Three datacenters are used across the United States to serve the Australian Open content. This graph is tracking how many hits the site gets, as well as the load capacity of each of the centers.

    Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia

Topic: IBM

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