It's all about the data
The analysis and insight we derive from data is at the heart of IBM's constant enhancement of the fan experience, via australianopen.com features, mobile apps, and support of broadcasters and other media.
The Keys to the Match feature of IBM SlamTracker demonstrates the power and importance of predictive analytics that can be applied across businesses and industries. This is the same technology we are using for clients around the world. Gaining insights from data and using it to choose the best strategies and better predict outcomes and consequences is central to IBM's smarter planet strategy.
IBM Business Analytics Optimisation (BAO) solutions at the Australian Open help fans to connect with the tournament, just as IBM BAO solutions connect our clients with trusted, relevant information and give them the ability to confidently predict, plan and act to optimise business outcomes.
IBM software and servers
The hardware behind the Australian Open includes the IBM p6 550 Express servers with POWER6™ technology, Blade servers and a Storage Area Network solution. A range of software platforms including Tivoli® Monitoring v6.1, Tivoli Enterprise Console™, Tivoli Netcool®/OMNIbus and Tivoli Composite Application Manager are also used to support the infrastructure.
IBM Global Business Services™ and Global Technology Services
IBM Gobal Business Services is responsible for the web experience live from Melbourne Park. This starts with strategy development and technical design through to implementation of australianopen.com. The team designs and develops the mobile site and smart phone applications. IBM Global Technology Services helps make this possible by hosting servers, application and networking infrastructure, and providing webmasters and systems administration teams.
Improving year on year
IBM has been the Official Technology Partner of all four Grand Slams since 1993. Every year, new innovations are developed and deployed across each tournament, creating a perpetual stream of innovation that sees the technology become smarter and more energy efficient year on year. This year, IBM's focus is on the sophisticated private cloud solution that currently supports all four grand slams.
To learn more about any of the IBM business or technology solutions behind the Australian Open
- e-mail IBM
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