IT Infrastructure: IBM Commemorates 22 Years of US Open Tennis

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-08-31 Print this article Print


IBM becomes the official IT provider of the US Open, one of four tournaments in professional tennis' Grand Slam.
For 22 years, IBM and the United States Tennis Association have created an interactive digital environment that connects tennis fans to action at the US Open and delivers insight into what's happening on the courts. And once again, IBM and the USTA have teamed up to deliver new technologies for tennis fans watching the 2012 US Open tennis tournament. During the two-week event, which kicked off Aug. 27, IBM will apply its predictive analytics, cloud computing and mobile technology expertise to connect tennis fans to what is happening on the courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. IBM also has enhanced the digital capabilities of the US Open Website to give users front-row access to the action on the court. This year IBM has created a unique digital environment, including a new iPad app, that provides US Open spectators, athletes and media uninterrupted access to data, facts, stats and content via their tablets, smartphones, PCs and other devices. This enhanced, interactive fan experience uses new technologies that thousands of businesses worldwide are embracing to up their game by uncovering insights from big data.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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