IBM Commemorates 22 Years of US Open Tennis

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-08-31
 
 
 

1990

IBM becomes the official IT provider of the US Open, one of four tournaments in professional tennis' Grand Slam.

1990

1995

IBM hosts the first official tournament Website, USOpen.org.

1995

2001

IBM and the USTA start using Linux to manage traffic on the USOpen.org site.

2001

2005

IBM delivers a virtual court experience that allows fans to follow US Open action in real time.

2005

2006

IBM introduces virtualization and self-managing autonomic technologies to support a green technology initiative at the tournament.

2006

2007

IBM's SlamTracker technology provides a live interactive view of the action on the court and enhanced point-by-point scoring during the matches.

2007

2009

The US Open goes mobile with an official Apple iPhone app. It was also during the 2009 tournament that organizers could begin offering live-streaming match footage.

2009

2010

With the advent of Apple's wildly popular iPad, a tablet-friendly version of USOpen.org is introduced for mobile tennis fans.

2010

2011

The Keys to the Match is introduced. The feature analyzes 39 million data points to reveal insights that indicate how players need to perform to win. In addition, a new US Open Android app connects fans to tournament action.

2011

2012

IBM and USTA unveil a US Open iPad app that delivers live video, real-time stats and insight into match data via a social dashboard.

2012

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