Making Collaboration Count at the London Olympic Games

Cisco and BT Global Services helped the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games with collaboration technology and services.

London Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games uses Cisco technology to communicate with distributed organization and BT Global Services.

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As the organization moves into the venues up and down the country, video technologies provide a more engaging means to communicate from the center, so that everyone feels they're still in direct touch with the organizing committee.
- Gerry Pennell, Chief Information Officer, LOCOG

Challenge

Ensure that video content is stored, managed, and distributed in a secure and standardized manner and enabling staff collaboration.

  • Keeping a rapidly-growing workforce involved and informed, both during the planning and decentralization phases
  • Providing a productive means of interacting with geographically dispersed colleagues, partners, and stakeholders

Solution

Design and deploy network and infrastructure to support secure video architecture and delivery, and collaboration for all remote sites.

Results

Collaboration for all staff throughout Great Britain and standardized handling of video content.

  • Conferencing is more collaborative, productive, and cost effective
  • Improved agility of communications as teams disperse to venues
  • Video embedded as a mechanism to deliver executive briefings

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