Computer Weekly – 26 July to 1 August 2016: Olympic vision: Technology on track for Rio Games

Computer Weekly – 26 July to 1 August 2016: Olympic vision: Technology on track for Rio Games


Elle Resende, CIO for the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. With a budget of R$1.5bn (£344m), the Games’ technology suppliers include Atos, Cisco and local telecoms giant Embratel. New elements include Wi-Fi access in the buses used by the media, and mapping and sensor technologies for sports new to the Games, such as golf and rugby.

Elsewhere, we examine the cyber threats posed to data centres, get a legal perspective on the business risks posed by the growing use of open source software in enterprises, and look at operational IT in the industrial internet of things.

Also in this issue:

  • Select committee calls on government to address Brexit risks to digital economy: Digital skills, tech startups and the UK’s digital economy success stories have all been put at risk by the electorate’s decision to leave the EU, says a committee of MPs.
  • BT faces accusation of under-investing in Openreach, prompting new calls for split: Culture, Media and Sport Committee calls for an operation and investment overhaul for Openreach, and says failure to deliver on this should prompt Ofcom to order a breakaway from BT.
  • Buyer’s guide to operational IT - part 1 of 3: Industrial digitisation: Computer Weekly explores how back-office IT is being applied to industrial machines
  • Cyber threats and physical threats command equal attention: Datacentre operators often talk up the physical security measures they have in place, but are they at risk of overlooking cyber threats?
  • Open source security: a legal perspective: Open source software is being used more widely than ever – but do IT leaders understand the legal risks?
25 Jul 2016
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