Network Communications News (NCN) September 2016 - Page 13

O N TH E C AS E Olympian effort Trade agreement Sudlows has completed a full office fit out, including all electrical and data works, for Cotton Traders’ new offices in Altrincham. The newly acquired 10 year leased office is set amongst several other existing Cotton Traders Head Office buildings, allowing their business to grow together. As the move involved the relocation of most of the main customer facing staffing structure, it was critical that the project be completed as quickly and efficiently as possible. A project of this scale would usually take around seven to eight weeks, however the Sudlows Enterprise Services team completed it in just four weeks, with the Cotton Traders team moving in just a few short hours after project completion. Sudlows provided the new office with an entirely new comms room, cabling and a newly installed connectivity infrastructure including high speed fibre cabling. These installations allowed Cotton Traders to function at an optimal work rate, improving its services across the board as well as overall employee experience. Additional to this, Sudlows was able to fit out the entire office, from the construction of partition walls, glass offices to installing a new kitchen and functioning collaborative workspace. 12-13 On the Case.indd 13 Atos has announced the completion of delivery of its IT systems that enabled billions of fans around the world to experience Rio 2016. Rio 2016 staked its place in the history books as it became the Olympic Games with more digital coverage than any previous Olympic Games. From archery to golf to rugby to wrestling, distributing the results of every single event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to the world in less than half a second, is a technological feat years in the making. Driven by the maturity of mobile technology, Atos led the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) IT effort to enable Games results and other data to be shared both online and through traditional means faster, to any platform, anywhere. It is the IT backbone provided by Atos to support the running of the Olympic Games and share the competition results in real time to worldwide broadcasters that is supporting the explosion in digital consumption. Rio 2016 used cloud for the very first time at a Summer Olympic Games for key applications, including managing over 300,000 accreditations for the complete Olympic family. 26/08/2016 14:58