SCOUG OS/2 For You - February 1998
1998 Olympic Winter Games
Feb 7 - 22, Nagano, Japan
Quoting a letter from Donn Atkins, IBM General Manager for North American Software Sales
"IBM people and products have played a growing role in providing the technology that supports the Games. Our relationship has evolved so that today, IBM is a Worldwide Partner for Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan and Sydney, Australia. What is our role as a Worldwide Partner? It is to provide the hardware, software and services that help the Games function. ...
"IBM is providing the 1998 Nagano Olympics with a network of more than 5000 computers that encompass a variety of software technologies and databases. These systems: process critical, time sensitive data, combine it with massive historical and biographical information, and enhance the end user experience by enriching the flow of information to the world through the media and the magic of the Internet.
"What's the power behind these systems - OS/2, of course! Together with its related software, OS/2 Warp has helped transform the Games into a web-enabled, scaleable global enterprise."
Find out more about IBM's involvement at their Olympic Games web site
While there, you can even send email to your favorite athletes (www.ibm.com/olympic/fanmail). During the Games, you'll find up-to-date information at the North American Olympic Committee (NAOC) web site at
Note: Through the magic of the international dateline, we'll be seeing some events a day earlier.
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