Stories by Peter Scott, IDG Olympic Team

  • IBM spared from embarassing mishaps at halfway point

    IBM's dearest wish is for its swansong Olympic Games here in Sydney to go smoothly. Big Blue's previous Summer Olympics in Atlanta in 96 turned sour when, after it had spent close to $US100 million, the frequent failures of the system that should have distributed event results to the press created a public relations nightmare for the company.

  • Amlink to expand event horizon

    The Sydney Olympic Games is proving to be a good workout for Australian-built event management software from Brisbane-based Amlink Technologies, but the product's developers say the biggest test is yet to come.

  • IBM heads Olympic hit list

    Despite the attraction of live TV Olympic coverage, the internet is still grabbing Australian viewers' attention in a big way, with the IBM-hosted official site, olympics.com, quadrupling its monthly traffic over the previous four months from 36,000 to 180,000 unique visitors.