Latest Olympics articles

Hackers threatened to cut power to London Olympics opening ceremony

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London 2012 officials feared hackers might disrupt stadium's electricity supply as millions watched
08 Jul 2013

How the London Olympics dealt with six major cyber attacks

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Six major attacks out of 165 million 'security events' identified
06 Mar 2013

Triumph and tribulation: a look back at 2012

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While London 2012 provided a showcase for the very best the UK tech sector has to offer, the year also saw one of this country’s biggest software names become embroiled in controversy. Stuart Sumner looks back at the highs and lows of the past 12 months
13 Dec 2012

CTO Interview: William Hewish, Severn Trent Water

Hewish tells Computing about virtualised desktops, mobile and flexible working, security and collaborative tools in his organisation
07 Aug 2012

Analysis: The week in Tweets - microblogging shows Olympic strength

Twitter flexes its muscles across days of social drama
03 Aug 2012

Interview: M&S CIO aims to make his mark

Darrell Stein hopes his IT strategy can boost sales and cut costs
02 Aug 2012

The IT legacy of the Olympics

Ian Foddering, CTO UK & Ireland, Cisco, talks to Computing about the long-term benefits the IT powering London 2012 will bring to the UK
01 Aug 2012

Berners-Lee stars in Olympics opening ceremony

Inventor of the web given spotlight during London 2012 opener
27 Jul 2012

Businesses warned not to underestimate remote working challenges during London 2012

Firms must carry out audits to ensure their systems are 'not too open'
25 Jul 2012

Olympics website least robust of all key London 2012 sites, says traffic survey

Increased visits during Games could bring official 2012 site to its knees
25 Jul 2012

Cloud was a non-starter for London 2012, says LOCOG CIO

Preparation time too short, cloud infrastructure too immature says Gerry Pennell
10 Jul 2012

McAfee warns on Olympic NFC fraud risks

Near-field communication payment trial at Olympics could attract fraudsters
09 Jul 2012

BBC and Press Association select MarkLogic to handle Olympics data

Websites are expecting huge volume of data during the London Games
13 Jun 2012

Francis Maude should shut up about IT


31 May 2012

Contactless payment on Tube delayed until late 2013

No 'Wave and Pay' on the Tube until the end of 2013, as TfL misses its contactless payment pledge by a year
25 May 2012

Atos CEO: Olympics data loss of greater concern than cyber attacks

Olympics IT partner says it is prepared for a range of security attacks
17 May 2012

Olympic Games not immune to cyber attacks, says Maude

But Heathrow Airport CIO says Games do not present any new dangers to the airport
03 May 2012

Remote working during the Olympics

Cesare Garlati, director of consumerisation at Trend Micro, discusses what enterprises need to consider as large numbers of staff prepare to work remotely during the Games
02 May 2012

Cashless Olympics increases opportunities for cyber criminals

A security expert has suggested that NFC technology can be used to steal sensitive card data with the swipe of a phone
24 Apr 2012

Interview: Retail in the iPad age

John Lewis IT chief Paul Coby tells Stuart Sumner how the tablet phenomenon is impacting customer service and online sales at the retail giant
19 Apr 2012

How TfL will use passenger data during the Olympics

The network will equip staff with up-to-date information on passenger flow and network issues to keep traffic moving during the games
02 Apr 2012

Crash Podcast: UK IT in the year of the Olympics

In this first in a special series of Crash, we take a look at what's happening in the UK IT industry at a time of intense international focus
30 Mar 2012

Ten per cent of UK CIOs believe Olympics chaos is guaranteed

Organisations will struggle to get staff to and from datacentres in London, says managed services provider
28 Mar 2012

UK technology during 2012

This campaign, which will run throughout the year, will examine the state of our domestic IT industry at a time when the country will be at the centre of global attention.
15 Mar 2012