From cables to cloud: How IT changed while building the Elizabeth Line

Tom Allen
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Constuction on Crossrail, which would become the Elizabeth Line, began in 2010
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Constuction on Crossrail, which would become the Elizabeth Line, began in 2010

Over 12 years, IT at the project formerly known as Crossrail went from cables and servers to cloud and wearables. Richard Blanford, CEO at project MSP Fordway, explains how that changed the workflow.

Building the Elizabeth Line was one of the largest feats of engineering ever to take place in a modern city. Thirteen miles of tunnel and 7 million tons of earth were excavated from beneath London ...

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