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Tuesday, 17 January 2006

IT Boom Time

Wherever the Olympic juggernaut trundles, in its wake it leaves a pile of cash for those with the business nounce to feed off.

Britain, which hosts the Olympics in 2012, is expecting a large payoff to its IT industry.

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (Locog) has a projected budget of £204M for information systems, £63M for telecommunications and £12.5M for internet applications.

The London 'bid book' for the Olympics notes that the IT sector will account for £7.2BN of the £9.9BN of capital investment.

Needless to say, much of this will be spent on security which the British government loves.

It is expected that there will be a big expansion in the number of CCTV cameras in the city, and a move from analogue to digital technology facilitating more automatic analysis of people's behaviour.

I am sure that the government will enjoy putting all of these new "toys" to "good" use after the games!

1 comment:

  1. Has anyone seen
    It is a great website for looking at the history of Londinium. It does not seem to have much about the olypics thouguh. Must have chosen the name olympics for non olympics games justification.