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When the world’s watching … failure isn’t an option



IT systems can’t fail when the world is watching. This has never been more true than at the 2014 G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane, Australia, the premier forum for international economic cooperation and decision-making. It was essential that as soon as the world’s leaders landed at Brisbane Airport, they could get on with the business of governing the world, without technology being an impediment. And with 2,500 international journalists in attendance whose perspective on the entire event could’ve been shaped by poor download speeds and the inability to log on, seamless connectivity was non-negotiable. The media centre could’ve been a hotbed of dissatisfaction and broody media discontent. Instead, it was a triumph, thanks to the expertise of Dimension Data.

We provided the infrastructure and wireless networking services that kept more than 7,000 world leaders, delegates, and media connected during the event. Using the Dimension Data cloud to deliver IT services at the forum incurred a fraction of the cost of using traditional computing and storage, with the added benefit of delivering agility that traditional models wouldn’t be able to provide. And, as all services were delivered on a consumption basis, there was no capital expenditure for the government, and it was not left with assets depreciating once the event concluded.

Dimension Data’s expertise and innovation has truly set the benchmark for future G20 events. To find out more about this exceptional achievement, watch the video.