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making the world's greatest cycling race even greater
 
 
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  • ​​​21 days of epic competition
    taking place over 3,360 km and three countries​

  • ​millions of spectators
    line the route to cheer the cyclists on

  • ​​​Our great global team,
    spread across 11 cities and five continents working as one to deliver the solution in just five months

  • ​6,100 hours of TV broadcast
    across 100 channels globally

  • ​2,000 accredited members of the media
    3,7 million social media fans

  • ​​Rider data processed in our cloud -
    over 60 virtual servers spread across three continents consuming over 350,000,000 CPU cycles per second

  • ​Dimension Data’s Big Data Truck
    spent 320 hours on the road and travelled a total distance of 5,151 km in three weeks

  • ​the average speed of all riders across 21 Stages was 38.34 km/h
     

  • ​​live-tracking website drew 663,912 total number of visitors
     

  • ​​highest number of unique visitors supported on single day was 74,607
     

  • ​​to generate race insights ,
    Dimension Data processed between four and six million records each Stage

  • ​​​​​​​​​Alexander Forbes uses technology to change customers' lives by enabling their financial freedom
    ​​Partnering with Dimension Data means we don't have to worry about day-to-day IT operations. This frees us up to focus on what's really important to us: finding ways to better serve our customers, to address their financial service needs.

  • Our digital and data analytics solution delivered a richer viewer experience to billions of fans of the Tour de France 2015

  • First-ever live-speed data on television, website, and live social content

  • ​Improved accuracy and frequency of existing data

  • Successful tracking of riders in unpredictable weather, during tactical moves, and following a massive crash

  • Added 1.3 million engagements (likes, shares and views) with fans on social media, 663,912 visitors to live-tracking site

  • ​Built a community of 20,000 followers on Twitter and added another digital channel through which to engage fans

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‘The Tour de France got its magnificence in the era of television — and the next era is definitely the one of digital’

 

Yann le Moenner
Managing Director, Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO)
  

shares his vision for the next exciting era of the Tour de France — and the role digital will play

 

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How we did it
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The end of one race … ​​

 

In a world first, Dimension Data revolutionised the viewing experience of billions of cycling fans across the world.  As the Official Technology Partner of the Tour de France 2015, we provided real-time data analytics on the individual riders to fans, media, and sports teams — taking them right to the heart of the race. The technical skill and the innovation and passion of our people has laid the foundation to truly transform the world of cycling. ​

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      … is just the start of another exciting journey​

 

We’re privileged to be partnering with Amaury Sport Organisation for the next five years. Our ambition is to now apply our expertise in transformational technology areas — such as digitisation, cloud, mobility, security, and data analytics — to bring even richer engagement and experiences to the world of professional cycling in the future.​​

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Technology is a
catalyst for change

 

Now more than ever, technology has the ability to unleash innovation, and allow businesses to transform. We applied our skills in transformational technology areas such as digitisation, cloud, mobility, security, and data analytics to transform Tour de France 2015, successfully bringing richer experience to the 3.5 billion cumulative television viewers of this iconic cycling event.​​
 


Speed of adaptation
is the new competitive equation

 

Companies that can innovate quickly with technology are gaining a competitive edge in today’s digitally driven marketplace. We believe in the ambition of ASO to revolutionise the world of professional cycling — and we turned that ambition into an achievement in less than five months.
 


Our people
are turning ambitions into achievements
  

 

Our business isn’t just about networks and technology. It’s about rising to challenges, seeking out the best solutions, implementing ideas, and igniting change. For over 30 years, our people have been finding ways to use technology to make our clients’ businesses work better. The collective passion and dedication of our great global team working towards a shared vision made this innovative technical solution for the Tour de France possible.​​​
  
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Technical Tour de Force
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​Technical Tour de Force
 
  Our technical solution for the Tour de France delivered a new dimension of information for cycling fans and race commentators. Data collected and analytics delivered to our beta live-tracking website included: highest and lowest average speed of individual riders, distance between first and last rider for each stage, highest sprint speeds, and much more!
 
Our ability to think smarter, act faster, and adapt quicker allowed us to transform this iconic sporting event for Amaury Sport Organisation. Our great global team, advanced digital analytics, and robust cloud platform set a new benchmark for the future of high-performance sporting events.
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Every day across the globe, we leverage our full suite of services and end-to-end technology value proposition to support our clients across all stages of their IT journey. This, coupled with the unrivalled scale of our relationships with the world’s leading IT vendors, our robust global cloud infrastructure, and our ability to bring project relevant skills in digital technologies and data analytics to bear, enables us to not only deliver on the ambitions of the Tour de France but also the world’s biggest brands — 72% of the Fortune Global 100 and 60% of the Fortune Global 500 are our clients.
 
 
World’s first Cloud-enabled G20 Leaders’ Summit
hosted in Dimension Data’s cloud

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Fujifilm makes memories come alive again with Dimension Data’s cloud

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Dimension Data enables ING DIRECT
to become Australia’s first cloud enabled bank

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