The tech behind the Premier League

A host of tech is backing the 20 Premier League teams, helping them improve their play, streamline ticketing and more.

In February, Chelsea also signed a new three-year maintenance contract with Nextira One, which provides its communication services.


The club: It has been a tricky season for Arsene Wenger and his young team, but the signing of Andrei Arshavin

Arsenal logo

has coincided with a great run of form.

The tech: There has been a lack of investment in the team due to the development of its 450 million 60,000-seater stadium in Ashburton Grove, North London the Emirates Stadium.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Being so new, the Emirates IT setup is among one of the most advanced in the UK. 15 million was spent on IT systems at Emirates, which included 60 predominantly Dell servers, 500 EPOS devices and 400 HD TV replay screens, all managed by software company CA.

Some of this server power is used for the team. One application analyses the performance of the players, feeding it back to the management team.

Aston Villa

The club: Martin O'Neill's young team has been punching above its weight in the league, with the likes of Ashley Young

Aston Villa logo

and James Milner blasting a path to the upper reaches of the Premiership, thanks to savvy team building and money from their well-liked American chairman Randy Lerner.

Advertisement - Article continues below

The tech: Villa previously had a relationship with Fujitsu Siemens, and their coaching staff also pioneered the use of tablet PCs for training analysis.

This involved supplying the goalkeeping coach with the tablet PC, which could record the goalkeeper's training in real time and then email the information from the pitch to any coaching staff colleagues who needed it.

Advertisement - Article continues below


The club: Like Aston Villa, Everton are another team on the up thanks to a good young English manager in David Moyes.

Everton logo

Strong and hard to beat, they are probably unlikely to reach the Champions League this season but with a bit more money to spend Moyes could definitely make a concerted challenge to the top four.

The tech: Although Liverpool are Everton's greatest rivals, it hasn't stopped them from installing the same technology in the same online backup system from Backup Technology. They've also worked with IRIS Sotware4Sport on a ticketing solution, Websense for security, and Ramesys to provide a network engine.

Featured Resources

Staying ahead of the game in the world of data

Create successful marketing campaigns by understanding your customers better

Download now

Remote working 2020: Advantages and challenges

Discover how to overcome remote working challenges

Download now

Keep your data available with snapshot technology

Synology’s solution to your data protection problem

Download now

After the lockdown - reinventing the way your business works

Your guide to ensuring business continuity, no matter the crisis

Download now

Most Popular

How do you build a great customer experience?

How do you build a great customer experience?

20 Jul 2020
Labour Party donors caught up in Blackbaud data breach
data breaches

Labour Party donors caught up in Blackbaud data breach

31 Jul 2020
Why it’s time to expand beyond 16:9 monitors
Advertisement Feature

Why it’s time to expand beyond 16:9 monitors

21 Jul 2020