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.
The club uses a Microsoft CRM integrated system for ticket sales, internet data and finance reporting. It also works with JMCIT to advise and manage implementation , training and support for Microsoft Dynamics GP financial systems.
The tech: Last year there were rumours that Dell's billionaire owner Michael Dell was taking an interest in the club, but this was probably just one of a number of options Ashley was considering.
Recently the club migrated from a Novell-based network infrastructure to Microsoft Windows Server System integrated server software. All desktops were upgraded to Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional or XP Professional.
The tech: Boro works with Cornerstone Business Solutions on a full-service basis, with the partner leading infrastructure development, fixed line and mobile telephony, as well as hardware supply.
One of the big challenges is supporting the increasing numbers of users that need access to tech on multiple sites, which now number more than 100 across the stadium, training ground and club shop.
West Bromwich Albion
The tech: WBA's IT infrastructure was upgraded, with the implementation of a IP telephony system with Freedom Communications as well as the use of smartcards.
Team scouts employ a SAN-system with a capacity of around 100TB to record match footage. They also compile a database of all potential signings that needs more space. It also uses systems such as Dartfish and ProZone to monitor players.
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