What The Olympics & Technology Have in Common

The opening night for the Sochi 2014 Olympics is tonight, and in the midst of all of the hullabaloo and pride for each person’s country, I’m starting to see a few parallels between the world sport festivities and the industry that I work in, technology. Now I know that you’re thinking, “come on…really??” But let me explain…

Athletes train day in and day out

Olympic athletes like Shaun White and Lolo Jones eat, drink and sleep their sport. All day every day, they are training to become the best that they can be. Our remote monitoring services is like that. 24x7x365, we watch over your IT network to make it faster, stronger and safe from threats.

National Pride & Unity

There’s something about the Olympics that really brings together a nation and unites countrymen that at other times may be at odds. Now, I’m not saying that technology brings your employees closer together in a lovey-dove-y sort of way, but you sure as heck can bet that a good IT network allows users to collaborate and work together in ways we couldn’t just a few years ago. Just look at the cloud and the way that it enables us to work together no matter where we’re located!

Security Threats

The news has been filled with pre-Olympic jitters over the safety of this year’s games. From terrorist attacks to Putin’s promises for no-danger zones, these games certainly have everyone on edge and little scared. This year also will be an incredibly dangerous year for IT. Hackers promise to take advantage of any networks still using XP or Office 2003 when Microsoft ends support on April 8, 2014. If you are still using any of these, PLEASE contact us ASAP so that we can get you off of these.

Fierce Competition

The Olympic Games bring the world’s best athletes together in an aggressive match for medals. It’s extremely competitive! All of us at WAMS are competitive, too. We are serious about being the best at what we do and set high goals for ourselves to serve our clients to the best of our ability. We think we’ve got the gold medal!