Communications

The Role of IS for The 2012 Olympics

Conclusions identified that there are risks associated with the public sector, especially in terms of visitor beliefs about potential privacy issues. Benefits to the private sector are enhanced business visibility and higher tourist/business revenues. It has been recommended to change the communications style about public sector surveillance projects and criminal databases to improve social and cultural standing with international visitor groups.On the advice of the module leader, the researcher was required to undertake a comprehensive research project to identify the requirements of various information systems in order to cope with the impending high volume of visitors that will be attending the London 2012 Olympics. This research effort was carried out so as to understand the impact of technology on business and gain an understanding of the problems involved in these large-scale IT projects.This report identifies the specific information systems requirements, in terms of usage and development, that will be included as part of the information technology infrastructure at the 2012 Olympics. The research provides how this technology impacts both the public and private sector and explores potential problems with their development, usage, and inclusion for various control agencies.Multiple databases are necessary for development and maintenance in different policing agencies that are entrusted with the responsibility of securing the public welfare and sustaining public systems. The UK police force, in anticipation of high visitor volumes, has been forced to re-examine their information systems capabilities and have improved their fingerprint identification systems. There are legitimate risks to public safety in any organized event from individuals who actively look for opportunities to commit crimes against others. The fingerprint identification database is linked with missing persons.

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