With the 2012 Olympic Games tipped to be the most technological of all time, IT companies in office space in London and further afield are making the most of the contracts coming off the back of it.
Several companies throughout the UK are already working on contracts related to the Games, and there is set to be more work on the way for other companies, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT said.
Jobs in the industry may also be created after the Games.
Director of professionalism Adam Thilthorpe said: “I would anticipate that those working on the projects are competent, well qualified IT practitioners which [will] include those holding Chartered IT status. The legacy of the Olympics for the IT industry will be centred on skills, in particular around project management and very importantly security, cyber security and information assurance.”
Organisers of the Games have this been criticised by officials in some of the most important Olympic events, as the stadium is lacking any roof cover. They claim that spectators, some of whom have paid £450 for a ticket, will be exposed to the elements during competitions.