Did Cloud Computing Win New York Giants the Super Bowl?

Did Cloud Computing Win New York Giants the Super Bowl?

By now you know: the Giants dwarfed the pompous Patriots in what’s being deemed one of the oddest battles in Super Bowl history.

Eli Manning summoned one of his signature fourth-quarter drives to score the winning touchdown in an eleventh hour finish. His talent, alongside a formidably capable fleet of fellow players and coaches, was verified this weekend as being of the ultimate in championship caliber.

Yet could cloud computing have played a role in Manning and the Giants sequoia-sized finish? Growing in reputation is the capacity of the cloud to boost and reinforce the skills and promise of professional sports teams in a mood to embrace cutting edge technology. Spokespeople for the winning New York Giants team are remaining mum about its engagement in cloud computing. Yet an exploration of just what’s possible for a high-profile athletic organization in the cloud provides an interesting stimulus for thought.

What is a sports franchise anyway but a well-muscled and multi-person metaphor for cloud computing: a craftily composed conglomerate (a team bolstered by fans and big-money investors) designed to share a pool of resources (the acumen of players, the intellect of coaches) that can be harnessed easily and on call (game day, of course) wherever they be needed (both on and off the playing field)?

The cloud endows coaches, team owners, and other staff to keep track of their practices and meetings to the minutest detail. It can also build and nourish a dynamic setting for players to absorb and retain key information for the gridiron.

New companies such as Servasport are creating software draped in cloud technology that specifically addresses athletics organizations; beyond just social network integration, the software also provides such amenities as data capture on stakeholders and real-time, player-coach management and communication.

Crystal clear and lively discourse on the field is nothing new to the sport of football, which has employed technology both new-school (headsets, digital on-the-wrist playbooks) and old-school (a good old fashioned yelling, complete with spittle) for decades. Yet the cloud can potentially push the forms of interaction between figures on every strata of the field to new levels of nuance and sophistication. The ability for a team to communicate with one another, wielding information guarded in a remote server, could potentially revolutionize how coaches disseminate vital info to their players as they go for first down.

Returning to the Giants: did they or didn’t they incorporate the cloud into their obviously dynamite strategy? So far, the verdict is still outstanding. We can’t blame a team for remaining silent on their most treasured technologies, at least so soon after the fact. But one thing’s for sure: savvy football fans will keep their ears open for news of the cloud to factor into franchises — and future Super Bowl wins — throughout this year and beyond.

By Jeff Norman

Jeff Norman

Jeff Norman is a freelance writer currently based in New York City. He's moved into writing about cloud computing from substantial work in culture and the arts. He earned his undergraduate degree in English at Stanford and has studied at Oxford and Cambridge.

2 Responses to Did Cloud Computing Win New York Giants the Super Bowl?

  1. [...] Madonna has always divided the public: some corners reviling the gap-toothed pop magician and her polemical life choices, others salivating over every single Ray of Light radiated by the quintessential provocateur. Hate her or love her, Madonna continues to wield enough clout to spin the music world on her finger — enough so to command this weekend’s half time show at the Super Bowl to enormous acclaim. [...]

Join Our Newsletter

Receive updates each week on news, tips, events, comics and much more...

Can I Contribute To CloudTweaks?

Yes, much of our focus in 2015 will be on working with other influencers in a collaborative manner. If you're a technology influencer looking to collaborate with CloudTweaks – a globally recognized leader in cloud computing information – drop us an email with “tech influencer” in the subject line.

What is the 12/12 Program?

This program is designed to better handle the thousands of requests we receive from people looking to submit articles. The 12/12 program is the commitment of 12 articles delivered over a 12-month period.  

Wait! What if I just want to submit one article?

Our popular pay as you go sponsorship program provides the flexibility to submit as you wish and is designed for all budgets.

Contributors

Cloud Infographic – Wearable Tech And Preventative Healthcare

Cloud Infographic – Wearable Tech And Preventative Healthcare

Wearable Tech And Preventative Healthcare There are so many exciting new opportunities available to utilize wearable technology in the future.  Areas such as nanotechnology disease monitoring, crowdfunding to wearable accessories are some excellent examples of the potential. Estimates vary, but appear to suggest that the market will produce between $14-50 Billion over the next few years. Included below

Ten Tips For Successful Business Intelligence Implementation

Ten Tips For Successful Business Intelligence Implementation

Ten Tips for Successful Business Intelligence Implementation The cost of Business Intelligence (BI) software goes far beyond the purchase price. Time spent researching, implementing, and maintaining your BI investment can snowball quickly and mistakes are often expensive. Your time is valuable – save it by learning from other businesses’ experiences. We’ve compiled the top ten

Knots And Cloud Service Providers

Knots And Cloud Service Providers

How Do These Two Compare? In Boy Scouts, I learned how to tie knots. The quickest knot you can tie is the slipknot. It’s very effective for connecting one thing to another via the rope you have. It was used in setting up tents, mooring boats to docks temporarily and lifting your food up into

Big Data

To Have and Have Not: Big Data Initiatives In Developing Countries

To Have and Have Not: Big Data Initiatives In Developing Countries

Big Data Initiatives In Developing Countries The poor of the developing countries are becoming increasingly connected, to the point where they too are part of the Big Data revolution that’s happening across the globe. It didn’t come with laptops, though, as some supposed it would. Whereas it costs a fortune to connect broadband to a

Big Data In Your Garden: Initiatives For Better Understanding Nature

Big Data In Your Garden: Initiatives For Better Understanding Nature

Big Data in Your Garden Big Data and IoT initiatives are springing up all across the globe, making cities, protesters–and just about everything else–smarter. However, thus far there’s been little attention paid to the interactions between these bizarre technologies and living things other than humans. Biology, that is, human biology is one field where Big

Who Holds the Key to the City: Big Data and City Management

Who Holds the Key to the City: Big Data and City Management

Big Data and City Management Cities like New York, Madrid, and especially Rio de Janeiro are augmented with Big Data-powered initiatives that range from combating crime with predictive analytics (New York & Madrid) to providing real-time data for improved management. Although Big Data is no panacea and is mainly used in conjunction with a greater

Internet of Things

Where’s the Capital of the Internet of Things?

Where’s the Capital of the Internet of Things?

Where’s the Capital? We all know the capitals of fashion are London, New York and Paris, while the capital of film is Hollywood (or Bollywood!) – but what’s the new capital of the internet? Specifically, the internet of things? The answer – according to new research by Ozy – might surprise you. It’s not Tokyo, Seoul,

Smart Cities – How Big Data Is Changing The Power Grid

Smart Cities – How Big Data Is Changing The Power Grid

Smart Cities And Big Data As Anthony Townsend argues in his SMART CITIES, even though the communications industry has changed beyond recognition since its inception, the way we consume power has remained stubbornly anachronistic. The rules of physics are, of course, partially to blame, for making grid networks harder to decentralize, as opposed to communication

Aggregated News

Popular News Sources

New Funding For Acumatica ERP Cloud Business – $13 Million Invested

New Funding For Acumatica ERP Cloud Business – $13 Million Invested

Acumatica ERP Cloud Business Acumatica, a well known ERP cloud services company has raised over $13 millions in new funding led by Bain Capital Owned-MYOB. This is exciting news for the company and demonstrates the high level of adoption and commitment by their clients and partners. This investment validates the market acceptance of the Acumatica solution,” said

Why Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Loves What Steve Ballmer Once Despised

Why Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Loves What Steve Ballmer Once Despised

“I don’t want to fight old battles,” says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. “I want to fight new ones.” It’s Sunday evening, and Nadella is sitting in a glass-enclosed room at the back of a Japanese restaurant in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, eating sushi with a few reporters. The post Why Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Loves

Apple sales soar after record-breaking iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch

Apple sales soar after record-breaking iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch

The US tech giant reported a 16 per cent jump in iPhone sales between July and September, and the strongest growth in Mac computer shipments in years. Read the source article at dailymail.co.uk About Latest Posts Jeff NormanJeff Norman is a freelance writer currently based in New York City. He’s moved into writing about cloud