Posted by JangYoon Kim
Korea Marketing and Operations

More than a billion people worldwide tuned in to the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Games in London.  Although most of us can’t be there in person, the almost instantaneous sharing of photos and video footage can make us feel like we have front row seats to all the action. The Korea Press Photographers Association (KPPA) needed a way to share their high resolution Olympic snapshots with local media outlets quickly, reliably and easily. KPPA turned to KimsQ, a PHP-based web platform provider that recently became the second largest web provider in South Korea after adding Windows to their existing PHP on Linux solutions. So far, the KimsQ and Windows Azure solution has helped Koreans witness local stars win more than 20 medals in archery, badminton, fencing, gymnastics, judo, shooting, and swimming.  For more on this collaboration, please see Open Source Software Competence Plaza’s coverage here (the Bing Translator service works great, if you’d like to read in your local language).