Between the Super Bowl and the start of the next regular season, National Football League clubs seek to improve through scouting, grading players, studying film and revamping their playbooks. Like with many industries, pro football teams rely on their IT infrastructure to turn those core functions into competitive advantages.
The Chicago Bears’ IT staff sought to make life easier on their end users — the team’s coaching staff — in mid-2017 by switching to hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) from Nutanix on the eve of summer training camp. That same system will play a role in the Bears’ transition to a new coaching staff in the offseason, and it will help organize its scouting information used to draft players and sign free agents.
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