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Atos is positioned in “Leaders” quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services in Europe

Press Releases   •   Jul 22, 2014 02:42 BST

Evaluation based on completeness of vision and ability to execute

Paris, 22 July 2014

Atos, an international IT services provider, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant of the ″Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, Europe 2014” [1].

Atos has been positioned based on “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision”. According to Gartner, “Leaders perform skillfully. They have a clear vision of the market's direction and develop competencies to maintain their leadership. They shape the market, rather than follow it.”

Eric Grall, Executive Vice President of Managed Services at Atos: “We are pleased with the positioning of Atos in the leaders quadrant as it is a proof of our continued focus on innovation and ability to meet our client’s demands.”

Atos provides a transformation road map to take its enterprise customers infrastructure requirements from a basic or legacy current mode of operation to a truly dynamic, utility based computing or cloud model that delivers a truly agile enterprise.

The portfolio of services Atos offers is a proven infrastructure management set of services ranging from Remote System Management, through Secure Datacenter Hosting for mainframe and common platforms through to Utility and Cloud Services from its cloud service company, Canopy. All complemented by its ability to deliver the hybrid vision across all these environments enabling its customers to realize the transformation to new ways of working seamlessly.

Meet Atos at the Gartner IT Expo Orlando in Florida October 5-10, 2014 and at the Gartner IT Expo in Barcelona on November 9 – 13, 2014 to showcase Atos vision and ability to deliver.

Disclaimer:

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

For more information, please contact:


Jose de Vries
+31 6 30 27 26 11
Jose.devries@atos.net

[1] Gartner: “Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, Europe 2014” by Claudio Da Rold, Gianluca Tramacere, Frank Ridder, DD Mishra, Gregor Petri


About Atos


Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of €8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services in 3 domains, Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration and Managed Services & BPO, and transactional services through Worldline. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Services; Public sector, Healthcare & Transports; Financial Services; Telco, Media & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is quoted on the NYSE Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

Atos, an international IT services provider, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant of the ″Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, Europe 2014” [1].

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Atos begins 30 days countdown to the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Press Releases   •   Jul 17, 2014 06:17 BST

Beijing, 17 July, 2014

With merely a month to the opening ceremony of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, Atos, the Chief Systems Integrator and international IT services company, announces today that the implementation of the Games IT systems is right on track.

The Youth Olympics Games (YOG) is the most complex IT project for a sporting event ever undertaken in Nanjing to date. With global audiences watching the Games on multiple devices, anywhere and anytime, Atos business technologists are laser-focused on delivering the massive, mission critical IT infrastructure and solutions that will deliver real-time results to a global audience of billions and empower one of the most anticipated sports events in China this summer.

The highest-level of international sports event hosted by China since Beijing 2008 includes:

  • 28 sports in 28 venues + 4 non-competition venues
  • 6000 athletes and officials from the 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs)
  • 3000 media representatives
  • 20,000 volunteers
  • 120,000 accreditations

Herbert Leung, CEO of Atos in APAC said, “In 30 days, Atos will deliver IT services and real-time results from the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games to a global audience of billions. We are committed to making this YOG another resounding success.”

Atos holds the largest sports IT contract in the world with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 2001 and recently renewed until 2024. As a long-standing partner to the International Olympic Committee, Atos is recognized as a game changer on and off the field and will continue to transform the Games as well as businesses.

For more information, please contact:

Rhoda Dinesen
Phone: + 65 91681146
Email: rhoda.dinesen@atos.net

Crystal Zhang
Phone: +86 186 000 57931
Email: xiaoming.zhang@atos.net


About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of €8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services in 3 domains, Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration and Managed Services & BPO, and transactional services through Worldline. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Services; Public sector, Healthcare & Transports; Financial Services; Telco, Media & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is quoted on the NYSE Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

With merely a month to the opening ceremony of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, Atos, the Chief Systems Integrator and international IT services company, announces today that the implementation of the Games IT systems is right on track.

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Canopy, the Atos Cloud named a leading provider for Cloud Transformation by Experton Group in its Cloud Vendor Benchmark Study

Press Releases   •   Jul 09, 2014 06:13 BST

Cloud Services from Canopy, the Atos Cloud positioned in four Leader Quadrants

Munich, July 09, 2014

Canopy, the Atos Cloud powered by EMC and VMware, is once again named a leading provider for “Cloud Transformation” in the German market in the Experton Group Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2014 study. The independent study analyzed almost 140 cloud-services providers in the German market.

The category Cloud Transformation reflects the competencies in the areas of consulting as well as integration, which an IT-service provider should provide, in order to prepare its customer for the journey to the cloud. The successful companies were those that can consult on a technical level and also follow an integrated consulting approach. Here Canopy (Atos) scores highly with extensive competencies in strategic development and technical implementation. The cloud expertise of Atos, combined with the competencies of EMC and VMware, enables Canopy to guide large companies on their journey to the cloud– regardless of their initial situation and goals.

“Powered by EMC and VMware, Canopy is developing into Atos’ flagship cloud service or one-stop-shop”, says Heiko Henkes, Manager Advisor at the Experton Group on concluding the assessment of Canopy (Atos).

Dirk Münchow, Vice President Sales, Central & Eastern Europe at Canopy (Atos) adds: “The analysis by the Experton Group confirms our broad service and knowledge spectrum, which ranges from the journey to the cloud through to identifying business requirements and establishing business processes for specific requirements on infrastructure and platform.”

In addition to a top-positioning in the field of Cloud Transformation, Canopy (Atos) was also positioned in the Leader Quadrant for four additional categories including Public Cloud and Enterprise Public Cloud Services for its extensive portfolio and numerous additional services.

It was also positioned as a Leader in the field of Managed Private Cloud Services in recognition of the fact that its cloud-services can be provided from the customer data center as well as from the Atos data centers. In addition Canopy (Atos) scores well for consulting expertise as well as security: Atos has been certified by the Federal Office for Security in the Information technology as IT-security service provider for IS-Revision and IS-consulting.

It was also in a leading position in the category Platform as a Service (PaaS) for its Compose- and Cloud Fabric-Initiatives. These support customers to transfer their new and existing applications faster and easier into the cloud. New applications should smoothly fit in the existing IT-landscape of the customer. This solution approach corresponds to the digitalization trend of all business processes and models, which the Experton Group sees in the market.

About Canopy

Canopy, the Atos Cloud powered by EMC and VMware, is the Cloud Service Line of Atos and the European leader in enterprise and government cloud. Offering a one-stop-shop for cloud services focused exclusively on cloud delivery to large public and multinational private sector organizations, Canopy brings substantial benefits to its customers: IT cost reduction and reduced capex expenditure through flexible pricing models plus access to innovative and agile technology that can enable rapid cloud implementation and faster time to market for products and services. Canopy offerings are based on open standards so customers can choose their preferred technology and decide whether to run solutions off- or on-premise to best meet their business needs. Headquartered in London (UK), Canopy currently operates in 9 countries across 3 continents. For more information: www.canopy-cloud.com.



About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of €8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services in 3 domains, Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration and Managed Services & BPO, and transactional services through Worldline. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Services; Public sector, Healthcare & Transports; Financial Services; Telco, Media & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is quoted on the NYSE Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.

Canopy, the Atos Cloud powered by EMC and VMware, is once again named a leading provider for “Cloud Transformation” in the German market in the Experton Group Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2014 study. The independent study analyzed almost 140 cloud-services providers in the German market.

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Digital transformation in Telecom: new chances for operators in a data-centric environment

Press Releases   •   Jul 08, 2014 07:55 BST

Utrecht, 8 July 2014

The world is driven more and more by (data) communication, but at the same time the existence of many independent operators is at stake. In order to survive they have to develop a new business model that enables them to implement new products and services for which the ‘all connected’ consumer is willing to pay. Providers that adapt their portfolio and business model to new trends and are able to safeguard the privacy of the all-connected consumer are most likely to survive. This is the main conclusion of a White Paper of Atos that identifies the main trends in telecom. This White Paper builds on Atos’ scenario planning of 2013 in which data as a digital currency has been estimated as the most likely scenario.

Atos believes that a transformation towards data will be at the core of new business models. In order to realise this, operators have to develop a strategy focussing on diversification and adapt their prices models of networks.

The connective society and chances for operators


In the survey Atos gives an overview of promising products and services for which the consumer might be willing to pay and that serve as a guideline for operators for the development of a new strategy. These can be health monitoring apps, smart cars connected with their environment, intelligent domestic electronics (domotica) or providing a personalised online experience. New products in the field of mobile payments, online travel information, services for online authentication, secure data (storing personal data in the cloud) and ‘smart calling’ (via Skype, Lync, voice text or 3G/4G) are emerging as well. Atos estimates that consumers are more willing to make their personal data available in exchange for tailor-made products and services, provided that their autonomy to choose who can use which data will be respected.

The operator as broker


“These developments offer a lot of new possibilities for operators. They are in the unique position to withdraw value from this value chain. As a result of their extensive client base and their relation with the ‘all connected’ consumer they are able to fulfil the role of trusted information broker at a commercial basis,” states Bruno Fabre, EVP Telecom, Media and Technology markets. Michel van Buitenen, Managing partner Telecom of Atos Consulting: “Operators have to bridge the gap and bring new products and services to the consumer. They have to adapt their portfolio by integrating social media, mobility, data analysis and the cloud and by focusing on the personalisation of services. The ‘all connected’ consumer is more and more aware of his digital identity and the way data are being used. Operators can develop a strong profile as broker and trusted partner that safeguards the privacy of consumers. Atos can support operators during their digital transformation and enable them to reposition themselves”.

About Atos

Atos Consulting is a leading international business and IT consultancy employing over 2,500 driven professionals worldwide. Atos Consulting is a partner for clients looking for effective solutions in order to optimize their return on investment, organisation, processes and control. The company offers an in-depth knowledge of branch specific, primary processes as well as supporting processes, such as Finance, HRM and IT. Moreover, Atos Consulting provides interim management or take over complete processes. Atos Consulting is an independent, highly specialized consultancy and co-operates closely with clients.

Atos Consulting is an independent entity of Atos SE (Societas Europaea), an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of € 8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services through Consulting & Technology Services Systems Integration, Managed Services as well as BPO and transactional services through Worldline, the European leader and a global player in the payments services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across different business sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation; Public Sector & Health; Financial Services; Telcos, Media & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.

Atos:

Erica Prins
+31 6 30 43 73 29
Erica.prins@atos.net


About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 proforma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

The world is driven more and more by (data) communication, but at the same time the existence of many independent operators is at stake. In order to survive they have to develop a new business model that enables them to implement new products and services for which the ‘all connected’ consumer is willing to pay.

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Atos signs a new 5-year global outsourcing contract with RTE

Press Releases   •   Jul 02, 2014 12:44 BST

Cloud computing and virtualisation, a ground-breaking approach for transformation in a complex environment

Paris, July 2, 2014

Atos, an international IT services company, today announced it has been awarded a global IT outsourcing contract by Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE). The 5-year contract will enable work to be carried out on development of the IT infrastructure, applications and workplace services at RTE, a utility company responsible for operating, maintaining and developing the French electricity grid to help deploy a successful energy transition scheme.

Under the new contract, RTE's longstanding IT partner Atos will take over management of RTE's IT infrastructure, applications and workplace services. Atos will draw on its experience and capacity for innovation and industrialisation to help RTE maintain the best possible IT quality, availability and security for its public service function.

Jean-Claude Viala, CIO at RTE, points out the importance of IT systems as the nerve centre of RTE's critical operations: “As the operator of a vital national infrastructure maintaining a balance between demand for electricity and supply of electricity, RTE must have a secure, high performance IT system at the best possible price. RTE intends to develop its system to transform it into a flexible high-performance tool at the sharp end of development and support for operations. Thanks to its in-depth knowledge of our operational and functional needs, Atos has produced and offer an organisational framework that meet RTE's needs and will help us address the major energy challenges in the decades ahead.”

Gilles Grapinet Senior Executive Vice-President of Atos says: “Thenew contract demonstrates the Group's technical capacities in delivering and managing IT systems for a major Customer such as RTE. In addition to actual performance of the contract and its undertakings, our teams will contribute their expertise in the operation and industrialisation of Cloud Computing technology with a number of specific continuous-improvement methodologies.”

Gartner ranked Atos, Europe's N° 1 firm in its sector and as a 2013 Magic Quadrant "leader" in outsourcing and infrastructure services in Europe and North America. The firm's IT outsourcing activities deploy more than 28,000 employees and produce turnover of more than 4 billion euros. Atos carries out facilities outsourcing services for more than 140,000 servers, of which the virtualisation rate is already almost 40%. As far as Cloud activities are concerned, Atos generates a turnover of around €200 million through CANOPY, its cloud company.

With more than thirty years' experience in Energy and Services for Local Authorities, Atos helps firms become more competitive with sustainable operational excellence to manage information in real time, with facilities ranging from smart meters to scorecards. Atos has some 3,000 IT experts specialising in these areas, 1,500 of whom work at the Atos Worldgrid, a unique smart energy player.

About RTE


RTE, Réseau de Transport d’Electricité, is a utility company that provides all its customers with an economic, safe, clean supply of electricity. RTE operates, maintains and develops France's high voltage and very high voltage grids, and guarantees proper safe operation of the electrical power system. RTE channels power from electricity producers (in France and abroad) to consumers, either power distributors or industrial customers with a direct link to the transmission grid. With over 100,000 km of power lines ranging between 63,000 and 400,000 volts and 46 cross-border lines, the RTE network is Europe's largest.

For more information, Contact:


Caroline Crouch
caroline.crouch@atos.net


About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 proforma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

Atos, an international IT services company, today announced it has been awarded a global IT outsourcing contract by Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE).

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UK Athletics legend Cram back in Edinburgh to relive and share memories of one of his greatest triumphs

Press Releases   •   Jul 01, 2014 07:34 BST

Edinburgh, 1 July, 2014

UK Athletics legend and Atos’ Glasgow 2014 Ambassador Steve Cram MBE has returned to the scene of one of his greatest triumphs to participate in a special performance workshop with some of Edinburgh and the Lothians’ leading young athletes.

Cram (53) was back at Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh in his role as Brand Ambassador for international IT services company, Atos, making his return 28 years after he won Commonwealth Gold in the 800 and 1500 metres in Scotland’s capital in 1986.

Working with the Scottish Institute of Sport team and the City of Edinburgh Council, Cram and partner Allison Curbishley – who won a Silver medal for Scotland in the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur – took more than 100 aspiring athletes and their coaches through their experiences of participation at major events and the preparation required to power new levels of performance in track and field events.

He also highlighted the way in which Atos in their role as an Official Supporter of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games would be delivering a range of essential Games Management and Games Information Systems for the Games.

Atos will have a dedicated team of 60 business technologists working behind the scenes in Glasgow during the Games. They will be supported by a huge team in the Atos major events’ headquarters in Barcelona and Madrid to deliver an unprecedented level of technology support to Glasgow 2014.

Atos Senior Vice President in Scotland, Gavin Thomson, said he was delighted to welcome Steve back to Scotland to share his experience with the invited audience.

“Both Steve and Allison have represented their country with great distinction at the highest level of sport and the young athletes who were there at Meadowbank will have been inspired by the way in which they spoke about their experiences and successes,” he added.

“Our team behind the scenes at Glasgow 2014 share Steve’s belief that the Glasgow Commonwealth Games can be one of the most successful Commonwealth Games ever and certainly live up to the standards expected of a modern Games in today’s technology driven world.”

The two athlete workshops were arranged with the support of the City of Edinburgh Council.

Edinburgh’s Vice Convener for Culture and Sport, Councillor Norma Austin Hart, attended the event and said: “Steve Cram and Allison Curbishley are experts in their field and they have brought a wealth of experience to the workshops. Edinburgh’s next generation of athletes have been able to receive insider tips on preparing mentally and physically for success, and it is fantastic to see Steve Cram back at Meadowbank where one of his greatest ever sporting achievements took place.”

Through the programme, Edinburgh residents have won tickets to the Commonwealth Games and with less than a month to go, the excitement in Edinburgh is well and truly building. After the workshops concluded, Steve Cram handed over fifty tickets for the badminton and rugby sevens at Glasgow 2014 which had been gifted by Atos and allocated to sports enthusiasts in the Edinburgh area.

Atos has invested heavily and continues to invest in jobs and development in Scotland, employing 1500 people in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Forres, Glasgow, Inverness, Linwood and Livingston.

About Atos


Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of €8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services in 3 domains, Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration and Managed Services & BPO, and transactional services through Worldline. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Services; Public sector, Healthcare & Transports; Financial Services; Telco, Media & Utilities.Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is quoted on the NYSE Euronext Paris market.

Press contact:


Tessa David
+44 (0)207 8301977
tessa.david@atos.net


About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 proforma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

UK Athletics legend and Atos’ Glasgow 2014 Ambassador Steve Cram MBE has returned to the scene of one of his greatest triumphs to participate in a special performance workshop with some of Edinburgh and the Lothians’ leading young athletes.

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European Agency for Large-Scale IT Systems Selects Consortium of Atos, Accenture and HP to Maintain Schengen Information System

Press Releases   •   Jun 27, 2014 07:32 BST

BRUSSELS, Belgium; June 27, 2014

The European Agency for Large-Scale IT Systems (eu-LISA) has awarded a consortium of Atos, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and HP a framework contract to maintain and enhance the second-generation Schengen Information System (SIS II). The contract is for three years with a possible one-year extension.

As consortium leader, Atos will manage SIS II from defining requirements through to validating the adapted software. Atos developed and supported the running of the previous systems – SIS 1, which was in use until 2013.

Accenture will help enhance and evolve the software architecture of SIS II to increase system performance and functionality as well as to facilitate additional future capabilities, as will be required by eu-LISA on behalf of the EU Member States. Accenture will also provide on-site user support, training and technical assistance services.

HP will provide server, storage and network infrastructure and deliver mission-critical support services. HP has worked with the European Commission on the eu-LISA Smart Border Package since 2005, deploying HP Converged Infrastructure and associated technology services to support the SIS II and Visa Information System platforms as well as the Biometric Matching System.

SIS II is the largest information system for public security in Europe, allowing for information exchanges between national border controls, customs and police authorities, while ensuring the free movement of people into and within the EU happens in a safe environment.

Punit Sehgal, Atos Vice President for Global Account Management, European Institutions, said, “Atos is delighted to lead the consortium responsible for assisting eu-LISA in the stable and cost efficient operational management of SIS II, this essential system in implementing EU migration and border management policies. With our proven experience in maintaining similar large-scale IT platforms and our comprehensive Homeland Security Suite (HSS), we will bring our capacity to ensure the sustainable adaptive and forward-engineering of SIS II to meet future requirements.”

Accenture has in-depth experience working with border agencies around the world in helping them meet the challenges of managing the growing numbers of travelers and increased visa application complexity.” said Mark Crego who leads Accenture’s global Border and Identity Services business. “We are pleased to have been chosen for this project, our experience of working as part of a consortium on the EU-VIS system will enable valuable synergies and support delivery excellence for our client eu-LISA.”

“Border security and citizen protection are becoming increasingly important.” said Peter Ryan, senior vice-president and managing director EMEA, HP. “HP is proud to contribute to the performance, availability and evolution of the mission-critical systems supporting them.”

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 293,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.  Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments.  The company generated net revenues of US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013.  Its home page is www.accenture.com.

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About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 proforma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

The European Agency for Large-Scale IT Systems (eu-LISA) has awarded a consortium of Atos, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and HP a framework contract to maintain and enhance the second-generation Schengen Information System (SIS II). The contract is for three years with a possible one-year extension.

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Success of Worldline’s Initial Public Offering

Press Releases   •   Jun 26, 2014 07:20 BST

  • Offering price: 16.40 euros per share, corresponding to a market  capitalization of approximately 2,161 million euros
  • Total size of the global offering: approximately 575 million euros, which  may increase to 661 million euros if the over-allotment option is exercised in  full
  • Worldline raises approximately 255 million euros through the sale of  newly-issued shares
  • Sale of existing shares by Atos SE amounts to approximately 320 million euros, which may be increased to 406 million euros if the over-allotment option  is exercised in full
  • Following the global offering Atos will remain Worldline’s main shareholder,  with 69.42% of the outstanding shares, assuming full exercise of the  over-allotment option

Paris, June 26, 2014

Worldline, an Atos SE subsidiary, one of Europe’s leading providers of  electronic payment and transactional services and one of the largest such  providers worldwide, announces the success of its initial public offering on the  regulated market of Euronext Paris (Compartment A; ISIN Code: FR0011981968; ticker: WLN).

The global offering was well received by French and  international investors and the offering price has been set at 16.40 euros per  share.

The global offering raised a total of approximately 575 million  euros, consisting of a capital increase of approximately 255 million euros and  the sale of approximately 320 million euros of existing shares by Atos SE. If  the over-allotment option described below is fully exercised, the total size of  the global offering will increase to approximately 661 million  euros.

Trading in Worldline’s shares will begin on June 27, 2014 (in the  form of promesses d’actions until July 1, 2014, inclusive). Settlement and  delivery of the shares in the global offering is expected to occur on July 1,  2014.

Commenting on the results of the offering, Gilles Grapinet, CEO  of Worldline, stated: “Together with all Worldline's employees, who do so  much every day to boost the reputation of our company, I am very proud of the  success of Worldline's IPO. Our new shareholders have given a clear signal of  approval for our strategy and for the growth potential of the European and  global payments sector. The IPO will help us to accelerate our development and  to play a key role in the consolidation of the European payments  market”.

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28 July 2014       First half 2014 results


Terms and Conditions of the Offering

Offering price


The offering price for the French public offering and the international  offering is set at 16.40 euros per share.

Breakdown of the global offering (excluding over-allotment option)

  • 33,708,786 shares allocated to the international offering (representing approximately 553 million euros or approximately 96% of the total shares  offered)
  • 1,332,007 shares allocated to the French public offering (representing  approximately 22 million euros or approximately 4% of the total shares  offered)

Size of the Offering


The gross proceeds from the French public offering and the international  offering amount to a total of approximately 575 million euros (before any  exercise of the over-allotment option), including 255 million euros of new  shares (i.e. 15,548,780 new shares) and 320 million euros of existing shares  (i.e. 19,492,013 existing shares) sold by Atos SE.

Atos SE has granted an  over-allotment option to the financial institutions identified below. The  over-allotment option is exercisable from June 26, 2014 to July 26, 2014  (inclusive) for a maximum of 15% of the amount of the global offering, or a maximum of 5,256,118 existing shares, that may be sold by Atos SE.

If the  over-allotment option is exercised in full, the global offering will amount to a  total of approximately 661 million euros, i.e. 40,296,911 shares, representing  approximately 30.58% of the share capital and voting rights of  Worldline.

Shareholding structure


Following the global offering, Worldline’s free float will amount to approximately 26.59% of its share capital, which may increase to a maximum of  approximately 30.58% of the share capital if the over-allotment option is  exercised in full.

Following the global offering, the share capital of  Worldline will be held as follows:

    Shareholding  before Exercise of the Over-allotment Option Shareholding  after full Exercise of the Over-allotment Option  
Shareholders Number of shares % of share capital % of voting rights Number of shares % of share capital % of voting rights
Atos SE 96,726,031 73.41% 73.41% 91,469,913 69.42% 69.42%
Board members 6 0.00% 0.00% 6 0.00% 0.00%
Public float 35,040,793 26.59% 26.59% 40,296,911 30.58% 30.58%
Total  131,766,830  100.00%  100.00%  131,766,830  100.00%  100.00%

Offering Calendar


Trading of Worldline’s shares will begin on June 27, 2014 at 9:00am  (Paris time) on the regulated market of Euronext Paris, on a separate quotation  line entitled “Worldline Prom” until July 1, 2014, inclusive. Settlement and  delivery of the shares in the global offering is expected to take place on July  1, 2014. Beginning July 2, 2014, Worldline’s shares will trade on a quotation  line entitled “Worldline” on the regulated market of Euronext Paris.

Financial Institutions


Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs International are acting as Global  Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch,  Barclays, BNP Paribas and Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking  are acting as Joint Bookrunners.

Rothschild & Cie is acting as  financial advisor to the Company.

Information available to the public


Copies of the prospectus that was granted a visa under number 14-292 by  the AMF on June 13, 2014, consisting of a Document de Base registered under number of I.14-027 on May 6, 2014 and a Note d’opération (including a summary of  the prospectus) are available on Worldline’s website (www.worldline.com) and the AMF  website (www.amf-france.org), and free of charge from Worldline’s head  office, 80 quai Voltaire, Immeuble River Ouest, 95870 Bezons, France. Worldline  draws the public’s attention to Chapter 4 “Risk Factors” of the Document de Base  and Section 2 of the Note d‘opération. One or more of these risks, should they  materialize, could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business,  financial condition, results of operations or prospects, as well as on the  market price of Worldline’s shares.

About Worldline


Worldline, an Atos subsidiary, is a major player in the European payments  and transactional services industry, with an expanding emerging markets  footprint. Worldline delivers next-generation services, enabling its customers  to offer seamless and innovative solutions to the end consumer. A key player in  the B2B2C sector, with 40 years of experience, Worldline is ideally positioned  to support and contribute to the success of businesses and public sector  entities in a continually evolving market. Worldline offers a unique and  flexible business model built around a global and growing portfolio, thus  enabling end-to-end support. Worldline’s activities are organized around three  axes: Merchant Services and Terminals, Mobility and e-Transactional Services,  Financial Processing Services and Software Licensing. In 2013, Worldline’s  activities within the Atos Group generated (pro forma) revenues of 1.12 billion  euros. The company employs more than 7,200 people worldwide. www.worldline.com

Contacts


Investor Relations:
Gilles Arditti
Tel +33 (0) 1 73 26 00  66
gilles.arditti@atos.net

Press  Relations:
Caroline Crouch
Tel +44 77 333 100 86
caroline.crouch@atos.net

Charles  Fleming
Tel +33 6 14 45 05 22
charles.fleming@havasww.com


About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 proforma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

Worldline, an Atos SE subsidiary, one of Europe’s leading providers of electronic payment and transactional services and one of the largest such providers worldwide, announces the success of its initial public offering on the regulated market of Euronext Paris (Compartment A; ISIN Code: FR0011981968; ticker: WLN).

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Atos signs contract with Réseau Ferré de France to develop and implement the new centralised command/control rail management system: MISTRAL NG

Press Releases   •   Jun 26, 2014 07:16 BST

Improving train regularity, safety and responsiveness across the 8,700 miles of main rail network while reducing operating costs

  • 2 levels of decision-making instead of 3
  • 16 control centres instead of 1,500
  • Overseen by a national control centre

Paris, 26 June  2014

Atos, an international IT services company, has signed a new 12-year contract worth tens of millions of euros with Réseau Ferré de France (RFF), which owns and manages the French railway network, to develop and implement MISTRAL NG, the new Centralised Network Control (CNC) tool. This programme, which will run until 2030, will consolidate the existing 1500 signal boxes and 21 regional centres for traffic regulation into 16 regional control centres supervised and coordinated by one national control centre.

Atos is RFF's technology partner for the entire MISTRAL* (Digital Signalling, Transmission and Alarms Modules) programme, which was introduced in 1998 within the framework of a project to upgrade and reorganise the systems managing 90% of rail traffic in France. Continuing on from that project and to address the new challenges of CNC deployment, MISTRAL New Generation will be the cornerstone of this new programme which will run for some 30 years and receive an investment of over 8 billion euros.

Alain Quinet, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of RFF, explains: "Modernisation of the network is a priority for RFF in order to cope with the expected increase in traffic and lay the foundations for the rail mobility of tomorrow. Thanks to MISTRAL, which has been developed and implemented by Atos in partnership with SNCF Infrastructure, we have an innovative, fully digital interface which has enabled the establishment of more than 50 control centres and the progressive technology upgrade of remote controlled signal boxes. Atos is delivering the expected results on time and within budget, which is why we are continuing this partnership to finalise, over the coming years, the implementation of MISTRAL NG across all the CNC centres."

Gilles Grapinet, Senior Executive Vice President of the Atos Group, adds: "Atos is providing RFF with a turnkey solution at the cutting edge of technology, which the railway companies are the first to benefit from, through improvement of regularity and information, and significant reduction in operating cost. We're particularly proud to be involved in the huge programme to modernise the traffic control system of the French rail network. This new contract is a great example of drawing on the Group's various areas of experience – mission critical systems, on-board solutions and real-time tools. - to enhance the technological and operational excellence of our client RFF."

The Atos team of business technologists has been working for a number of years to supply the MISTRAL software solution and now MISTRAL NG -  developing the software, defining the scope and deploying on-site both at national CNC centres and regional control posts.

* In 2001, the MISTRAL (Digital Signalling, Transmission and Alarms Modules) system was installed for the first time in a signal box in Marseille. It has now been deployed in more than 50 boxes in France, managing over 15,000 routes of the network, supervising regional and high-speed lines, and provides the operators with:

  • A universal tool for controlling network installations, irrespective of the technology used;
  • Improved training of pointsmen and agents, thanks to its simulator;
  • Better responsiveness in the event of network disruption;
  • Assistance with diagnosis of problems;
  • Simplified interventions;
  • Consolidation and ranking of the alarms delivered to the operators;
  • Optimisation of safety

Press Contact


Anne de Beaumont
+33 (0)6 23 76 19 41
anne.debeaumont@atos.net



About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 proforma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: atos.net

Atos, an international IT services company, has signed a new 12-year contract worth tens of millions of euros with Réseau Ferré de France (RFF), which owns and manages the French railway network, to develop and implement MISTRAL NG, the new Centralised Network Control (CNC) tool.

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Atos help Moray pupils race to the challenge

Press Releases   •   Jun 23, 2014 12:25 BST

A team from international IT services company, Atos, challenged S3 pupils from a Moray school to create a results system for their school’s Sports Day.

About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company, which delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services.

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 proforma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.