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Atos awarded contract with leading insurance providers Vitality

Press Releases   •   Aug 05, 2015 11:13 BST

London, 5 August 2015

Atos, (http://uk.atos.net) a leader in digital services, has today announced a contract win with Vitality, the business changing health and life insurance for good. This new £9 million contract will see Atos deliver end-user technology and telephony for the company over a three year period with an option to extend for an additional two years.

Vitality - which helps people understand how they can improve their own personal health – and Atos invested time collaborating to ensure there was a deep understanding of the organisation’s long-term technology and business needs. This meant looking very closely at their current IT estate, as well as gathering views on their ambitions for enhancing and improving the experience their end users receive by delivering a more intuitive and user-friendly environment. This was underpinned by a secure and stable service forming the basis for any further digital enhancements they might want for their employees in the future.

Commenting on the new relationship Steve Short, Head of Financial Services Atos UK&I said:

“We are excited to welcome an innovative insurer such as Vitality into our portfolio of financial sector clients. Vitality will benefit from the same workplace principles that we have in our own organisation, which are to create a modern workplace with a cutting edge digital platform for employees. Technology is vitally important to a business and to employees and should drive efficiencies as well as better collaboration and communication.

“Over the coming months we will work with Vitality to implement a reliable end-user computing environment which will deliver major productivity gains as well as ensuring they have a digital environment that can support any future technology ambitions.”

At the heart of the contract is a focus on the user experience and providing a comprehensive service with fast access to help and support if needed. Alongside this, instant messenger facilities will be expanded and rolled out to encourage better communication and the process for new joiners and movers to be set up with new technology will be swift and seamless.

Mark Collins, CIO from VitalityHealth said: “This will be a fantastic partnership for us and we are looking forward to working with a like-minded company who has the same drive as us for innovation and continued customer satisfaction."

“The process will simplify the operational approach across the full service and will improve the speed of response on business and IT issues.”

The partnership with Vitality further underpins Atos’ strategic drive into financial services in the UK and Ireland. Atos is one of the top three service providers to the financial services market in Europe and is a key partner to eight of Europe’s top 10 banks and six of the top 10 global insurers. Its 15,000 financial services experts are dedicated to designing, delivering and managing effective, tailored, sector-based services and solutions to banks and insurers worldwide.

For further information please speak to:

Jackie McColl
0141 221 0707/ 0771 065 1973
jmccoll@3x1.com

Karen Halley
0141 221 0707/ 07841128150
khalley@3x1.com

About Vitality

Vitality makes it cheaper and easier for its members to get healthy and gives them rewards to keep them motivated, through a range of discounts and incentives.

VitalityHealth is one of the UK’s leading private medical insurers and has pioneered the ‘shared-value’ insurance model. This is a unique approach to insurance that uses incentives to motivate better lifestyle choices amongst members, which translates into lower mortality and morbidity risk over time.

The effect is positive for all stakeholders – members benefit through the financial and intrinsic value of rewards, as well as better health; employers benefit from healthier, more productive, and more engaged employees; and Vitality benefits from a healthier membership base.

VitalityLifeis one of the fastest growing life insurers in the UK. It is unique to the current UK protection market and its suite of products includes Life Cover, Income Protection Cover and severity based Serious Illness Cover, additional benefits and Business Protection. By recognising people's efforts to look after themselves, VitalityLife is able to offer a more comprehensive set of benefits than traditional providers at a very competitive price.


For more information visit www.vitality.co.uk

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

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

Atos, (http://uk.atos.net) a leader in digital services, has today announced a contract win with Vitality, the business changing health and life insurance for good. This new £9 million contract will see Atos deliver end-user technology and telephony for the company over a three year period with an option to extend for an additional two years.

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Atos named a Top 10 Outsourcing Service Provider by ISG

Press Releases   •   Aug 05, 2015 11:11 BST

Bezons, 5 August 2015

Atos, an international leader in digital services, today announced it has been named a Top 10 Outsourcing Service Provider by Information Services Group (ISG), a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company.

Atos was among the leading providers in the Big 10 sourcing standouts category for the Americas and EMEA based on annual contract value (ACV) won over the last 12 months, according to the ISG Global Outsourcing Index. Now in its 47th consecutive quarter, the ISG Outsourcing Index provides an independent quarterly review of the latest sourcing industry data and trends for enterprises, service providers, analysts and the media.

Michel-Alain Proch, Senior Executive Vice President & CEO North American Operations at Atos, said: “The positive ranking by ISG in both the Americas and EMEA is a reflection of our stronger and more balanced global presence, which combined with our expertise in digital enables us to be the trusted partner for our clients’ digital journey anywhere in the world.”

With the acquisition of Bull in France and Xerox ITO in the US combined together with organic growth in cloud and cyber security, Atos has consolidated its position as a leader in digital services. It has further increased its geographical presence and strengthened its state-of-the-art technologies and now has the critical size, digital skills and ecosystem of partnerships to be the trusted partner for its clients’ digital journey.

The inclusion of Atos in the ISG Outsourcing Index is based on data the company submits to ISG each quarter.

“For more than a decade, the ISG Outsourcing Index has been the authoritative source for marketplace intelligence related to outsourcing transaction structures and terms, industry adoption, geographic prevalence and service provider performance,” said Paul Reynolds, chief research officer of ISG. “Atos continues to establish itself as a leading and growing player in the global market for digital services, based on its volume of business in relation to other industry providers.”

About Information Services Group

Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: III) is a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company, serving more than 500 clients around the world to help them achieve operational excellence. ISG supports private and public sector organizations to transform and optimize their operational environments through research, benchmarking, consulting and managed services, with a focus on information technology, business process transformation, program management services and enterprise resource planning. Clients look to ISG for unique insights and innovative solutions for leveraging technology, the deepest data source in the industry, and more than five decades of experience and global leadership in information and advisory services. Based in Stamford, Conn., the company has more than 850 employees and operates in 21 countries. For additional information, visit www.isg-one.com.

For more information:

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

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. 

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

Atos, an international leader in digital services, today announced it has been named a Top 10 Outsourcing Service Provider by Information Services Group (ISG), a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company.

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First half 2015 results

Press Releases   •   Jul 29, 2015 11:16 BST

  • Solid H1 results well in line with full year objectives
  • Strong increase in Net income Group share of +61%
  • Free cash flow objective raised to circa € 420 million
  • 2015 objectives confirmed

Bezons, July 29, 2015

Atos, a global leader in digital services, today announces its first half 2015 results. Revenue was € 4,941 million, up +18% year-on-year and up +0.3% at constant scope and exchange rates. Organic growth in the second quarter of 2015 was +0.3%, continuing the positive trend recorded in the fourth quarter of 2014 (+0.1% organic growth) and in the first quarter of 2015 (+0.2% organic growth).

Operating margin was € 345.6 million, up +26% year-on-year and representing 7.0% of revenue, an improvement by +60 basis points on a like for like basis. Net income was € 138 million, up +79% year-on-year and Net income Group share was € 123 million, up +61% year-on-year.

Free cash flow totaled € 141 million during the first half of 2015 and the Group net cash position at the end of June was € 354 million.

Commercial activity was strong in Q2 with a book to bill ratio of 115% leading to a book to bill ratio of 103% and an order entry totaling € 5,088 million for the first half of 2015.

H1 2015 key figures

In € millionH1 2015H1 2014*change
Revenue 4,941 4,176 +18%
Organic growth +0.3% -1.9%
Operating margin 345.6 274.6 +26%
% of statutory revenue 7.0% 6.6%
Net income 138 77 +79%
% of statutory revenue 2.8% 1.8%
Net income Group share 123 76 +61%
% of statutory revenue 2.5% 1.8%
Free cash flow 141 124 +14%
Net cash 354 217

* statutory figuresThierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos, said: “The Group posted a solid first half of the year confirming the improvement in the organic evolution of our revenue quarter after quarter, while continuing to deliver increased operational profitability, free cash flow, and net income.

Commercial activity was strong in the second quarter with the important contracts signed to bring state-of-the-art technologies to large companies that reflect the relevant new positioning of Atos, as the trusted partner of the digital journey. In this context we continue to enhance the skilling and expertise of our professionals to better support our clients in their transformation.

As planned, Atos completed the acquisition of Xerox ITO on June 30 and was immediately fully operational to provide seamless services and to execute a fast integration program.

Looking ahead, we are positive for the second half of 2015 and we raise our full year free cash flow guidance to circa € 420 million.”

H1 2015 performance by Service Line

RevenueOperating marginOperating margin %In € millionH1 2015H1 2014*% organic% yoyH1 2015H1 2014*H1 2015H1 2014*
Managed Services 2,488 2,467 +0.8% +16.3% 185.7 161.3 7.5% 6.5%
Consulting & Systems Integration 1,612 1,652 -2.4% +7.3% 76.6 88.8 4.8% 5.4%
Big Data & Cybersecurity 270 260 +4.2% 37.5 37.4 13.9% 14.4%
Corporate costs** -32.3 -54.7 -0.7% -1.2%
Total IT Services 4,370 4,379 -0.2% +20.0% 267.5 232.8 6.1% 5.3%
Worldline*** 571 549 +3.9% +6.7% 78.1 81.6 13.7% 14.9%
TOTAL GROUP 4,941 4,928 +0.3% +18.3% 345.6 314.3 7.0% 6.4%

* At constant scope and exchange rates
** Corporate costs exclude Global Delivery Lines costs allocated to the Service Lines
*** Worldline reported +4.1% organic growth on a stand alone basis
Managed Services revenue was € 2,488 million, up +16.3% year-on-year and +0.8% organically. Growth was mainly generated in the United Kingdom benefiting from major BPO contracts. The Service Line also benefited from the ramp-up of several large Managed Services contracts in the UK, in France, in the US, and in “Other Business Units”. Conversely, the Service Line faced several ramp-downs and scope reductions in Germany, North America, and Benelux.

During the second quarter, the revenue trend of Managed Services significantly improved compared to the first quarter in most of the Business units. In particular, France benefited from the ramp up of large contracts won last year. Contracts recently signed also benefited to the improvement of the revenue evolution in Germany and Benelux & The Nordics.

Operating margin was € 185.7 million representing 7.5% of revenue, an improvement by +100 basis points compared to the same period last year. Managed Services activity in the UK strongly contributed to the Service Line improvement, as well as pension plans optimization in Germany and the impact of various workforce actions, synergies, and savings plans conducted in all Business Units.

Revenue in Consulting & Systems Integration was € 1,612 million, up +7.3% year-on-year and down -2.4% at constant scope and exchange rates. The activity was strong in the Public Sector, mainly in the UK, in Central & Eastern Europe, and in France. As it was already the case during the first quarter, revenue decline was concentrated in Germany, mainly in the Telco sector.

Operating margin was € 76.6 million. Lower volumes and utilization rate in Germany and to a lesser extent project slippages in France accounted for most of the difference in operating margin with the first half of 2014. Conversely, operating margin significantly increased in the UK and in “Other Business Units”.

Revenue during the first half of 2015 in Big Data & Cyber-security was € 270 million, representing organic growth of +4.2%. Revenue growth stemmed from strong activity in High Performance Computing in France and Germany. In Security, Cybersecurity posted a robust performance led by France, partly compensating Swiss governmental order delays.

Operating margin was stable at € 37.5 million. Significant growth in all the Business Units compensated for the effect of the Swiss contracts in Security.

On a standalone basis, Worldline increased its revenue by +4.1%. From a contributive perspective to Atos, revenue was € 571 million, up +3.9% compared to the first half of 2014. All Global Business Lines grew organically. In Merchant Services & Terminals, growth was primarily driven by Commercial Acquiring and by the dynamism of the Terminal business. Main growth drivers in Financial Processing & Software Licensing were Online Banking and Payment Software Licensing activities. Revenue increased in Mobility & e-Transactional Services thanks to e-Ticketing increased volumes and new projects in Latin America as well as e-Government collection with new contracts signed in the Benelux.

While the OMDA increased by +60 basis points in line with full year objectives, operating margin was € 78.1 million, representing 13.7% of revenue.

A detailed presentation of Worldline performance during the first half of 2015 is available at worldline.com, in the investors section.

H1 2015 performance by Business Unit

RevenueOperating MarginOperating margin %In € millionH1 2015H1 2014*% organic% yoyH1 2015H1 2014*H1 2015H1 2014*
United-Kingdom & Ireland 995 892 +11.5% +22.5% 102.9 64.1 10.3% 7.2%
France 825 824 +0.1% +63.3% 30.1 23.8 3.7% 2.9%
Germany 759 824 -7.9% -3.2% 41.1 52.8 5.4% 6.4%
Benelux & The Nordics 515 549 -6.1% +3.1% 47.6 50.6 9.2% 9.2%
North America 340 368 -7.6% +16.7% 26.4 28.2 7.8% 7.7%
Other Business Units 936 922 +1.5% +25.1% 59.8 68.5 6.4% 7.4%
Global structures** -40.4 -55.3 -0.9% -1.3%
Total IT Services 4,370 4,379 -0.2% +20.0% 267.5 232.8 6.1% 5.3%
Worldline*** 571 549 +3.9% +6.7% 78.1 81.6 13.7% 14.9%
TOTAL GROUP 4,941 4,928 +0.3% +18.3% 345.6 314.3 7.0% 6.4%

* At constant scope and exchange rates
** Global structures include the Global Delivery Lines costs not allocated to the Group Business Unit and the Corporates costs
*** Worldline reported +4.1% organic growth on a stand alone basis
The Group organic growth remained contrasted in the first half of 2015:

  • United Kingdom posted a strong revenue performance thanks to Managed Services and more particularly BPO;
  • Worldline increased by +3.9% with growth in the second quarter at +6.2%;
  • France returned to growth in Q2 thanks to an improvement in Managed Services and a continued positive trend in Big Data & Cyber-security;
  • “Other Business Units” also contributed to Group revenue growth, with a strong activity in Financial Services and Public & Health for both Managed Services and Consulting & Systems Integration;
  • In North America, revenue in Managed Services continued to be affected by contracts terminated in 2014;
  • The situation continued to be challenging in Germany, mainly for Systems Integration, and in Benelux & The Nordics, mostly for Managed Services. In these two geographies, the second quarter shows a clear improvement of the revenue trend compared to the first quarter, as anticipated.


Operating margin reached 7.0% of revenue, representing an increase of +60 basis points. The improvement came from the UK beyond revenue performance and on the back of slippages on projects booked in the first half of 2014. In France, operating margin increase was led by the contribution of Big Data & Cyber-security.

Benelux & The Nordics and North America maintained their profitability level at 9.2% and 7.8% respectively.

Operating margin was affected in Germany by lower volumes and utilization rate in Systems Integration and in “Other Business Units” by the Swiss government order delays.

Finally, the Group generated the first synergies on Bull perimeter and benefited from the continuous optimization program of its pension schemes that are successfully executed since 2013.

Net income


Operating income for the first half of the year was € 197 million (€ 129 million in H1 2014) as a result of the following items:

Expenses for reorganization, rationalization and integrations costs reached € 116 million as the consequence of:

  • the plan to generate Bull synergies;
  • the adaptation of the Group workforce in several countries in continental Europe and more particularly in Germany;
  • the rationalization of offices mainly in Benelux and Germany.


In the first half of 2015, € 31 million was recorded as amortization of Purchase Price Allocation (PPA).

Financial result was a charge of € 11 million, down from € 21 million in the first half of 2014.

Total tax charge was € 47 million, representing an effective tax rate of 25.2% compared to 27.0% in the first half of last year, starting to reflect the new tax profile of the Group.

As a result, Net income was € 138 million, up +79% year-on-year. Non-controlling interests were € 15 million, related to Worldline following the IPO in June 2014, leading to a Net income Group share of € 123 million, +61% compared to € 76 million last year.

Net cash and free cash flow


OMDA was € 459 million representing 9.3% of revenue.

Reorganization, rationalization, and integration costs totaled € 142 million, in line with the full year amount expected at € 235 million.

Capital expenditures totaled € 215 million, representing 4.3% of revenue.

Working capital contribution was € 49 million, resulting from the continuous actions of the Group and the improvement of the working capital of the Bull operations.

Tax paid was € 58 million (€ 75 million last year).

The Group generated a free cash flow of € 141 million.

At the end of June, the Group paid € 811 million for the acquisition of Xerox ITO.

The cash-out resulting from the payment in cash of the dividend on 2014 results was € 31 million.

Group net cash position as of June 30, 2015 was € 354 million.

Commercial activity


The order entry during the first half of 2015 totaled € 5,088 million, up +16.7% year-on-year and representing a book to bill ratio of 103%.

The commercial activity has been particularly strong in the second quarter with a book to bill ratio of 115%. The Group signed several important contracts enabling the digital journey of its clients by addressing the four Customer Transformation Challenges:

The Group enables Operational Excellence for several large clients including Siemens, BASF and a global leader in the optical industry in Germany, in the Public Sector in the UK, and a telco operator in Middle-East.

Atos is supporting Business Reinvention and helping renew the Customer Experience of - among others - AccorHotels in France, and global truck manufacturer in Benelux. Some of these deals also leveraged Worldline’s expertise.

Trust & Compliance is improved thanks to Atos’ solutions being implemented on behalf of several Government Agencies in some European countries.

At the end of June 2015, the full backlog was € 17.1 billion in line with the level reached at the end of December 2014, representing 1.7 years of revenue.

The full qualified pipeline totaled to € 5.5 billion in line with the level reached at the end of December 2014, representing 6.6 months of revenue.

Human resources


The total headcount was 83,602 at the end of June 2015.

2,138 employees exited the Group workforce following the early termination of the Work Capability Assessment BPO contract with the Department for Work and Pensions and the outsourcing of on-sites services activities in France.

During the first half of 2015, 6,830 new employees were recruited while attrition during the first half was 11.1% at Group level and 20.6% in emerging countries.

Number of staff in offshore countries increased by +22% year-on-year, reaching 20,537 people by the end of June 2015. Offshore in Systems Integration represented 41% of direct staff in line with the objective to reach 50% by the end of 2016. More than two thirds of the offshore workforce was located in Asia (57% in India), the rest being mainly in Central & Eastern Europe.

On July 1st, 2015, 9,489 staff joined Atos from Xerox, with 4,309 in the US and Canada, 3,882 in India, the Philippines, and Mexico and the remaining 1,298 are mostly in the UK and in Germany. Including Xerox ITO, the total headcount of the Group was 93,091.

2015 objectives


The Group confirms its 2015 objectives and raises the free cash flow objectives. The figures below include Xerox ITO contribution from July 1st, 2015:

Revenue

The Group targets a positive revenue organic growth.

Operating margin

The Group has the objective to improve its operating margin rate targeting 8.0% to 8.5% of revenue.

Free cash flow

The Group expects to generate a free cash flow of circa € 420 million.

Conference call


Today, Wednesday July 29, 2015, Atos’ Chairman and CEO, Thierry Breton; together with Charles Dehelly, Group Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Global Operations; Michel-Alain Proch, Group Senior Executive Vice President and CEO North America Operations; Elie Girard, Chief Financial Officer; and Patrick Adiba, Chief Commercial Officer, will comment on Atos’ 2015 first half revenue and answer questions from the financial community during a conference call in English starting at 8:00 am (CET - Paris).

The conference will be webcasted on atos.net, in the Investors section.

You can also join the conference by telephone:

Dial-in : France +33 1 76 77 22 22
  UK +44 20 3427 1916
  US + 1 646 254 3360
Pin code : 7992089

Contacts

Investor Relations:
Gilles Arditti
Tel +33 1 73 26 00 66
gilles.arditti@atos.netBenoit d’Amécourt
Tel +33 (0)1 73 26 02 27
benoit.damecourt@atos.net

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

Forthcoming event

October 22, 2015 Third quarter 2015 revenue

Appendix

H1 2015 revenue by Market

RevenueIn € millionH1 2015H1 2014*% organic
Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation 1,598 1,649 -3.1%
Public & Health 1,438 1,293 +11.2%
Telcos, Media & Utilities 1,021 1,076 -5.1%
Financial Services 885 910 -2.8%
TOTAL GROUP 4,941 4,928 +0.3%

* At constant scope and exchange rates

Revenue and operating margin at constant scope and exchange rates reconciliation

In € millionH1 2015H1 2014% change
Statutory revenue 4,941 4,176 +18.3%
Scope effect 536
Exchange rates effect 216
Revenue at constant scope and exchange rates 4,941 4,928 +0.3%
Statutory operating margin 345.6 274.6 +25.9%
Scope effect 18.0
Exchange rates effect 21.7
Operating margin at constant scope and exchange rates 345.6 314.3 +9.9%

Net scope effect amounted to €+536 million and was related to the acquisitions of Bull (France, August 2014), and Cambridge Technology Partners (Other Business Units, June 2014), combined with the outsourcing of on-sites services activities (France, March 2015) and the early exit from the Work Capability Assessment BPO contract with the Department for Work and Pensions (United Kingdom, March 1st, 2015).Significant exchange rates effect on revenue amounted to €+216 million mainly resulting from the British pound and the US dollar strengthening versus the euro.

H1 2015 revenue by Market

Revenue% organic evolutionIn € millionQ1 2015Q2 2015H1 2015Q1 2015Q2 2015H1 2015
United-Kingdom & Ireland 511 483 995 +15.3% +7.7% +11.5%
France 403 422 825 -0.3% +0.4% +0.1%
Germany 373 386 759 -9.1% -6.7% -7.9%
Benelux & The Nordics 256 260 515 -7.8% -4.3% -6.1%
North America 164 177 340 -7.6% -7.6% -7.6%
Other Business Units 445 491 936 +1.4% +1.6% +1.5%
Worldline 275 296 571 +1.6% +6.2% +3.9%
TOTAL GROUP 2,427 2,514 4,941 +0.2% +0.3% +0.3%

About Atos


Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

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

Disclaimers


This document contains further forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning the Group's expected growth and profitability in the future. Actual events or results may differ from those described in this document due to a number of risks and uncertainties that are described within the 2014 Reference Document filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) on April 1, 2015 under the registration number: D15-0277.

Revenue organic growth is presented at constant scope and exchange rates.

Business Units include Germany, France, United-Kingdom & Ireland, Benelux & The Nordics (BTN: The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and Estonia), Worldline, North America (USA and Canada), and Other Business Units including Central & Eastern Europe (CEE: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland and Turkey), Iberia (Spain, Portugal, and Andorra), Asia-Pacific (Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Uruguay), India, Middle East & Africa (IMEA: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Gabon, India, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa and UAE), Major Events, and Cloud & Enterprise Software.

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, a global leader in digital services, today announces its first half 2015 results. Revenue was € 4,941 million, up +18% year-on-year and up +0.3% at constant scope and exchange rates. Organic growth in the second quarter of 2015 was +0.3%, continuing the positive trend recorded in the fourth quarter of 2014 (+0.1% organic growth) and in the first quarter of 2015 (+0.2% organic growth).

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Atos named once again as a “Leader” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services in Europe 2015

Press Releases   •   Jul 22, 2015 14:03 BST

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Paris, 22 July 2015

Atos, an international leader in digital services, today announces that it has been positioned for the fourth consecutive year by Gartner as a Leader for Data Centre Outsourcing and Infrastructure Services based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision.

This report evaluates the abilities of 18 service providers to deliver data center managed services across Europe — including data center outsourcing (DCO) and infrastructure utility services (IUS), which are often enabled by remote infrastructure management services and increasingly include cloud computing components.

According to the report, “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 for Managed services at Atos, said: “In the new data economy where digitization is accelerating, at Atos, we are focused on supporting our customers on their digital journey to ensure that IT is an engine for business growth. I am delighted that our completeness of vision and ability to execute have been recognized by Gartner and that we are once again positioned in the leaders quadrant.”

Atos demonstrates commitment in progressing customers to what we define as the third Digital Revolution by creating innovative new services. Atos recently launched its Digital Data Center services enabling the speed of IT to finally meet business demand. The Digital Data Center leverages best of breed software-defined and Cloud technologies in helping clients to evolve their IT infrastructure to deliver infrastructure resources just when they are needed and achieve operational excellence.

Please read full report here: Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, Europe 2015 by Claudio Da Rold, Gianluca Tramacere, Gregor Petri, DD Mishra, July 2015

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Press Contact:

Caroline Crouch

Email: caroline.crouch@atos.net

Tel: +44 77 33 310086

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

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

Atos, an international leader in digital services, today announces that it has been positioned for the fourth consecutive year by Gartner as a Leader for Data Centre Outsourcing and Infrastructure Services based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision.

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Atos uses Big Data analytics for safer streets

Press Releases   •   Jul 21, 2015 14:07 BST

Dutch city of Eindhoven is one step ahead thanks to innovative CityPulse pilot

Paris, Utrecht, 21 July 2015

Atos, an international leader in digital services, leads a consortium to provide the City of Eindhoven with an innovative solution to increase safety on the streets. By using big data intelligence, authorities are able to make informed decisions on what they need to do to keep the streets safe at night. First results of the CityPulse pilot have been analyzed and are proven to be successful.

Eindhoven Skyline

The CityPulse pilot has been developed by Atos together with key partners including the Dutch Institute of Safety and Security (DITSS) and Intel. Its aim is to help the City of Eindhoven manage the Stratumseind street in the centre of town. This is the longest pub street in the Netherlands, where more than 50 bars and nightclubs welcome up to 20,000 visitors every weekend.

Bianca van Kaathoven, Vice major the City of Eindhoven: “The CityPulse pilot project is important to us since Eindhoven is an innovative city. We use public spaces to develop new, innovative ideas. CityPulse is helping us to make Stratumseind a safer and more enjoyable place for everyone. We are impressed by the first results and the work that Atos has achieved managing a consortium of various partners.”


Atos is a pioneer to lead this innovative pilot that combines both big data analytics and real-time analytics with privacy guarantees. Its data scientists use intelligent patterns and insights of the gathered data to inform authorities and trigger specific actions. Besides analyzing video data and sound data of the surveillance and security cameras and microphones, social media is also used to create a complete and clear picture of the alley. This will help authorities to respond to situations and to prevent escalation.

Anticipated benefits to the city

  • Safer nightlife and a more sociable environment for both visitors and citizens, which could result in attracting more visitors and enabling new business and entertainment opportunities for the City of Eindhoven
  • Less need for emergency resources due to fewer incidents
  • Lower repair and clean-up costs for the city and the pub owners
  • Police resources can be used more efficiently and are only requested when data shows a significant need

Albert Seubers, Head of global Strategy & Business Development SmartCity at Atos: “The concept of using Big Data analytics for data that’s gathered from a variety of existing sources can be extended to include a number of other areas - for example giving citizens alerts when pollution, levels reach a certain threshold, or automatically redirecting traffic when parking or congestion parameters are reached. There are no limits to the challenges this solution can help your city address. We are proud to have lead this consortium that includes partners like DITTS, and look forward to be working on similar projects in other countries and sectors as this solution can be implemented and personalized anywhere, anyhow, while maintaining the strictest security and privacy levels”.


Rob Pols, CEO at Atos in the Benelux & Nordics concludes: “Many businesses are considering how to extract value from big data. Atos adopted the CityPulse pilot because of its expertise in big data analytics, its investment in R&D and innovation and vast experience of analyzing real-time data”.

How CityPulse works:

  • Data is captured from three different streams: video, audio and social media analysis. We combine the ‘on the ground’ information with data gathered online to create a powerful picture of the street. This helps authorities to predict and respond to situations and de-escalate incidents.
  • Five entrances to the pedestrian street are adorned with cameras and microphones, which feed data in real-time to the police command and control centre in the city.
  • Big data analytics ensure that any anomaly to what is considered a ‘normal’ data pattern can be cross referenced against the other data sources. State-of the-art devices and expertise are used, e.g., a 3D sound system by Sorama, sensors and cutting edge camera technology by Vinotion.
  • Respect of privacy is guaranteed as the gathered video data will be blurred at the source which excludes personal or facial recognition.
  • Use of Intel technology enables data to be gathered from a wide variety of sources without the need for specialist sensors.
  • Data scientists create intelligent patterns and insights of the gathered data to inform authorities and trigger specific actions.
  • Once data sources confirm an incident, the CityPulse dashboard alerts the first responders in the control room allowing them to make informed decisions on any additional action that may be required, e.g., adapting lighting levels or let more police patrolling the street.

For more information, please watch this video.

About the City of Eindhoven


Eindhoven is city located in the south of the Netherlands, with the Dommel that runs through the city. In the 20th century the population doubled Eindhoven several times. This was due in part to improved health care, housing and a huge influx of people from out of town and region by strong employment growth. This was in particular the case in the period 1920-1930, and can be written to the credit of international company Philips. The city had a population of 221,402 in 2014, making it the fifth-largest city of the Netherlands and the largest of North Brabant. Brainport Eindhoven region is a breeding ground for innovation and the home base for companies, and world-class knowledge and research institutes. The growing concentration of top technology and knowledge industry is closely connected with the very diverse manufacturing industry in the region. Brainport Eindhoven region is a network economy with numerous partnerships across regional boundaries and international frontiers.

For more information:


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

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

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

Atos, an international leader in digital services, leads a consortium to provide the City of Eindhoven with an innovative solution to increase safety on the streets. By using big data intelligence, authorities are able to make informed decisions on what they need to do to keep the streets safe at night. First results of the CityPulse pilot have been analyzed and are proven to be successful.

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Atos and Siemens plan to further expand their successful alliance

Press Releases   •   Jul 16, 2015 13:34 BST

Bezons / Munich, 16th July 2015

On the fourth anniversary of its creation, during the Alliance Board meeting in Munich, Atos and Siemens decided to define new initiatives that would further expand their alliance. In particular, the two companies will, in the second half of this year, explore further opportunities for joint collaborations in the fields of advanced data analytics, cyber security and device connectivity.

The Alliance Board expressed their satisfaction about the performance of the business collaboration, highlighting in particular the innovation and investment programs that will over-achieve the objectives initially set. The joint innovation investment program which has been increased from the initial €100 million funding to €150 million has allowed Atos and Siemens to develop a pre-configured analytics platform providing a unique competitive advantage to their customers to accelerate their digitalization transformation, especially in the field of smart data.

The Atos-Siemens alliance, founded in 2011, forms one of the largest strategic relationships ever between a global engineering company and a global IT provider. Siemens is the largest industrial shareholder and the biggest client of Atos. Through early engagement and strong collaboration, complementary offerings and joint investments to create unique solutions, Atos and Siemens have generated many successful business wins. Atos and Siemens offer joint services to 130 major customers in various domains: manufacturing, transportation, energy and utilities, infrastructures.

About Siemens


Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2014, which ended on September 30, 2014, Siemens generated revenue from continuing operations of €71.9 billion and net income of €5.5 billion. At the end of September 2014, the company had around 343,000 employees worldwide on a continuing basis. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.

Press contact:


Atos SE
Caroline Crouch,
Tel.: +44 77 33 310086
E-Mail: caroline.crouch@atos.net

Siemens AG
Wolfram Trost,
phone: +49 89 636-34794
E-mail: wolfram.trost@siemens.com

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

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

On the fourth anniversary of its creation, during the Alliance Board meeting in Munich, Atos and Siemens decided to define new initiatives that would further expand their alliance. In particular, the two companies will, in the second half of this year, explore further opportunities for joint collaborations in the fields of advanced data analytics, cyber security and device connectivity.

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Atos successfully completes a project with Coca-Cola Hellenic and launches Microsoft Office 365 Integrated services worldwide

Press Releases   •   Jul 15, 2015 13:32 BST

Managing global migrations to the cloud fast without disruption to business

Bezons, 15 July 2015

Atos, an international leader in digital services, today announced successful completion of a project with Coca-Cola Hellenic, one of the largest bottlers and vendors of The Coca-Cola Company’s products in the World, and the largest based in Europe.

Under the contract with Coca-Cola Hellenic, an international team of Atos migrated the mailbox system for 25,000 users from in-house Lotus Notes to Microsoft Office 365. The project was delivered on time and on budget following the proven methodologies and expertise of combined on and off-shore internal team, together with the cooperation from Coca-Cola Hellenic staff.

“This was an important project for us, leveraging the collaboration of our organization to a new level taking advantage of the flexible charging model”, said Chavdar Iglev at Coca-Cola Hellenic. “Atos expertise was indispensable for achieving our very ambitious plan for migration to the new platform smoothly without disruptions to our business.”

Following the successful completion of the project Atos is also launching its new Microsoft Office 365 integrated services to migrate desktop services for global organisations to the cloud fast and efficiently without affecting daily operations.

Microsoft’s Office 365, which integrates Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, Lync Online and now Skype for Business into a homogeneous cloud service is the market leader in software-as-a-service delivery of collaborative and office suites, a market which is expected to reach 33% penetration by 2015.

Dr. Alfrid Kussmaul, Vice President and Head of Global Microsoft Practice at Atos said: “Managing Microsoft cloud service contracts is a solution to achieve cost flexibility, reliability and innovation targets all at the same time. As our work with Coca-Cola Hellenic shows, we can guide our customers through their journey to the Microsoft cloud whatever the mix of public, private and hybrid cloud elements might be.”

Atos has a worldwide network of 5,700 certified Microsoft Professionals with specialised knowledge of our key markets – Telecommunications Media and Utilities, Financial Services, Public Sector and Health, Manufacturing, Transportation and Retail

Contact:


Caroline Crouch
Atos
T: +44 77 33 310086
E: caroline.crouch@atos.net

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

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

Atos, an international leader in digital services, today announced successful completion of a project with Coca-Cola Hellenic, one of the largest bottlers and vendors of The Coca-Cola Company’s products in the World, and the largest based in Europe.

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Robotic ‘pharmacy kiosk’ offers revolution in medicine access in rural areas

Press Releases   •   Jul 13, 2015 12:24 BST

July 13, 2015

An innovative new robotic ‘pharmacy kiosk’ is set to revolutionise the way pharmacy services are accessed by people living in remote and rural areas across Scotland.

The kiosk is being trialled in Aberdeenshire, and has been developed as part of a research project led by the University of Aberdeen.

The kiosk allows the user to speak remotely to a pharmacist via webcam and to safely and securely access either dispensed or recommended ‘over the counter’ medicines near to their home.

Part-funded by the Scottish Government, this project has been developed in conjunction with international digital services company Atos, and in partnership with ARX UK, NHS Grampian, the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh and Robert Gordon University. The partners believe the technology will feed into and further inform the latest debate around delivering effective healthcare in rural areas.

“The role of the pharmacist and the services they provide has expanded greatly in recent years so in rural areas where it is not financially viable to have a pharmacy, the local community are disadvantaged,” says Professor Christine Bond, Chair in General Practice and Primary Care at the University of Aberdeen.

She adds: “People in rural areas are faced with having to travel further to access a pharmacist and as such there is the risk they may be more likely just to buy medicine without taking advice from a pharmacist.

“My research is focussed on the safe supply of medicines – both non-prescription and prescription. Originally we were tasked with exploring whether pharmacy services could be supplied remotely via a video link but then we were introduced to Atos and they were able to bring their expertise to the project.”

The kiosk has taken four years to develop at a total project cost of around £150,000 and is currently being trialled in the Aberdeenshire village of Inverallochy, linked to its ‘hub’ pharmacy in nearby Fraserburgh. In practice, however, the hub pharmacy could be located anywhere in the country.

David Green, Systems Integration Business Director for Atos in Scotland, said the kiosk delivered a viable solution to some of the challenges of healthcare in rural communities.

He says: “This exciting innovation in patient care will extend existing community pharmacy and ePharmacy services and offer the chance to test the kiosk’s potential to provide new additional services which are integrated with existing NHSScotland systems and services”.

As well as being able to speak directly with a pharmacist and collect dispensed medicines, the kiosk also allows users to deposit prescriptions, which can be filled and collected later, and access other standard pharmacy services such as the Minor Ailment Service (MAS). The MAS allows those who are entitled to them to receive Community Pharmacy advice and in some cases receive dispensed prescriptions that would otherwise require a visit to a GP Practice.

Professor Bond added: “This is a research project so the reality of taking the kiosk forward as a viable solution to the needs of rural communities will face a number of hurdles. Having said that, I think there is considerable scope to expand the kind of services and connectivity the kiosk could have so there are challenges, but also opportunities.”

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

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

An innovative new robotic ‘pharmacy kiosk’ is set to revolutionise the way pharmacy services are accessed by people living in remote and rural areas across Scotland.

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Atos to support public sector digital services on two Scottish Government frameworks

Press Releases   •   Jul 13, 2015 12:22 BST

Livingston, 13 July 2015

Atos, a leader in digital services, has been contracted to supply two Scottish Government frameworks for Digital and Technology Services (DaTs) and Hosting, to help the public sector achieve its digital ambitions by harnessing the power of new technology.

The multi-supplier agreement frameworks, which have a combined estimated value of £130m and will be delivered over two years, cover a range of DaTs and data hosting services including provision of service desks, digital transformation, information and communications technology (ICT) projects, service/system integration, product support, network support, co-location and cloud services. These frameworks will help deliver the latest phase of the strategic priorities outlined in the Scottish Government’s publication ’Scotland’s Digital Future: A Strategy for Scotland’ which sets out in detail how it intends to achieve its digital ambition.

The frameworks apply to Central Government, health boards, local authorities, universities and colleges, the third sector (voluntary organisations and charities registered in Scotland) and other public bodies.

Gavin Thomson, Senior Vice President – Scotland & Wales, Atos, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to strengthen our working relationship with the Scottish Government and the new contracts are a testament to our unique positioning in terms of public sector expertise."

“We look forward to working with the public sector teams to use our diverse range of services and expert knowledge to help modernise their in-house technology and processes. Through the adoption of new digital technologies and hosting solutions we are confident we will help deliver efficiencies for all involved.”

The main priorities identified in the Scottish Government’s public sector digital strategy include the delivery and demonstration of real cash savings, as well as sustainable procurement, and improving access to public sector contracts.

Atos already delivers IT managed services to many Scottish public sector clients.

For further information please speak to:


Jackie McColl
0141 221 0707/ 0771 065 1973
jmccoll@3x1.com

Julia Correia
0141 221 0707/ 07894217069
jcorreia@3x1.com

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

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

Atos, a leader in digital services, has been contracted to supply two Scottish Government frameworks for Digital and Technology Services (DaTs) and Hosting, to help the public sector achieve its digital ambitions by harnessing the power of new technology.

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New Supercomputer at the German Climate Computing Center is now operational

Press Releases   •   Jul 10, 2015 12:19 BST

Bull supercomputer enables for the first time more accurate local climate forecasts for Germany

Hamburg, 10 July 2015

Bull, the Atos brand for its technology products and software, today announced that it has completed the first installation phase of the new supercomputer “Mistral” at the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ), based on Intel® Xeon® E5-2680 v3 processors. By 2016, when the supercomputer will operate at full capacity, it will provide 50 petabytes of storage - enough to store more than 10 million feature films - and perform three quadrillion calculations per second, making it one of the most powerful and at the same time energy efficient supercomputers worldwide used only for climate simulations.

Climate forecasts are calculated using three dimensional grids. The smaller each grid cell is the more detailed the simulations. Until now, Germany was represented in climate simulations using in the best case a grid resolution of ten kilometres or more. This is still too coarse to represent small topographical structures and their influences on weather and climate. Up to now small-scale processes like the formation of clouds could only be parameterized in climate models. The new Bull supercomputer enables experiments with a model of Germany using a 100-meter grid and hence the explicit simulation of clouds.

In the final phase that will be delivered in 2016, “Mistral” will have a 20-fold increase in computing power compared to the former system, enabling further improvements including ensemble simulations. Here, the same model run is repeated several times with different starting conditions but with the same boundary conditions, such as a prescribed change in the chemical composition of the atmosphere. By the statistical evaluation of the different climate developments simulated, the uncertainties in climate projections can be better estimated and reduced, for example, for rainfall trends. The increased computing power therefore enables statistically more robust and meaningful results.

"Among the biggest challenges in current climate research are also the complexity and dynamics of the climate as well as the enormous amount of data that has to be calculated and processed in order to incorporate the various interactions between the atmosphere, land surface, sea ice and the oceans," says Professor Thomas Ludwig, CEO of DKRZ. "With the new system we are able to include even more processes into the calculations, which had to be neglected before.”

Energy Efficiency

With a seven-figure sum, the electricity bill is a more than significant item in the annual budget of DKRZ. In a highly efficient way the Bull supercomputer transforms the necessary electric power into computing power. Thanks to warm-water cooling the installation has a so-called Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) value of 1.2, which means that more than 80 percent of the electrical consumption is used for actual computing and less than 20 percent has to be used for the infrastructure such as cooling.

In its final phase from April 2016 the system will include more than 60,000 Intel processor cores based on bullx B700 DLC blades, distributed to 60 racks.

"The energy consumption in data centres is one of the major cost factors in the digital transformation of the economy," says Winfried Holz, CEO of Atos Germany. "It is our objective to optimize the total costs of computing processing especially with supercomputer installations."

Bull will be showing its latest Extreme Computing solutions and bullx supercomputers based on Intel® Xeon® processors at ISC High Performance 2015 from Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th July in Frankfurt, Germany.

About Bull, Atos technologies for the digital transformation

Bull is the Atos brand for its technology products and software, which are today distributed in over 50 countries worldwide. With a rich heritage of over 80 years of technological innovation, 2000 patents and a 700 strong R&D team supported by the Atos Scientific Community, it offers products and value-added software to assist clients in their digital transformation, specifically in the areas of Big Data and Cybersecurity.

Bull is the European leader in HPC and its products include bullx, the energy-efficient supercomputer; bullion, one of the most powerful x86 servers in the world developed to meet the challenges of Big Data; Evidian, the software security solutions for identity and access management; Trustway, the hardware security module and Hoox, the ultra-secure smartphone. Bull is part of Atos.

For more information: www.bull.com

Contact:

Caroline Crouch

Tel: +44 77 33 310086

Email: caroline.crouch@atos.net

About the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ)

DKRZ is a unique national center for premium climate science: it provides high-performance computing platforms, sophisticated and high-capacity data management and related services.

Today, the complexity of the Earth system is one of the great scientific challenges. The Earth as a whole cannot be the object of experiments. Therefore, the computer systems of the DKRZ are the laboratory for climate research. Simultaneously the staff at DKRZ supports the scientists with the optimization of their climate model codes, with the analysis, visualization and the publication of the simulated data.

DKRZ is a limited company (GmbH) with four shareholders: Max Planck Society (55%), the City of Hamburg, being represented by the University of Hamburg (27%), the Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research (9%) and the Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht (9%). It was founded on November 11th, 1987. Currently DKRZ has about 70 employees. DKRZ’s director, Prof. Dr. Thomas Ludwig, also leads the working group “Scientific computing” at the department of informatics of the University of Hamburg.

Press contact DKRZ:

Michael Böttinger, Jana Meyer
Press and Public Relations
DKRZ GmbH
Bundesstraße 45a
D-20146 Hamburg
Telefon: +49 (0)40 460094-344
Telefax: +49 (0)40 460094-270
info@dkrz.de
www.dkrz.de

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

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

Bull, the Atos brand for its technology products and software, today announced that it has completed the first installation phase of the new supercomputer “Mistral” at the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ), based on Intel® Xeon® E5-2680 v3 processors. By 2016, when the supercomputer will operate at full capacity

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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.