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Canopy Enhances Enterprise Private Cloud with the Power of EMC Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud

Press Releases   •   May 07, 2015 07:23 BST

Canopy Achieves Certification Status for Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Implementation and is Identified Among First Partners to Become EMC Federation Ready

Paris – May 7, 2015

Canopy - the Atos Cloud – today announced that it has updated its Cloud offering with EMC’s Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (FEHC). Canopy’s Enterprise Private Cloud (EPC) creates a bridge between the safe harbor of private cloud and the added flexibility and scalability of public cloud.

Already a Platinum EMC Business Partner, Canopy has achieved certification status for EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud implementation and is on track to become one of the first EMC partners to achieve Federation Ready credentials for Enterprise Hybrid Cloud. Federation Ready EMC Business Partners are able to sell and deliver EMC solutions by leveraging the power of the EMC Federation.

With Canopy’s enhanced EPC, clients can take advantage of cloud bursting – temporary use of Canopy’s shared, global multi-tenant cloud for additional computing capacity – to scale infrastructure when required. For example, retailers can better handle online shopping peaks, and manufacturing application development support. This new service can be provided to clients using the Canopy EPC.

The Canopy EPC provides customers with greater freedom of choice and peace of mind with a range of hybrid cloud options. Enterprise-critical workloads can be hosted in Canopy’s Enterprise Private Cloud with a choice to place it in an Atos or customer data center, or off-premise in Canopy’s multi-tenant cloud platforms with Cloud Infrastructure Services and Trusted Agile Infrastructure depending on the data locality and sovereignty requirements. When combined with Canopy orchestration and integration solutions , Canopy now offers clients the ability to host workloads in a hybrid fashion on Canopy and third-party public cloud.

Philippe Llorens, CEO at Canopy, said: “Today’s announcement marks an important step in our strategy to engineer, operate and orchestrate cloud services that enable our customers to transform their business. It also demonstrates our strong commitment to hybrid cloud and our alignment to the EMC architecture for both public and private clouds.

Philippe continued: “This new service provides CIOs with the gateway to make public cloud part of their architecture, while minimizing risk and maximizing efficiency of the enterprise infrastructure.”

“Cloud is a key component for mission-critical IT transformation that enables businesses to increase agility, minimize operational costs, and reduce risk,” said Chris Riley, Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances, EMC Corporation. “Canopy’s managed hybrid cloud solutions powered by the Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, pave the way for enterprise customers to make this vital transition to the cloud on their own terms, regardless of their hosting preferences, so their IT initiatives will scale to meet their current and future requirements.”

About Canopy


Canopy, the Atos cloud, powered by EMC and VMware, is the Cloud Service Line of Atos and a global player in the Cloud market with presence in Europe, Americas and APAC. 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.

Press contact:


Caroline Crouch
Tel: +44 77 33 310086
Email: caroline.crouch@atos.net

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a Global digital services leader with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 10 billion and 83,000 employees in 66 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

Canopy - the Atos Cloud – today announced that it has updated its Cloud offering with EMC’s Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (FEHC). Canopy’s Enterprise Private Cloud (EPC) creates a bridge between the safe harbor of private cloud and the added flexibility and scalability of public cloud.

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Atos Receives 2015 SAP® Pinnacle Award: Global Value-Added Reseller of the Year

Press Releases   •   Apr 23, 2015 12:54 BST

Paris, 23 April 2015

Atos, an international digital services company, today announced that it has received a 2015 SAP® Pinnacle Award as the Global Value-Added Reseller of the Year, which recognizes its outstanding contributions as an SAP partner. SAP presents these awards annually to the top partners that have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with SAP and helping customers run better. Winners and finalists in 22 categories were chosen based on recommendations from the SAP field, customer feedback and performance indicators in the following umbrella categories: Exponential Growth, Cloud, Platform and Value Creation.

Atos will be present at SAPPHIRE® NOW, SAP’s international customer conference being held in Orlando, Fla., May 5–7, at booth 352.

“This award is a high-profile recognition of the excellent service we provide by working so closely with SAP to deliver enhanced value for our clients, developing and expanding their success. Our latest success started close to three years ago when we signed the global value-added reseller contract with SAP and brought on board 35 of our country organizations to this program. Over this period we have more than doubled our business, a tremendous growth in turnover, and at the same time have delivered best-in-class services to our customers,” explained Frenk Verburgt, Global Head of SAP alliance management at Atos.

He continued, “Atos’s early adoption of the SAP HANA platform, and our wide end-to-end portfolio, contributed to the success we have reaped as an SAP partner. We have been a partner in multiple successful customer projects globally, where we helped to develop and implement the next-generation business suite to manage Big Data and processes fast and efficiently. The company’s goal is to continue paving the way for its customers’ success.”

One example of where Atos has successfully delivered an SAP solution is with customer TESY, the largest Bulgarian producer of household electric appliances and electric storage water heaters, which operates in 57 countries on 4 continents.

“By implementing the SAP ERP application, TESY aimed to reengineer its core business processes, such as production planning and procurement, and to improve the quality of data, management reporting and business analysis,” said Desislava Dishleva, finance manager at TESY. “The success of the project was ensured by working with highly professional consultants from Atos during the implementation to deploy the finance, controlling, production planning, materials management, warehouse management, and sales and distribution modules of SAP ERP. As a result, less time is currently needed to check stock availability and respond to customer requests, integration of the sales and production planning processes is achieved, and a solid platform for the future development of additional functionality is available”.

Atos has been working with SAP for over 30 years and recently received the Sustainability Partner of the Year in 2012 and 2013 and Application Co-Innovation Partner of the Year in 2013. For descriptions of the awards, visit: www.sap.com/partners/become/partner-program/benefits/pinnacle-awards.html.

“More and more companies are choosing solutions from SAP than ever before, and in many ways, we attribute that to the strength and commitment of our partners,” said Rodolpho Cardenuto, president, Global Partner Operations, SAP. “Together, we are working with partners like Atos to help our customers run simply and at their best. Atos exemplifies leadership and a can-do attitude, and we congratulate everyone involved in Atos for this well-deserved 2015 SAP Pinnacle Award.”

SAP Pinnacle Awards shine a spotlight on SAP partners’ remarkable contributions, acknowledging their dedication to teamwork, innovative approach and capacity to challenge what is possible to help customers achieve their goals. Award winners will be formally recognized at the SAP Global Partner Summit being held on May 4, in conjunction with SAPPHIRE NOW.

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & 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.

SAP, SAPPHIRE, SAP HANA and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE (or an SAP affiliate company) in Germany and other countries. See for additional trademark information and notices.

All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

SAP Forward-looking Statement

Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “predict,” “should” and “will” and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.

For more information:

Jose de Vries
+31 6 30 27 26 11
jose.devries@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 digital services company, today announced that it has received a 2015 SAP® Pinnacle Award as the Global Value-Added Reseller of the Year, which recognizes its outstanding contributions as an SAP partner. SAP presents these awards annually to the top partners that have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with SAP and helping customers run better.

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First quarter 2015 revenue

Press Releases   •   Apr 22, 2015 12:44 BST

Start of the year well on track to 2015 objectives

  • Revenue: € 2,427 million
  • +17.6% year-on-year

  • Order entry: € 2,198 million
  • +31.5% year-on-year

All 2015 objectives confirmed

Bezons, April 22, 2015

Atos, a global leader in digital services, today announces its first quarter 2015 revenue. In the first quarter, revenue was € 2,427 million, up +17.6% year-on-year and up +0.2% at constant scope and exchange rates. Order entry was € 2,198 million, up +31.5% year-on-year, representing a book to bill ratio at 91%. Full backlog was € 16.6 billion, representing 1.7 years of revenue. Full qualified pipeline totaled at € 5.6 billion, representing 6.7 months of revenue.

Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos, said: “Since the beginning of the year we have seen the outcomes we expected from the strategic moves in 2014 start to materialize. The new sales organization and the focused investments we made in digital solutions are progressively translating into sales and pipeline increase. Indeed, revenue in Cloud, Big Data, and Cyber-security represented 10% of the total revenue in Q1 with a double digit growth rate. During the first quarter of 2015, the Group signed several significant deals with some of its largest customers, becoming the partner of their digital transformation.

In a better economic environment in Europe, the solid start to the year makes us confident to achieve all our 2015 objectives, in line with the 2016 Ambition plan.”

Q1 2015 revenue performance by Service Line

In € Million Q1 2015 Q1 2014* % organic % yoy
Managed Services 1,241 1,227 +1.2% +15.5%
Consulting & Systems Integration 788 807 -2.4% +8.8%
Big Data & Cyber-security 123 117 +4.9%
Total IT Services 2,152 2,151 +0.0% +19.6%
Worldline** 275 271 +1.6% +4.0%
TOTAL GROUP 2,427 2,422 +0.2% +17.6%

* at constant scope and exchange rates
** Worldline reported +4.0% organic growth on a stand alone basis
Managed Services revenue was € 1,241 million, up +15.5% year-on-year and up +1.2% compared to Q1 2014 at constant scope and exchange rates. Growth was led by the United Kingdom benefiting from major BPO contracts and from the ramp-up of new Managed Services contracts, mostly in the public sector. Revenue also grew in “Other Business Units” thanks to an increase of activity in Financial Services in India, Middle-East & Africa, and in the Telco and Public sectors in Iberia. The situation was more difficult in Germany and Benelux & The Nordics with several ramp-downs and renewed contracts.

Revenue for Consulting & Systems Integration was € 788 million during the first quarter of 2015, up +8.8% year-on-year and down -2.4% at constant scope and exchange rates. Revenue decline was concentrated in Germany, most particularly in the Telco sector. Revenue grew in Public & Health, in the UK in Application Management and with new projects, and in France thanks to new consulting contracts with local public entities and higher volumes in Technology Services with several customers.

Revenue during the first quarter of 2015 in Big Data & Cyber-security was € 123 million, representing +4.9% organic growth. Revenue growth was driven by a strong activity in High Performance Computing and Extreme Computing with French and German public organizations.

On a standalone basis, Worldline increased its revenue by +4.0%. From a contributive perspective to Atos, revenue was € 275 million, up +1.6% compared to the first quarter of 2014. All Global Business Lines grew organically. Merchant Services & Terminals growth was sustained by strong sales in Terminals and the positive trend in Commercial Acquiring deriving from higher volumes and increased prices per transaction. Financial Processing & Software Licensing grew thanks to double-digit growth in Online Banking and strong performance in payment software licensing. Finally, revenue increased in Mobility & e-Transactional Services thanks to the ramp-up of contracts in e-ticketing and e-Government.

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

Q1 2015 revenue performance by Business Unit

In € Million Q1 2015 Q1 2014* % organic % yoy
United Kingdom & Ireland 511 443 +15.3% +29.1%
France 403 405 -0.3% +56.9%
Germany 373 410 -9.1% -4.2%
Benelux & The Nordics 256 277 -7.8% +0.1%
North America 164 177 -7.6% +14.8%
Other Business Units 445 439 +1.4% +24.1%
Total IT Services 2,152 2,151 +0.0% +19.6%
Worldline ** 275 271 +1.6% +4.0%
TOTAL GROUP 2,427 2,422 +0.2% +17.6%

* at constant scope and exchange rates
** Worldline reported +4.0% organic growth on a stand alone basis
The Group revenue grew slightly during the first quarter of 2015 with a contrasted situation across the Group Business Units:

  • United Kingdom posted a strong revenue performance thanks to Managed Services and more particularly BPO;
  • “Other Business Units” also contributed to Group revenue growth, thanks to a strong activity in Financial Services in India, Middle-East & Africa, in both Systems Integration and Managed Services. The dynamic was also positive in Asia Pacific and Iberia led by Managed Services and Big Data & Cyber-security;
  • France was stable as growth in Big Data & Cyber-security compensated the ramp-down of several Managed Services contracts. Consulting & Technology Services remained stable;
  • In North America, revenue grew in Consulting & Systems Integration while Managed Services was mainly affected by contracts terminated in 2014;
  • The situation remained difficult in Germany and Benelux & The Nordics with several ramp-downs and renewed contracts.

Commercial activity


The order entry during the first quarter of 2015 totaled € 2,198 million in the Group new perimeter, up +31.5% year-on-year (+26% at constant exchange rates) and representing a book to bill ratio of 91%.

In Managed Services, order entry for the first quarter of 2015 came mainly from new contracts with new customers which will fuel the revenue growth for the next quarters. Among others, the Group signed a new Cloud based servers and storage solution contract with a leading European media house in Germany and will supply a new remote back-up solution for Nationale Nederlanden, the largest insurance company in The Netherlands. Large contracts were also renewed, for example with Nike in the US and with a large chemical company in The Netherlands.

In Consulting & Systems Integration, deals signed were broad-based across geographies such as with BMW in North America, with ThyssenKrupp in Germany, and with a large company of the energy sector in Benelux.

Orders in Big Data & Cyber-Security reflect the strong demand for these highly innovative products and services in the fields of the Service Line. Key wins were mainly in Public & Health in France with a major national research institute and in Switzerland with the national police.

Finally, Worldline secured significant strategic long term contracts with a rail franchise to provide the next generation of ticket vending machines, with La Banque Postale to deploy Worldline’s Trusted Authentication solutions and with Bank of India to deliver its Fraud Management services, the first deployment of this solution in India.

At the end of March 2015, the full backlog reached € 16.6 billion (compared to € 14.7 billion at the end of March 2014), representing 1.7 years of revenue.

The full qualified pipeline was amounted to € 5.6 billion (compared to € 5.0 billion at the end of March 2014), representing 6.7 months of revenue. The full qualified pipeline was positively impacted by the new sales organization and the focused investments made in digital solutions.

Human Resources


The total headcount was 83,077 at the end of March 2015.

2,160 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 quarter of 2015, 2,878 new employees were recruited while attrition during the first quarter was 10.6% at Group level and 19.0% in emerging countries.

Number of staff in offshore countries increased by +20% year-on-year, reaching 19,239 people at the end of March 2015. In Systems Integration, offshore represented 40% of the direct staff, in line with the objective to reach 50% at the end of 2016. Circa two third of the offshore workforce were located in Asia (55% in India), the rest being mainly in Central & Eastern Europe.

Xerox ITO


The Group continues the intense preparation to close the acquisition of Xerox ITO, which is expected to be done in the second quarter of 2015. It has completed several major steps in order to operate from day one post-closing with an efficient organization already in place. In compliance with competition rules, this process is shared with Xerox teams which are particularly supportive and focused on the success of the operation.

Dividend


The Board of directors proposes to Atos SE’s General Meeting, planned on May 28, 2015, to pay a dividend of € 0.80 per share, payable on option, in cash or in shares. The trading date ex-dividend shall be June 4, 2015. The option period during which the shareholders will have the possibility to opt for the payment of the dividend in cash or in shares will start on June 4, 2015 and end on June 17, 2015. The 2014 dividends will be paid in shares or in cash, as applicable, on June 26, 2015.

Analyst Day


Atos will present its new positioning and profile during an analyst day on Thursday, June 18, 2015 in its Headquarters in Bezons – France.

2015 objectives


The Group confirms all its objectives for 2015 as stated in the February 18, 2015 release, i.e.:

The figures below exclude Xerox ITO contribution.

Revenue

The Group targets a positive organic revenue 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

Taking into account the cash-out to deliver Bull cost synergies, the Group expects to generate a free cash flow above 2014 level.

Conference call


Today, Wednesday April 22, 2015, Atos’ Chairman and CEO, Thierry Breton; together with Michel-Alain Proch, Senior Executive Vice President in charge of coordinating the US; Elie Girard, Chief Financial Officer; and Patrick Adiba, Chief Commercial Officer, will comment on Atos’ 2015 first quarter revenue and answer questions from the financial community during a conference call in English starting at 8:00 am (CEST - 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 70 99 43 01
  UK +44 20 3427 1912
  US ++ 1 718 354 1359
Pin code :    1535367

Contacts

Investor Relations:
Gilles Arditti
Tel +33 (0) 1 73 26 00 66
gilles.arditti@atos.netPress:
Caroline Crouch
Tel +44 77 333 100 86
caroline.crouch@atos.net

Aurelie Negro
Tel +33 (0) 6 47 98 09 49
aurelie.negro@atos.net

Forthcoming events

May 28, 2015 Annual General Meeting
July 29, 2015 First half 2015 results
October 22, 2015 Third quarter 2015 revenue

Appendix

Revenue performance by Market

In € million Q1 2015 Q1 2014* % organic
Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation 793 809 -2.0%
Public & Health 692 619 +11.8%
Telcos, Media & Utilities 497 535 -7.0%
Financial Services 445 460 -3.1%
TOTAL GROUP 2,427 2,422 +0.2%

* at constant scope and exchange rates

Revenue at constant scope and exchange rates reconciliation

In € Million Q1 2015 Q1 2014 % change
Statutory revenue 2,427 2,064 +17.6%
Scope effect 259
Exchange rates effect 99
Revenue at constant scope and exchange rates 2,427 2,422 +0.2%

Net scope effect amounted to €+259 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).

Exchange rates effect on revenue amounted to €+99 million mainly resulting from the British pound and the US dollar strengthening versus the euro by +11.2% and +21.2% respectively year-on-year.

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.

This document does not contain or constitute an offer of Atos’ shares for sale or an invitation or inducement to invest in Atos’ shares in France, the United States of America or any other jurisdiction.

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a Global digital services leader with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 10 billion and 83,000 employees in 66 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 global leader in digital services, today announces its first quarter 2015 revenue. In the first quarter, revenue was € 2,427 million, up +17.6% year-on-year and up +0.2% at constant scope and exchange rates.

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Appointment of Ms. Valérie Bernis as member of the Board of Directors of Atos SE

Press Releases   •   Apr 16, 2015 12:14 BST

Paris, April 16, 2015

Atos, an international leader in digital services, today announced that the Board of Directors of Atos SE met yesterday, and upon recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, decided to proceed to the appointment of Ms. Valérie Bernis as Director. This follows the sale by the investment fund PAI of almost its entire residual stake in Atos, which resulted in Mr. Michel Paris’ resignation from his mandate as Director of the company Atos SE at the end of the Board of Directors’ meeting held on March 26, 2015.

Valérie Bernis is appointed Director for the remaining period of Michel Paris’s term, i.e. until the end of the General Meeting convened in 2017 to approve the 2016 financial statements. This appointment shall be subject to the ratification of the Annual Combined General Shareholders’ Meeting of Atos SE to be held on May 28, 2015.

Valérie Bernis is Executive Vice President responsible for Corporate Communications, Marketing and Sustainable Development at Suez Environnement Company. She is a Member of the Board of Directors of Euro Disney, Suez Environnement Company and l’Occitane. She was also Director of Bull (2010 to 2013), and Cegid (2012 to 2013).

Contact


For more information, please contact:

Press:
Caroline Crouch
+44 77 33 31 00 86
caroline.crouch@atos.net

Aurélie Negro
+ 33 6 47 98 09 49
Aurelie.negro@atos.net

Investors Relations :
Gilles Arditti
+33 1 73 26 00 66
gilles.arditti@atos.net

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a Global digital services leader with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 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 that the Board of Directors of Atos SE met yesterday, and upon recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, decided to proceed to the appointment of Ms. Valérie Bernis as Director. This follows the sale by the investment fund PAI of almost its entire residual stake in Atos,

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Atos to showcase at the Hannover Messe solutions for Industrial Digitalization developed through a joint Industrial Data Analytics investment program with Siemens

Press Releases   •   Apr 13, 2015 12:10 BST

Siemens Atos Strategic Alliance accelerating digitalization initiatives

Paris / Munich 13 April 2015

Atos, an international leader in digital services, and Siemens, Europe’s largest engineering company, today announced that they will each be demonstrating solutions for industrial Digitalization developed through their joint Industrial Data Analytics investment program at the Hannover Messe from 13th to 17th April.

These solutions are enabled by a jointly developed data analytics foundation, consisting of technology platforms and a full range of associated business and IT services, which are ready for use to deliver vertical solutions for specific businesses or markets.

This foundation platform supports private, public and hybrid cloud implementations. It is pre-configured using best-in-class technologies and is fully integrated, secured, managed and highly reusable for a wide range of data analytics services (ranging from descriptive through predictive to real-time prescriptive analytics). It has been designed to be fully suitable for use within B2B & B2C environments. Therefore, the Industrial Data Analytics Foundation dramatically reduces the development costs and time to market for every data-analytics use case. The technical platform is available within hours and typical proofs of concepts can be developed within a week. Business value is typically proven within 4-6 weeks.

Siemens is already leveraging this foundation in its Energy, Rail and Healthcare service businesses.

Atos and Siemens believe that this Industrial Data Analytics Foundation provides a unique competitive advantage to their customers to accelerate their digitalisation transformation. During the Hannover Messe, Atos will present some adoptions of the Industrial Data Analytics Foundation, such as driving improved predictions, allowing B2B companies to speed time to market, improve service and deliver cost savings based on some operational use cases within the telecom, retail and financial services markets.

Secure connectivity of devices is one of the critical enablers of these new services and resulting business models. In this respect, Atos via its Internet of Things connectivity platform and services delivers a full end to end secure solution across many different industries.

Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos said: “At Atos we speak about the third Digital Revolution where data is a new resource to boost the economy. Access to the right data at the right time will be key in helping industry 4.0 to use equipment more efficiently and offer greater flexibility in manufacturing. Our important and trusted partnership with Siemens is fundamental in helping us develop solutions that can provide our clients with the agility they need to benefit from this digital revolution.”

Joe Kaeser, President and CEO of Siemens AG, said: “This partnership forms one of the largest strategic relationships ever between a global engineering company and a global IT provider. The value of our combined strength enables our customers to take full advantage of the next wave of industrial IT in order to maintain competitiveness and deliver outstanding services.”

Founded in 2011 and supported by a joint Investment Fund, the focus of the strategic alliance is on a series of innovative solution areas, including data analytics. Its aim is to drive new business opportunities and customer value through technology from the ever increasing data available to organizations thanks to the Internet of Things and the increase in smart, intelligent products.

For more information, contact:


Caroline Crouch
Atos
Tel: +44 77 33 310086
Email: caroline.crouch@atos.net

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a Global digital services leader with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 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, and Siemens, Europe’s largest engineering company, today announced that they will each be demonstrating solutions for industrial Digitalization developed through their joint Industrial Data Analytics investment program at the Hannover Messe from 13th to 17th April.

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Atos opens IT Integration Testing Lab for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Press Releases   •   Apr 09, 2015 12:03 BST

Marking the start of 200,000 hours of IT testing and the successful completion of a major milestone on time and on budget in the run up the first ever Olympic Games in South America

Rio de Janeiro – 9th April 2015

Atos, an international leader in digital services and Worldwide IT Partner of the International Olympic Committee, today opens the IT Integration Testing Lab for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It marks the successful completion of a major milestone in the run up to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the start of 200,000 hours of IT testing.

Although invisible to most people, the IT provided by Atos plays an essential role in making the Games a success. For example, Atos provides the systems that beam the results around the world in less than a second for use on television, online and on multiple devices; the portal to support the recruitment and training of 70,000 volunteers and the solution that processes 300,000 accreditation passes so those involved in the Games can access the areas they need during the Games as well as providing those in the Olympic Family (media, TOP Partners, athletes and sports officials) travelling from overseas with a visa to enter Brazil.

Just like the athletes, the Atos IT team needs to prepare for the Games and it is in the IT Integration Testing Lab where they will do their training and test every Results related IT system, IT application and the IT infrastructure itself to help ensure the Games run smoothly. Covering 1272 m2, the Lab is a massive space bringing the Olympic and Paralympic Games under one roof. It comprises 42 cells covering each sport and venue plus 12 cells dedicated to the accreditation and results information systems.

The Rio 2016 Games represents a major step in the IOC’s IT strategy to embrace digital transformation to further secure operations, contain costs, and leverage experience and investment across multiple Games. This means it will be the first time in a Summer Games where key systems are managed in the cloud including the volunteer portal and the accreditation system. It also means it will be the last time that the IT Integration Testing Lab is located in the host city. As all the IT systems and applications are transitioned to Canopy - the Atos cloud - a permanent testing lab in Spain will support all the testing for upcoming Games.

The Rio 2016 Games are a key milestone in the transformational shift to the cloud. The scale and intensity of the IT operations for the Olympic Games make it a secure, dedicated, agile cloud infrastructure essential. Canopy – the Atos Cloud - will work with its delivery partner – EMC Corporation® – to transition most of the critical IT services provided by Atos today into the cloud for the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The increased flexibility, agility and cost efficiency of the Canopy solution will provide increased reliability, better accessibility to services worldwide for spectators and TV viewers, and a considerable reduction in the cost incurred by IOC and Organizing Committees.

Sidney Levy, Rio 2016™ Committee Chief Executive Officer said: “Today the Olympic Games could not happen without technology and I am delighted that the IT Integration Testing Lab – an important milestone in our program – is on time and on budget. Let the IT testing begin.”

Patrick Adiba, Group Chief Commercial Officer, CEO of Major Events at Atos said: “Testing is critical to our success at the Olympic and Paralympic Games and today’s opening is a major milestone in our technology roadmap. Rio 2016 marks our eighth Olympic Games, fourth Summer Olympic Games and importantly the first and important step in the IOC’s journey to digital, as we move to a new IT delivery model from a ‘build each time’ to a ‘build once and reuse’ model. This will bring benefits in terms of efficiency not only for the Rio 2016 Games but for all future Games too. We are delighted to be working with the team in Rio to deliver this exciting transformation.”

Elly Resende, Rio2016 Technology Director said: “Atos plays an important role not only as a key integrator for our Games solutions but also as a true partner to support our challenges. With their successful track record in delivering IT for the Olympic Games since 2002, they bring experience, expertise and specialized knowledge which is enabling us to deliver the IT for the Rio 2016 Games and the foundation for future Games.”

Delivering the technology for the Olympic Games is a huge team effort and Atos works closely with Rio 2016 and the other Technology Partners:

  • Omega – Timepieces, Timing, Scoring, and On-Venue Results
  • Panasonic – Visual and Audio-Visual Equipment
  • Samsung –Wireless Communications
  • Embratel/ Claro - Mobile and Fixed Telecommunication
  • Cisco - Networking and Wireless equipment and specialized hardware services
  • Symantec - Security Software
  • EMC - Storage Infrastructure Systems
  • Microsoft – Systems Software

IT Facts for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games


Running the IT for the Olympic Games is equivalent to running the IT to a business of 200,000 employees addressing 4 billion customers, operating 24/7 and moving to a new territory every two years.

  • 4.8 billion viewers worldwide
  • 30,000 media
  • 37 competition venues with complete IT infrastructures
  • 14,850 athletes
  • 300,000 accreditations
  • 70,000 volunteers
  • 200,000 hours of IT testing
  • 250 servers

About Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games


The Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games is a private civil and non-profitable sporting association, comprised of the Brazilian Olympic Confederations, the Brazilian Olympic Committee, and the Brazilian Paralympic Committee. Its mission is to promote, organise and carry out the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in accordance with the guidelines of the Host-City Contract, the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and the World Anti-Doping Agency, in addition to complying with Brazilian law, the Olympic Charter and the IPC Rule Book.

For more information contact:


Caroline Crouch
Atos
Tel: +44 77 33 310086
Email: caroline.crouch@atos.net

Rio 2016 Media Relations
imprensa@rio2016.com
Tel.: (55-11) 2016-5827 / 6235

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a Global digital services leader with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 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 and Worldwide IT Partner of the International Olympic Committee, today opens the IT Integration Testing Lab for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It marks the successful completion of a major milestone in the run up to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the start of 200,000 hours of IT testing.

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Big Data: new synergy between Atos and Bull

Press Releases   •   Apr 09, 2015 11:59 BST

Datalift powered by bullion: the richness of the Semantic Web combined with the power of processing

Paris, 9 April 2015

Atos, an international leader in digital services, announces a new advance in its Big Data range by welcoming the Dataliftsolution to manage massive flows of heterogeneous information on bullion, the latest generation of x86 servers developed by Bull. Bullion will enable Datalift to be tested on sets of data containing up to a billion triplets, which is 1,000 times more than on initial developments.

Datalift has been designed by and for public and private organisations wishing to master and enhance their information assets while focusing on creating digital value and going beyond the limits of databases. Datalift is a Semantic Web solution that can consolidate, structure and enrich data sets, regardless of their size, format or source, to enable them to be dynamically analysed and produce new data with very high added value. Major French administrative bodies, such as IGN and INSEE, have adopted Datalift to capitalize on massive sets of data.

By having the solution powered by bullion, Atos provides Datalift with a highly effective platform that helps accelerate real-time decision-making. With unparalleled memory capacity, bullion is particularly well-suited to Big Data applications requiring in-memory processing.

With bullion, the power of processing will enable to implement significant inference*, which is highly appreciated and well-adapted to the Semantic Web. Furthermore, the ability to dynamically reconfigure bullion (Software Defined Hardware), thereby increasing capacity on demand, is very well-adapted to the ranges of datasets to be processed on Datalift.

For Jean-Marie Simon, CEO of Atos France, "Data governance is central to the digital transformation of companies and the Semantic Web (or data Web) harbours vast potential to handle the explosion in the volume of information and enrich them with knowledge. With bullion, Datalift users will enjoy a powerful, upgradeable, secure Big Data solution while reducing their operating costs."

* An inference engine is software that corresponds to an algorithm simulating deductive reasoning. It enables expert systems to generate logical reasoning and derive conclusions from a fact base and a knowledge base. This type of engine uses large quantities of memory and employs significant processing capacity.

For more information contact:


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

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a Global digital services leader with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 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, announces a new advance in its Big Data range by welcoming the Dataliftsolution to manage massive flows of heterogeneous information on bullion, the latest generation of x86 servers developed by Bull. Bullion will enable Datalift to be tested on sets of data containing up to a billion triplets,which is 1,000 times more than on initial developments

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Angus Robertson meets digital apprentices at Atos’ Moray development and innovation centre

Press Releases   •   Mar 30, 2015 10:33 BST

Forres, 30 March 2015

International leader in digital services Atos, has welcomed local politician, Angus Robertson MP, to its Development and Innovation Centre in Forres to meet with apprentices on the company’s Apprenticeship Scheme and business technology programme.

Mr Robertson, SNP candidate for Moray, toured the facility (on Friday 27 March) and met with some of the 38 apprentices employed at the world-class digital services company’s Forres office.

During his visit Mr Robertson was given presentations by some of the Software Development Cyber Security Apprentices and took part in a roundtable discussion with six apprentices on their experiences working at Atos. Mr Robertson also took time to meet former RAF Kinloss employees who are now employed at the facility.

Following his tour, Mr Robertson said: “It was very encouraging to witness first-hand the work being undertaken by Atos’ young apprentices in Moray. It was great to have the opportunity to speak with them and hear about their enthusiasm and commitment to their chosen career paths and the support they are receiving to help achieve their goals.

“It’s fantastic that Atos is helping these bright individuals find a promising career path in the digital industry on their doorstep. It was reassuring to see a large company like Atos set themselves apart by investing in the young people of Moray and in taking an active role in ensuring the future of this sector.”

The apprentices operate across the company’s range of client business from the Forres base delivering a range of top class IT services on behalf of public and private organisations in sectors including health, energy and transport.

Gavin Thomson, Senior Vice President for Atos in Scotland and Wales, said: “Atos is proud of our successful apprenticeship programmes throughout the UK and we are delighted to bring these 38 apprenticeship roles to Moray with more to follow in the future.

“We have uncovered some great talent with this current intake of apprentices and they are already bringing value to the business. We strongly believe our continued investment in Moray will deliver more benefits and opportunities to the young people as well as the local area.

“It was also a great opportunity for those young people and ex-RAF employees to share their recent work experiences with Angus.

Jordan Slapp, Software Development apprentice at Atos’ Development and Innovation Centre, said: “We were all delighted to talk through what we have been exposed to as part of the scheme and the knowledge we’ve gained so far.

“I have always been interested in technology and an apprenticeship with Atos was a great fit as it offered me the opportunity to learn more about an area I was interested in while gaining on-the-job experience.

“There are a lot of opportunities you can take advantage of when working for a global company like Atos. They invest a lot of time in us to make sure we get the best skills in our area and continue to develop within the company.”

Atos Apprenticeship Schemes were introduced over four years ago in response to what was seen as a large ICT talent gap amongst young people. The programme allows those involved to build a career in IT through formal training and development programmes and a number of recognised qualifications through QA. Twenty nine of the apprentices in Forres are also fast-tracked through a 12week Cyber Security Academy which is accredited by the University of Derby.

The Atos Apprenticeship programme has been widely recognised for its quality. The company was declared one of the City & Guilds Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers in 2013, was regional Winner of the Employer of the Year in 2013’s National Apprenticeship Awards, and was also the winner of Scotland’s Best Newcomer Employer for Apprenticeships in 2012.

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & 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: Defence, 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: uk.atos.net .

International leader in digital services Atos, has welcomed local politician, Angus Robertson MP, to its Development and Innovation Centre in Forres to meet with apprentices on the company’s Apprenticeship Scheme and business technology programme.

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Angus Robertson meets digital apprentices at Atos’ Moray development and innovation centre

Press Releases   •   Mar 30, 2015 06:29 BST

Forres, 30 March 2015

International leader in digital services Atos, has welcomed local politician, Angus Robertson MP, to its Development and Innovation Centre in Forres to meet with apprentices on the company’s Apprenticeship Scheme and business technology programme.

Mr Robertson, SNP candidate for Moray, toured the facility (on Friday 27 March) and met with some of the 38 apprentices employed at the world-class digital services company’s Forres office.

During his visit Mr Robertson was given presentations by some of the Software Development Cyber Security Apprentices and took part in a roundtable discussion with six apprentices on their experiences working at Atos. Mr Robertson also took time to meet former RAF Kinloss employees who are now employed at the facility.

Following his tour, Mr Robertson said: “It was very encouraging to witness first-hand the work being undertaken by Atos’ young apprentices in Moray. It was great to have the opportunity to speak with them and hear about their enthusiasm and commitment to their chosen career paths and the support they are receiving to help achieve their goals.

“It’s fantastic that Atos is helping these bright individuals find a promising career path in the digital industry on their doorstep. It was reassuring to see a large company like Atos set themselves apart by investing in the young people of Moray and in taking an active role in ensuring the future of this sector.”

The apprentices operate across the company’s range of client business from the Forres base delivering a range of top class IT services on behalf of public and private organisations in sectors including health, energy and transport.

Gavin Thomson, Senior Vice President for Atos in Scotland and Wales, said: “Atos is proud of our successful apprenticeship programmes throughout the UK and we are delighted to bring these 38 apprenticeship roles to Moray with more to follow in the future.

“We have uncovered some great talent with this current intake of apprentices and they are already bringing value to the business. We strongly believe our continued investment in Moray will deliver more benefits and opportunities to the young people as well as the local area.

“It was also a great opportunity for those young people and ex-RAF employees to share their recent work experiences with Angus.

Jordan Slapp, Software Development apprentice at Atos’ Development and Innovation Centre, said: “We were all delighted to talk through what we have been exposed to as part of the scheme and the knowledge we’ve gained so far.

“I have always been interested in technology and an apprenticeship with Atos was a great fit as it offered me the opportunity to learn more about an area I was interested in while gaining on-the-job experience.

“There are a lot of opportunities you can take advantage of when working for a global company like Atos. They invest a lot of time in us to make sure we get the best skills in our area and continue to develop within the company.”

Atos Apprenticeship Schemes were introduced over four years ago in response to what was seen as a large ICT talent gap amongst young people. The programme allows those involved to build a career in IT through formal training and development programmes and a number of recognised qualifications through QA. Twenty nine of the apprentices in Forres are also fast-tracked through a 12week Cyber Security Academy which is accredited by the University of Derby.

The Atos Apprenticeship programme has been widely recognised for its quality. The company was declared one of the City & Guilds Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers in 2013, was regional Winner of the Employer of the Year in 2013’s National Apprenticeship Awards, and was also the winner of Scotland’s Best Newcomer Employer for Apprenticeships in 2012.

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & 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: Defence, 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: uk.atos.net

International leader in digital services Atos, has welcomed local politician, Angus Robertson MP, to its Development and Innovation Centre in Forres to meet with apprentices on the company’s Apprenticeship Scheme and business technology programme.

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Out of the shadows: Stealth IT spend to increase by 20% in 2015

Press Releases   •   Mar 26, 2015 10:37 GMT

Research from Canopy, the Atos cloud, reveals 60% of CIOs say shadow IT spend was an estimated €13mn in their organisation last year with this set to grow in 2015 highlighting the need for greater IT governance to support digital transformation

London, 26 March 2015

Canopy, the Atos cloud, today finds that almost two-thirds (60%)* of CIOs believe that shadow IT spend - spend not specified or deployed by the IT department - is more prevalent than ever, costing an estimated €13mn as a proportion of their company’s global IT budget in 2014. Half (51%) of business decision makers echoed the figures, admitting that 5-15% of their departmental budget was being spent on shadow IT, amounting to €8.6 million. The figures are set to grow by over 20% in 2015.

Business decision makers whose employees are spending on shadow IT indicated that back-up needs were the primary driver, with 44% of respondents admitting their department had invested in this area in the last year. File sharing software (36%) and archiving data (33%) were also among the main causes of shadow IT expenditure. Interestingly, front end-related IT functions, often seen to drive topline revenue through digital transformation initiatives, such as mobility and social tools (28%), and analytics (27%), were less popular drivers for 2014 spend. Only 17% said delivering features and functionality for better digital experiences faster than the competition was a reason for circumventing the IT department.

“Surprisingly, shadow IT is being spent on back-office functions – areas which for most businesses should be centralised and carefully managed by the IT department,” said Philippe Llorens, CEO of Canopy. “This finding shows that stronger governance is still required in most IT departments. As businesses embrace digital, it is essential that the IT department not only provides the IT infrastructure and services to enable and support the digital transformation but also the governance model to maximise cost efficiencies, manage risk and provide the business with secure IT services.”

The biggest shadow IT spenders, according to CIOs*, were US companies, outlaying a huge €26mn per company as a proportion of their 2014 global IT budget - more than double that of companies in the UK and France who admitted to spending €11mn and €10mn respectively. Firms in Germany estimated to spend over four times less on shadow IT than US companies. The findings demonstrate international firms’ challenge to manage employees’ varied attitudes to shadow IT spend across countries.

What’s driving shadow IT in 2015?

In terms of future growth, 37% of CIOs, CFOs and business decision makers where shadow IT spend was already taking place, predicted that improved mobility would be a big influencer of shadow IT spend moving forwards. This figure was higher for respondents working in the retail sector (44%), IT and telecoms (42%) and financial services (39%).

Worryingly, 37% of respondents indicated that their IT department’s inability to sanction short term pilots quickly enough and host products for launches in time (34%) would be key causes of shadow IT investment. For execs working in the Utilities sector, sluggish IT departments were cited as a major driver for a massive 61% of those surveyed. Improving customer service by developing new applications was listed as a key reason by 34% of respondents, rising to 43% for retail respondents.

“As businesses become accustomed to operating at digital speed, using IT to enhance customer experience and top-line revenue opportunities, the IT department must be ready, both in terms of technology and governance, to support short term projects and accelerate the development of cloud native applications to improve service and increase customer spending,” concluded Philippe Lllorens.

About the Research

Independent research was conducted by Vanson Bourne in September 2014 in 5 key markets. 75 CIOs and 75 CFOs and 50 BDMs were surveyed in the UK, Germany, France and the US. 50 CIOs, 50 CFOs and 50 BDMs were surveyed in the Netherlands.

59% of respondents were in listed companies with 21% of them on the FTSE, 34% on NASDAQ, 33% on NYSE and 44% on EURONEXT. 71% of the respondents were in enterprise organisations (with 1000+ employees) and 17% of the sample was in companies of 10,000+ employees. Average organisational global annual revenue was €1.49bn and respondents in companies of 10,000+ employees had average global annual revenues of €4.05bn.

Respondents were in the following sectors: financial services (including insurance), IT and telecoms, manufacturing, business and professional services, retail, media, leisure and entertainment, transport and travel, utilities (including oil and gas), logistics and consumer services.

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.

For more information, contact:

Caroline Crouch

Atos

Caroline.crouch@atos.net

Naomi Longworth/George Baggaley

Brands2Life

canopy@brands2life.com

+44 20 7592 1200

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a Global digital services leader with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 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

Canopy, the Atos cloud, today finds that almost two-thirds (60%)* of CIOs believe that shadow IT spend - spend not specified or deployed by the IT department - is more prevalent than ever, costing an estimated €13mn as a proportion of their company’s global IT budget in 2014.

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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.