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Atos is the first IT company to obtain BCR Certification in recognition of how it safeguards its clients’ personal data

Press Releases   •   Nov 20, 2014 08:26 GMT

Paris, November 20, 2014

Atos, an international leader in digital services, today announced that it is the first IT company to obtain the Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) approval for processing personal data on behalf of its clients and for itself.

The approval covers the worldwide operations of Atos Group including Atos Worldgrid, Canopy and Worldline, and has been granted by all European data protection authorities. It is recognition that Atos strives for the highest level of protection for all the personal data processed on behalf of its clients across all its services, including cloud computing.

Thierry Breton, Atos Chairman and CEO, said: “Personal data is a valuable asset making data protection one of the top priorities for organisations today.

This BCR certification recognises the strength of our global data protection policies, procedures, training, and all the measures that we take at Atos to create a real data protection culture within our company to safeguard our clients’ data across all our solutions and services. The certification demonstrates to our clients that they can trust Atos when asking to process personal data on their behalf.”

BCR – the world’s leading standard for personal data protection - are designed to allow multinational companies to transfer personal data from the European Economic Area to their affiliates located elsewhere in the world in compliance with local data protection regulations. In order to be certified, companies must demonstrate to all local data protection authorities that BCR are not merely principles and commitments but actions that have been implemented to ensure adequate safeguards for protecting personal data throughout the organisation.

For more information, contact:

Caroline Crouch
Atos
Caroline.crouch@atos.net

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: atos.net

Atos, an international leader in digital services, today announced that it is the first IT company to obtain the Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) approval for processing personal data on behalf of its clients and for itself.

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Atos hosts efficiency ‘hackathon’ for EDF Energy

Press Releases   •   Nov 19, 2014 08:18 GMT

Atos, a leader in digital services, is supporting EDF Energy’s innovative drive to develop new products by hosting a one-day ‘hackathon’.

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Atos launches WiFi Calling solution in partnership with sector leader Lydrasoft

Press Releases   •   Nov 19, 2014 08:07 GMT

  • New solution allows for economic and high-quality phone calls and messages, while ensuring continuity of service associated with consumers’ individual mobile phone numbers
  • Communication Service Providers are able to boost indoor coverage and to enhance customer loyalty

Paris, 19 November 2014

Atos, an international leader in digital services, launches an innovative WiFi Calling solution in collaboration with mobile device software vendor, Lydrasoft. The combined forces of Lydrasoft’s user friendly smartphone software with call control and messaging interworking products from Atos guarantee a seamless user experience. Communication Service Providers (CSP) can now benefit from the advantages of Atos and Lydrasoft’s WiFi Calling solution that has been designed as “good-to-go”, ensuring that they can test, trial and roll-out simply and rapidly.

Among the top challenges faced by CSPs are:

  • Acute downturn of mobile revenues, partially due to revenue leakage to Over-The-Top (OTT) players and applications
  • High churn amongst business and consumer customers where many customer complaints are related to poor network coverage
  • Radio network overload due to the data traffic uptake on existing cellular networks as well as future LTE deployment

Atos and Lydrasoft’s WiFi Calling solution makes an immediate and measurable contribution in all three of these critical areas. Business and consumer customers have begun to use OTT services such as Microsoft Lync or Skype to enjoy free voice calling where there is WiFi coverage. This saves them money but can compromise the quality of service. By offering WiFi Calling, CSPs can offer all the cost-benefits of OTT players, while ensuring customers benefit from the continuity of service associated with their individual mobile phone number and allowing CSPs to enhance the customer relationship and intimacy. Additionally, CSPs can boost indoor coverage enabling their customers to make calls using WiFi Calling even when they are outside the cellular coverage area.

For Christopher Dulya, SVP Telco Network Products at Atos, WiFi Calling is a winner for everybody: “Consumers will love it because it offers them economic and high-quality phone calls without needing to worry about opening a separate application or maintaining several subscriptions with each OTT player. Customers won’t need to worry about roaming charges while being abroad, as they can use WiFi Calling as if they were at home. CSPs will love it too because it can put an end to the black holes and boost their coverage at a much lower cost than other network solutions. Teaming up with Lydrasoft allows us to bring a distinctive solution to the market.”

Lydrasoft VP of Sales, Brett Cassidy, is convinced that this new partnership with Atos will create exceptional value for service providers and consumers alike: “We are excited about partnering with a company with such depth of knowledge of the telecommunications sector. The Atos and Lydrasoft WiFi Calling turnkey solution offers CSPs a tremendous opportunity to increase their revenues and build customer loyalty.”

For more information:


Atos

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


Lydrasoft

Brett Cassidy
+1 310 913 8111
brett@lydrasoft.com

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, 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, launches an innovative WiFi Calling solution in collaboration with mobile device software vendor, Lydrasoft. The combined forces of Lydrasoft’s user friendly smartphone software with call control and messaging interworking products from Atos guarantee a seamless user experience.

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Bull, an Atos company, takes the lead in the extreme computing race

Press Releases   •   Nov 18, 2014 07:58 GMT

En route to processing power that rivals the human brain

  • The next generation of supercomputers is required to boost innovation and competitiveness and address a multitude of challenges – most of them at the crossroads where Big Data and HPC meet – related to every aspect of society, including healthcare, climatology, manufacturing and energy.
  • So-called exascale supercomputers will achieve a performance of more than one billion billion operations a second (the number 1 followed by 18 zeroes): a thousand times more powerful than current systems.
  • Bull is rolling out its exascale program, so it’s ready to meet the technical challenges involving in ultra-fast computing of massive datasets on an unprecedented scale.
  • Bull is designing and developing its next generation of supercomputers in Europe, drawing on the power and presence of the Atos Group to deliver exascale solutions in key vertical market sectors all over the world.

SC14, New Orleans – 18 November 2014

Bull, an Atos company, today unveils its exascale program. The main ambition of this program is to design and develop in Europe the next generation of supercomputers that will contribute to producing world-class solutions for both research and industrial purposes. With one of the largest teams dedicated to High-Performance Computing (HPC) – now able to leverage the international strength of Atos, with its 86,000 employees worldwide – Bull is experiencing a paradigm shift that will give it the critical mass to address vertical market sectors across the entire world.

Exascale will increase the competitiveness and innovation capabilities of industries and address the industrial, scientific and societal challenges of the 2020s, from nanoscience and genomics to climatology, aeronautics and energy.

As such, the Bull exascale program is a key contributor to Europe’s leadership in science and innovation, as well to its position in the HPC field. It is aligned with the Strategic Research Agenda proposed by ETP4HPC (the European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing). This new generation of supercomputers will be capable of achieving a performance of more than one exaflops, i.e. one billion billion operations a second, a thousand times more powerful than current systems. Exascale computing power is believed to be the order of processing power that matches the human brain.

AT THE CROSSROADS WHERE BIG DATA AND HPC COMBINE


Most of the complex problems scientists and engineers will address in the future are at the crossroads where Big Data meets HPC. For instance, domains like genomic therapy and drug discovery, full-scale simulations of aircraft or modelling of entire weather systems – that involve huge volumes of data and demand massive computing power – require exascale supercomputers and beyond.

The Bull exascale program therefore relies on tight integration between high levels of computing power and the capacity to process huge amount of data. It combines faster processors, more data capacity, ultra-fast interconnections, greater energy efficiency, enhanced cooling, a scalable packaging, fundamentally redesigned software and a full set of services to optimize user applications.

The Bull exascale program initially involves the development of five main elements:

  • An open exascale supercomputer, code-named SEQUANA
  • The matching software stack, known as bullx supercomputer suite
  • A new generation of fast interconnect, code-named BXI
  • A range of servers with ultra-high memory capacity, known as the bullx S6000 series
  • A complete set of services to optimize customer applications and make the most of exascale.

The Bull exascale program derives synergies from Bull’s global mission to deliver Big Data, HPC and security solutions. It is the result of major investments in R&D, close cooperation with European labs such as the CEA (the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Authority) and other partners, and the long-standing experience built up by Bull’s HPC teams in designing, implementing and running large-scale HPC systems. It relies upon the Bull Center for Excellence in Parallel Programming (CEPP) for the application expertise needed to reengineer existing applications so as to make the most of exascale systems.

“To fulfill its missions, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) set up a R&D program in partnership with industry which aims at developing the key technologies needed to design and build competitive supercomputers by 2020. Within this framework, CEA and Bull have renewed their long-time partnership that led in 2010 to the first petaflops supercomputer designed and manufactured in Europe,” said Pierre Leca, Head of Simulation and Software Engineering at the CEA.

“With the unveiling of its exascale program, Bull has reaffirmed its capacity for innovation and its ability to design the world's most powerful supercomputers. Bull meets the needs of performance and reliability that our customers require to handle the massive amounts of data generated in the digital world and to help solve major societal and environmental challenges that are arising in our societies,” said Philippe Vannier, Bull’s CEO.

About Bull, an Atos company

Bull is the trusted partner for enterprise data. The Group, which is firmly established in the Cloud and in Big Data, integrates and manages high-performance systems and end-to-end security solutions. Bull’s offerings enable its customers to process all the data at their disposal, creating new types of demand. Bull converts data into value for organisations in a completely secure manner.

Bull currently employs around 9,200 people across more than 50 countries, with over 700 staff totally focused on R&D. In 2013, Bull recorded revenues of €1.3 billion.

For more information: www.bull.com / twitter.com/Bullfr / www.facebook.com/BullGroup

Press Relations:

Aurélie Negro:
Tel.: +33 (0)1 58 04 05 02
aurelie.negro@bull.net

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, 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, an Atos company, today unveils its exascale program. The main ambition of this program is to design and develop in Europe the next generation of supercomputers that will contribute to producing world-class solutions for both research and industrial purposes.

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RSD and Atos announce global partnership to deliver information governance solutions

Press Releases   •   Nov 13, 2014 06:08 GMT

Banks and insurance companies can demonstrate compliance by full data traceability and cut costs by enforcing appropriate records retention

Geneva and Paris, 13 November 2014

Atos, an international leader in digital services, and RSD, a pioneer in Information Governance solutions for enterprises, announced today a strategic partnership to deliver Information Governance solutions. The joint solution empowers customers to cut costs by enforcing appropriate records retention and disposal policies and preserving content that is valuable to the enterprise, moving away from the syndrome, “Keep everything, everywhere, forever.”

This partnership leverages Atos expertise in various markets to deliver specialized consulting approach for information management starting with banking, insurance and pharmaceutical sectors. RSD has been successfully delivering archiving solutions to global companies for 40 years, and has built an industry-leading Information Governance solution from the ground-up to complement that business. Its solutions support millions of users worldwide.

Information Management Services from Atos now includes end-to-end solutions based on RSD GLASS© products to address the complex compliance mandates, laws and regulations imposed by regulatory bodies to companies for structured and unstructured contents, especially when they operate in multiple jurisdictions with heterogeneous technologies.

Olaf Badstübner, global head of risk & compliance for financial services at Atos said: “We’re pleased to partner with RSD to leverage our market expertise to create a cross market offering to our customers and provide them with innovative solutions to properly govern their information across their organizations. The Financial Services Sector is especially driven by increased requirements in Risk & Compliance. Our customers have to keep billions of records over years and comply with all regulations in different jurisdictions. With RSD GLASS, we provide an integrated governance solution to banks and insurance companies to reduce operating costs in the information lifecycle and to show compliance by full data traceability.”

“This partnership brings a tremendous opportunity for RSD to expand its customer reach, as well as create new sales and revenue prospects for Atos,” said Pierre Van Beneden, CEO, RSD. “Atos is a European leader in multinational IT services, and we look forward to working with its team to deliver Information Governance solutions to help customers make better business decisions and mitigate risks.”

RSD GLASS is a patent-pending platform used to power global corporate Information Governance programs for electronic and physical content. Companies can create corporate policies that are actively enforced across organizational and jurisdictional boundaries, IT systems, content repositories, cloud-based applications, and paper archives. RSD GLASS manages multi-jurisdictional policies, of governance events, and provides in-place active policy enforcement – wherever governed content resides – across the potentially decades-long lifecycle.

About RSD


RSD is the global leader in Information Governance. Its purpose-built platform, RSD GLASS®, makes it easy for companies in highly-regulated industries to solve the complex problem of what information they should keep and what information they are allowed to delete with its policy management and enforcement engine. It is the only platform that orchestrates and maintains Information Governance while keeping information in its place. RSD solutions for information governance, output management, and document archiving and retrieval support millions of users worldwide. Our products and services are offered around the globe – both directly and through strategic business partners. To learn more, go to www.rsd.com.

Press Contacts:

Atos

Jose de Vries
+31 6 27 31 10 14
Jose.devries@atos.net

RSD

Sandy Gordon
+1.201.663.5820
s.gordon@rsd.com

Bennie Sham
+1.646.760.2896
bsham@v2comms.com

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a digital services leader 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 & 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 RSD, a pioneer in Information Governance solutions for enterprises, announced today a strategic partnership to deliver Information Governance solutions.

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Dominique Grelet new CEO at blueKiwi

Press Releases   •   Nov 12, 2014 06:13 GMT

Bezons, 12 November 2014

blueKiwi, Europe’s largest SaaS provider of enterprise social networks, has announced that Dominique Grelet joined the company as CEO as of 1 November 2014. Dominique will have the task of drawing up and rolling out blueKiwi's development strategy, with a key focus on boosting leadership in the corporate collaborative market.

Dominique Grelet began his career as a software developer in Paris. At the beginning of the 1990s he spent two years in Japan as a technology consultant. In 1992 he returned to France, where he was one of the original team founders working to start up Evidian, the specialist security and supervision software publisher, undertaking the task of commercial development overseas, from France as of 1995 and subsequently in the United States between 1995 and 2000. In the year 2000 he took up responsibility for Evidian's IT systems. In 2002 he joined Bull, where he worked in a number of managerial posts. Between 2011 and 2013 he was director of the Bull Group's strategic alliances. Before joining blueKiwi, he was in charge of the Bull Group's big data offer. Dominique Grelet, 48, has a degree in engineering from Supélec and also from the Sorbonne University and the Catholic University of Paris.

"Dominique is contributing his know-how in terms of software publishing and launches of offers on world markets. I am sure he will give blueKiwi fresh impetus to continue its development in the years ahead, and I am confident his presence on the team will be of great benefit to the company and to our customers", says Philippe Mareine, Chairman of the Board at blueKiwi.

About blueKiwi Software


blueKiwi is Europe’s leading SaaS provider of enterprise social networks. We help companies improve their business performance irrespective of size, sector or location, with a focus on greater cooperation and participation. blueKiwi has been listed as a major player by Gartner Inc. since 2007.

Since it joined the Atos Group in early 2012, blueKiwi has secured a global presence and unique Cloud technology expertise enabling it to undertake the most ambitious projects. blueKiwi’s focus on enterprise social networks, combined with Atos’s broad products and services portfolio, creates incomparable value for customers.

For more information: www.bluekiwi-software.com

Contacts

Press Contact
Open2Europe
www.open2europe.com

Clémence Figenwald
Tel.: 01 55 02 15 25
c.figenwald@open2europe.com

Georges-Antoine Gary
Tel.: 01 55 02 15 08
mailto:g.gary@open2europe.com

About Atos

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

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

blueKiwi, Europe’s largest SaaS provider of enterprise social networks, has announced that Dominique Grelet joined the company as CEO as of 1 November 2014. Dominique will have the task of drawing up and rolling out blueKiwi's development strategy, with a key focus on boosting leadership in the corporate collaborative market.

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New Atos contract set to strengthen Edrington’s worldwide business development plans

Press Releases   •   Nov 11, 2014 06:24 GMT

Livingston, 11 November 2014

Atos, an international leader in digital services has today announced a five-year multi-million pound agreement to design, implement and host an Enterprise Resource Planning system for international premium spirits producer, Edrington.

Headquartered in Glasgow, Edrington will use a single SAP solution to support the company in managing its international customer transactions. The SAP solution is part of a business transformation to enable the company to achieve their objectives across the UK and a further 11 markets spanning Asia, Africa, Europe and the USA. Using their proven global expertise, Atos will manage the SAP implementation from the UK as the new system is rolled-out across Edrington’s international business.

Edrington, whose brands include The Macallan, The Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark, Highland Park, Brugal rum and Snow Leopard vodka, has undergone significant business change and growth over the past six years. The business has transformed its premium spirit Scotch Whisky production, acquired international spirit brands and increased direct control over sales and distribution to new and existing markets around the world. The new IT contract with Atos will further equip the company with new capabilities and controls to help sustain its international development.

Atos Senior Vice President in Scotland, Gavin Thomson, said the company was delighted to have been awarded the opportunity to support the Edrington operations and business development plans across the UK and internationally.

“We also share Edrington’s vision and passion for creating a 21st century business which is able to expand and broaden their success across the globe. We are proud to be working for a company in Scotland which has such an admirable worldwide reputation.

“Atos has invested heavily in our people and our workplace over the past few years. We have highly experienced and motivated business technologists working across the country who are key to giving us the opportunity to add major contracts like this to our business.”

Euan Fraser, Director of Business Technology for Erdington said: “Atos is helping Edrington to build a platform that will integrate and simplify our systems, supporting our business and helping us reach more consumers around the world with our premium spirit brands.”

The new Edrington single shared SAP global system will provide control and visibility over the entire transactional process, forecasting and production of goods across the company’s worldwide operations.

This new agreement follows the June announcement of a major new ticketing and reservation commercial back office support contract for Atos with Scotland’s leading passenger and vehicle ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac).

Atos was the Games Management Systems and Games Information Systems Official Supporter for this year’s Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and has business technologists working in locations across Scotland including Livingston, Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh, Inverness, Aberdeen and Forres.

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: atos.net

Atos, an international leader in digital services has today announced a five-year multi-million pound agreement to design, implement and host an Enterprise Resource Planning system for international premium spirits producer, Edrington.

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Atos launches accredited Cyber Security Academy

Press Releases   •   Nov 10, 2014 06:20 GMT

Over twenty apprentices will graduate this year rising to almost eighty in 2016

London, 10 November 2014

Atos, a leader in digital services, has today announced the launch of a Cyber Security Academy, accredited by the University of Derby. Over twenty graduates will be fast-tracked through the twelve week course by the end of this year.

All graduates from the Academy will be expected to successfully secure a full-time role at Atos applying the knowledge they have gained to the benefit of Atos’ clients. Trainees will be awarded an Advanced Diploma in IT Security from Derby University, equivalent to the first year of an advanced cyber security degree.

Abdirahman Wardhere, an Atos graduate, commented: “This course has given me the skills and confidence to start to build my IT career with specialist skills in cyber security. Everything I’ve learned can be applied to the clients I work with and it feels amazing to be able to share the knowledge I have with my new colleagues too.”

The course looks to give graduates and apprentices the practices and techniques that can be applied to the real world. They will be able to build and operate state-of-the-art, enterprise-level cyber defences, champion the adoption of those defences, and manage their implementation and on-going operation. Successful graduates will be able to assess business requirements, industry developments as well as meet the requirements set by the Government and law.

Mike Horton, Head of Security at Atos, said, “Our Cyber Security Academy will help us to train and develop our people now and for the future enabling them to have the skills required to be at the forefront of cyber security. We’re already leaders in this area managing complex and secure contracts across the public and private sector. We know we are well placed to give people the skills they need to be experts in this field and we’re pleased to already see our apprentices and graduates successfully complete the course and bring these skills back into the workplace.”

The launch of the Atos Cyber Security Academy follows the National Audit Office recently highlighting the cyber security skills shortage which hampers the UK's ability to protect itself in cyberspace and promote the use of the internet both now and in the future.

If you have any queries please contact:

Jackie McColl,
3x1 on 0141 221 0707/ 0771 065 1073
jmccoll@3x1.com

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: atos.net

Atos, a leader in digital services, has today announced the launch of a Cyber Security Academy, accredited by the University of Derby. Over twenty graduates will be fast-tracked through the twelve week course by the end of this year.

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Atos successfully signs a new five-year € 1.8 billion revolving credit facility

Press Releases   •   Nov 07, 2014 07:45 GMT

Bezons, 7th November 2014

Atos, a digital services leader, today announces it has signed a new five year multi-currency revolving credit facility (the “Facility”), for an amount of € 1.8 billion, maturing in November 2019, with an option for Atos to request the extension of the Facility maturity date until November 2021.

The Facility has been arranged by a syndicate of 13 international banks (*), and was largely oversubscribed, showing the confidence of the market in the credit quality of Atos.

The Facility will be available for general corporate purposes and is replacing the existing € 1.2 billion facility signed in April 2011.

Michel-Alain Proch, Group Chief Financial Officier said: “This new facility, the amount of which has been increased by € 0.6 billion compared to the existing one, will enable the Group to extend the maturity of its financial resources, maintain its financial flexibility considering its new size after the acquisition of Bull, while reducing the facility cost by half.”

The opening margin of the Facility is 0.40% per annum above EURIBOR, providing significant financial savings compared to the existing € 1.2 billion facility, which was bearing a margin of 0.85% per annum.

Rothschild acted as financial advisor to the company in this transaction

(*) As Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners: The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd, Barclays Bank Plc, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Groupe Crédit Mutuel-CIC, ING, Natixis, Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking, and UniCredit Bank AG.

As Arrangers: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, and Goldman Sachs International.

As Participant : Crédit du Nord

Contacts

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

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

Sarah-Pearl Bokobza
Tel +33 (0) 6 10 86 01 72
sarah-pearl.bokobza@atos.net




About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a digital services leader 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 & 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 digital services leader, today announces it has signed a new five year multi-currency revolving credit facility (the “Facility”), for an amount of € 1.8 billion, maturing in November 2019, with an option for Atos to request the extension of the Facility maturity date until November 2021.

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Third quarter 2014 revenue

Press Releases   •   Nov 07, 2014 06:45 GMT

  • Revenue: € 2,209 million; up +5.9% year-on-year
  • Book to bill ratio*: 101%; Strong backlog: € 16.3 billion
  • Net cash position: € 762 million
  • € 80 million cost synergies with Bull integration fully confirmed
  • Double-digit revenue growth for innovative offerings in Cloud, Big Data and Cyber-security
  • With revenue expected to be circa +5% in 2014 (nearly stable organically), full year objectives reaffirmed

Bezons, November 07, 2014

Atos, an international leader in digital services, today announces its revenue for the third quarter of 2014. Revenue was € 2,209 million, up +5.9% year-on-year and down -0.9% organically compared to the third quarter of 2013. Order entry was € 2,222 million, representing a book to bill ratio* of 101%. At the end of September 2014 the Group backlog was € 16.3 billion and the full weighted pipeline was € 5.4 billion. The Group generated € 2 million free cash flow in the third quarter of 2014. Net cash position was € 762 million at the end of September 2014.

Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos, said: “Since the beginning of 2014, the Group reported an improved revenue evolution which we expect to accelerate in the fourth quarter. Leveraging the new capabilities provided by Bull, we strengthen our focus on the strategic growth areas for Cloud computing, Big Data & Cyber-security, and Digital transformation as the Group continues its journey to higher value added services and differentiating offerings. The Group is mobilized to quickly integrate Bull’s operations in order to deliver faster the planned cost synergies. The first nine months of 2014 have been very active, Atos teams having deeply transformed the Company from IT services to payment with Worldline and Big Data with Bull. With 2014 revenue expected at circa +5%, in line with its 2016 Ambition, the Group reaffirms its financial objectives for profitability and cash generation.”

Revenue at constant scope and exchange rates

Further to the acquisition of Bull in August 2014 through the successful tender offer on Bull’s capital, Atos consolidates Bull operations from September 1st, 2014.

In € Million Q3 2014 Q3 2013 % change
Statutory revenue 2,209 2,086 +5.9%
Scope effect   121  
Exchange rates effect   23  
Revenue at constant scope and exchange rates 2,209 2,230 -0.9%


Scope effect resulted from the acquisitions of Bull and Cambridge Technology Partners. Exchange rates effect resulted mainly from the British pound strengthening against the euro.

Q3 2014 revenue performance by Service Line

Following the consolidation of Bull, the Service Lines “Managed Services” and “Consulting & Systems Integration” include the related activities of Bull since September 1st, 2014.

Figures below for “Big Data & Cyber-security” include the related activities acquired from Bull and the ones from “Consulting & Systems Integration”, starting September 1st, 2014.

In € Million Q3 2014 Q3 2013* % yoy % organic
Managed Services 1,124 1,147 +4.4% -2.1%
Consulting & Systems Integration 764 766 +5.3% -0.2%
Big Data & Cyber-security 49 43 N/A +13.9%
Total IT Services 1,937 1,957 +6,9% -1.0%
Worldline ** 272 273 -0.7% -0.5%
TOTAL GROUP 2,209 2,230 +5.9% -0.9%

* at constant scope and exchange rates
** Worldline reported +2.5% organic growth on a stand alone basis


Managed Services

Managed Services revenue including BPO activities was € 1,124 million, up +4.4% year-on-year and down -2.1% organically compared to the third quarter of 2013. UK & Ireland posted strong growth thanks to new major contracts, particularly in BPO. The business also grew in Asia Pacific and in North America with higher volumes and revenue from transition projects. The activity contracted in Germany, France, and Benelux & The Nordics, as a result of price pressure and continued ramp down of contracts already mentioned in the first half. The large contracts signed at the end of the first half of the year were in a transition phase in the third quarter and are expected to contribute to revenue as of the fourth quarter of the year.

Consulting & Systems Integration

Revenue in Consulting & Systems Integration was € 764 million, up +5.3% year-on-year and stable organically compared to the third quarter of 2013. The activity was strong in Public & Health across all geographies and particularly with new projects in Germany with the Ministry of Defense and in Iberia with Correos. While the business was almost flat in Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation, Financial Services declined in France due to the conditions surrounding the renewed contract with LCH Clearnet. Telcos, Media & Utilities was impacted in Germany and in Benelux & The Nordics, mainly by the ramp down of contracts with KPN as reported in the first half of the year.

Big Data & Cyber-security

Figures for “Big Data & Cyber-security” are reported, based on related activities acquired from Bull and the ones from Consulting & Systems Integration. In September 2014, revenue was € 49 million a strong increase compared to September 2013 pro forma revenue. The activity grew with large customers in line with the strong demand for the highly innovative products and services in the fields of Big Data & Cyber-security.

Worldline

On a standalone basis, Worldline revenue grew by +2.5%, including revenue generated with Atos or with Atos customers as part of the sales synergy program. From a contributive perspective, revenue was € 272 million, flat year-on-year.

A detailed review of the revenue of Worldline for the third quarter can be found at worldline.com, in the investors section.

Q3 2014 revenue performance by Business Unit

In € Million Q3 2014 Q3 2013* % yoy % organic
United-Kingdom & Ireland 424 395 +16.5% +7.3%
Germany 390 428 -7.8% -9.0%
France 298 312 +25.0% -4.6%
Benelux & The Nordics 252 273 -5.1% -7.6%
Central & Eastern Europe 206 207 +6.5% -0.2%
North America 147 147 +0.5% +0.1%
Iberia 76 81 +2.4% -6.2%
Other BUs 145 114 +34.0% +26.9%
Total IT Services 1,937 1,957 +6.9% -1.0%
Worldline ** 272 273 -0.7% -0.5%
Total Group 2,209 2,230 +5.9% -0.9%

* at constant scope and exchange rates** Worldline reported +2.5% organic growth on a stand alone basis


By geography, the Group reported growth in the UK & Ireland, in Asia-Pacific, and in IMEA while North America and Central & Eastern Europe were stable. Revenue declined in Benelux & The Nordics and in France mainly due to the ramp down of several large contracts, while Germany faced a -4.2% base effect related to hardware sales in Q3 2013.

Commercial activity


The Group order entry in the third quarter of 2014 totaled € 2,222 million, representing a book to bill ratio of 101%.

At the occasion of Bull integration, order entry recognition rules have been harmonized after an in-depth review of main the on-going contracts with the Group key clients, to take into account the Atos and Bull track record with their customers. On a stand-alone basis and with former recognition methodology, book to bill would have been 86% compared to 85% in Q3 2013.

During the third quarter, the Group signed several new contracts such as a new 5-years Managed Services contract with a large aircraft manufacturer in France, two contracts with the European Commission in Belgium in Managed Services and in Systems Integration, and two Systems Integration contracts in France in the Public sector.

Several Managed Services contracts were also renewed and extended, for instance in Germany with Carl Zeiss and Unify, and with Symrise including Cloud components and a new project in Systems Integration.

The dynamic was also very positive for the innovative offerings which represent the focus area of the Group. New contracts in Cloud were signed with, among others, Schlumberger and Achmea. LNCC in Brazil agreed for a new contract for an HPC and Big Data related services and the Group signed a new deal with Audi for Digital transformation.

On September 30, 2014, the full backlog was € 16.3 billion including Bull’s contribution of € 0.9 billion. The full qualified pipeline remained healthy at € 5.4 billion, with € 0.6 billion coming from Bull.

Integration of Bull


Following the success of the public offers, Atos now owns more than 95% of Bull (95.6%) allowing its tax consolidation. The Group is now launching a public buy-out offer followed by a squeeze-out of Bull's shares to be completed before the end of 2014.

The Group decided to accelerate the integration of Bull’s operations, leveraging on its proven integration methodology. 14 work streams covering all aspects of the integration (solutions portfolio, human resources, facilities, purchasing...) have already been launched in order to optimize business opportunities, share technological knowledge, and accelerate the realization of the planned synergies. Depending on the timing of implementation, the Group may cash out an additional circa € 20 million during the fourth quarter for the reorganization of the Bull operations.

The tentative timetable of the offer is the following:

  • 25 November 2014: Statement by the AMF certifying that the offer is compliant
  • 02 December 2014: Opening of the buy-out offer period
  • 15 December 2014: Closing of the buy-out offer period
  • 16 December 2014: Implementation of the squeeze-out procedure and last day of trading on Euronext Paris

Net cash and free cash flow


The Group free cash flow was € 2 million for the third quarter of the year.

Further to the acquisition of Bull and completion of the Worldline IPO, the Group net cash position as of September 30, 2014 was € 762 million.

Atos has signed a new five year multi-currency revolving credit facility for an amount of € 1.8 billion, maturing in November 2019, with an option for Atos to request the extension of the facility maturity date until November 2021. The facility has been arranged by a syndicate of 13 international banks and was largely oversubscribed, showing the confidence of the market in the credit quality of Atos. It will be available for general corporate purposes and is replacing the former € 1.2 billion facility signed in April 2011 and expiring in April 2016.

The new facility will enable Atos to maintain its financial flexibility and extend the maturity of its financial resources, while being consistent with the Group’s current size, notably after the recent acquisition of Bull. The opening margin is 0.40% per annum above EURIBOR compared to 0.85% per annum for the former facility.

Human Resources


The Atos total headcount was 85,239 at the end of September of 2014, compared to 76,465 at the end of June 2014. 9,054 staff joined the Group from Bull on September 1st, 2014 and 488 people left following the outsourcing of on-site activities in North America.

The majority of the hirings made in the third quarter were in offshore locations and in the UK while around 500 staff were restructured, mostly in continental Europe. At the end of September 2014, the Group offshore capability was 17,111 staff, representing 20% of the Group total headcount (including Bull).

2014 objectives


The Group reaffirms its objectives for 2014:

Revenue
Taking into account 4 months of Bull contribution, the Group expects to grow circa +5% year-on-year (nearly stable organically).

Operating margin
The Group confirms its objective to reach an operating margin rate between 7.5% and 8.0% of revenue, including 4 months of Bull consolidation.

Free cash flow
The Group expects to achieve a free cash flow above 2013 level (before circa € 20 million potential additional cash-out to accelerate the Bull reorganization as mentioned above).

Conference call


Today, November 07, 2014, Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Global Operations Charles Dehelly along with Chief Financial Officer Michel-Alain Proch, and Patrick Adiba, Chief Commercial Officer, will comment on Atos’ third quarter 2014 revenue and answer questions from the financial community during a conference call in English starting at 8:00 am (CET - Paris).

The audio conference numbers are:

France dial-in : +33 1 70 99 32 08 code 948756
UK dial-in : +44 20 71 62 00 77 code 948756
US dial-in : +1 334 323 6201 code 948756


The conference (audio and webcast) and the presentation will also be available on our website.

Forthcoming event

February 19, 2015 Full year 2014 results

Contacts

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

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

Sarah-Pearl Bokobza
Tel +33 (0) 6 10 86 01 72
sarah-pearl.bokobza@atos.net

Appendix

Q3 2014 revenue by Market

In € million Q3 2014 Q3 2013* % organic
Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation 752 781 -3.7%
Public & Health 568 533 +6.7%
Telcos, Media & Utilities 495 508 -2.7%
Financial Services 395 408 -3.4%
TOTAL GROUP 2,209 2,230 -0.9%

* at constant scope and exchange rates

9 months revenue by Service Line

In € Million 9M 2014 9M 2013* % organic
Managed Services 3,262 3,337 -2.2%
Consulting & Systems Integration 2,267 2,301 -1,5%
Big Data & Cyber-security 49 43 +13.9%
Total IT Services 5,579 5,681 -1.8%
Worldline 807 807 -0.0%
TOTAL GROUP 6,385 6,488 -1.6%

* at constant scope and exchange rates

9 months revenue by Business Unit

In € Million 9M 2014 9M 2013* % organic
United-Kingdom & Ireland 1,236 1,192 +3.7%
Germany 1,174 1,237 -5.1%
France 803 828 -3.0%
Benelux & The Nordics 752 819 -8.1%
Central & Eastern Europe 595 607 -2.1%
North America 439 445 -1.5%
Iberia 221 229 -3.1%
Other BUs 359 325 +10.5%
Total IT Services 5,579 5,681 -1.8%
Worldline 807 807 -0.0%
TOTAL GROUP 6,385 6,488 -1.6%

* at constant scope and exchange rates

9 months revenue by Market

In € million 9M 2014 9M 2013* % organic
Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation 2,193 2,282 -3.9%
Public & Health 1,579 1,501 +5.2%
Telcos, Media & Utilities 1,431 1,504 -4.9%
Financial Services 1,183 1,200 -1.4%
TOTAL GROUP 6,385 6,488 -1.6%

* at constant scope and exchange rates

About Atos


Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a digital services leader 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 & 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 2013 Reference Document filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) on April 2, 2014 under the registration number: D14-0272 and its update filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) on August 5, 2014 under the registration number: D.14-0272-A01.

Business Units include Germany, France, United-Kingdom & Ireland, Benelux & The Nordics (BTN: The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and Estonia), Worldline, Central & Eastern Europe (CEE: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland and Turkey), North America (USA and Canada), Iberia (Spain, Portugal, and Andorra), and Other Business Units including Major Events, Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Uruguay), Asia-Pacific (Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand), 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), and Cloud & Enterprise Software.

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


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 leader in digital services, today announces its revenue for the third quarter of 2014. Revenue was € 2,209 million, up +5.9% year-on-year and down -0.9% organically compared to the third quarter of 2013. Order entry was € 2,222 million, representing a book to bill ratio* of 101%.

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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.