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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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Evonik awards new Collaboration Cloud Services contract to Atos

Press Releases   •   Mar 24, 2015 08:48 GMT

Atos will support Evonik through the major transformation of its communication and collaboration tools for employees

Munich, 24 March, 2015

Evonik, a global specialty chemicals company, has awarded a new contract to Atos to support the major transformation of its IT communication and collaboration systems for employees.

Under the contract, Canopy, the Atos Cloud, will implement and run a private cloud solution to create a fully cloud enabled platform providing collaboration and communication applications in a pay for usage model. The Canopy “A3C” solution based on Microsoft technology enables Evonik to make use of the newest collaboration software, now and in the future. Evonik will also be able to adapt this environment as business needs change without need for investment in assets.

The new Unified Communication & Collaboration environment replaces the actual Lotus Notes environment. The “A3C” solution includes the Microsoft applications for Lync, SharePoint and Exchange and will be operated in a private cloud for Evonik. Atos will manage the migration to the cloud and the operations of the private cloud environment.

”With the Atos “A3C” solution, we will have a powerful, progressive and reliable collaboration solution for our everyday work”, said Dr. Bettina Uhlich, CIO at Evonik Industries AG. ”We are convinced of the benefits of a private cloud which provides flexible capabilities combined with high European data protection standards. We have chosen Atos for its high quality solution and cost effectiveness. We also were particularly pleased about the excellent collaboration between the Evonik and Atos teams”.

“Our long-term cooperation with Evonik Industries AG is now heading into a new dimension,” says Martin Wibbe, VP and COO of Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation services at Atos. “ As Europe's largest provider of cloud services we offer cost-effective and flexible performance for the benefit of Evonik. We are exited that Evonik has taken its first strategic step into the cloud with us.”

About Canopy


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

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is 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

Evonik, a global specialty chemicals company, has awarded a new contract to Atos to support the major transformation of its IT communication and collaboration systems for employees.

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Atos begins search for 100 apprentices this year

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2015 05:11 GMT

Apprentices offered permanent positions from day one

London, 12 March 2015

Atos, a leader in digital services, has today reaffirmed its commitment to increasing apprenticeship opportunities for over 17s each of whom will be offered a permanent position with the company from day one.

The company is now actively recruiting around 100 new ICT apprentices each year, aged between 17-24 years old. Apprentices will be sourced from numerous locations across the Midlands, South East, North West, North East and London with Atos actively approaching schools and colleges in their local business areas with details of the scheme.

Commenting on the apprenticeship scheme, Ursula Morgenstern, CEO Atos UK&I said: “Our apprenticeship programme gives bright and motivated 17-24 year olds an opportunity to get on the career ladder with a global company, working on exciting and varied projects. Our apprentices have had an incredibly important impact on our business providing the teams they join with a fresh perspective from a generation who are digital natives.”

The Atos Apprenticeship Scheme was first introduced in 2010 in response to a large ICT talent gap amongst 17-24 year olds and the company has significantly grown its annual intake of apprentices since then. Atos’ programme allows apprentices to build a career in IT using formal training and development programmes and a number of recognised qualifications, offering an alternative option to the more traditional University route.

Some of the training academies offered to apprentices as part of the programme teach specialist skills in areas such as cyber security and project management. Atos will be focussing effort on bridging the gender gap between the apprentices who apply this year by trying to encourage more women to join the organisation by being clear about the different roles on offer across the organisation.

Jane Williams, Atos HR director, said, “We are searching for the best and brightest apprentices to join our team. Although our scheme is relatively new we have been proactive in contacting schools in our local business areas, offering workshops and talks from our employees to teach young people about potential careers in technology. We are really excited to get new talent on board each year. At the moment we get a lot more applications from young men than women, it would be good to see more young women apply”

Laura Beaumont, an Atos Advanced Lever User Application Management Apprentice, said, “I am the only one of two female apprentices in my team, but this hasn’t put me off – everyone in the team is so supportive and encouraging, I would definitely encourage other girls to apply. I have a passion for IT, therefore chose to undertake an apprenticeship with the Atos User Application Management team in 2014. I have recognised that there are many options with an apprenticeships and have learnt a lot in my journey so far. It is a great opportunity to begin your career at a young age whilst earning a salary at the same time.”

The application process for apprenticeships at Atos will be open at the end of March, with start dates from June-October 2015.

For further information please speak to:


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

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services 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, a leader in digital services, has today reaffirmed its commitment to increasing apprenticeship opportunities for over 17s each of whom will be offered a permanent position with the company from day one.

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Atos launches the Self-Service Hadoop platform to meet the challenges of Big Data

Press Releases   •   Mar 10, 2015 04:42 GMT

Paris, 10 March 2015

Atos, an international leader in digital services, launches the Self-Service Hadoop software platform. It accelerates the digital transformation of enterprises by making available fast and service based, Big Data software components.

Originating from strategic innovation of the Internet industry giants, Hadoop and its ecosystem of Big Data technologies are the key to the data architectures of the next generation. They offer distributed storage and a massively scalable data processing platform with a linear price-to-performance ratio. Hadoop enables enterprises to build new types of data driven applications that are at the heart of their digital strategy.

Atos designed and developed Hadoop Self-Service platform in response to the high adoption rates of the Hadoop ecosystem and of Big Data technologies in enterprises. It is a generic software platform that standardizes the infrastructure requirements with respect to any field of application while making access easy.

With Hadoop Self-Service a Big Data application environment can be made available very rapidly and administered by the IT department. Deployment, which can be achieved with a few clicks, will automatically make available new Big Data environments to project teams, and therefore limit the need to resort to expert skills, that are difficult to find and costly, with each new project or deployment. The platform can be used to provision Hadoop working environments on a private cloud or a private data center or even a public cloud.

Hadoop Self-Service caters for the needs of both the IT department that makes available a platform and the operational departments (project & business teams) that are the end users of such a platform.

The development of Hadoop Self-Service is the result of cooperation and a strategic partnership with MAPR, the software provider of the open source platform.

« Thanks to the combination of MapR's distribution of Hadoop, which is entirely designed to meet the requirements of enterprises, and a software base for automatic deployment developed by Atos, Hadoop Self-Service enables the implementation of a Big Data platform on all types of infrastructure without the need to take their specific characteristics into account. Clearly, the solution is independent of the infrastructure. In this regard, Atos's offer is positioned above orchestrators, virtual machine monitors or physical servers and enables developers and business stakeholders to overcome systems problems» explained Jérôme Sandrini Vice-President Big Data Software and Atos Professional Services.

« Atos designed and developed a tool for automating platform components from top to bottom, in order to streamline the deployment of a Big Data platform by setting up a self-service and expandable model that integrates the areas of responsibilities of the various enterprise players: the research and development teams, the systems architects and the operations teams » explained Xavier Guerin, VP EMEA Alliances and MapR Partners.

Contact Presse :


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

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: 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, launches the Self-Service Hadoop software platform. It accelerates the digital transformation of enterprises by making available fast and service based, Big Data software components.

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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.