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Atos encourages more females to secure IT career

Press Releases   •   Jan 06, 2015 09:09 GMT

6 January, 2015

Atos, an international leader in digital services, is encouraging talented female undergraduates to consider a career in IT in order to address the gender gap within the profession.

The ‘IT Meets High Tea’ event, part of The Prince’s Trust Million Makers Challenge, took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Birmingham and gave female undergraduates from several UK universities including Nottingham, Birmingham, Aston, Brunel, Warwick, Loughborough and Durham studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects and interested in a career within the technology industry the chance to meet and engage with prospective IT employers including representatives from Atos.

The event kicked off with a career fair, where students could visit stalls from each of the participating employers and find out more about the company and their graduate schemes. Each company then ran workshops which provided students with tips and advice on what they need to do to pursue a successful career in IT as well at advice on how to secure a job with workshops on personal brand and presentation skills.

Ursula Morgenstern, CEO of Atos UK & Ireland, was the keynote speaker and gave a speech on why driving more women to consider a career in IT is important for the industry.

Ursula said: “We have a national shortage of women taking up roles in the technology industry subjects. We need to tackle this because women in a digital business world makes absolute business sense.

“Digital is now about communicating to people and customers and in order to do that effectively you have to be able to understand a diverse customer group. This is why diversity is a huge enabler of business and drives innovation, value and productivity. I would urge young women to look closely and consider carefully a career in technology.

”I’m really proud to be supporting The Prince’s Trust in helping young people realise their potential in STEM and encouraging more young women to take a closer look at the industry.”

Atos employs over 100 graduates per year and around a third of these are women. The company has tasked a group of female graduates to come up with ideas as to how more young women could be attracted to apply to Atos and their recommendations will be rolled into the graduate recruitment drive this year.

The ‘IT Meets High Tea’ event was created by The Atos Million Makers Team 2014 who ran the event as part of The Prince’s Trust corporate fundraising competition that challenges companies to come up with creative ideas to help make a difference to the lives of young people in the UK.

Sukie Gakhal who attended the event on behalf of The Prince’s Trust alongside Young Ambassador Zoe said: “The team from Atos embodied the spirit of the Million Makers competition in their innovative event, ‘IT Meets High Tea’. Prince’s Trust Young Ambassador Zoe spoke to the attendees about her own journey with The Trust and how she built confidence to gain employment in the Technology sector after attending the Team programme. A fantastic day which nurtured the ambitions of talented young women as well as raised valuable funds for The Prince’s Trust.”

Employers including Zayo, KPMG, Cap Gemini and GSK attended and held careers stalls and workshops that allowed students to find out more about the career opportunities available in IT whilst giving employers the chance to convince students of the benefits of starting their career in digital services.

About The Prince’s Trust

Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. It supports 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. Many of the young people helped by The Prince’s Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or they have been in trouble with the law. The Trust’s programmes give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work. Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training. The Prince of Wales’s charity has helped 750,000 young people since 1976 and supports over 100 more each day. Further information about The Prince’s Trust is available at princes-trust.org.uk / 0800 842 842 / facebook.com/princestrust / Twitter: @PrincesTrust

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

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Atos to enhance its global leadership in digital services

Press Releases   •   Dec 18, 2014 09:47 GMT

Atos to acquire Xerox IT outsourcing operations
Atos and Xerox to enter into a worldwide strategic collaboration

  • Atos would acquire Xerox’s IT Outsourcing (ITO) business to almost triple its size in the US which would represent its largest operating geography
  • Atos would become one of Xerox’s primary IT services providers and Xerox’s Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Document Outsourcing clients would gain access to Atos’ global IT Services capabilities
  • Global cash consideration for the transaction represents €840 million plus additional consideration of €40 million subject to the occurrence of certain events prior to closing
  • Atos and Xerox to enter in a worldwide strategic collaboration to team up in joint innovation projects and to jointly go to market in order to maximize opportunities in IT services for Atos and in BPO for Xerox in Europe and North America
  • Substantial benefits expected from the transaction, in terms of cross selling opportunities, growth acceleration through the collaboration with Xerox, and cost efficiencies across the combined organization
  • Transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015 and to be accretive on Atos’ EPS by 10% as early as the first year

Bezons, December 18, 2014

Atos, an international leader in digital services, announces its intention to enter a worldwide strategic collaboration in IT Services and BPO with Xerox, a global business services, technology, and document management company.

Atos would acquire Xerox’s Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO) business for a cash consideration US$ 950 million (translating into €760 million) plus $100 million (i.e. €80 million) representing the estimated present value of future tax benefits to Atos, and an additional consideration of $50 million (i.e. €40 million) subject to the condition of certain assets at closing. The consideration is on a cash free / debt free basis.

With estimated 2014 revenue of $1.5 billion and 8% operating margin rate, Xerox ITO business employs approximately 9,800 employees in 45 countries of which 4,500 are located in the US and more than 3,800 are in global delivery countries such as India, the Philippines, and Mexico. The Xerox ITO business is led by a strong and experienced management team which would reinforce Atos’ talent pool in the US.

As part of the collaboration, Atos would provide IT services to Xerox and become one of its primary IT services suppliers. Atos would add Xerox’s existing ITO clients comprising blue chip companies in the US to its customer base in order to accompany them on their digital transformation journey.

Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos, said: “Increasing our position in the US is a major step in the completion of our three year strategic plan and responds to a strong demand from our global customers. This intended transaction would allow us to strengthen our footprint in the US market which is an early adopter of high growth innovative technologies and to access a pool of talented and highly skilled technologists. At Atos we are all excited to welcome soon our 9,800 new colleagues who would be part of a leader fully dedicated to the most advanced IT Services.

Xerox, with its US and European roots, is an ideal partner to support Atos’ ambition in its development in the US market. It allows Atos to move from its European foothold to a global leading position, in the top 5 IT Services player in the world. The two companies already have a successful long-standing commercial relationship. The strategic collaboration that we set up today makes me very confident in the value creation for our customers and shareholders.”

For Atos, the intended transaction represents a new step in its development. It would strengthen its worldwide position as a leading digital services company with pro forma revenue of €11 billion and further anchor its global leadership position in managed services with annual revenue over €6 billion with reinforced Atos offerings in infrastructure outsourcing and workplace services.

A worldwide strategic collaboration between Atos and Xerox

Atos and Xerox would enter into a worldwide strategic collaboration under which both companies would team up on joint innovation projects and would jointly go to market in order to maximize IT services opportunities for Atos and BPO opportunities for Xerox in Europe and North America. The aim of the collaboration is to accelerate growth and innovation, to generate incremental beneficial business for both companies and to better serve their customers both in the US and in Europe.

As part of this worldwide collaboration, Atos would take over the operation of the IT infrastructure services currently delivered by Xerox ITO to Xerox.

Atos would also supply IT Services on Xerox BPO and Document Outsourcing opportunities in Europe and in North America.

In order to cement the collaboration, a specific governance structure would be set up and co-chaired by both companies Chairmen and CEOs, Ursula Burns and Thierry Breton. Quarterly steering committees at CEO and operational levels would take place in order to maximize the cross benefits of the collaboration and to coordinate innovative initiatives.

An enhanced US presence and global player footprint for Atos

With more than 90% of Xerox ITO revenue deriving from the US market, Atos would almost triple its revenue in the US from €0.6 billion to €1.7 billion (on a 2013 pro forma basis), exceeding one of its “2016 Ambition” objectives to double its revenue in the US, the largest IT services market in the world and an early adopter of high growth innovative technologies. The share of Atos’ global revenue generated in the US would increase from 6% to 17% which will ensure access a pool of talented and highly skilled technologists thanks to a better visibility.

As a result of the acquisition, Atos would benefit from a more balanced geographic exposure with revenue exceeding €1.5 billion per year in five geographies (the UK, North America, Germany, Benelux and France). Atos would have the ability to offer its European and US clients the necessary presence to better support their needs anywhere in the world and a highly complementary portfolio of services and cutting-edge technologies, particularly in Cloud, Big Data, Cyber-security, and in High Power Computing needed to handle the massive volumes of data generated in the digital world.

An enlarged client base generating new revenue opportunities

Xerox ITO would bring longstanding relationships with approximately 300 clients in the US, comprising multi-year contracts with blue chip companies. This includes strong positions in attractive verticals such as Retail and Healthcare.

The intended acquisition would represent a unique opportunity for Atos to expand and reinforce its customer base worldwide by introducing additional services both to the Xerox ITO US client base and to the European subsidiaries of those US clients.

Atos would also benefit from Right of First Offer / First Negotiation on specific business opportunities with Xerox.

The combined effect of cross-selling opportunities and the collaboration with Xerox is expected to deliver incremental sales to the enlarged perimeter in excess of $100 million within three years, accelerating Atos’ growth trajectory in North America.

Strong value creation potential and attractive financial profile

The combination is expected to unlock significant value through operating efficiencies of Xerox ITO business as several levels of cost synergies were identified during the due diligence process.

The cost synergy potential is estimated to be $35 million (€28 million) per year on a run-rate basis by 2017, resulting from the roll-out of Atos’ business model and KPIs to Xerox ITO operations together with productivity gains through lean management and additional savings in SG&A and procurement.

These cost synergies are backed by proven integration and transformation programs successfully used in the integration of SIS and that are currently being for the Bull integration.

As Xerox’s ITO division is part of Xerox Services, the business needs to be carved-out. The envisaged structure of the transaction is the following:

  • Share deals in the US after carve-out of Xerox ITO assets (4,500 headcount)
  • Share deals in India, Philippines and Mexico after carve-out of Xerox ITO assets (3,800 headcount)
  • Share deals in UK and Germany (570 headcount)
  • Asset deals in other jurisdictions, all of them representing a small portion of the business

The acquisition is realized under the “deemed asset sale” tax regime in the US, resulting in future tax savings over the next 15 years with a net present value estimated at €80 million, paid to Xerox at closing.

The transaction is expected to be accretive by 10% as early as the first year and would preserve the solid financial structure and the flexibility for Atos to further implement its development strategy.

Contemplated timetable

The intended transaction which has received the unanimous support from both the Atos’ and the Xerox’s Boards of Directors, is subject to customary closing conditions, completion of the carve-out of Xerox ITO, regulatory and antitrust approvals, and consultation with the relevant employee representative bodies.

The intended transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015.

Analysts and investors conference call

On Friday December 19, 2014, Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos, together with Charles Dehelly, Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Global Operations and Michel-Alain Proch Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will hold an Analyst and Investor conference call in English for media starting at 8:00 am (CET - Paris).

The audio conference numbers are:

  • France dial-in: +33 1 70 99 32 09 code 950419#
  • UK dial-in: +44 207 1312 711 code 950419#
  • US dial-in: +1 646 461 1757 code 950419#

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

Press and Media conference and call

On Friday December 19, 2014, Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos, together with Ursula Burns, Chairman and CEO of Xerox will hold a press conference in English for media starting at 13:30 pm (CET - Paris) / 07:30 am (EDT – New-York).

The audio conference numbers are:

  • France dial-in: +33 1 70 99 32 09 code 950442#
  • UK dial-in: +44 207 1312 711 code 950442#
  • US dial-in: +1 646 461 1757 code 950442#

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

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

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Atos to acquire Xerox’s Information Technology Outsourcing business

Press Releases   •   Dec 18, 2014 09:44 GMT

Complementary portfolios will support new levels of strategic collaboration between Atos and Xerox

  • Atos would acquire Xerox’s ITO business to nearly triple its size in the US which would represent its largest operating geography. Atos would become one of Xerox’s primary IT services providers
  • Cash consideration for the transaction is $1.05 billion prior to closing adjustments, with additional consideration of $50 million subject to the condition of certain assets at closing
  • The transaction enables Xerox to increase its focus on its BPO and document outsourcing businesses within its Services segment

Bezons and Norwalk, December 18, 2014

Atos (EURONEXT PARIS:ATO), an international leader in digital services, and Xerox (NYSE:XRX), a global business services, technology, and document management company, today announced their intention for Atos to purchase Xerox’s ITO business for $1.05 billion and become a primary IT services provider for Xerox. Additionally, this transaction will enable new levels of collaboration in client situations and innovative solutions leveraging Atos’ world-class ITO capabilities and highlighting Xerox’s BPO and document outsourcing expertise.

As part of this transaction, Atos will add Xerox’s blue-chip ITO clients to its portfolio in order to accompany them on their digital journey. With estimated 2014 revenue of $1.5 billion, Xerox’s ITO business employs approximately 9,800 ITO employees in 45 countries, with 4,500 in the U.S. and more than 3,800 in global delivery countries such as India, the Philippines and Mexico. The Xerox ITO leadership team will also join Atos. Xerox’s existing ITO clients will gain access to Atos’ global IT services capabilities and a broad range of cutting-edge services.

Also under the terms of this transaction, Atos will provide IT services to Xerox.

Atos and Xerox have established a working relationship spanning several years. For example, Atos has relied on Xerox for managed print, human resource and financial services. Xerox currently uses Atos for ITO work in Europe.

“Atos is a company with whom we’ve had a long relationship in several capacities. Selling the ITO business to Atos gives our clients around the globe an expanded, world-class suite of IT capabilities that complement Xerox’s industry leading BPO and document outsourcing solutions.” said Ursula Burns, Xerox’s chairman and CEO. “This transaction is another step in our ongoing portfolio management strategy and increases our focus on those areas where we can deliver the most value and expertise to our clients”.

Acquiring Xerox’s ITO business provides Atos with a broader geographic footprint and the ability to support the needs of its European and U.S. clients anywhere in the world. This adds breadth to its already deep services portfolio and leading technologies, particularly in Cloud, Big Data, Cyber-security, and in High Power Computing.

Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos, said: “Increasing our position in the US is a major step in the completion of our three year strategic plan and responds to a strong demand from our global customers. This transaction will allow us to strengthen our footprint in the U.S. market which is an early adopter of high growth innovative technologies and to access a pool of talented and highly skilled technologists. At Atos we are all excited to welcome soon our 9,800 new colleagues who will be part of a leader fully dedicated to the most advanced IT Services.

“The two companies already have a successful long-standing commercial relationship. This provides both companies the opportunity to take full benefit of this strategic collaboration and it makes me very confident in our ability to generate value for our customers and shareholders.”

The intended transaction which has received the unanimous support of both the Atos’ and Xerox’s Boards of Directors, is subject to customary closing conditions, regulatory and antitrust approvals, and consultation when relevant with employee representative bodies. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2015.

Analysts and investors conference call

On Friday December 19, 2014, Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos, together with Charles Dehelly, Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Global Operations and Michel-Alain Proch Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will hold an Analyst and Investor conference call in English for media starting at 8:00 am (CET - Paris).

The audio conference numbers are:

France dial-in: +33 1 70 99 32 09 code 950419#
UK dial-in: +44 207 1312 711 code 950419#
US dial-in: +1 646 461 1757 code 950419#


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

Press and Media conference and callOn Friday December 19, 2014, Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos, together with Ursula Burns, Chairman and CEO of Xerox will hold a press conference in English for media starting at 13:30 pm (CET - Paris) / 07:30 am (EDT – New-York).

The audio conference numbers are:
France dial-in: +33 1 70 99 32 09 code 950442#
UK dial-in: +44 207 1312 711 code 950442#
US dial-in: +1 646 461 1757 code 950419#

The conference (audio and webcast) and the presentation will also be available on our website and in the Media section and xerox.com/news.

Contacts

Atos
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

Xerox
Investor Relations:

Jennifer Horsley
Tel 203 849 2656
jennifer.horsley@xerox.com

Troy Anderson
Tel 203 849 2672
troy.anderson@xerox.com

Press:
Karen Arena
Tel 203 849 5521
karen.arena@xerox.com

Carl Langsenkamp
Tel 585 423-5782
carl.langsenkamp@xerox.com

About Xerox

Xerox is a global business services, technology and document management company helping organizations transform the way they manage their business processes and information. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., we have more than 140,000 Xerox employees and do business in more than 180 countries. Together, we provide business process services, printing equipment, hardware and software technology for managing information - from data to documents. Learn more at www.Xerox.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 (EURONEXT PARIS:ATO), an international leader in digital services, and Xerox (NYSE:XRX), a global business services, technology, and document management company, today announced their intention for Atos to purchase Xerox’s ITO business for $1.05 billion and become a primary IT services provider for Xerox.

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Atos supports Linedata with its virtualization trajectory and the implementation of its private Cloud

Press Releases   •   Dec 18, 2014 08:40 GMT

Transforming the IT environment in order to provide Linedata customers with a scalable business model and with services more efficient, secure and responsive

Paris, 18 December 2014

Working closely with Canopy, its Cloud subsidiary, Atos, an international leader in digital services, has signed a new 5 year contract with Linedata, a global solutions provider dedicated to the Investment Management and the Credit community. Linedata is to continue working with Atos, which has been one of its main IT partners for more than 10 years, by entrusting it with its transformation trajectory and the virtualization of its new SaaS (Software as a Service) package based on the Linedata Chorus solution, an integrated, modular and international software package which meets the requirements of the asset management industry as a whole.

Thanks to the Chorus Asset Management virtualized environment, Linedata customers (Institutional, Collective and Alternative funds) will be able to enjoy new more efficient, secure and more responsive services.

"We chose Atos, because it is recognized by the market as a standard setter in major transformation and outsourcing projects*, and for its expertise in Cloud Computing and Virtualization, as well as for its ability to assist in our international development, thanks to its global reach. Atos provides quality services on-time and on-budget. We intend to continue with this partnership in which Atos will play the vital role of developing even further our information systems which are one of the key ways for us to remain competitive in the market place. We have built up a relationship based on trust which is conducive to the expansion of our business and to the success of the services that we provide to our customers, with whom Atos is known for its professionalism," says Thierry Soret, Linedata Managing Director Southern Europe for asset management, savings and insurance.

"Along with EMC/VMware and Dell, Atos has provided assistance to Linedata since the design phase of the transformation project. We appreciate having been given this opportunity to provide our expertise in managed services and virtualization to Linedata as part of our continued business and technology partnership. Atos has demonstrated its ability to implement the Cloud dedicated to the Chorus application, by capitalising on the expertise and comprehensive solutions portfolio provided by Canopy, the Atos Cloud, as well as the quality of its partner network. The new solution fosters IT reactivity whilst reducing operating and energy costs", adds Laurent Barbet, SVP Head of Managed Services Atos France.

Outsourcing activities, for which Atos is the European leader, are managed by more than 28,000 members of staff and represent more than €4 billion in turnover. Atos ensures information management for more than 140,000 servers, of which the virtualisation rate is already almost 40%.

* Atos is ranked among the Gartner ‘Magic Quadrant Leaders' for the outsourcing of data centres and on-demand infrastructure services in Europe as well as for outsourced services to end users in Europe. Studies published in July 2014.

Contact Presse :

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

Working closely with Canopy, its Cloud subsidiary, Atos, an international leader in digital services, has signed a new 5 year contract with Linedata, a global solutions provider dedicated to the Investment Management and the Credit community.

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Canopy joins Cloud Foundry Foundation, offers free trial of Canopy Cloud Fabric

Press Releases   •   Dec 09, 2014 08:59 GMT

Accelerates adoption of PaaS with managed cloud service delivering enterprise-class security, privacy and service requirements

London, 9th December 2014

Canopy, the Atos cloud powered by EMC and VMware, today announces that it has joined the newly formed Cloud Foundry Foundation with a specific focus on helping enterprises to accelerate time to market for their next generation social, mobile, and big data/analytics applications delivered in the cloud. A free trial of the Canopy Cloud Fabric managed cloud service allows organisations to evaluate the power of Cloud Foundry without the pain of having to download, install, configure and maintain it themselves.

Canopy is pleased to join the Cloud Foundry Foundation to help establish and sustain Cloud Foundry as the global industry standard Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) open source technology. As an established enterprise cloud service provider and broker, Canopy brings a wealth of expertise in meeting the stringent security, privacy and compliance requirements of some of the largest organisations in the world.

Canopy Cloud Fabric takes Pivotal CF – the leading enterprise distribution of Cloud Foundry – and delivers it as a managed cloud service. This means that organisations can immediately focus their developers on consuming the value of the PaaS rather than be distracted by having to learn how to download, install, configure, maintain and support the PaaS environment themselves.

Canopy further extends the solution to meet enterprise requirements with additional value-add capabilities:

  • Choice of locations around the world to meet data locality/sovereignty requirements
  • Choice of hosting arrangements, including the option to host your own dedicated private PaaS in your own datacentre
  • Range of application services provided and managed by Canopy, including the option to host services locally to your application to remove network latency issues
  • Consulting, customisation and developer services to customise the solution to meet the specific needs of your organization
  • All of the above managed and supported by Canopy with rock solid enterprise class service levels

Free Trial of Canopy Cloud Fabric


Since PaaS is relatively new to many organisations, the best way to realize the benefits is to have the opportunity to use a PaaS without having to make significant investments in time or money. To celebrate the formal creation of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, Canopy is offering a free trial through which qualifying organizations can test drive the Canopy Cloud Fabric service with no charge for a limited time. Click here to apply (terms and conditions apply, Canopy reserves the right to accept or reject applications at its sole discretion).

Darren Ratcliffe, Senior Vice President PaaS, Canopy said: “Cloud Foundry is set to become the defacto standard for PaaS. Canopy is excited about the opportunity to work with the Cloud Foundry Foundation to accelerate the adoption of PaaS in the enterprise.”

Leo Spiegel, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Pivotal said: “We are pleased to welcome Canopy as a contributing member of the Cloud Foundry Foundation. Attracting enterprise players of this calibre to our thriving ecosystem is vital to achieving our mission of establishing and sustaining Cloud Foundry as the global industry standard PaaS.”

About Canopy


Canopy, the Atos cloud powered by EMC² 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 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

Canopy, the Atos cloud powered by EMC and VMware, today announces that it has joined the newly formed Cloud Foundry Foundation with a specific focus on helping enterprises to accelerate time to market for their next generation social, mobile, and big data/analytics applications delivered in the cloud.

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Atos and CA Technologies Partner to help organisations embrace the Application Economy

Press Releases   •   Dec 08, 2014 08:43 GMT

Developers, testers and performance engineering teams can work in parallel for faster delivery, higher application quality and reliability

New York and Paris, 8 December 2014

Atos, an international leader in digital services, and CA Technologies, join forces to enable their customers to fully embrace the opportunities that the application economy* presents, with the launch of a new and innovative Service Virtualization and Agile Testing Center of Excellence (COE). The new end-to-end “Agile Testing” approach allows developers, testers and performance engineering teams to work in parallel for faster delivery, higher application quality and reliability.

“Today, in the application economy, all companies face tremendous pressure to deliver higher quality applications faster at lower cost than ever before. This is why Atos has chosen the CA Service Virtualization solution to help customers reduce time-to-market, lower infrastructure costs, mitigate contention for labs and deliver better overall application quality. Our approach enables Atos and CA customers to “shift quality left” in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)”, said Francis Meston, Executive Vice President Global Consulting and Systems Integration at Atos.

The new Service Virtualization and Agile Testing Centers of Excellence (COE) are designed to nurture specialized talent and drive research, whilst facilitating best practices and solution accelerators in these areas. Service Virtualization is a critical component addressing DevOps challenges.

“Every business is becoming a software business as applications are often the face of the organisation, so both quality and speed are vital in the application economy” said Eric Grotefeld, Senior Vice President Solution Sales, Application Delivery, CA Technologies. “A recent survey [1] revealed that 94% of business executives face increased pressure to release applications more quickly. Our joint customers can benefit greatly from our global partnerships to gain new competitive advantage in a world powered by applications”.

“Atos and CA Technologies joint focus is to bring to market a new end-to-end ‘Agile Testing’ approach that allows developers, testers and performance teams to work in parallel for faster delivery and higher application quality and reliability. These attributes are fundamental requirements for our customers and prospects to seize the opportunities created by the application economy” concluded Francis Meston at Atos

*We live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world where company’s customers are far more likely to experience their brand and interact with an enterprise through a software application than a live person. To thrive in this new reality, developing and delivering superior user experiences that engage customers and staff is now the ultimate priority. And all of it is enabled by software.

About CA Technologies

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate – across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at www.ca.com.

Press Contacts:

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

CA Technologies
Patrice Taurel
+33 6 20 22 12 26
Patrice.Taurel@ca.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 CA Technologies, join forces to enable their customers to fully embrace the opportunities that the application economy* presents, with the launch of a new and innovative Service Virtualization and Agile Testing Center of Excellence (COE).

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Atos focuses its mainframe expertise in high-performance data center in Frankfurt

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2014 10:11 GMT

Munich, 03 December 2014

Atos, an international leader in digital services, moves to a new high-performance data center in Frankfurt am Main to serve its European and US American mainframe customers. With a total computing power of over 50,000 MIPS the European Mainframe Hub (EMH) is among the largest mainframe data centers in Europe.

“Combining our international mainframe expertise in one location provides cost advantages for our customers,” says Winfried Holz, CEO of Atos in Germany. “We also underline our position as a leading European company that offers its clients long-term secure, fast and stable international data connections."

The EMH provides the latest generation of IBM mainframe processors for Atos customers. The data center thus enables standard and new innovative mainframe tasks such as data and transaction processing taking into account specific security guidelines, as required for example for Data Analytics. The dual data center consists of two independent and spatially separated locations. The data from the mainframe environment is mirrored across both data center locations. The datacenters of the EMH fulfill the international standards of Tier 3 of the Uptime Institute, which requires that both elements run parallel and serve as mutual backup data center (active-active approach). Some elements are even certified with Tier 4. The centers are also housed in special buildings with numerous dedicated security measures. The dual data centers meet, in addition to numerous other certifications, the certification according to ISO 27001 and PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) and is also compliant with the requirements of the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik).

Next to its central position within Germany, the location of Frankfurt am Main also offers the proximity to the international internet exchange DE-CIX, the world's largest Internet node, which is located in Frankfurt as well. This offers best international network connectivity.

Atos is convinced that due to security, scalability and speed, the mainframe technology will maintain its important role in the processing of business-critical data in the future. With the expansion of the EMH Atos demonstrates that it will offer these services in the long term and align them according to current developments. The move of the EMH to Frankfurt is also a central component of the global Atos mainframe strategy: By bundling at competence centers customers should benefit from the latest technologies faster. The move also supports the Ambition 2016, which aims at expanding the leadership of Atos in the managed services sector.

For more information, contact:

Stefan Pieper,
+49 178 4686875,
Stefan.pieper@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, an international leader in digital services, moves to a new high-performance data center in Frankfurt am Main to serve its European and US American mainframe customers. With a total computing power of over 50,000 MIPS the European Mainframe Hub (EMH) is among the largest mainframe data centers in Europe.

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Canopy achieves Cisco® Cloud Master Service Provider (CMSP) Certification

Press Releases   •   Dec 02, 2014 09:57 GMT

Paris, December 2, 2014

Canopy, the Atos cloud powered by EMC and VMware, announced today that it has achieved the Cisco® Master Service Provider Certification for cloud and managed services. This certification recognizes Canopy as having the capabilities to sell and deliver cloud and managed services to help accelerate time to market and time to revenue. Additionally, the certification rewards partners for their expertise and investments for creating, selling and delivering cloud and managed services with financial incentives and go-to-market benefits in all countries of legal presence.

“Achieving the Cisco Master Service Provider certification is an important step for our customers as it provides an external guarantee of the robustness of our Enterprise cloud solutions,” said Jacques Pommeraud, Canopy CEO. “As the European leader in cloud computing we have built our reputation on trust, security, and enterprise-grade designs. Taking this step further in our partnership with Cisco means bringing more innovation, vision and value to our customers around the globe.”

The Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification is part of the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program, focused on helping partners such as Canopy to envision, build, market, and sell cloud and managed services with business acceleration tools and services, sales training and the Cisco Cloud Marketplace to address the varied needs of its customers.

As a Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certified Partner, Canopy will offer at least one Cisco Powered service, built on the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework, and provide basic management capabilities that support Cisco technologies.

In addition, Canopy has achieved Cisco Powered services designations in Cisco Powered Cloud (IaaS)

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
Email: 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

Canopy, the Atos cloud powered by EMC and VMware, announced today that it has achieved the Cisco® Master Service Provider Certification for cloud and managed services. This certification recognizes Canopy as having the capabilities to sell and deliver cloud and managed services to help accelerate time to market and time to revenue.

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TORONTO 2015 Games Venue in Markham Officially Opens

Press Releases   •   Nov 23, 2014 07:32 GMT

Atos Markham Pan Am/Parapan Am Centre to host badminton, water polo and table tennis competitions

MARKHAM, ON November 23, 2014

One of biggest pool parties in Markham’s history helped kick off the official opening today of the Atos Markham Pan Am/Parapan Am Centre, the home of badminton, table tennis and water polo competitions next summer during the Games.

The $78.5-million multi-purpose centre, which recently hosted its first international badminton competition, is located in the city’s developing downtown core and was jointly funded by the Government of Canada and the City of Markham.

“Markham is a city that has truly embraced the spirit of the 2015 Games. Not only have residents signed up by the hundreds to volunteer, Markham is now home to one of the newest and best athletic facilities in Ontario and Canada — one that will serve the residents of this community for decades to come,” said Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015).

“Already, we’ve heard rave reviews from top athletes when they competed here at the 2014 Pan American Badminton Championships,” he said. “This means Markham is ready for prime time at the Games!”

Top water polo athletes will go for Pan Am glory — and an Olympic qualifying berth for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games — in the 10-lane, 50-metre Olympic-sized swimming pool on July 7–9 and 11–15.

Both the men’s and women’s American teams are the reigning Pan Am champions in the pool, but Canada and Brazil are also ranked within the world’s top 20 teams, winning silver and bronze, respectively, at the Guadalajara 2011 Pan Am Games.

“This remarkable facility will not only be a focal point of activity during the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, but will also serve this community for many years to come,” said the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport). “As 2015 has been declared the Year of Sport in Canada, our Government is especially proud to support these Games. We look forward to welcoming the athletes, coaches and visitors to Canada next summer.”

The Centre’s field house boasts a triple gymnasium with 12.5-metre-high ceilings that meet international badminton, volleyball and other sport height requirements for an ideal field of play.

Top badminton players like Canada’s Michelle Li — a two-time Pan Am champion and Commonwealth Games gold medallist who has already tasted victory on her home court in Markham — will do battle in the field house from July 11 to 16, followed by the table tennis players on July 19 to 25.

In 2011, Canada also scored a Pan Am gold in table tennis when Mo Zhang triumphed in the women’s singles.

“Thanks to the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, Ontario is better able to serve our communities and our athletes with incredible world-class facilities like the Atos Markham Pan Am/Parapan Am Centre,” said Michael Coteau, Minister Responsible for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. “It’s a wonderful legacy for the community, both in terms of public recreation and in attracting top sport tourism events to Markham, like the recent Pan American Badminton Championships.”

Tickets for water polo, badminton and table tennis in Markham cost $20 to $45 each and will go back on sale on a first-come, first-served basis at TORONTO2015.org/tickets on Monday, December 8.

In August, the Centre will also host the best table tennis players at the 2015 Parapan Am Games. In 2011, para-athlete Ian Kent won gold in men’s singles and silver with his partner Masoud Mojtahed in the men’s team competition. Stephanie Chan also took silver in the women’s singles. Brazil and the USA are top contenders in the sport, and the action promises to be fierce on the table next summer.

Parapan Am tickets will go on sale in spring 2015.

“Markham is beyond excited to officially open the doors of the Atos Markham Pan Am/Parapan Am Centre and welcome the community and the world to our city,” said Markham Mayor, Frank Scarpitti. “We want everyone to know that not only are we ready for the Games in the bricks-and-mortar sense, we’re also ready to celebrate and showcase what Markham has to offer next summer.”

“As premier partner for TORONTO 2015, we are proud to be the named sponsor of the Atos Markham Pan Am/Parapan Am Centre,” said Holger Kormann, chief executive officer of Atos in Canada. “As an international leader in digital services and a longtime Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner, we’re excited to play a role in the welcoming Games spirit of Markham next summer.”

About TO2015


The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) is tasked with managing and delivering the Games. It is working to bring some of the world’s best athletes and artists to the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, giving Ontarians a unique chance to be part of the action, and making the region a hub for sport.

The TORONTO 2015 Games are funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, as well as Lead Partner CIBC and other partners and sponsors.

The TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games will take place July 10–26 and the Parapan American Games August 7–15.

For more information about the Games, please visit TORONTO2015.org.

For more information, please contact:


Teddy Katz
Director, media relations and chief spokesperson, TO2015
416.957.2117
teddy.katz@toronto2015.org

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

One of biggest pool parties in Markham’s history helped kick off the official opening today of the Atos Markham Pan Am/Parapan Am Centre, the home of badminton, table tennis and water polo competitions next summer during the Games.

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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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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.