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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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Atos earns recognition as a John Deere “Partner-level Supplier”

Press Releases   •   Mar 10, 2015 04:40 GMT

New York, 10 March 2015

Atos, an international leader in digital services, has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2014 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating.

Atos was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Binny Samuel, Global Account Executive, and Jurgen Scheidt, Sr. Account Executive in Germany, accepted the recognition during a formal Award Banquet held on March 3rd in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Atos is an IT supplier to John Deere’s operation in the United States, delivering technology, architecture consulting and project delivery in the area of Big Data. The Atos solution enables John Deere to offer its customers not only the tractor but also value added services that support and enable precision farming, so the farmers have the information they need to run the land more efficiently while reaping greater yields. Atos also provides Channel IT optimization and Manufacturing IT solutions on SAP.

Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.

For more information, contact:


Florence Vayleux
Communications manager Atos North America
+1 (914) 733-8694
florence.vayleux@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, has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2014 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating.

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Atos announces new line of Big-Data appliances for SAP HANA® based on bullion S

Press Releases   •   Mar 04, 2015 06:25 GMT

Paris, 4 March 2015

Atos, an international leader in digital services, announces a range of Big-Data appliances for running the SAP HANA platform, based on bullion S, the latest generation of x86 servers developed by Bull.

These appliances help accelerate performance of business intelligence (BI) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions and are specifically dedicated to supporting Big-Data, in-memory applications. They are designed for real-time decision making, helping customers unlock new insights, and improve business productivity and IT efficiency.

This new range of appliances leverages the scalability of the bullion S server and the performance of EMC storage to optimize small to extra-large system landscapes running SAP HANA.

The Bull bullion S2, S4 and S8 appliances have been certified for operating SAP HANA*. Certification was achieved on bullion S2, S4 and S8 servers equipped with Intel® Xeon® E7 v2 processors and a VNX5400 unified storage system from EMC, providing outstanding flexibility, performance and cost optimization.

“EMC has been collaborating with ATOS and Bull for many years, developing innovative solutions to help our customers transform their datacenters and improve their IT performance,” said Jeremy Burton, President, Products and Marketing, EMC Corporation. “These new appliances for SAP HANA represent a step forward in the extended relationship between our companies. The combination of bullion S servers and EMC market-leading VNX unified storage solutions will help to secure the deployment of small to large scale projects involving SAP HANA.”.

These new offerings build on ATOS’s experience in successful delivery of solutions involving SAP® software. They entail end-to-end support, including infrastructure design, architecture optimization and exceptional project deliverables.

“This announcement is at the heart of our ambition to support customers in their journey towards Big Data – delivering an outstanding, agile and performant IT infrastructure,” said Pierre Barnabé, Chief Operating Officer, Big Data & Security, Atos. “With our bullion™ line of servers, we are providing a powerful offering that will help customers in their digital transformation.”

Through SAP’s program for SAP HANA tailored data center integration, customers can combine certified bullion S appliances with external storage and networking hardware from SAP partners to build their own customized deployment infrastructure for SAP HANA.

Contact Presse :


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


*The certification confirms the existence of product features in accordance with SAP certification procedures. It does not guarantee the product is error-free.

SAP, SAP HANA and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE (or an SAP affiliate company) in Germany and other countries. See http://www.sap.com/corporate-en/legal/copyright/index.epx for additional trademark information and notices.

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


Intel and Xeon are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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, announces a range of Big-Data appliances for running the SAP HANA platform, based on bullion S, the latest generation of x86 servers developed by Bull.

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Big Data: the challenge for companies and Atos’ response

Press Releases   •   Mar 03, 2015 06:23 GMT

Paris, 3rd March 2015

Atos, an international leader in digital services, sets out in Ascent Journey 2018, the impact the digital revolution will have on business between now and 2018. As partner at the Big Data Show and sponsor of the Innovation Trophy (10 and 11 March in Paris), Atos presents its response to the challenges of Big Data.

Ascent Journey 2018


In its report, Atos presents how the data life cycle is currently at the core of the digital transformation in companies and more generally in society. The way in which data is created, disseminated, analysed and processed represents both an opportunity and a challenge: Flexibility and Fragility.

Through Ascent Journey 2018, Atos shows how we are heading towards an increasingly connected world. By 2018, it is predicted that there will be 4.5 billion smartphones, 2.5 billion users on social networks and more than 25 billion connected objects. The Internet of Things and Big Data are new technological sectors which will have disruptive effects on business IT.

Big Data: the challenge for companies


The increasing strength of connected objects generates thousands of billions of pieces of information, which offers a real opportunity. To ensure the value of the data is realised, data flow must be analysed in an increasingly smart way, recovered, stored and protected.

"Big Data is the challenge for a company as a whole, across all business units and not solely for the IT department. Our mandate is clear: provide big data solutions tailored to each usage type (operational and functional departments) and to guarantee the availability of solutions ranging from infrastructure to software layers combining flexibility, security and service quality. The challenge is to ensure that users do not move to poorly managed "shadow IT [1]" alternatives and to random security," stated Arnaud Bertrand, Atos Senior Vice President for Big Data and member of the Atos scientific community.

Atos offers a complete response to these new challenges


Atos can provide complete solutions which bring together the company's internal and external data, unstructured data, data from varied sources, while providing interpretation of data mining and analysis of correlated data. Its services include consulting, model design, solution integration based on its Bull technologies ranging from supercomputers to ultra-high performance servers and the development of customised software solutions and end-to-end management of security.

"Thanks to our expertise across the entire data processing chain, from collection to viewing, and through to management, archiving, securing, data analysis and retrieval, while improving the carbon footprint of this chain of information, we are ideally positioned to achieve our ambition to be a prominent player in the field of Big Data," concludes Jean-Marie Simon, CEO France & Executive Vice President at Atos.

For more information:


Ascent Journey 2018: http://ascent.atos.net/
Salon Big Data Paris: http://www.bigdataparis.com/

Contact Presse :


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

[1] A term used to allocate developed IT and communication systems and introduce them into organisations without the approval of the IT systems department

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, sets out in Ascent Journey 2018, the impact the digital revolution will have on business between now and 2018. As partner at the Big Data Show and sponsor of the Innovation Trophy (10 and 11 March in Paris), Atos presents its response to the challenges of Big Data.

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TELEFONICA, ORANGE, ENGINEERING and ATOS join forces to push common standards for Smart Cities based on the FIWARE platform

Press Releases   •   Mar 03, 2015 06:21 GMT

The companies commit to deliver commercial offerings and provide their support to the establishment of an open source community around FIWARE.

Simple, Open, Free and standardized: enabling the new future for Smart Cities services.

Barcelona, 3 March 2015

Telefónica, Orange, Engineering and Atos have decided to join forces and announce that they will take the initiative towards creation of the FIWARE Open Source Community to foster and support the evolution of standards for Smart Cities and their spread worldwide. It is expected that the FIWARE Open Source Community will be fully operational at the end of Q2-2015.

With the enormous growth in the number of smartphones, daily life has become digital but in cities remains very similar to how it looked like 15 or 20 years ago. The integration of Internet of Things, Cloud and BigData technologies, together with the support of Open Data policies, will create the conditions for a new period of intense transformation of cities into smart cities. For Bruno Fabre, Executive Vice-President of Telcos, Media & Utilities in Atos, “the Smart City market has proven to be a slow process. The combination of open-source solutions and a new approach for business models will unlock this new opportunity for the Third Digital Revolution”.

However, the concept of “Smart City” is also under (r)evolution, since it will not just be focused on providing more efficient services, but transforming cities into digital platforms enabling the development of innovative citizen services open to all, bringing the fuel for a new economical boost, fostering growth and the creation of new jobs. The four companies strongly believe that FIWARE will be instrumental in materializing this vision. “FIWARE does not just support a more efficient management of municipal services. It brings open standards enabling to transform cities into engines of growth”, explains Marieta Rivero, Chief Deputy Commercial Officer at Telefónica. “Using FIWARE, Smart Cities can deliver the platform, combining Open Data and the APIs based on which new innovative applications can be created”, she explained.

Thanks to the open nature of FIWARE specifications, multiple FIWARE providers may emerge so that cities and application providers can avoid getting lock-in. On the other hand, decisions to choose a given FIWARE platform provider will be driven, not only based on costs, but also on trust, e.g. who will provide and operate the environment where applications and/or data will be hosted. This is particularly relevant when data (e.g. those affecting personal information) have to comply with local and/or national regulations or has to cope with some security and privacy requirements, especially if applications or data are to be hosted on the Cloud. Paolo Pandozy, CEO of Engineering, states: “Innovation for Engineering is a key success factor continuously pursued from its birth back in 1980. Tightly coupled with innovation is independence, meaning we all build our solutions taking into consideration what we consider to be the best for our customers. In this context, we see our strategic and full involvement in FIWARE. It is a set of technologies allowing us to be leaders in the market of open solutions. In addition, Openness and Innovation are critical building blocks in the fast growing domain of Smart Cities for which Engineering is providing a leading edge innovative offering”.

FIWARE standard APIs, combined with standard data models developed together with cities and application developers, will ensure portability and interoperability of smart city applications. This will allow to develop smart city applications for different cities at the same time, thus creating a market large enough to attract startups and small enterprises who will create new innovative services for citizens and businesses in urban areas. “There is an incredible opportunity for European cities to take advantage of open solutions and a wide community of developers, to quickly bring digital services and innovations to their citizens”, commented Patrice Slupowski, Vice-President of Digital Innovation, Orange.

FIWARE is an open source platform integrating a number of components making it easier to develop smart applications. It was created through a Public-Private Partnership between more than 40 organisations and the European Commission. Now the evolution of FIWARE is extending to other regions, starting with Latin America, where the same vision and ambition is shared.

For more information, contact:


Caroline Crouch
Atos
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

Telefónica, Orange, Engineering and Atos have decided to join forces and announce that they will take the initiative towards creation of the FIWARE Open Source Community to foster and support the evolution of standards for Smart Cities and their spread worldwide. It is expected that the FIWARE Open Source Community will be fully operational at the end of Q2-2015.

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SparkIndata, led by Atos, selected as a world-class R&D initiative by the French government programme called "Investments for the Future"

Press Releases   •   Mar 02, 2015 05:48 GMT

SparkIndata: The first platform that brings together different sources of environmental data to provide new services for agriculture, urban planning, security, climate, health, etc

Paris, 2 March 2015

"SparkIndata", a Cloud platform developed by an Atos led consortium of 11 partners*, was selected as one of 12 R&D projects chosen from 34 candidate projects, to be funded by the major national programme “Investments for the Future” in the "Cloud Computing & Big Data" category. Atos, an international leader in digital services, sees this as recognition of its proven innovative approach and vast expertise in Big Data and Cloud Computing through Canopy – the Atos Cloud.

"SparkIndata is one of 12 projects selected by the Commissariat-General for Investment for their high growth potential. The aim of these innovative R&D projects is to strengthen our digital activities. Cloud Computing and Big Data transform our environment profoundly and have an impact on all industrial activities and services. Mastering them is a key element of our competitiveness", comments Louis Schweitzer, High Commissioner of “Investments for the Future”.

Gilles Grapinet, Senior Executive Vice President of Atos highlights: "Atos, a key player in Cloud Computing and Big Data, is proud to be leading the SparkIndata consortium made up of parties recognised as the best in their field. SparkIndata aims to bring together in one single platform different sources of Earth observation data that are cross-referenced with geographical, oceanographic and geoscientific data, to offer a catalogue of innovative services to companies from numerous sectors of activity. We have the ambition to federate other national initiatives at European level, with the help of SparkIndata. "

Within the framework of COPERNICUS (the European Programme for the establishment of a European capacity for Earth Observation, led jointly by the EU and the ESA)**, our partners and clients have access to large storage and calculation capacity to process high volumes of data and large number of users. They benefit from high added value and real time analysis capacities, pay-per-use and consideration spread across complex ecosystems, thanks to Canopy Helix Nebula platform, made available by Atos. This Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS) was developed to meet the needs of European space agencies and is capable of managing all the peak loads thanks to its widespread infrastructure and its calculation capacity. SparkIndata will provide access to environmental data taken from satellites and sensors that enable under the earth’s surface and the ocean floors to be observed. It will also provide a development environment and the opportunity of new services for the benefit of stakeholders in downstream markets (agriculture, urban planning, security, climate, risk prevention, health...).

The explosion of the volume of data available and the development of SMACS digital technologies (Social-Mobile-Analytics-Cloud-Security) are at the core of what Atos considers "the third digital revolution" (the 1st being computing and the 2nd Internet). Atos has the objective of seizing the opportunities which arise from this disruption in order to always be ahead in supporting its customers and partners in their digital transformation and thus consolidate its position as global leader in digital services, secure Cloud and Big Data.

* 11 partners:

Atos, TerraNis, Geomatys, Geosigweb, Mercator-Ocean, CNES-Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales, IGN-Institut national de l’information géographique et forestier, BRGM-Bureau des Recherches Géologiques et Minières, IRIT-Institut de Recherche Informatique de Toulouse – Université Paul Sabatier, EI Purpan-Ecole d’Ingénieurs de Purpan, Aerospace Valley.

** COPERNICUS is the European Earth Observation programme, led jointly by the EU and the ESA, aiming to create independent European observation capacity on different scales (local, regional, global) for the environment and safety, in support of European policies (environment, agriculture etc.) and the Union's international commitments.

About the Commissariat-General for Investment

The Commissariat-General for Investment (CGI) is responsible for the future investments programme in France and ensures "the coherence of the Government's investment policy". The future investments programme is translated in calls for national projects aimed at selecting excellent, innovative and with high growth potential projects.

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

"SparkIndata", a Cloud platform developed by an Atos led consortium of 11 partners*, was selected as one of 12 R&D projects chosen from 34 candidate projects, to be funded by the major national programme “Investments for the Future” in the "Cloud Computing & Big Data" category.

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Atos and EMC to Further Strengthen Strategic Alliance

Press Releases   •   Feb 26, 2015 04:24 GMT

Paris, France and Hopkinton, MA, February 26, 2015

Atos (EPA:ATO) and EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced plans to further strengthen their strategic alliance. Three years ago, Atos, EMC, and VMware jointly created Canopy, the end-to-end cloud service provider enabling customers to drive transformational IT via the cloud. With 37% revenue growth over the last year Canopy has been ranked by IDC as a leading European cloud professional service provider based on revenues.

The successful development of Canopy, the recent significant reinforcement of Atos in big data, and security through the acquisition of Bull as well as the growing access of Atos in North America through the planned acquisition of Xerox ITO open new possibilities for the Atos and EMC strategic relationship. These developments now enable Atos and EMC to extend the scope and possibilities of what the two companies can achieve together across the EMC Federation of strategically aligned businesses and the newly expanded Atos capabilities.

Atos also has decided to re-integrate the Canopy subsidiary and make it part of the Atos corporate structure. EMC and VMware intend to continue their strategic long-term investment, now as shareholders of Atos.

These moves will allow the continuous support and strong collaboration of EMC and VMware with Canopy, while strengthening the partnership between the EMC Federation of strategically aligned businesses and Atos Consulting & System integration as well as the newly created Big Data & Cyber-Security Atos divisions.

Joe Tucci, EMC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “EMC and Atos enjoy a long and fruitful relationship based on helping customers optimize their existing infrastructures while building new infrastructures to support the unique requirements of cloud computing, mobile, social and Big Data. EMC is excited to enhance our work with Atos as we expand the scope of our mutual commitment.”

Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos said: “We warmly welcome EMC’s continued investment, now in Atos. This is opening a new era in our already very fruitful relationship. As a strategic partner and now shareholder EMC will greatly contribute to Atos strategic ambition in the benefit of its shareholders, customers and Business Technologists.”

About EMC


EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset – information – in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.

For more information contact:


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

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

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a Global digital services leader with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 10 billion and 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 (EPA:ATO) and EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced plans to further strengthen their strategic alliance.

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Blaenau Gwent Council uses data analytics to identify vulnerable citizens

Press Releases   •   Feb 20, 2015 12:08 GMT

Working with technology firms Atos and Infoshare a model for data collection and intelligence has been developed for identifying vulnerable citizens

Wales, 20 February 2015

A pioneering data intelligence system that will work across a number of local agencies has been developed by a team of people from five multi-agency Public Sector organisations led by Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council. The results have been shared with the Council so that the next phase of implementation can be considered. The proof of concept project will enable them and other public sector partners to better and more swiftly identify the most vulnerable citizens in their community to ensure they receive the right support at the right time from local services.

“We are a huge step closer to delivering early intervention and better targeted local services to our most vulnerable citizens. Improved intelligence can help us to be more proactive in the way we deliver services to individuals,” says Dean Thomas, Service Manager, Strategic Transformation Team and Resilience at Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council. “By intervening sooner we can potentially decrease the likelihood of someone becoming vulnerable. So working to get better intelligence is extremely valuable for quality of life but also for managing resources effectively.”

The project involved managing the data across five organisations: Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, Torfaen County Borough Council, Caerphilly County Borough Council, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and Gwent Police. Each type of service holds data on people separately, which when joined can provide a much clearer and more detailed picture of an individual and their needs. This clearer and more holistic view of the individual means that they can receive better support much faster.

The project was delivered by a dedicated team from the local authority organisations as well as technology organisations, Atos and Info share, who provided data matching services and the software to process multiple data sources as well as a dedicated analytics and information management team.

Recently a workshop was held by Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council which involved a number of senior management stakeholders across the Gwent Region (including Gwent, Police, a number of local Authorities and Housing Associations, and the Health Board) to further look into options as to how this system about data sharing could be implemented with partners. The workshop identified a number of immediate actions to be taken forward, that would add value to the current data systems and further enhance the business case for this pioneering project in the long term.

Gavin Thomson, Senior Vice President of Atos in Wales, said “This demonstrates just how important data and analytics can be to improving services and ultimately people’s lives. We have been able to establish that when all these separate agencies share their data they can identify the most vulnerable citizens faster and more accurately than ever before. This will enable the organisations to maximise their resources in the best interest of local citizens.

The framework developed for Blaenau Gwent could support early intervention projects across the public sector. It has delivered a workable framework for multi-agency data sharing and is now being considered for implementation.

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 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

A pioneering data intelligence system that will work across a number of local agencies has been developed by a team of people from five multi-agency Public Sector organisations led by Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council. The results have been shared with the Council so that the next phase of implementation can be considered.

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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.