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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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2014 annual results

Press Releases   •   Feb 18, 2015 12:10 GMT

2014: accelerated transformation towards 2016 Ambition

  • Revenue: € 9,051 million, +5.1% year-on-year
  • Operating margin up +8.8% year-on-year at € 702 million, 7.8% of revenue
  • Full backlog: € 16.2 billion; book to bill ratio: 101%
  • Free cash flow: € 367 million; Net cash position: € 989 million
  • Net income: € 283 million, up +8.8% year-on-year

Objective in 2015 to increase revenue and profitability in line with the 3-year plan taking full advantage of 2014 achievements

Bezons, February 18, 2015

Atos, a global leader in digital services, today announces its 2014 annual results qualified as estimates under R. AMF 2004-04.

Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos, said: “2014 has been very dynamic for Atos. During this first year of our 3-year plan, while we met our operational and financial targets, we also accelerated the transformation of the Group, notably through the completion of Worldline IPO, the integration of Bull operations and technologies, and the announcement of the project to acquire Xerox ITO to increase significantly our footprint in North America. As a result, we have reinforced our position as a global leader in digital services and the Group revenue has doubled since 2010 and is now circa € 10 billion on a pro forma basis*, with 86,000 employees in 66 countries around the world.

We have also repositioned our offerings portfolio on higher value and faster growing IT segments, in particular on Cloud, Big Data, mobility, and security in order to help our customers transform their business globally through the use of digital technologies.

These achievements resulted as early as the beginning of 2015 in a Group that has a new structure, is more powerful, and is fully geared towards achieving our 2016 Ambition.”

2014 key figures

In € Million FY 2014 FY 2013 change
Revenue 9,051 8,615 +5.1%
Operating margin 701.9 645.2 +8.8%
% of statutory revenue 7.8% 7.5% +30bp
Net income 283 260 +8.8%
% of statutory revenue 3.1% 3.0% +10bp
Net income Group share 265 262 +1.4%
% of statutory revenue 2.9% 3.0% -10bp
Free cash flow 367 365 +0.6%
Net Cash 989 905 +9.2%


2014 qualified as estimates under R. AMF 2004-04
Revenue was € 9,051 million, +5.1% year-on-year and -1.1% at constant scope and exchange rates. In the fourth quarter, revenue organic evolution was +0.1%. Operating margin was € 701.9 million, representing 7.8% of revenue, compared to 7.5% in 2013. Order entry was € 9.1 billion. Book to bill ratio was 101% led by Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation and Financial Services. Full backlog increased by €+0.9 billion to € 16.2 billion, representing 1.7 year of revenue. Net cash position was € 989 million at the end of 2014. Free cash flow was € 367 million in 2014 compared to € 365 million in 2013. Net income was € 283 million, up +8.8% year-on-year and net income Group share was € 265 million, up +1.4% compared to 2013.

2014 performance by Service Line

  Revenue Operating
margin *
Operating
margin %
In € Million FY 2014 FY 2013* % yoy % organic FY 2014 FY 2013* FY 2014 FY 2013*
Managed Services 4,577 4,670 +4.6% -2.0% 364.4 403.1 8.0% 8.6%
Consulting & Systems Integration 3,136 3,173 +8.5% -1.1% 233.3 206.8 7.4% 6.5%
Big Data & Cyber-security 240 210 N/A +14.0% 52.3 44.6 21.8% 21.2%
Corporate costs**         -118.4 -116.6 -1.5% -1.4%
Total IT Services 7,952 8,053 N/A -1.2% 531.6 537.9 6.7% 6.7%
Worldline*** 1,099 1,098 N/A +0.1% 170.4 163.5 15.5% 14.9%
TOTAL GROUP 9,051 9,151 +5.1% -1.1% 701.9 701.3 7.8% 7.7%


* at constant scope and exchange rates
** Corporate costs excludes Global delivery Lines costs allocated to the Services Lines
*** Worldline reported +2.8% organic growth on a stand alone basis
Managed Services

Representing 51% of the Group in 2014, Managed Services revenue was € 4,577 million, +4.6% year-on-year and down -2.0% at constant scope and exchange rates. Growth materialized in the United Kingdom, mostly benefiting from the ramp-up of major BPO contracts in the Public sector. Revenue also grew in Other BUs thanks to an increase of activity on existing contracts with global customers in Asia Pacific, through additional volumes in Public & Health in the Middle-East, and in Financial Services in India. Globally, revenue significantly increased in Cloud although not fully compensating for the ramp-down of some contracts and anticipated price reduction in continental Europe.

During the fourth quarter, Managed Services revenue was down -1.4% organically, which was an improvement compared to the first nine months of the year thanks to the BPO activity in the UK and a better revenue evolution in France thanks to contracts signed in June.

Operating margin was € 364.4 million, representing 8.0% of revenue. Operating margin increased in the United Kingdom thanks to revenue growth and in North America with project margin improvement on large contracts and strong actions on direct and indirect costs. These positive effects were impacted by anticipated price reduction and the phase-out of some contracts in continental Europe.

Consulting & Systems Integration

Revenue was € 3,136 million in 2014, up +8.5% year-on-year and down -1.1% at constant scope and exchange rates. Revenue grew strongly in Public & Health, particularly in the UK in Application Management, in France thanks to several new projects, in Central & Eastern Europe both in Consulting and Systems Integration, and in Spain thanks to some hardware sales. This positive evolution was impacted by reduced programs or base effects in some large accounts in Telcos, Media & Utilities.

During the fourth quarter, revenue in Consulting & Systems Integration was almost stable, an improvement on the first nine months of the year when it was -1.5% thanks to a strong activity in the Public sector in France and in Central & Eastern Europe, which offset the lack of new projects in Germany.

Operating margin was € 233.3 million, representing 7.4% of revenue. The improvement of +90 basis points compared to 2013 came mainly from SG&A optimization in Continental Europe. In spite of a loss of circa €-20 million on the Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) project, gross margin remained stable thanks to the acceleration of global delivery and the industrialization of operations combined with strong workforce management including the closure of the Frankfurt location. As a consequence, utilization rate increased to 82% in 2014.

Big Data & Cyber-security

Created in September 2014 as part of the Bull integration, revenue for the Big Data & Cyber-security Service Line was € 240 million for the last four months of the year, representing organic growth of +14.0% compared to the same period in 2013. Revenue growth was driven by the Big Data practice based on strong activity in High Performance Computing (HPC), with sales in Germany to the Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) and in Benelux & The Nordics to Dutch Universities, and with sales of the newly launched bullion machine to French public organizations. Customer demand in the Security practice is strongly accelerating particularly for encryption and access management solutions.

Operating margin for the last four months of the year, which usually represents the largest part of the annual activity, was € 52.3 million, an improvement of profitability by +60 basis points compared to the same period in 2013.

Worldline

On a standalone basis, Worldline increased its revenue by +2.8%. From a contributive perspective to Atos, revenue was € 1,099 million, stable compared to 2013. Revenue growth materialized in Merchant Services & Terminals thanks to a strong performance in Commercial Acquiring, Private Label Cards & Loyalty services, and Online services. The strong activity of the terminal business during the fourth quarter partly compensated for the decline in the first nine months of the year due to the time required to obtain national certificates for the new range of terminals. Financial Processing & Software Licensing was stable thanks to the strong momentum in Online Banking Services and Payment Software Licensing activities, particularly in Asia with existing clients. It compensated for the effect of the re-insourcing of one banking processing contract in France. In Mobility & e-Transactional Services, e-Ticketing achieved double-digit growth while e-Government Collection was impacted by a price reduction on one contract in the UK.

During the fourth quarter, Worldline grew +4.0% organically on a standalone basis. From a contributive perspective to Atos, Worldline revenue was up +0.4%. The difference comes from the digital transformation services delivered to Atos customers, notably in the field of machine-to-machine connectivity.

Operating margin was € 170.4 million, representing 15.5% of revenue, an improvement of +60 basis points compared to 14.9% in 2013 at constant scope and exchange rates. This performance was achieved in Merchant Services & Terminals and in Financial Processing & Software Licensing thanks to an increase in transaction volumes and costs optimization as part of the TEAM program.

A detailed presentation of Worldline 2014 results can be found at worldline.com, in the investors section.

Performance by Business Unit

  Revenue Operating Margin Operating
Margin %
 
In € million FY 2014 FY 2013* % yoy % organic FY 2014 FY 2013* FY 2014 FY 2013*
United-Kingdom & Ireland 1,707 1,616 +3.6% +5.6% 143.9 131.9 8.4% 8.2%
Germany 1,587 1,688 -4.4% -6.0% 110.7 126.5 7.0% 7.5%
France 1,305 1,327 +28.0% -1.6% 73.3 89.1 5.6% 6.7%
Benelux & The Nordics 1,038 1,117 -4.2% -7.1% 128.7 125.0 12.4% 11.2%
Central & Eastern Europe 877 895 +0.5% -2.0% 72.6 68.0 8.3% 7.6%
North America 597 614 -1.6% -2.7% 44.8 45.7 7.5% 7.4%
Iberia 330 325 +1.7% +1.5% 10.9 12.2 3.3% 3.8%
Other BUs 511 471 +1.5% +8.5% 59.0 54.0 11.5% 11.5%
Global structures**         -112.3 -114.6 -1.4% -1.4%
Total IT Services 7,952 8,053 N/A -1.2% 531.6 537.9 6.7% 6.7%
Worldline*** 1,099 1,098 N/A +0.1% 170.4 163.5 15.5% 14.9%
TOTAL GROUP 9,051 9,151 +5.1% -1.1% 701.9 701.3 7.8% 7.7%

* Constant scope and exchange rates
** Global structures include the Global Delivery Lines costs not allocated to the Group Business Unit and the Corporates costs
*** Worldline reported +2.8% organic growth on a stand alone basis
The Group revenue was almost stable over the year with contrasted evolution across geographies. United Kingdom and Other BUs, in particular India, Middle-East & Africa and Asia Pacific, posted a strong commercial performance thanks to BPO activity in the Public sector, outsourcing services in Financial Services and storage capacity in Telcos, Media & Utilities.

France and Iberia showed encouraging signs of recovery in the second half of the year following several quarters of significant decline. Benelux & The Nordics experienced volumes contraction from Telecom operators and Germany was impacted as planned by the already mentioned price decrease on the Siemens account, the end of the transition period with Bayer, as well as a decrease in demand in Systems Integration in Telcos, Media & Utilities.

The Group focused on protecting or enhancing its operational profitability by executing the Tier One Program through industrialization, global delivery from offshore locations, and continuous optimization of SG&A. As part of this program, the Group is constantly optimizing its pension schemes resulting in a positive effect of circa € 50 million (in the Netherlands) which follows the positive effect of circa € 40 million in 2013 (in the Netherlands and in the United Kingdom). As a result, 6 out of the 9 Business Units either stabilized or improved their operating margin rate during 2014, in a challenging market environment for some large European economies. After a difficult first half, France operating margin rate was 5.6% in 2014, benefiting from the combined effects of new Managed Services contracts signed in June and from the integration of Bull activities and its positive margin seasonality pattern. Germany is engaged in a strong transformation plan with the objective to reduce both direct and indirect costs in line with the level of the activity. These actions will fully materialize in 2015.

Commercial activity


The Group order entries in 2014 totaled € 9.1 billion, representing a book to bill ratio of 101%.

During the fourth quarter, thanks to its innovative offerings, Atos signed several contracts which are going to fuel organic growth as early as the first half of 2015. In Germany, the Group signed with K+S (new logo) in Managed Services and extended its Systems Integration contract with Symrise. In France, new contracts were signed in Systems Integration with a large retailer and in Managed Services for the national railway and with the scope extension of the contract with PWC. Two Managed Services contracts were signed with two local Governments in the United Kingdom. Atos renewed its Managed Services contract with Microsoft and fertilized on the Siemens account in North America. In Benelux, contracts were renewed in Managed Services with a European institution and a large Dutch bank. A new Application Management contract was signed with Volkswagen in Brazil. The Big Data & Cyber-security Service Line signed new deals for HPC infrastructures and services in France and in Brazil.

Worldline renewed in 2014 all its major processing contracts, notably in Germany and in Belgium and strengthened its European leadership position in e-wallet processing with contracts signed with Paylib in France, BCMC and Sixdots in Belgium, and Sparda-Bank in Germany (Masterpass). Worldline also won deals contracts in the fourth quarter, including the contract with EDF in France for multi-channel solutions.

The full backlog was € 16.2 billion at the end of 2014, representing 1.7 year of revenue, compared to € 15.2 billion at the end of 2013. The increase came mostly from the integration of Bull, which contributed mainly to Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation and Public & Health.

Representing 6.8 months of revenue at the end of 2014, the full qualified pipeline was € 5.5 billion, compared to € 5.3 billion at the end of 2013.

Operating income and net income


Operating income in 2014 was € 440 million resulting from the following items:

Costs for staff reorganization, rationalization, and integration amounted to € 171 million compared to € 159 million in 2013. Apart from the Bull-related costs, the majority of these expenses were initiated at the beginning of the year in order to maximize the full year effect. Therefore, costs in the second half reduced to € 66 million compared to € 105 million during the first half of the year. Expenses for staff reorganization were € 130 million, as a consequence of the adaptation of the Group workforce in several countries such as Germany, Benelux & The Nordics, and Iberia, as well as the accelerated restructuring for Bull G&A initiated as part of the plan to generate the cost synergies. Costs for rationalization were € 26 million as a consequence of closing office premises linked to the reorganization plans, and consolidating datacenters, mainly in Germany and Benelux & The Nordics. € 15 million were recorded for integration & acquisition costs, more particularly for the migration and the standardization of internal IT platforms from acquired companies.

In 2014, € 51 million was recorded as amortization of the SIS and Bull customer relationships and patents recorded as part of the Purchase Price Allocation (PPA). Other items were a charge of € 40 million. Excluding the sale of a Data Center in Belgium in 2013, it represents a decrease by € 4 million.

Financial result incurred a charge of € 52 million a decline compared to 2013 which included the cost of two convertible bonds. Cost of debt was € 15 million compared to € 31 million in 2013. Other financial items were mainly related to pensions. Total tax charge was € 104 million, representing an effective tax rate of 26.8% compared to 27.1% in 2013.

As a result, net income was € 283 million, up by +8.8% compared to 2013.

Non-controlling interests amounted to € 17 million and were related to the minority shareholders in Worldline during the second half of the year. Therefore, the net income Group share reached € 265 million, compared to € 262 million in 2013. Basic EPS Group share was € 2.67 based on an average of 99 million shares compared to € 2.98 based on 88 million shares in 2013, the difference coming mainly from the creation of 11 million of shares resulting from conversion of the two convertible bonds during the fourth quarter of 2013. Diluted EPS Group share was € 2.64 compared to € 2.77 in 2013.

Net cash and free cash flow


Group net cash position as of December 31, 2014 was € 989 million, compared to €905 million on December 31, 2013, as a result of the following elements:

OMDA was € 919 million representing 10.1% of revenue, compared to € 865 million in 2013. Total cash out for reorganization, rationalization, and integration was € 192 million including the cash-out related to the acceleration of the Bull reorganization. In 2014, capital expenditures totaled € 354 million, representing 3.9% of revenue and were mainly related to Managed Services, in Germany and in the UK, and to Worldline. Working capital improved by € 105 million, € 31 million in the first half and € 74 million in the second half, mostly coming from the optimization actions conducted on Bull working capital. Cash paid for financial costs was € 15 million and tax paid was € 120 million. Other items summed to a positive € 25 million including the proceeds from the exercise of equity-based compensation for € 74 million (of which € 57 million was over the first semester) and the payment related to the final settlement with DWP for the exit of the WCA contract for € 25 million and other financial expenses for € 23 million.

As a result, the Group free cash flow totaled € 367 million in 2014 compared to € 365 million in 2013.

The Group paid € 603 million to acquire 100% of Bull shares and received € 619 million for the IPO of Worldline. The cash-out resulting from the option for the payment in cash of dividend on 2013 results was € 38 million. In 2014, the Group repurchased Atos shares for € 235 million as part of the € 345 million buy-back program which was completed in December 2014. Finally, the Group issued new shares for € 35 million in connection with the employee shareholding plan.

Human Resources


The total number of Group employees was 85,865 at the end of December 2014, compared to 76,320 at the end of December 2013. 9,197 staff joined the Group from Bull on September 1st, 2014.

The number of direct employees at the end of December 2014 was 79,044, up +12% compared to the beginning of the year and +1% excluding Bull scope effect. Direct headcount represented 92.1% of the total Group headcount at the end of 2014, at the same level as at end of 2013. Almost 6,000 direct employees were recruited in offshore countries, of which two third in India, as part of the strategy to accelerate offshore delivery.

Indirect staff was 6,821. The increase came mostly from the Bull integration. Excluding Bull effect, Indirect staff were reduced by -9% as a consequence of the continued SG&A cost reduction induced by the Tier One Program.

Attrition was 10.1% at Group level of which 17.9% was in offshore countries.

Number of staff in offshore countries increased by +17% year-on-year, reaching 18,101, and representing 21% of total staff with a majority located in India.

Dividend


During its meeting held on February 18, 2015, the Board of Directors decided to propose at the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders a dividend in 2015 on the 2014 results of € 0.80 per share, up +14% compared to prior year.

Bull and Xerox ITO


Atos completed the squeeze-out of Bull’s shares, therefore the company was delisted on December 16, 2014. The Group has accelerated the integration of Bull’s operations, leveraging on its proven integration methodology. 14 work streams cover all aspects of the integration (solutions portfolio, human resources, facilities, purchasing,...) in order to optimize business opportunities, share technological knowledge, and accelerate the realization of the planned € 80 million costs synergies to complete them at the end of 2015.

The Group is preparing the closing of the acquisition of Xerox ITO which is expected in the second quarter 2015, in that regard US antitrust approval is completed. Several integration work streams have been implemented with the objective to be ready to operate day one post-closing with an efficient organization already in place. In compliance with competition rules, this process is shared with Xerox teams which are already involved and focused on the success of the operation.

2015 objectives


The figures below exclude Xerox ITO contribution.

Revenue

The Group targets a positive organic revenue growth.

Operating margin

The Group has the objective to improve its operating margin rate targeting 8.0% to 8.5% of revenue.

Free cash flow

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

Conference call


Today, Wednesday February 18, 2015, Chairman and CEO Thierry Breton, along with Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Global Operations Charles Dehelly, Chief Financial Officer Michel-Alain Proch, and Patrick Adiba, Chief Commercial Officer, will comment on Atos’ 2014 annual results and answer questions from the financial community during a conference call in English starting at 6:00 pm (CET - Paris).

The conference will be webcasted on atos.net, in the Investors section.

You can also join the conference by telephone:

Dial-in : France +33 1 76 77 22 20
  UK +44 20 3427 1907
  US + 1 646 254 3360
Pin code : 6802371


The 2014 financial report (qualified as estimates under R. AMF 2004-04) including the operational review, the financial review, and the Group’s financial data relating to the financial year ended December 31, 2014 will be available tomorrow, Thursday February 19, 2015 on atos.net, in the Investors section.

Forthcoming events

April 21, 2015 First quarter 2015
July 28, 2015 First half 2015 results

Contacts

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

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

Appendix

Performance by Market

  Revenue
In € million FY 2014 FY 2013* % organic
Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation 3,041 3,140 -3.1%
Public & Health 2,390 2,228 +7.3%
Telcos, Media & Utilities 1,970 2,097 -6.0%
Financial Services 1,649 1,687 -2.2%
TOTAL GROUP 9,051 9,151 -1.1%

* Constant scope and exchange rates

Revenue and operating margin at constant scope and exchange rates reconciliation

In € million FY 2014 FY 2013 % growth
Statutory revenue 9,051 8,615 +5.1%
Statutory revenue 9,051 8,615 +5.1%
Scope effect   508  
Exchange rates effect   28   
Revenue at constant scope and exchange rates 9,051 9,151 -1.1%
Operating margin 701.9 645.2 +8.8%
Scope effect   55.5  
Exchange rates effect   0.6  
Operating margin at constant scope and exchange rates 701.9 701.3 +0.1%
as % of revenue 7.8% 7.7%


Net scope effect on revenue amounted to € 508 million and was related to the acquisitions of Bull (France, August 2014), Cambridge Technology Partners (Central & Eastern Europe, June 2014), WindowLogic (Asia-pacific, July 2013) and the disposals of Metrum (The Netherlands, January 2014) and of Atos Formation (France, March 2013).

At Group level, exchange rates effect on revenue amounted to € 28 million mainly resulting from the British pound strengthening versus the euro (+5.4%) and from the Turkish lira (-13.4%), the Argentina peso (-33.0%) and the Brazilian real (-8.8%) depreciating versus the euro.

On operating margin net scope effect amounted to € 55.4 million and exchange rates effects were of € 0.6 million.

Disclaimers


This document contains further forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning the Group's expected growth and profitability in the future. Actual events or results may differ from those described in this document due to a number of risks and uncertainties that are described within the 2013 Reference Document filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) on April 2, 2014 under the registration number: D14-0272 and its update filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) on August 5, 2014 under the registration number: D.14-0272-A01.

The Group’s financial information relating to the financial year ended December 31, 2014 included in this document have been prepared using a process similar to that adopted for the preparation of the Group’s annual consolidated financial statements. The Board of Directors of Atos SE has examined at its February 18, 2015 meeting the Group’s financial information for the financial year ended December 31, 2014 and has approved their communication. The Group’s financial statements which will be formally approved by the Board of Directors, to be held on March 26, 2015, shall include any material events previously unknown by the Group and of which it becomes aware or which may occur after February 18, 2015. The audit procedures on the presented financial information examined by the Board of Directors held on February 18, 2015 have been performed by the statutory auditors but will only be finalized in the view of the issuance of their certification report, after the meeting of the Board of Directors to be held on March 26, 2015 approving the Group Financial Statements and the finalization of the verification procedures required by law. The consolidated financial statements will then be submitted to the approval of the general meeting of shareholders scheduled to take place on May 2015. Therefore the financial information presented shall be, in accordance with the AMF recommendation n°2004-04, qualified as estimated financial results.

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

Business Units include Germany, France, United-Kingdom & Ireland, Benelux & The Nordics (BTN: The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and Estonia), Worldline, Central & Eastern Europe (CEE: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland and Turkey), North America (USA and Canada), Iberia (Spain, Portugal, and Andorra), and Other Business Units including Major Events, Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Uruguay), Asia-Pacific (Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand), India, Middle East & Africa (IMEA: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Gabon, India, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa and UAE), and Cloud & Enterprise Software.

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

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a Global digital services leader with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 10 billion and 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 global leader in digital services, today announces its 2014 annual results qualified as estimates under R. AMF 2004-04.

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Nominations

Press Releases   •   Feb 18, 2015 12:05 GMT

Bezons, February 18, 2015

At the occasion of the 2014 Atos results presentation, Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO announced his decision to reinforce the Group’s top management structure. The integration of Bull and the project to acquire Xerox ITO will result in a redesigned Group with close to 100.000 employees in 72 countries, annual revenue of circa € 11 billion on a pro forma basis and a significant increase of the Group’s North American footprint.

To coordinate this major evolution in the United States, Michel-Alain Proch is promoted to Senior Executive Vice President, joining in this capacity the two other Senior Executive Vice Presidents, Charles Dehelly and Gilles Grapinet. The three Senior Executive Vice Presidents will join the newly created Atos General Management Committee (GMC) in charge of the global group management coordination and led by Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO.

Elie Girard, who joined Atos in March 2014, as deputy CFO, is appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Group. As all the Executive Committee members, Elie will report to Thierry Breton.

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

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

At the occasion of the 2014 Atos results presentation, Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO announced his decision to reinforce the Group’s top management structure. The integration of Bull and the project to acquire Xerox ITO will result in a redesigned Group with close to 100.000 employees in 72 countries.

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Atos launches Government as a Platform components via G-Cloud VI

Press Releases   •   Feb 12, 2015 06:37 GMT

February 12, 2015

Atos and the Atos cloud company, Canopy, currently have 111 products on the framework of which the following can form the basis of Government as a Platform as they are highly scaleable, standardised components that can be used as a service by many organisations:

  • Secure messaging Service – This enables an organisation to securely exchange (send and receive) messages and data between disparate government and non-government IT systems. It connects via the internet and the existing Public Service Network (PSN) and is hosted on a Pan Government Accredited platform
  • Predictive Analytics as a Platform - This uses innovative machine learning as a service software platform. Using your historic patterns of business this service can give you true insight from your data to provide real-time predictions and recommendations. These recommendations can then be used to better inform your business strategy and support real-time decisions in the day to day running of your organisation.
  • Enterprise Private Cloud Secure+ - a secure, reliable, scalable and flexible hosting capability, which can deliver virtualised cloud services to multiple or individual IT applications or services across a Public Sector organisation.
  • Cloud Migration Service - A proven approach to migrating business systems to a cloud model with minimal disruption to business operations.
  • Lync as a Service – An internal messaging service for the workplace which can increase productivity through a real-time unified communications platform available any time on multiple devices
  • SIAM for Cloud - A framework for the impartial, integrated management and governance of end-to-end ICT services, products and technologies across a Service Tower ecosystem. Introduces common assured standards of governance, service quality, cost efficiency and optimises end-to-end Cloud Services performance across the supply chain

Atos has also used the G-Cloud framework to extend its partnerships with organisations within its SME Harbour Programme. Many offerings on the G-Cloud are shared with trusted and innovative SME organisations. Through the Harbour programme, SME partners have had the opportunity to pitch their ideas to large Government clients including the Cabinet Office, bringing new and extended offerings to the Public Sector from small companies.

Commenting today, Ursula Morgenstern, Atos UK&I CEO and Global Executive Vice President of Canopy, the Atos cloud, and Enterprise Software, said “We’re at an incredibly exciting point for the technology industry in the UK. The changes made by the UK Government in digitisation and procurement of digital services are world-leading.

“We have re-shaped our business to meet Government’s needs and it has driven more innovation and more partnership than ever before.

“Our SME Harbour programme has given us the opportunity to partner with some incredible and innovative organisations and offer solutions to our Government clients that we haven’t been able to give them before.”

For further information please speak to:


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

Notes to editor


http://govspend.org.uk/g-cloud.php?term=all&search_supplier=Atos&search_client=all

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 and the Atos cloud company, Canopy, currently have 111 products on the framework of which the following can form the basis of Government as a Platform as they are highly scaleable, standardised components that can be used as a service by many organisations:

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K+S awards Atos contract to manage global IT infrastructure

Press Releases   •   Feb 10, 2015 11:36 GMT

Kassel, 10 February 2015

The K + S group has awarded Atos, an international leader in digital services, a six year contract, to improve and manage its global IT infrastructure. Under the new contract, Atos will provide central server and storage systems from its data center in Fürth as well as desktop, printer, and network services in 45 countries. 35 K+S employees will transfer to Atos.

“We are looking forward to working together with Atos to further improve the quality of the IT services“, says Kai Finke, head of Corporate IT at K+S. “With Atos we have a partner with experience in this market and great international presence to provide support for the K+S locations worldwide“.
“We offer K+S the required flexibility and experience in this specific market“, says Dr. Klaus Seifert, Senior Vice President for Managed Services at Atos in Germany. “The whole team will provide their in depth experience to deliver services that meet the needs of K+S.”

K+S operates within the framework of the program "Fit for the Future", which was launched in November 2013. Its aim is to continuously improve the cost and organizational structure to manage production, administrative and sales functions more efficiently.

About K+S

K+S is an international resources company. We have been mining and processing mineral raw materials for 125 years. The products we produce from them are used worldwide in agriculture, food and road safety and are important elements in numerous industrial processes. The nutrients potash and salt are accompanying the megatrend for the future: A constantly growing global population is becoming increasingly prosperous and striving for a more modern standard of living, which results in an increasing consumption of mineral raw materials. We serve the resulting growth in demand from production sites in Europe, North America and South America as well as through a global distribution network. K+S is the world’s largest salt producer and one of the top potash providers worldwide. With more than 14,000 employees, K+S achieved revenues in financial year 2013 of about € 4 billion and an EBIT of € 656 million. K+S is the commodities stock on the German DAX index. Learn more about K+S at www.k-plus-s.com.

Ihre Ansprechpartner:


K+S
Michael Wudonig
Telefon: +49 561 9301-1262
michael.wudonig@k-plus-s.com

Atos
Stefan Pieper
Telefon: +49 178 4686875
stefan.pieper@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

The K + S group has awarded Atos, an international leader in digital services, a six year contract, to improve and manage its global IT infrastructure. Under the new contract, Atos will provide central server and storage systems from its data center in Fürth as well as desktop, printer, and network services in 45 countries. 35 K+S employees will transfer to Atos.

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Atos teams up with OpenCloud to deliver WiFi Calling to Telco operators

Press Releases   •   Feb 10, 2015 07:47 GMT

Reseller agreement extends reach and value of new operators’ communication services

Paris, Cambridge, 10 February 2015

Atos, an international leader in digital services, teams up with service-layer innovator OpenCloud to extend the reach and strength of its innovative WiFi Calling solution. Atos’ WiFi Calling application will run on OpenCloud’s Rhino service delivery platform to reduce complexity and speed up time-to-market. Communication Service Providers (CSP) can benefit from the advantages of Atos and OpenCloud WiFi Calling solution to enhance customer loyalty, boost indoor coverage, and offload traffic from 3G networks. WiFi Calling is an addition to Atos current Telco Networks Products portfolio and ready for immediate adoption.

Building on their long-standing partnership, Atos and OpenCloud are bringing this exciting WiFi Calling solution to market. Atos will act as prime contractor and the provider of the end-to-end WiFi Calling solution strengthened with partnerships such as Lydrasoft for the mobile device client. OpenCloud provides the Rhino service delivery platform, on which the multi-domain call control products of Atos are built and deployed. WiFi Calling is tightly integrated in the operators’ network infrastructure and has the benefit -over VoIP applications- of providing enhanced quality and reliability. It also has the advantage of offering a seamless user experience. Customers can make calls using the same interfaces on their phones, the same mobile number, and have access to the same services such as phone book andvoice mail.

Christopher Dulya, VP Telco Network Products at Atos comments: “WiFi Calling is a disruptive technology that has the potential to become second nature for mobile users in the short term. We see evidence that many CSPs across Europe, Middle East,Africa and Asia are now strongly considering launching WiFi Calling and they require the fastest possible time-to-market to gain competitive advantage. Atos has the ambition, the market knowledge and the technology to make that a reality. OpenCloud’s Rhino platform allows our products to be developed quickly and flexibly, giving us all of the complex functionality required while maintaining Telco-grade performance and reliability”.

“Connectivity is commodity. Value comes from how that connectivity is used: the communication services.” says Michael Aspinall VP Global Sales at OpenCloud, “Voice remains a central pillar for CSPs and finding new ways to add value to that service is critical. OpenCloud provides an open, virtualisable service-layer to enable such innovation across all generations of communication network. It’s great to see partners such as Atos leverage OpenCloud’s products to rapidly create and deploy advanced communication solutions. WiFi Calling is a solution that can deliver value and competitive advantage.”

About WiFi Calling

The new WiFi Calling solution is targeted to CSP’s, and more specifically to Mobile Network Operators and Mobile Virtual Network Operators. As CSPs face new customer expectations going forward, WiFi Calling provides them a tremendous opportunity to:

  • Enhance customer loyalty - by offering customers cheap and high-quality phone calls through WiFi, also when roaming abroad
  • Boost coverage and reduce churn - coverage is one of the primary criteria for consumers and businesses in choosing an operator. WiFi Calling can quickly address coverage gaps
  • Offload traffic from 3G networks and reduce costs - there is a data tsunami hitting operators. Wifi is a cost-effective mean of offloading large amounts of mobile traffic from cellular radio access over to WiFi, reducing or delaying capital expenditure requirements in deploying 4G
  • Monetize new revenue generating models - CSPs can provide customers with value added services related to advertising, location and analytics -delivered over WiFi.

*OpenCloud has been a global partner of Atos since 2005

About OpenCloud

OpenCloud was founded in New Zealand in 2000 with the mission of creating game-changing next generation software products for the telecom network based on open standards, Java and standard Information Technology computing platforms. Over a decade on, OpenCloud delivers open, standards-based network service layer transformation solutions to the telecommunications industry. OpenCloud Next Generation Service Layer products enable the agile delivery of classic and Telco2.0 telecommunication services at a dramatically lower price-point across next generation IP and legacy networks. Unlike traditional, closed and proprietary service layer solutions provided by network equipment providers OpenCloud’s large, independent developer ecosystem delivers service innovation and the competitive supply of telecom applications that runs on the OpenCloud Rhino service layer products. OpenCloud has more than 50 customers worldwide including multiple Vodafone and T-Mobile operating companies and Telkomsel in Indonesia. OpenCloud ranks as one of the UK’s top 50 fastest growing privately owned companies. OpenCloud is headquartered in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

www.opencloud.com

For more information:


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

Babel PR for OpenCloud
Paul Campbell
+44 207 434 5552
opencloud@babelpr.com

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of € 10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline. For more information, visit: atos.net

Atos, an international leader in digital services, teams up with service-layer innovator OpenCloud to extend the reach and strength of its innovative WiFi Calling solution. Atos’ WiFi Calling application will run on OpenCloud’s Rhino service delivery platform to reduce complexity and speed up time-to-market.

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Atos first to launch Digital Data Center

Press Releases   •   Feb 05, 2015 11:59 GMT

Where speed of IT finally meets business demand

Paris, 5 February, 2015

Atos, an international leader in digital services, today launched its Digital Data Center services that enable clients to stay ahead of the competition by ensuring their IT operates securely at the speed of their business. The new software defined services from Atos that customers can benefit are:

  • Digital Data Center design, planning and implementation services
  • Digital Data Center Managed services at customer or Atos secure data centers

The services will be provided by a dedicated global Atos team to customers worldwide so organizations can migrate and transform to the new Digital Revolution in a non-disruptive way, both smoothly and progressively. The Digital Data Center services also enhance and complement the offerings from Canopy - the Atos Cloud powered by EMC and VMware - so clients can benefit from an end to end capability in the digital space.

It extends its virtualized compute services to include networking, storage and management/automation, delivered as a managed service of a fully integrated software defined platform. Digital Data Center services are built on a software-defined data center architecture and commodity hardware that uses technologies from VMware including VMware vCloud Suite®, VMware NSX™, VMware Virtual SAN™ and VMware vRealize™ Suite.

Eric Grall, Head of Managed Services, Atos said: “At Atos we are progressing our customers to what we define as the third Digital Revolution. This is where the speed of IT finally meets the business demand in providing infrastructure resources just when our customers need them, ensuring they can gain a competitive advantage. The Digital Data Center services provide a step change in infrastructure and complement our Canopy solutions and services, positioning Atos as the leader in helping clients to evolve their IT infrastructure to leverage the best of breed software-defined and Cloud technologies”.

“Through a software-defined data center architecture, organizations have the ability to realize greater scalability, flexibility and agility in their IT infrastructure,” said Todd Surdey, Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances and Emerging Partners, VMware. “We congratulate Atos on the launch of its Digital Data Center services, which use a complete VMware software stack to empower customers to securely and quickly move at the speed of their business.”

In addition to speed, the Digital Data Center provides increased security and significant lower running costs. Unlike in existing data centers, in the new digital data center the “intelligence” moves out of the hardware devices towards a new over-arching software layer. The software-defined based Managed Data Center Services are therefore abstracted from the underlying physical infrastructure, enabling programmatic and automated provisioning and management across the entire infrastructure including networks and storage as well as compute.

The Atos Digital Data Center is going to deliver a seamless service and all the benefits of the agile platform for clients that want to retain direct control of security and data.

The first Digital Data Center pilots are beginning in Q1 2015 with further functionality from a pre-defined roadmap to be added throughout 2015 and beyond.

According to Gartner: “SDDC’s (Software Defined Data Center's) key value is enabling agility through policy-based automation of the data center and facilities infrastructure.”[1] “Software-defined infrastructures are a new way to operate, orchestrate and automate what used to be a manual task, resulting in enhanced processing, mobility and workflow, both internally and externally. It allows for configuration from one place, and will eventually encompass networks, storage, data centers and more.”[2]

Atos is the European leader in Managed services and has been positioned as a leader, for the last three years, in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services 2014, Europe.

For more information, contact:

Caroline Crouch

Email: caroline.crouch@atos.net

[1] What Is the Value of a Software-Defined Data Center?; 10 September 2014; G00262841

Analyst(s): Donna Scott | Dave Russell | Joe Skorupa | Philip Dawson | Neil MacDonald

[2] CIOs Should Understand These Ten Emerging Trends; 24 December 2014; G00271344

Analyst(s): David J. Cappuccio

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of € 10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation. 

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline. For more information, visit: atos.net

Atos, an international leader in digital services, today launched its Digital Data Center services that enable clients to stay ahead of the competition by ensuring their IT operates securely at the speed of their business.

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Transport for London names Atos as Primary Service Desk contractor

Press Releases   •   Feb 04, 2015 11:57 GMT

Transforming the TfL service desk to achieve cost savings, increase efficiency and improve customer service

UK, 4 February, 2015

Atos, a leading digital services company, today announced it has been awarded a contract to run Transport for London’s Primary Service Desk. The service is due to begin in March 2015.

The 3 – 4 year contract worth up to £6 million will see Atos deliver a high quality Service Desk solution, which will drive service improvements, cost efficiencies and deliver innovations in service to end users

Steve Townsend, Chief Information Officer for TfL said “Transport for London promised we were going to transform the way we provide our Information Management services to our business and ultimately our customers. Atos provided a compelling bid and their approach complemented our transformation plan, making them the ideal partner to help take our plans forward.”

Atos will play a key role in supporting TfL’s move towards a new IM service delivery model and will bring proven experience and knowledge in managing this transition and delivering effectively under a SIAM model. The Atos Service Desk will be able to identify cross tower issues and trends through gathering real time information from across the organisation. The service desk will be able to spot these trends emerging and quickly and proactively suggest solutions to improve the end user experience.

Gerry Sheridan, Managed Services, Atos, commented: “We are delighted to be joining the Transport for London Information Management team. We believe our appointment will bring considerable benefits to the TfL team by delivering new and better business-focussed service targets and measures that will provide significant savings in ICT spend.”

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline. For more information, visit: atos.net

Atos, a leading digital services company, today announced it has been awarded a contract to run Transport for London’s Primary Service Desk. The service is due to begin in March 2015.

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Atos announces shortlist for its 2015 IT Challenge

Press Releases   •   Feb 04, 2015 11:55 GMT

15 teams from 6 countries shortlisted for their concepts on Connected Living

Paris, 4 February 2015

Atos, an international leader in digital services, today named the 15 successful teams that have made the shortlist for its 2015 IT Challenge looking for the best Connected Living concepts. Connected Living is the world where our homes, work, and city are all seamlessly connected through multiple smart devices that integrate video, voice, and data services, to provide access and ubiquitous connectivity anytime and anywhere.

This year more than 300 students from 34 universities in 10 countries have participated in the IT Challenge, from which 15 teams have been shortlisted by the judging panel. The panel includes members of the Atos Scientific Community - a global network of around 100 of the best business technologists within Atos; experts from EEBus and representatives from the European Commission. As in our previous IT Challenges, one team – Porto Alegre from Brazil – was selected by the public for receiving the highest number of likes on Facebook – over 6000.

Gilles Grapinet, Senior Executive Vice President at Atos and Worldline Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are once again delighted with the high response and the high standard of the entries to our IT Challenge. The concepts are extremely innovative and have the potential to significantly change and improve our daily lives. We are looking forward to seeing how the teams further develop their ideas under the guidance of mentors from our Scientific Community.”

Comment on the shortlisted teams Peter Kellendonk, President at EEBus, said: “Some of the ideas fit well with the objectives of the initiative EEBus. We will support where possible.”

The successful shortlisted teams are:

Bolt from Aston University in the UK – a free app aimed at assisting you in understanding, managing and forecasting your energy consumption and recommending a better energy provider or tariff, depending on your needs.

CartoFruit from Polytechnique in France – an app to organise fruit and veg shopping with your neighbours where the person collecting and delivering the shopping receives a discount and those who receive the deliveries pay less than they would for other similar services.

Devhope from Einseirb-Matmeca in France - SecondSight, an app designed for blind people in order to make their life easier and more comfortable. It is connected to essential devices and provides instant information about traffic lights, street holes, newly installed scaffolding, supermarket opening times etc.

Digitalcare from F H Hagenberg in Austria - an app that can be installed in the homes of the elderly to alert relatives in case of an emergency.

Ease from UTC in France – an app that can recommend the best smart devices sold in the market in terms of efficiency and connectivity and business services such as supermarket deliveries and online shopping .

Everlook from Imperial College London in the UK - a Google Glass personal in-store shopping assistant that helps shoppers find and pay for the items they want to buy faster.

Fallse from Einseirb-Matmeca in France – an app that aims to help people avoid long queues at the hairdresser, doctor or even gym. The service automatically lets people know how long they will have to wait as they enter the premises.

ITeam from Einseirb-Matmeca in France – an app that helps commuters find the least crowded train carriage or if they have a connection, the carriage closest to their connecting train.

Na Rae from Dankook University in South Korea - an app - Your Energy Solution (YES) - providing households with an advanced solution to reduce electricity bills to the minimum by using alternative energy efficiently.

Nightingale from Loughborough University in the UK – Homeaide – a mobile application that enables individuals with varying mental/physical disabilities to control appliances around the house, monitor their own health, get involved with local events, and receive visual/audio reminders via their mobile device allowing them to be more independent in their own home.

Porta from University College London in the UK - a lightweight digital doorbell and intercom system with an integrated app letting you answer your door even when you’re out the house.

Team Quandrum from People's Education Society Institute of Technology, Bangalore, in India – an app that aims to create a safety net for the local community by using its community of users to ensure that emergency response time to those in distress is minimized.

The brain trust from Cummins Women Engineering College, Pune in India – an app for farm irrigation that allows the farm to be irrigated in a faster, more flexible and secure way.

UCL GO from University College London in the UK – My EYE - a mobile application that helps are visually impaired spot pedestrian hazards. The mobile phone camera sends a signal to the bluetooth wristband, which then vibrates when the camera spots a hazard.

Porto Alegre from Unisinos in Brazil –Alert Ecoside app to report problems in the city, including for example: broken traffic signals, blocked drains, fallen down trees etc

The Atos IT Challenge was set up in 2012 to foster and encourage innovation in the future generation of IT professionals. It is now an established event in the student calendar at our partner universities in 10 countries. It has uncovered winning ideas for the Olympic Games and connected cars. These include an app that suggests the best speed for phased traffic lights to reduce car emissions and an app to plan your day of sport and sightseeing during the Olympics.

To underpin this technological excellence, the teams will be offered the choice to work with FIWARE, an open Internet platform for innovative Internet applications and service developed by ATOS and its industrial partners.

This year’s winning team will receive a trip to Barcelona including a visit to the Atos mobile competence center, where they will meet Atos experts to discuss how their apps can be developed and commercialised. The two runner up teams will receive a tablet and an Atos Diploma demonstrating outstanding achievement and the chance to apply for a highly sought after internship at Atos.

For more information about the contest and to register interest, visit: atositchallenge.net

For more information, contact:

Caroline Crouch

Atos

Tel: +44 77 33 310086

Email: caroline.crouch@atos.net

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of € 10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.. For more information, visit: atos.net

Atos, an international leader in digital services, today named the 15 successful teams that have made the shortlist for its 2015 IT Challenge looking for the best Connected Living concepts.

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Atos supports home-working for employees with new social media tools

Press Releases   •   Feb 02, 2015 07:00 GMT

Company wide use of new tools has led to removal of physical desk phones

2nd February, 2015

Atos, an international leader in digital services, is implementing a change management programme that will aim to increase the levels of staff productivity. They will be removing all desk phones from the 650 employees based in its London office which has an additional 2000 employees visiting each year.

As part of the Global Voice Project which responds directly to employees technology concerns, the digital services company has introduced a new internet-based instant messaging, voice and video technology for all its employees to make it easier for staff to work productively either in the office or at home as well as an easy to use social media internal tool, blueKiwi, which allows for group conversations and easy sharing of documents and information.

With the rise of mobile technologies this reflects the changing ways people in the workplace communicate with each other. As the digital generation now join the workforce having different communication methods is becoming even more vital to business.

Marc Mosthav, Chief Information Officer of Atos UK & Ireland, explains:

“Alexander Graham Bell will be turning in his grave at the thought of the death of the handset but that’s the reality in the work place today. We’re witnessing a real change in the way our people communicate particularly as a result of social media and mobile communications.

“At the forefront of driving new technology, we’ve introduced our own internal social networks in order to increase levels of staff engagement and we recognise that people are now communicating in different ways. The use and demand for physical telephone handsets has diminished so much that we’ve introduced a phone system combining PC based and mobile telephony. A few years ago people might have been uneasy phoning mobile numbers for work purposes but that has totally changed.

“Our new technology will allow our staff to work productively from home with easy and simple ways of communicating with colleagues, clients and contacts providing the flexibility they need within a secure and resilient infrastructure.”

Given the advances in technology with more people working from home, Atos is now re-evaluating its work spaces in order to increase productivity and make full use of its infrastructure.

Robert Shaw, Atos’ UK & Ireland Workplace Redesign Lead
, commented:

“Our employees today are demanding different kinds of work spaces with a variety of informal meeting places and sound-proofed booths replacing fixed position desk or offices. Thanks to wireless telephony, 4G and Wifi, employees can now work virtually and securely whether from home, while travelling between sites or at client premises.

“All of this creates a more balanced working environment, which can support taking time for the school run or waiting for the plumber, because our people are fully equipped to what is required at the right time no matter their location. At Atos our ambition is to be recognised as one of the best companies to work for and we strive every day to achieve this.”

For further information please speak to:

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

About Atos Wellbeing@work


Atos aims to attract the best talents, matching the social expectations of employees and the ‘Y generation’, encouraging personal development and anticipating new ways of working through the use of innovative IT technology.

Atos launched the Wellbeing@Work program to deliver on this ambition two years ago. Wellbeing@Work covers all aspects of the future workplace.

As part of the Great Places to Work programme, Atos is exploring innovative solutions such as Bring Your Own Device to allow our people to work the way we want to work as well as introducing internal social media tools such as blueKiwi.

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

Atos, an international leader in digital services, is implementing a change management programme that will aim to increase the levels of staff productivity. They will be removing all desk phones from the 650 employees based in its London office which has an additional 2000 employees visiting each year.

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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.