Computerworld Honors Program Awards Atos Origin Laureate Status

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Computerworld Honors Program Awards Atos Origin Laureate Status

Atos Origin, One of Seven Hitachi Data System Customers Awarded for Use of Information Technology to Benefit Society
Houston, June 11, 2007

Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced that Atos Origin North America has been recognized as a Laureate by the IDG Computerworld Honors Program. For almost two decades, Computerworld Honors has acknowledged those individuals and organizations that have used information technology to benefit society. Atos Origin is one of seven Hitachi customers who were presented the award during the 19th Annual Laureates Medal Ceremony & Gala Awards Evening. Mark Cyran, vice president of managed operations for Atos Origin North America accepted the award on June 4, 2007 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.


“The Computerworld Honors Program seeks to recognize organizations, from a variety of sectors, for their ongoing efforts to utilize technology in order to benefit society,” said Bob Carrigan, chairman of the Computerworld Honors Program Chairmen’s Committee and president, IDG Communications. “From supporting electricity systems in the Midwestern US to helping lower power consumption in data centers, Hitachi and its customers are on the leading edge of using information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change.”


In order to facilitate the high-speed data migration required by its clients, Atos Origin selected Hitachi Data Systems to provide storage solutions that manage its data center storage simply and cost-effectively. By partnering with Hitachi Data Systems, Atos Origin reduced internal storage costs and regained an edge in the highly competitive IT services and consulting space by passing its savings on to customers.
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Each year, the program’s Chairmen's Committee, a group of 100 Chairmen/CEOs of global technology companies, nominates individuals and organizations around the world whose visionary application of information technology promotes positive social and economic progress. Nominations were evaluated by an independent board of CIO-level judges who select Laureates, Finalists and award recipients, in 10 industry-related categories, were honored at the Laureate Medal Ceremony. This year’s ceremony and accompanying Gala Awards Evening took place on June 4, 2007 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past laureate case studies and oral histories can be found at the Computerworld Honors website: www.cwhonors.org.


About Atos Origin

Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are $7.3 billion and it employs 50,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. For more information, please visit the company’s website at: www.na.atosorigin.com.


For more information, please contact:
Loretta Davis
Director, Business Development
713-513-3113

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