Paris, 8 June 2009 Atos Origin, an international IT services company, has signed an agreement with Microsoft Corp. to become a global reseller of the dedicated version of the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite. This underlines the Group’s long-term commitment as one of Microsoft’s enterprise alliances. It also demonstrates Atos Origin’s strategy to pursue investments in cloud computing and SaaS related activities. By providing this suite, which includes" />
 

Atos Origin signs Business Productivity Online Suite reseller agreement with Microsoft

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Atos Origin signs Business Productivity Online Suite reseller agreement with Microsoft

Atos Origin’s ‘Adaptive Workplace’ helps customers achieve cost reductions up to 40% on workplace management costs
Paris, 8 June 2009
Atos Origin, an international IT services company, has signed an agreement with Microsoft Corp. to become a global reseller of the dedicated version of the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite. This underlines the Group’s long-term commitment as one of Microsoft’s enterprise alliances. It also demonstrates Atos Origin’s strategy to pursue investments in cloud computing and SaaS related activities. By providing this suite, which includes Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Office Communications Online and Microsoft Office Live Meeting, Atos Origin will be able to provide customers with a choice on how to use and manage software.

As an end-to-end IT services provider, Atos Origin will integrate Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Suite for current and future customers as part of their already extensive Atos Origin portfolio of end-to-end IT services. Through this agreement with Microsoft, Atos Origin positions itself as an innovator in modular and flexible workplace and end-user support services by offering the latest versions of software that generate tangible results to the end-user.


“The Business Productivity Online Suite offering helps customers to reduce their operational cost through streamlined software and services delivery, making it a strong addition to our strategic offering ‘the Adaptive Workplace’, a family of solutions that offer flexibility and cost savings while enabling workforce efficiency through a standardized IT workplace environment, be that the desk bound employee or the remote worker. We started working with Microsoft Online Services a year ago and are happy to be part of the innovation that the Business Productivity Online Suite and Microsoft’s software plus services strategy is driving.” said Dominique Rérat, Senior vice president Innovation and Business Development at Atos Origin.


“Microsoft values its relationship with Atos Origin and the company’s continued dedication to extending the value of our dedicated version of the Business Productivity Online Suite offering,” said Ron Markezich, corporate vice president of Microsoft Online. “By working together, we are helping customers cut costs while improving their ability to manage core functionality and increase productivity.”


The ‘Adaptive Workplace’ is an Atos Origin strategic key offering and provides a full range of modular and flexible desktop and end-user support services. These services allow the end user to work anywhere, anyplace, and at anytime and has already been successfully deployed at many clients worldwide enabling them to achieve cost reductions up to 40% on workplace management costs. Atos Origin currently manages more than 700,000 desktops and 20,000 servers“.


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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 EUR 5.5 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. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.


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For more information:
Jose de Vries
+31 6 30 27 26 11
jose.devries@atosorigin.com

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