Atos Origin strengthens presence in Local Government

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Atos Origin strengthens presence in Local Government

Atos Origin wins a five year IT contract with Aberdeen City Council
London, 18 October 2010
Atos Origin, a leading international IT services company, today announced that it has been successful in a competitive tender process securing a £10 million IT contract with Aberdeen City Council.

The five-year contract will involve the delivery of Managed Data Centre Services and the design and implementation of a Virtual Desktop Environment Project for 5,000 users. This is Atos Origin’s first contract with a local authority in Scotland and reinforces the local government work Atos Origin is delivering across the United Kingdom. Atos Origin has made a name for itself across numerous authorities for delivering access to public services and business process outsourcing. The work for this important contract will be delivered from the company’s Aberdeen office and its Scottish headquarters in Livingston.

Chris Bingham, vice president for Public Sector at Atos Origin, said: “This is a significant win for us both in terms of scale and scope. We are delighted to be have secured such an important piece of business in Aberdeen, in a market which is becoming increasingly important to our business activities in Scotland.”

Paul Fleming, Head of Customer Service and Performance at Aberdeen City Council, added: “We are pleased to be awarding the contract to Atos Origin. Throughout the tender process, they excelled in their understanding of our requirements and the solutions they proposed. We are looking forward to working closely with Atos Origin to meet the challenge of continuing to deliver modern and efficient services to our customers. This project will provide greater accessibility and a better service to users of Council IT systems. It is key to the forthcoming staff relocation to the new Marischal College corporate headquarters, and supports the Council’s strategy to create a more flexible and mobile workforce.”

Atos Origin is also responsible for providing core IT services to the world’s leading transport operator, FirstGroup following a recent £10m contract award as well as a variety of clients including NHSScotland, Stagecoach, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Development International, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international information technology (IT) services company, providing hi-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed operations to deliver business outcomes globally. The company’s annual revenues are EUR 5.1 billion and it employs 49,000 people. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international 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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Caroline Crouch
Tel: +44 20 7830 4233

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