Atos Origin to provide Shared Services and IT to the Scottish Criminal Case Review Commission

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Atos Origin to provide Shared Services and IT to the Scottish Criminal Case Review Commission

Edinburgh, 1 December 2010
Latest non-departmental public body Scottish Criminal Case Review Commission (SCCRC) joins Skills Development Scotland and Scottish Enterprise’s Information Systems (IS) Shared Services agreement in order to achieve IT cost savings and efficiencies.

By the end of the year, Atos Origin, an international IT services company will provide IT services to the Glasgow based, Scottish Criminal Case Review Commission - a non-departmental public body responsible for reviewing and investigating Scottish Court cases where it is alleged that a miscarriage of justice may have occurred in relation to conviction, sentence or both.

Atos Origin from its Glasgow and Livingston sites will provide a full range of IT services including service desk, desktop support, networks management as well as data centre, and security services.

The two year contract agreement follows the successful implementation of Skills Development Scotland, and Scottish Enterprise’s (including its international operations through Scottish Development International) IT services to Atos Origin, which went live on 1 April 2010.

Steve Langmead, Vice President – Scotland at Atos Origin, said:

“We are delighted to be providing IT services to the SCCRC as part of the IS Shared Services agreement. This is a significant step in terms of contributing to the Scottish Government’s drive for efficiencies through shared services. At Atos Origin we place great importance on establishing strong and effective partnerships that successfully deliver for everyone involved. Through this contract we are reducing the cost of the IT service whilst greatly improving the benefits realised by the use of our technology. The flexibility and scalability built into the shared services solution means that we can accommodate new services and other non-departmental public bodies on demand. It’s good news that Scotland's public sector are embracing IT with new ways of working and innovation.”

Damien Yeates, Chief Executive, Skills Development Scotland, said:

“With this IS Shared Services agreement model - our combined vision centres on innovation around productivity, cost efficiency and transformation across public services – delivering significantly more of exceptional quality whilst driving costs down. We believe this is a great example of collaborative working in the public sector to deliver higher value services at the best value.”

Chris Reddick, Director of Corporate Services, Scottish Criminal Case Review Commission, said: “High quality, cost effective services are very important to us. As a small public body, we are delighted that we have had this opportunity to join the IS Shared Services model. Considering we started these discussions in July, we are pleased at how straightforward the whole joining process has been. We look forward to Atos Origin providing our IT services going forward.”

Atos Origin delivers its world-class IS capability across Skills Development Scotland, and Scottish Enterprise’s 118 sites throughout Scotland and across the globe, delivering 40% reduction in their IT costs on a like-for-like basis over the contract's five-year lifespan.

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.

In Scotland, Atos Origin has over 750 employees operating out of offices throughout the country, the main sites being situated in Livingston, Glasgow, Linwood, Aberdeen and Dundee. Their customers include the Scottish Government, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Development International, Scottish Enterprise, Aberdeen City Council, Aegon, BNP Paribas, RBS, HBOS, Capita, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, First Group, Stagecoach, ScotRail, Grampian Country Foods, the Ministry of Defence, Scottish Power, Scottish Water, Scottish Public Pensions Agency, Tesco Personal Finance and The University of Glasgow. In partnership, the Atos Origin Alliance (comprising of Atos Origin, IBM, and Sopra Group) provides IT services to their customer - NHSScotland.

Atos Origin won the West Lothian Business Excellence Awards for Best Business 2009.

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