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Atos teams up with Portima to launch Belgium’s first digital signing of insurance contracts

Brussels, 10th January 2018
Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, announces that it is teaming up with Portima, the market leader in applications for Belgian independent insurance brokers, to release PortiSign on Mobile, Belgium’s first solution that allows customers to quickly, efficiently and reliably sign insurance documents using their smartphone or tablet. The solution runs on Atos Canopy Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud and on Portima’s infrastructure.

Atos launches the highest-performing quantum simulator in the world

Brussels, 4th July 2017
Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today introduces the world’s first commercially available machine-system capable of simulating up to 40 quantum bits (Qubits). The simulator, named ‘Atos Quantum Learning Machine’ (Atos QLM), is powered by an ultra-compact supercomputer and a universal programming language. Available in 5 power configurations (30 to 40 Qubits) to cover the needs of different organizations, Atos QLM enables researchers, students and engineers to develop and test today the quantum applications and algorithms of tomorrow. The machine, designed by the ‘Atos Quantum’ laboratory – the first major quantum industry program in Europe, launched in November 2016 – has developed several top-class innovations which have resulted in numerous patent applications.

Atos launches world-first prescriptive Security Operations Center (SOC) with automated response

Brussels, 4th July 2017
Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announces the launch of its new prescriptive Security Operations Center (SOC). Combined with Atos Big Data analytics capabilities and powered by Bullion servers, the new security solution makes it possible for customers to predict security threats before they even occur. Detection and neutralization time is improved significantly compared to existing solutions.

Atos ranked first in Whitelane’s 2017 IT Outsourcing Study for Belgium and Luxembourg in the ‘Data Centre and Managed Infrastructure Services’ category

Brussels, 6th April 2017
Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, was ranked first in the most recent edition of the yearly IT Outsourcing Study, organized by Whitelane in collaboration with Vlerick Business School, in the category ‘data centre and managed infrastructure services’. This client satisfaction survey, the most representative in the market, measures customer satisfaction of the delivered services with large outsourcing contracts among 200 companies in Belgium and Luxembourg.

ING optimizes cash handling using Atos’ Cash Cycle Optimization Management Solution

Brussels, 26th February 2018
Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, announces that ING Belgium, one of Belgium’s leading providers of financial services, has deployed a solution which allows to optimize the end-to-end cash handling and management. The solution has been rolled out to all ATMs (branches will short follow), and will enable ING Belgium to ensure cash availability at all times while reducing the efforts for handling operations and deliveries.

Risky risk assessments

14th May 2018

Security is not the most popular topic during management meetings. The question usually is: in view of the most recent risk assessment, can we justify the limited budget for security investments? In follow-up of his last blog, Koen Maris, CTO Cybersecurity at Atos, shares his thoughts: “What if I told you that these assessments are usually based on completely false assumptions and incorrect data?”

Stop playing catch-up

11th April 2018
Koen Maris, CTO Cybersecurity at Atos, has two rather surprising messages for CIOs and security officers among us. One: we’ve been doing it all wrong. Two: we should focus on the good, not on the bad. Confused? Here’s why.

The war on talent in cybersecurity

5th May 2017
IT talent is far too scarce in our contours and cybersecurity talent is even scarcer. Thus, companies are often in a war to attract these people. However, it often appears to be difficult to keep their white knights within the company. The traditional talent management approach is inadequate and there are a number of good reasons for that.

Doesn’t anyone realize that the right to be forgotten online is one big illusion?

5th May 2017
Every time I attend a presentation on GDPR – you know – the General Data Protection Regulation, which aims to guarantee more privacy to the consumer – I get the undefined feeling the boy should have had when the emperor passed by “in his new clothes”; isn’t anyone really seeing that he is naked? Translated to GDPR terms, this means: doesn’t anyone truly realize that the right to be forgotten is simply one big illusion?

The good, the bad and the (un)known

16th January 2017
Koen Maris (Chief Technology Officer – Cyber Security at Atos BTN) shares his thoughts on the Cyber Security models that have been in place for many years. These models have changed very little and are based on a reactive approach towards the “known bad”. But, how do we create a more effective and proactive approach? To establish this, we need to answer the following question: How to distinguish the wanted from the unwanted?

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