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Atos supercomputer to enhance weather prediction capabilities for leading European numerical weather centre ECMWF

Paris; London, January 13, 2020

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, has signed a new four-year contract worth over €80 million (approximately £67.8 million) with the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) to supply its BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer, which is one of the most powerful meteorological supercomputers in the world. It will increase ECMWF’s computing power by a factor of around 5 and will support hundreds of researchers from over 30 countries across Europe in their work on medium and long-range weather forecasting and prediction. Notably, it will enable them to reliably predict the occurrence and intensity of extreme weather events significantly ahead of time, essential to respond to the climate and weather crisis facing us today.

Atos empowers researchers at the University of Luxembourg with its BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer

Paris, France, January 7, 2020

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, has signed a 4-year contract to supply its BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer, to the University of Luxembourg, renowned European university and international leader in research. The supercomputer, named as ‘AION’, will allow the university to further accelerate research and to face global competition, by achieving cutting-edge results.

The BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer will give researchers 1.5 times more computing capacity than previously, with a theoretical peak performance of 1.7 petaflops which will complement the existing supercomputing cluster. It will be equipped with AMD EPYC™ processors and Mellanox InfiniBand HDR technology, connected to a DDN storage environment.

Atos participates in European project RENAISSANCE to promote clean and efficient energy networks

Paris; Madrid, 13th December 2019 

Atos, global leader in digital transformation, announces its participation in the European project RENAISSANCE, funded by the European Commission through the H2020 program. RENAISSANCE aims to promote clean production and shared distribution of energy in local communities through the development of new community-driven, scalable and replicable business models and technologies.

Atos announces new Workplace as a Service offering for optimal employee experience with Google Cloud

Paris, 20th November

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announces its new Workplace as a Service | Google Edition, part of its Atos Digital Workplace solutions, to provide enterprise customers with a way of enhancing the employee workplace experience, through greater choice for users and a boost to productivity. As part of its partnership with Google Cloud, Atos is offering a unique integrated and secure package including the supply and support of Chromebooks with Atos’ Circuit software, as well as Google’s G Suite, supported with setup, migration and management services.

Atos supports top Belgian long track speed skater Bart Swings with tailor-made application

Brussels, 23rd September 2019

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, has developed a tailor-made application for Belgian talent Bart Swings to track and monitor his training data, in order to better understand progress, improve training schedules and ultimately to improve performance. Bart will use the personalized app from today, at the start of his preparation for the new ice-skating season.

Cloudification is a key contributor to organisations’ success in the digital age

Brussels, 10th May 2019

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, says that the journey to the cloud is much more than a technical IT transformation project: it should be part of a larger business and IT transformation effort. This may seem daunting at first, but only by taking it to the next level will companies be able to fully realise the benefits of the cloud – such as cost reduction, agility and faster time to market.

Training and guaranteed employment in ‘Opération coup de poing pénuries’

Brussels, 27th March 2019

Atos, global leader in digital transformation, and Le Forem, along with the Technobel Competency Centre and CEFORA, are launching ‘Opération coup de poing pénuries’ in the IT sector. The three partners aim to develop a training programme that combines theory with practical in-house training. The icing on the cake is that Atos has committed to hiring at least 80% of participants who successfully pass the training!

Atos ranked first in two categories of Whitelane’s 2019 IT Outsourcing Study for Belgium and Luxembourg

Brussels, 4th March 2019

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, was ranked first in the most recent edition of the yearly BeLux IT Sourcing Study conducted by Whitelane Research, in the category ‘Data centre, managed infrastructure and hosting’ and in the category ‘End-user services and collaboration solutions’. This client satisfaction survey, the most representative in the market, investigates more than 550 unique IT outsourcing relationships held by over 200 of the top IT spending organisations in Belgium and Luxembourg. All industry sectors are represented.

Atos and Bart Swings, silver Olympic medalist, team up for the next 4 years

Brussels, 10th December 2018

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation and Worldwide IT partner of the International Olympic Committee is proud to announce a partnership with Bart Swings, Olympic medalist, for the next four years.

Atos signs cybersecurity industry partnership with NATO

Mons, 17th October 2018

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation and the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Communications and Information Agency today sign an industry agreement to commit to a rigorous and continuous exchange of information concerning cybersecurity and potentially relevant cyberthreats. This will improve both parties’ capacity to detect, prevent and respond to cyber threats rapidly. The NATO Communications and Information Agency is in charge of operating and protecting the organization’s networks. Now, Atos is among industry partners that have established a cybersecurity agreement of this kind with NATO.

Atos digital leadership strengthened by the completion of the acquisition of the US-based Syntel

Brussels, 9th October 2018

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Syntel Inc., a leading global provider of integrated information technology and knowledge process services headquartered in Michigan, with $ 924 million revenue in 2017 of which 89% is in North America, 25% operating margin, and c. 40% of its activities in digital, automation, and robotization.

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.

Ferring Pharmaceuticals selects Sinequa and Atos to boost Global Cognitive Search Capabilities for R&D

Brussels, 15th January 2019

As a testament of how fast the footprint of cognitive search among leading life sciences organizations is growing, we are very excited to announce that Ferring Pharmaceuticals selected Sinequa and Atos to boost its global cognitive search capabilities. Sinequa’s Cognitive Search & Analytics solution was recently deployed at Ferring Pharmaceuticals with Atos as the consulting and integration partner to empower the organization’s Global Pharmaceutical R&D group to look deeply into vast scientific research data sets in order to generate new insights and accelerate innovation.

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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