“Intel® Solution Services and Atos Origin sign memorandum of understanding to drive business in France”

Munich, November 5th, 2002

New agreement sees industry leaders collaborate to offer businesses combined knowledge and experience in IT projects.

Intel® Solution Services, Intel Corporation's strategic enterprise consulting services organisation, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with IT services supplier and systems integrator, Atos Origin. The agreement enables both parties to collaborate and share knowledge to deliver fully optimised, Intel-based solutions to Atos Origin customers in France.

With an initial focus on the Intel Solution Services' Consolidation, Migration, Web Services and e-Commerce Practices, Atos Origin and Intel Solution Services are emulating systems for clients, at one of the Intel® Solution Centres or at the collaborative platform, located in Paris, which is part of a shared competency center Intel-Atos Origin-HP Compaq, dedicated to e-business solutions. After initial consultation and design, proposed solutions are configured and optimised at the centres, before being implemented and managed for customers by Atos Origin.

As more businesses begin to appreciate the value of piloting technology prior to deployment and the benefits of optimizing the infrastructures, Intel Solution Services and Atos Origin can ensure customers take delivery of the best solution for their mission critical requirements, fully configured to provide maximum performance, reliability and resilience. Through Intel Solution Services' key industry alliances, Atos Origin's highly skilled consultants have access to technology roadmaps, providing valuable advance information, ensuring solutions are future-proof, performance is maximised and ROI is fully realised.

Mark Harris, Director, Strategic Market Development, Intel Solution Services EMEA, commented: "Intel Solution Services and Atos Origin have been working together for a few months. The MOU further strengthens our relationship and gives Atos Origin customers a complete solution, delivering added return on investment. For Intel Solution Services, the MOU means that we are able to work with a local name that is trusted throughout the region for expert advice, outstanding customer care and unparalleled experience in delivering the best solutions to customers."

"Atos Origin has always invested substantially in new technologies and offered large clients the best innovations through continuously achieved benchmarks. This partnership fits in with that strategy and aims to provide the tools needed to select the best solution for each client's Information System," said Pascal Exertier CEO of Atos Origin Systems Integration in France, " the ability to pilot and optimise high performance solutions before implementation is invaluable. "

About Intel Solution Services
Intel Solution Services is Intel Corporation's Strategic Enterprise Consulting Services Organisation. Together with its global partners, Intel Solution Services provides tangible, competitive, business advantages to leading worldwide organisations, enabling enterprise solutions based on leading-edge Intel Architecture platform technologies, today. Intel Solution Services is uniquely positioned to ensure organisations make the right investment decisions in enterprise infrastructure and solutions for now and into the future. Intel Solution Services has specialist practice areas in the following areas:

  • Migration and consolidation
  • Data centres
  • Application platforms
  • Consolidation
  • Ecommerce
  • Web services

Additional information is available at: www.intel.com/internetservices/intelsolutionservices

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services provider. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations, including outsourcing and on-line services. In August 2002, Atos Origin acquired KPMG Consulting in the UK and The Netherlands, which now trade as Atos KPMG Consulting. The company generates annual revenues in excess of EUR 3.5 billion and employs 30,000 staff in 30 countries. The Group's client list includes major companies such as ABN-Amro, Akzo-Nobel, Alstom, BNP Paribas, British Petroleum, Euronext, Fiat, ICI, ING, KPN, Lucent, Philips, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Shell, UBS-Warburg, Unilever, Vivendi Universal, Vodafone and Wolters Kluwer.

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