“Atos Origin teams with Interwise”
Cambridge, MA, /Stuttgart, Germany, June 17, 2004
Plans to integrate enterprise collaboration and conferencing into client business solutions and service delivery processes
Rapid European Success, Unlimited Conferencing-Fixed Price Business Model, Industry Leading Technology Makes Interwise the Smart Choice
Interwise, the foremost provider of true enterprise conferencing software, today announced that Atos Origin, an international information technology (IT) services company, has begun integrating Interwise technology into client solutions as a value-added reseller. Atos Origin, with annual revenues of more than Euro 5 billion and a combined workforce of 47,000 operating in 50 countries, provides full business and technology integration services through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations
Atos Origin recognized that web conferencing/collaboration technology would help their clients improve process efficiencies for a wide range of targeted business solutions and reduce the time and cost to effectively deploy technology-based solutions. After a rigorous evaluation process, Atos Origin chose to work with Interwise based on Interwise' rapid growth in Europe, its unique business model that offers unlimited conferencing for a fixed price, and its leading edge integrated data, video, and voice conferencing platform, ECP Connect.
“Enterprise collaboration is quickly becoming a critical success factor for companies as they look to both improve the effectiveness of key business processes and get more out of their existing IT investments,” said Detlef Beiter, Vice President Sales Atos Origin Region Central Europe. “As its rapid growth in Europe over the past two years has demonstrated, Interwise provides the best conferencing technology to support our clients' initiatives, both internally and with the customers, partners, and suppliers that make up their extended enterprises. This relationship was an easy and smart choice for Atos Origin.”
Atos Origin will be integrating ECP Connect, Interwise's award winning technology. ECP Connect is the first true enterprise conferencing solution that delivers unlimited data, video, and voice conferencing to the extended enterprise for a fixed price. ECP Connect's next generation technology provides groundbreaking functionality that includes the capability to leverage VoIP to connect users from any audio device –telephone, cell phone, IP phone or computer- in the same real-time event. In addition to combining the highest functionality of both all-Internet protocol (IP) Web and voice conferencing, ECP Connect gives CIOs the capability to use VoIP without requiring major infrastructure or telephone upgrades.
“Integrating technical excellence with a business model designed to make collaboration a widespread communication utility, ECP Connect will enable Atos Origin to deliver unlimited collaboration, an unprecedented user experience, and unrivaled savings to their customers,” said Frank Zvi, Interwise President and CEO.
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology (IT) services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are more than EUR 5 billion and it employs 47,000 people in 50 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and its clients include ABN AMRO, Akzo Nobel, Alstom, BNP Paribas, BP, Ericsson, EDF, Euronext, Fiat, France Telecom, ICI, ING, KPN, Lucent, Philips, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Shell, Telecom Italia, UBS, UK Department for Work and Pensions, Unilever, Vivendi Universal and Vodafone.
Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Euronext Premier Marché and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline, Atos KPMG Consulting and Atos Odyssée.
Interwise helps organizations address the communications challenges presented by dynamic business environments, global marketplaces and geographically dispersed stakeholders. Interwise's ECP Connect is an integrated data, video, and voice conferencing solution for delivering real-time multimedia communications across the extended enterprise. ECP Connect combines voice, rich interactive content, and streaming video in a single platform to support a company's eLearning, web conferencing, and collaboration needs. A leading choice of Global 2000 companies, Interwise maintains a presence in more than 20 countries through a direct sales force, distributors, value-added resellers and systems integrators.
Atos Origin (Corporate)