“Insourcing: Exane entrusts its IT management to Atos Origin”

Paris, 6 July 2004

Exane, the foremost broker in France, has signed a three-year insourcing contract with Atos Origin for on-site management of computer production.

This contract, with performance guarantees, means that Exane production management can:

  • free themselves from the constraints of team management
  • streamline their organization and reduce their operational costs
  • concentrate on processes and projects with high added value
  • guarantee and improve quality of services as perceived by users
  • benefit from the know-how of a leader in the field of facilities management in order to optimize operational functioning (setting up ITIL processes, quality monitoring, progress planning, etc.)

Atos Origin teams come onto the Exane site and take charge, round the clock, of management of the Exane Information System, made up of a hundred servers strong, running on UNIX, NT, VMS and Novell.

The Atos Origin Insourcing offer is made up of a complete line of computer production services in an operational and contractual framework adapted to clients who wish to maintain control of their information systems.

About Exane
Exane is the foremost broker in France, and one of the leading independent brokers in Europe. This specialist in intermediation in the secondary equities market (operating under the name Exane BNP Paribas), and in the equity derivatives market, is exclusively dedicated to serving an institutional clientele. Exane was founded in 1990 and in 2003 produced net bank proceeds of approximately 200 million euros. The group, with nearly 750 employees, has facilities in Paris, London, New York, Geneva, Frankfurt, Zurich and Milano.

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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.

Press contact:
Anne de Beaumont
Tel.: + 33 (1) 55 91 24 15
anne.debeaumont@atosorigin.com