“Immigration and Nationality Directorate chooses Atos Origin as IT prime integrator”

London, 11 August 2004

Providing front line staff with the information they need, when they need it

Atos Origin, a leading international IT services company, today announced that it has been selected the Prime Integrator for the Home Office Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND) under a transformational outsourcing contract worth around £200 million over six years.

Atos Origin will take over the design, build and operation of the IND IT infrastructure including helpdesks, networks and IT applications. As prime integrator, it will work with IND and its other IT partners to increase collaborative working and improve IT performance, so that front line staff have access to the information they need, when they need it, as well as enabling customers to communicate via new channels.

“Atos Origin demonstrated to us that they have the expertise and understanding to successfully deliver the IND's IT. Investing in its infrastructure is part of the directorate drive to continually improve the working environment for its staff as well as ensuring value for money,” said Home Office minister Des Browne.

“We are delighted to have won this contract and are looking forward to working with IND to ensure that through intelligent use of IT, IND employees have the information they need to do their jobs even better so that customers consistently receive a timely and fair handling of all applications,” said Derek Ward, head of Public Sector at Atos Origin. “This contact reinforces the leading position of Atos Origin as a major provider of IT services and solutions to the government.”


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 UK Department of Works and Pensions, 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, Unilever, Vivendi Universal and Vodafone.

For more information, please contact:
Sam Routley
MS&L for Atos Origin
Tel: +44 20 7878 3137