“Atos Origin to migrate 200,000 Desktops and 3,000 Servers to Intel architecture”
Intel Solutions Conference, IDF, Barcelona, Spain. April 20, 2004
Atos Origin and Intel to work together on worldwide Next Generation Desktop Initiative
Today Atos Origin, an international information technology (IT) services company, and Intel, the world's largest chip maker, and leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products, are announcing that they are working together on an initiative called The Next Generation DeskTop (NGDT). The objective of Next Generation DeskTop is significant reduction of deployment and support costs through a concept for continuous innovation in managing Desktop and Mobile environments, using new technologies or enhanced features to improve IT efficiency. Next Generation Desktop will support a substantial IT migration - 200,000 desktop PCs and 3,000 servers - over the next year.
Through Next Generation DeskTop, Atos Origin and Intel plan to define, implement and support innovative solutions to mutual clients including: PC Lifecycle Management, Desktop Standardization Management and Mobile Workplace Management.
Atos Origin's Peter Boeijink, VP End User Services, commented: "The Intel platform will enable Atos Origin to deliver its customers optimal tools for state-of-the-art, functional and cost-
effective IT. Atos Origin prides itself on quality of service and on offering the best possible Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) value proposition to its customers".
The main platforms that will support Next Generation Desktop incorporate: Pentium® 4 processor with Hyper Threading (HT) Technology-based desktops, Intel® Centrino™ Mobile Technology-based laptops, Intel® Itanium®2 processor and Intel® Xeon™ MP processor-based servers. Microsoft Windows* XP and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 will be the operating systems of choice.
Intel's John Davies, VP/GM Solutions Marketing Development, said: "Solution Providers like Atos Origin enable major steps forward in the quality and functionality of corporate IT solutions. We are delighted to work with Atos Origin to ensure they and their customers benefit from the competitive advantage that technology leadership delivers".
Atos Origin Next Generation Desktop provides a solution for desktop migration and outsourcing, meeting customer requirements for desktop and mobile computing. The managed infrastructure environments will remain state-of-the-art through the continuous innovation concept in the NGDT solution program.
Next Generation DeskTop Lab
As part of the cooperation, Intel will participate in Atos Origin's NDGT lab. The lab will be a center of innovation for Desktop, Mobile and Server Solutions. The intent of this lab is to demonstrate and showcase Software Solutions running on Intel-based Architecture: desktops based on Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with Hyper Threading (HT) Technology, servers with Intel Xeon™ or Itanium®2 processors, notebooks and Tablet PCs with Intel® Centrino™ Mobile Technology, and Intel XScale® Technology handheld devices.
Intel will support customers with consulting and expert advice provided through Intel Solutions Services.
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 & Pensions, Unilever, Vivendi Universal and Vodafone.
Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom.
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