“Atos Origin Officially Opens One of the Largest Data Centres”

HONG KONG, 18 October 2004

A world-class facility to support customers' critical enterprise and business applications in Greater China

International consulting and IT services company, Atos Origin, has officially opened one of the largest twin data centres, providing IT (information technology) outsourcing services in Greater China, and globally. This marks another major step in growing Atos Origin's business in North Asia.

Located in Hong Kong, the 45,000 square feet twin Atos Origin Regional Data Centres are built to a Tier 1 specification with state-of-the-art features to provide IT outsourcing services to major multinational clients. They feature automated fail-over of leading edge infrastructure combined with operational processes and tooling, delivering the highest level of security and information availability.

The new Regional Data Centres will enable Atos Origin to become one of the largest commercial outsourcing service providers in Hong Kong.

Atos Origin's strength lies in its global capabilities supported by processes such as its Continuous Service Delivery Model (CSDM) based on Best Practices from ITIL* and integrated Global Enterprise Management System (GEMS) Automation Tooling. Combined with a distributed team of talented staff, these Best Practices and Tools deliver a proactive, predictive, consistent and transparent service model. Atos Origin continues to invest in developing staff to deploy these Best Practices and Tools to ensure the highest level of system performance and availability is achieved 24 hours, daily.

"In support of the Digital 21 Strategy, Hong Kong plays a central role in Atos Origin's Global Sourcing strategy. With its reliable and stable infrastructure, skilled labour force, favourable investment environment, supportive government initiatives, Hong Kong makes an ideal site to expand our regional data centre services," said Neoh KC, CEO, Atos Origin Asia Pacific.

By providing sustained outsourcing support across the IT and business areas, Atos Origin's outsourcing solutions provide best practice service management and long-term continuity to stringent performance requirements. The services cover all aspects of the desktop, server, network and application, and take into account business process updates and technology refresh.

As a global leading consulting and IT services firm, Atos Origin focuses on their clients' mission-critical systems and infrastructure. Atos Origin's data centres in Asia Pacific are purpose-built to meet their needs for reliability, security and availability. This is underwritten by the fact that Atos Origin is the only company in Asia Pacific to boast SAP Certified Hosting data centres in China, Singapore and Australia.

* ITIL: Information Technology Infrastructure Library

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international consulting and 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 45,000 people in 50 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games.

In Asia Pacific, Atos Origin has over 2,100 employees in 15 locations servicing clients in Finance; Process Industries; Telecom, Utilities & Media; Discrete Manufacturing and Public Sector.

For further information, contact:

Atos Origin Asia Pacific

Vivien Goh

Tel : 65-6832 2617


Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide

Daisy Leung

Tel: 852-2884 8546