“Atos Origin launches Next Generation Desktop in Nordic”

Stockholm, December 16, 2004

Atos Origin, a leading international information technology services provider, today announced the launch of its Next Generation Desktop (NGDT) solution in the Nordic market. The NGDT solution of Atos Origin stands for: embedded innovation, TCO reduction, transparent pricing and flexibility, and provides services for migration, operation and innovation.

The solution offers company employees flexible and mobile working systems, connecting them to corporate systems and information from anywhere in the world. Keeping up-to-date in the fast changing work environment is secured by applying infrastructure innovation as a standard service.

Addressing the increasing demand for flexible user-friendly solutions, high quality service, and easy access to corporate information, NGDT offers unprecedented value in combination with reduced total cost of ownership (TCO).

The implementation of the NGDT solution also ensures that potentially necessary migrations to new software versions, as well as the cyclical exchange of hardware can be carried out without incurring further costs. Furthermore NGDT includes all services guaranteed by the comprehensive Service Level Agreement for a transparent and fixed monthly price which depends on individual customer requirements.

This guarantees that users will have a significant reduction in direct desktop costs, an improvement in the service level and a high level of user-satisfaction, which in turn contributes to improve customer's business efficiency.

Users of the service can work anywhere, at any time, while still being able to access centrally stored corporate information. In case of a device failure - a desktop, laptop, notebook, printer or PDA - it can be replaced with its Remove and Replace program within 30 minutes. The system also includes a web-based support portal and ongoing technology refresh and software upgrades.

Jörgen Rasmussen, CEO Nordic Atos Origin stated: "Providing mobile employees with continuous access to company systems and information is becoming more and more critical for competitive organisations. The NGDT concept comes from our strategic partnerships with Microsoft and Intel and helps organisations become more mobile.

Peter CA de Jong, Global Director Business Development Next Generation Desktop, Atos Origin concludes: "NGDT is an integrated concept for desktop migration and desktop management, developed in response to market demands and based on Atos Origin's long-term IT services experience. Atos Origin and its partners are focussed on providing state of the art, innovative, flexible and cost effective solutions such as NGDT. As this name implies, there will always be new challenges leading to fresh insights and further developments, promoting the creation of a new generation of solutions capable of exceeding customer expectations and delivering quality results!".

Foundations of the NGDT services are built on an ITIL-compliant service model, 'Continuous Service Delivery Model' (CSDM) which ensures consistency and quality. Atos Origin has been an early adopter of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) model, proactively developing the standard for its clients.

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 45,000 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, Ericsson, EDF, Euronext, Fiat, France Telecom, ING, KPN, Philips, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Shell, Standard Chartered Bank,Telecom Italia, 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 and Atos Consulting.

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