“Atos Origin signs a five year Outsourcing contract with Società Italiana per Condotte d’Acqua S.p.a.”

Milan/Rome, 3 November 2005

Atos Origin announces today the signing of a five-year outsourcing contract with Società Italiana per Condotte d'Acqua S.p.A., leader in the market of major building works, with a significant presence in Italy and worldwide. Under the agreement, Atos Origin will manage the supply of IT services and resources as well as maintenance of the entire hardware and application architecture in full outsourcing.

Due to a rapidly expanding market, Società Italiana per Condotte d'Acqua has started rethinking the computer services and IT function in order to improve its capacity to support business. This evolution has taken into account not only simplifying processes, thanks to a single system capable of handling ERP applications and the entire technological infrastructure, but also reaching efficiency and quality targets at the highest level. The ability to guarantee flexibility in managing work places, in close connection with production requirements and correlated services, represented one of the key requirements in the partner selection process.

Following a first careful selection stage, Atos Origin distinguished itself for the methodology adopted, its consolidated competences and reliability in managing the size and territorial distribution of the IT infrastructure.

“Atos Origin has demonstrated that it is the ideal partner, capable of working with Società Italiana per Condotte d'Acqua for the evolution and improvement of the technological infrastructure over the next five years, following a path of collaboration and sharing the customer's growth strategy”, declared Attilio Galleno, COO of Atos Origin in Italy. “We are already working on the transition stage, with the aim to reach full operation in November 2005”.

Società Italiana per Condotte d'Acqua S.p.a.
Founded back in April 1880 with the aim “to supply water for civil, agricultural and industrial uses”, today it is one of the main leaders in the realisation of road works (bridges, tunnels, viaducts, freeways and highways), railways (underground railways, long-distance lines, stations, railway deposits), marine works (civil and industrial port complexes, dry docks and wet docks, wharves, outer breakwaters, coast protection), dams and hydraulic works, civil buildings (hotels, cinemas, hospitals, universities, residential complexes), commercial buildings, restoration works.
The Group is headed by Ferfina S.p.a. which acts as the holding and financial company. The total number of staff is approximately 1,500 and it has reached an annual turnover of about 750 million euros.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology 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 over 46,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors . Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

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