“Atos Origin Earns ISO 9001:2000 Certification for Entire French Outsourcing Business”

Paris, 18 May 2005

Atos Origin, France's leading outsourcing service provider according to market survey group IDC, has earned ISO 9001:2000 certification for all of its outsourcing operations in France, involving 3,900 employees.

Outsourcing represents approximately 50% of Atos Origin's global workforce and revenue, or 22,000 people and €2.8 billion. It covers 45 worldwide data centers, a 45,000 MIPS mainframe environment, 50,000 servers and 500,000 desktops. Apart from France, the ISO 9001:2000 process is being pursued in major European countries like the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Germany.

For many years, most of the French operations have been deploying comprehensive quality management systems and have gradually been certified ISO 9001:2000 compliant. Today, all of the outsourcing activities have been certified:

  • Operations management: Operation and management of centralized data processing; ERP application software and services; technical infrastructure such as platforms and networks.
  • Desktop services
  • : Desktop asset management and user support; integration, deployment, support and maintenance of desktop assets and ATMs.

  • Data processing services: Consulting services; technical support; implementation and administration of infrastructure solutions.

According to Arnaud Ruffat, Executive Vice President, Outsourcing, France, "This new certification now covers the full range of our outsourcing services. Delivered by AFAQ, the certification guarantees the quality of our services and provides genuine value added for our customers."

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, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

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