“Atos Origin takes pole position with Intel® AMT from Intel”

Paris, 26 May 2005

Today Intel launches its 2005 Professional Desktop Platform and Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT), and Atos Origin is one of the first leading IT-services companies to integrate Intel® AMT in its desktop offering. Intel® AMT offers innovative functionality which allows Atos Origin to provide remote troubleshooting, remote asset tracking and virus protection, which significantly improves the quality of desktop management.

Next Generation Desktop is Atos Origin's solution for the PC environment (including mobile solutions such as laptops and PDA's). Based on a strong vision and seamless architecture, NGDT allows the end user to work anywhere, anyplace and any time. Centrally managed, it provides a secure and flexible workplace for a fixed low price per month. The embedded innovation ensures that future updates of the platform are included in the price, so no more big bang migrations, no financial surprises.

Next Generation Desktop consists of several modular services, such as Standard Client (Client-Server desktop configuration) Self Service Portal, Voice over IP and Multifunctional Printing. These services are all seamlessly integrated, providing a total solution for the workplace environment.

“Intel® Active Management Technology and other technologies found in the 2005 Intel® Professional Business Platform can provide significant benefits to large enterprises, such as those served by Atos Origin,” said Gregory Bryant, General Manager of Intel's Digital Office Platform Division.

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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Marianne Hewlett
+ 31 30 299 5006

José de Vries
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