“DELTA outsources its IT infrastructure, office management and part of application management to Atos Origin”
Utrecht/Middelburg, 5 September 2006
Atos Origin, the leading IT services provider, has signed a contract with the Dutch utilities company DELTA for the outsourcing of IT infrastructure, office management - over 2,000 workstations - and part of its application management. The significant contract is effective from 1 October 2006 and will run for 7 years. The agreement also involves some 20 DELTA staff being transferred to Atos Origin.
An unusual feature of the contract is that agreements have been made for end-to-end service level agreements based on complete availability of the IT for each of DELTA's business processes. Wilbert Kieboom, CEO of Atos Origin Northern Europe, says: “This agreement means that the provision of IT services to DELTA is linked directly to the primary business processes. Our approach is to take end-to-end responsibility which directly provided added value for DELTA's core processes. Flexibility and the entrepreneurial spirit are the major key values within this contract.”
DELTA was created in 1991 by a merger between the Zeeland water company WMZ and the Zeeland energy company PZEM. DELTA has now become a company that offers a broad range of multi-utility services and products such as electricity, gas, water, environmental services, radio and television (also via cable), cable internet and digital telephony. DELTA is increasingly operating outside its original provincial boundaries and aims to venture into international markets. “The agreement with Atos Origin helps DELTA to achieve flexibility, continuity and cost management,” states Willem Keus, CFO at DELTA.
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 EUR 5.5 billion and it employs over 47,000 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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