“Telegraaf Media Group signs contract with Atos Origin”
Amsterdam, 22 December 2006
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG) today signed an agreement with Atos Origin for the outsourcing of the generic ICT services of Telegraaf Media ICT B.V. (TMI) from 1 January 2007.
The outsourcing of generic parts of the ICT infrastructure such as workstation services will enable the TMI organisation to concentrate on providing media-specific services to facilitate the primary business processes of its customers (e.g. De Telegraaf, Spits, De Telegraaf Tijdschriften Groep, DistriQ and Speurders.nl).
In choosing Atos Origin, TMI has teamed up with a solid technology partner and can thus respond more quickly to ongoing technological developments. Alongside the transfer of the regular services of TMI to Atos Origin, the agreement also provides for the transfer of 55 employees to Atos Origin.
The total value of the contract is expected to amount to EUR 57 million for a period of 5 years.
The signing of the contract marks the completion of a year of intensive preparations during which TMG and TMI received support from Quint Wellington Redwood.
Mr J.J.W. Janssen – Managing director of TMI: “With this contract we believe to have found the right balance between cost savings and quality improvement, which moreover will ensure a good future for the employees.”
Telegraaf Media Group N.V. (TMG) is a listed, independent Dutch media group, primarily active in the field of newspapers, magazines, puzzle publications and door-to-door papers. In addition, information is commercially exploited via the internet, (mobile) telephone and digital screens, either directly or through strategic participations. The company holds interests in e.g. Wegener N.V., SBS Broadcasting S.à.r.l., Sky Radio Groep, Expomedia Group plc and B.V. Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANP).
TMG originated from the Dutch daily newspaper De Telegraaf and has grown through acquisitions and new product launches into a diversified media group. Telegraaf Media Groep is active in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Denmark, Sweden and the Ukraine. For more information on TMG: www.tmg.nl
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.
About Quint Wellington Redwood
Quint Wellington Redwood is a worldwide, independent management consultancy specialised in IT-related organisational challenges. For more information: www.quint.nl
For more information please contact:
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Hans Elekan, Head of Group Communication Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
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Marianne Hewlett, Senior Vice President Global Marketing Communications
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