“Technology offshore can produce savings of up to 50%”

São Paulo, 9 February 2006

This is the focus of Atos Origin and CIOs on 14 February in São Paulo

Atos Origin, a leading international information technology services provider, will take part in the International Seminar on Global Corporations' Competence Centers, to be held in São Paulo on 14 and 15 February.

The event, which will bring together CIOs, service providers and government officials, will deal with how to make Brazil one of the IT competence service centers in the world, and, especially, introduce global companies as the core elements to access corporate markets world-wide. At this event, Atos Origin will showcase the main benefits of carrying out the offshore from Brazil such as 10% - 50% savings in the overall project costs.

Under the title How to Overcome Challenges in the Development of Offshore Projects based in Brazil, André Almeida, Outsourcing Manager of Atos Origin in Brazil, will provide a practical approach to both financial and cultural matters of offshore projects based in the country, in addition to presenting problems and the respective solutions to ensure such projects are in compliance with the Brazilian reality and still meet international requirements.

The Brazilian Market is currently seen as one of the major offshore focus due, in particular, to its time zones, environmental and geopolitical aspects, in addition to the country's financial stability. Atos Origin Brazil has some distinguishing features compared to its competitors, such as the Global Sourcing, globally-integrated offshore centers allows customers to select the best center based on their individual needs. As a pioneer in providing offshore services in SAP area, Atos Origin has been boosting its portfolio to include specific niches such as monitoring, ERP, Mainframes, Billing, CRM, among others.

Atos Origin's Global Sourcing strategy encompasses the sourcing of IT services with the right skills, at the right time, from the right place, at the right price and addressing the full IT life cycle and delivery chain. Atos Origin is dedicated to client satisfaction through its value driven engagement model and its service quality. To this end, the company has engaged in a world-wide CMMI assessment program covering all major service centers. As a key element of our global sourcing strategy, this program ensures compatible CMMI maturity and best practices across client facing units and the back office centers.

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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