“Atos Origin and Intel Collaborate for Improved PC Performance with Intel® vPro™”

Paris, 5 June 2006

Atos Origin's innovative workplace management offering, Atos™ Workplace Solutions, is now available with support for Intel® vPro™ technology.  Initial results of the tests indicate that Atos Origin's clients will be able to realize up to an 86 percent time reduction in resolving PC problems and significant cost savings as a result of deploying the new solution.

This initiative is part of a program of close collaboration between Atos Origin and Intel® to create flexible and innovative solutions that reduce the cost and improve performance and agility of IT for businesses.

Intel vPro technology was unveiled in April 2006, but Atos Origin has been collaborating with Intel since May 2005. Atos Origin performed extensive testing on Intel ® Active Management Technology™ - a key component of Intel vPro technology - and has incorporated support for Intel vPro into Atos™ Workplace Solutions. This will allow Atos Origin to offer the new solution almost as soon as systems with Intel vPro technology are released to the market.

Some of the benefits Atos Origin's clients can expect to see when running Atos™ Workplace Solutions  on Intel vPro technology include:

  • Remote manageability, including: remote inventory management; and remote problem resolution to reduce the number of desk visits and service centre calls
  • Enhanced security, including: hardware-enhanced security to resist hackers, viruses and worms; isolation of compromised PCs; disaster recovery; push updates to PCs; and deployment of virtual environments
  • Efficient performance enhancement, including: power efficiency and PC noise reduction; and improved multitasking, keeping users working efficiently while IT tasks are being run
  • Agility for the future, with easily upgrades to the next-generation PC operation system, Windows Vista

“Intel is working with IT industry leaders, including Atos Origin, to reinvent the business PC” declared Gregory Bryant, General Manager of Intel® Digital Office Platform Division. “Intel vPro technology provides the foundation that will enable Atos Origin to provide solutions that can reduce IT costs, provide greater security and easier manageability.”

Wilbert Kieboom, CEO of Atos Origin Northern Europe, Member of the Management Board, concludes: “Close collaboration with Intel over the last year means that we are able to offer support for Intel's vPro as soon as systems are available in the marketplace.  The two companies are working closely together to bring solutions to businesses that allow them to prepare for the challenges of the future.”

Atos™ Workplace Solutions, a key element in the Atos Origin Business Harmonization program, provide a full range of modular and flexible desktop and end-user support services, allowing the end user to work anywhere, anyplace, at anytime. Built on extensive and proven experience in all industry sectors, Atos™ workplace solutions currently manage more than 600,000 seats, 20,000 servers, 8 million calls per year and 350,000 corporate mailboxes.

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, AtosEuronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

For more information please contact:

Marie-Tatiana Collombert
+ 33 1 55 91 26 33
José de Vries
+ 33 1 55 91 24 53