“Atos Origin and EMC sign global alliance for joint solutions in information lifecycle management”

Paris, 11 October 2006

Atos Origin, an international IT services company, and EMC, the world leader in information management and storage, have signed a global alliance to jointly offer innovative state-of-the-art solutions in the field of information lifecycle management. Under the alliance, solutions will be designed to enhance productivity and improve time-to-market to customers, delivered to optimise business and technical effectiveness and, where appropriate, run as a managed service. Both companies will collaborate on providing training, marketing and sales activities around a set of joint solutions in high demand and emerging areas.

The key objectives of this global agreement are to extend the drive towards enhanced customer value and reach further existing, as well as new, customers with the two organisation's respective solutions, technology, software and services.

David Goulden, EVP Customer Operations, at EMC stated: “Information is the heart of the global enterprise. Many organizations are looking for effective ways to leverage information and work with global players such as Atos Origin. This global alliance is a natural extension of a long-term relationship both as an alliance partner and a major customer, enabling us to offer our market leading solutions to a far broader market.”

Xavier Flinois, EVP and Management Board Member at Atos Origin, added: “We have worked with EMC over a number of years in all areas of our design, build and run operations. By combining our services expertise with EMC's state-of-the-art products, we can offer our clients significant added value for their information management lifecycle initiatives, including storage, enterprise content management, security and virtualisation in the infrastructure, workplace and the solutions space.”

Atos Origin's revenue in the enterprise content management domain has increased by more than 30% last year and implements software as a full-range service, providing the overall spectrum of services and skills required. These solutions offer an effective tool for international organizations to share the right information, quickly and efficiently.

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.

About EMC
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) is the world leader in products, services and solutions for information storage and management that help organizations extract the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, across every point in the information lifecycle. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.

For further information:
Atos Origin
José de Vries
+ 33 1 55 91 24 53