“Brewin Dolphin selects Atos Origin for hosting services”
London, 20 August 2007
To deliver a resilient and secure Data Centre service Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Brewin Dolphin, the UK's largest independent private client portfolio manager, to provide secure Data Centre hosting services for its key business systems. This is an important step in Brewin Dolphin's infrastructure strategy which is designed to deliver a highly resilient and secure service to its clients. Brewin Dolphin has 37 offices around the UK and manages £21 billion of investments.
“In our business, we need to ensure high performance of our IT systems 24/7,” said Neil Bath, Group Head of Information Services at Brewin Dolphin. "Part of a cost effective way of achieving this was to relocate the hosting environment for our primary data-centre, enabling us to ensure continued service to our client base, while also allowing for future expansion. We chose Atos Origin because it demonstrated a very good understanding of our specific needs. We have been impressed by the Atos Origin's data centre facilities, expertise and personnel.”
The security and flexibility of the Atos Origin service enables Brewin Dolphin to benefit immediately from the economies of scale that a highly secure and dedicated environment offers. It also enables them to modernise and consolidate their data centre estate of equipment, taking full advantage of the latest developments including lower energy technologies.
“Financial Services is a key market for Atos Origin and we are delighted to have Brewin Dolphin, a company with such a rich history in the City, as a new client,” said Joe Edwards, head of Financial Services, Atos Origin. “Through our capability in consulting, managed operations and systems integration together with the expertise of our joint venture, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, we are playing a critical role in helping financial organisations to support critical systems, manage risk and ensure regulatory compliance.”
Atos Origin is Europe's number one provider of payments, securities and financial services outsourcing, supporting business processes for 9 of the top 10 European banks. It is also a leading provider of technology services to capital markets through its joint venture with Euronext, Atos Euronext Market Solutions. Through its portfolio of specialist solutions for banks, stock exchanges and insurance companies, Atos Origin helps financial services organisations to manage costs; reform core banking and operational support systems; manage enterprise risk and ensure regulatory compliance.
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 5.4 billion and it employs 50,000 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 Brewin Dolphin
Brewin Dolphin Securities Limited ("BDS") is the principal operating company of Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. BDS is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority and is a member of the London Stock Exchange.
BDS is the largest independent private client investment manager in the UK. The Group manages £21 billion of funds on behalf of more than 100,000 clients, and of this £10 billion is on a discretionary basis. BDS has 37 offices and is corporate adviser to around 140 small and medium sized quoted companies.
The Group provides complete investment management for private investors, charities and pension funds and trades as:
Brewin Dolphin in England, Wales and the Channel Islands
Bell Lawrie in Scotland and Northern Ireland
Hill Osborne in the East Midlands
Wise Speke in the North of England
Stocktrade is the BDS Execution-Only division. www.stocktrade.co.uk
Please see Media Centre section on www.brewindolphin.co.uk for details and photos of all commentators and analysts throughout the BDS Group.
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