“DCMS awards Atos Origin new IT contract”
London, 19 December 2007
Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced that it has signed a new seven year contract, worth £14 million with the Department for Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS) – the UK Government Department responsible for amongst other things, Government policy on the arts, sport, the National Lottery and the 2012 Olympic Games & Paralympic Games.
This new contract continues a 15 year relationship between Atos Origin and DCMS, during which, Atos Origin has designed, implemented and managed the IT infrastructure that supports the DCMS in its aim to improve the quality of life for all through cultural and sporting activities.
Under this new contract, Atos Origin will deliver and manage all IT infrastructure and services taking full advantage of the latest developments including lower energy technologies to enable a more sustainable IT infrastructure. Atos Origin will also manage all applications support and development, as well as the new Enterprise Content Management service that has been designed to improve knowledge management across the entire Department.
“Following a competitive tender, we selected Atos Origin because it demonstrated the solution that would best meet our needs and enable us to meet our strategic priorities as we aim to improve the cultural and sporting life for all,” said Mark O'neill, CIO at DCMS. “We have worked with Atos Origin since 1993 and have been impressed by their commitment to deliver and their strong understanding of our business needs.”
“We are delighted to have won this new contract with DCMS,” said Anne Ware, head of Public Sector for Atos Origin in the UK. We are focussed on delivering a high quality service that will enable DCMS to meets its Public Sector commitments and future aspirations.”
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 over 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.
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