“English Heritage renews outsourcing contract with Atos Origin”

London, 16 December 2008

Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced that it has won an outsourcing contract to provide IT support at over 120 English Heritage sites and offices across the UK from Tintagel Castle in Cornwall via Stonehenge in Wiltshire to Hadrians Wall in Northumberland. This new contract renews a contract first signed in 2002 and reinforces the position of Atos Origin as a supplier who builds and maintains strong relationships with its clients.

Under the contract, worth £ 7 million over 2 years, Atos Origin will manage desktop, data centre, network, customer support centre, disaster recovery and application support services as well as providing training, maintenance and service management for English Heritage, the UK government organisation responsible for protecting the historic environment in England. This includes historic buildings, monuments, battlefields and archaeological remains.

“This new contract win further strengthens our position as a leading supplier to the Public Sector in the UK”, commented Anne Ware, vice president for Public Sector. “Since working with English Heritage we have completed a number of projects including relocation to a new head office in London, desktop and server technical refreshes. Building on this success we will continue to work closely together to ensure service excellence across its entire organisation and to improve their business processes.”

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 5,8 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 Worldline and Atos Consulting.

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