“Atos Origin wins Oracle ‘Technology Partner of the year award 2008′ in The Netherlands”

Utrecht, 17 July 2008

Atos Origin, an international IT services provider, has won Oracle's ‘Technology Partner of the Year Award' for 2008 in the Netherlands. Every year, Oracle awards Partner Awards to partners who have stood out in terms of performance and effort over the previous 12 months.

The award was presented to Atos Origin by Caroline Wouters, Alliances & Channels Director Benelux at Oracle, during Oracle's annual Partner Networking Day. Wouters said: “Atos Origin has been very successful over the past year in supplying Oracle solutions that are partially based on the utility-based grid concept. Atos Origin invests proactively in Oracle technology and standard solutions, but also in training and developing its consultants. Atos Origin has set up a completely modernised independent study centre for consultants, which offers training in Jdeveloper, Fusion Middleware and the traditional Oracle Database. Moreover, Atos Origin is also a Certified Advantage Partner, and it makes active use of all the opportunities offered by the Oracle Partner Network.”

Pieter Buijs, Chief Technology Officer at Atos Origin in The Netherlands, is particularly proud of the Partner Award, and is keen to point out that Oracle's technology is an important part of complete solutions for utility-based computing, amongst other things. “We developed the utility-based GRID together with Oracle, and this is the perfect solution for clients who are looking for flexible and highly reliable Oracle database capacity in a pay-per-use model.”

Atos Origin will also be investing in the area of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) technology over the coming year. Buijs: “In order to make Oracle's outstanding range of SOA technology available to clients who have an installed base of Oracle Forms applications, Atos Origin plans to launch ‘Forms2SOA' this year. This is a low-risk SOA migration scenario, which will future-proof investments already made in Oracle Forms applications!”

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 50,000 people. 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.

For more information:
Atos Origin, Erica Prins
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