“Atos Origin honoured as HP European partner of the Year 2008”

Paris, 15 December 2008

Atos Origin, an international IT services company, has received HP Software and Solutions' ‘Application Quality Management, European Partner of the Year, Special Award' for its outstanding results in Application Quality Management. It also received the HP Software Business Technology Optimisation Partner of the Year award for France. The awards were announced at HP EMEA Software Universe taking place in Vienna from 9 - 11 December.

The global application quality management offering combines software testing and acceptance management with a move to operations and is already generating new significant business. In France, Auchan and Carrefour (Retail Market), France Telecom (Telecoms), Banque Postale (Finance) and a department in the Ministry of Economics, have all recently signed contracts for this new offering which addresses test and acceptance processes as well as the process of preparing for the software to move to operations.

Ken Adcock, Director, Strategic Alliances, HP Software EMEA stated: ”We are delighted to recognise Atos Origin. These awards not only clearly show our appreciation, but that of our clients also. Atos Origin is a long standing partner that has consistently delivered value to our joint clients in a highly competitive market and is also one of the most innovative partners in delivering client solution based on HP Software and Solutions.”

Hubert Tardieu, Executive Vice President global consulting & systems integration, partnerships & innovation at Atos Origin concluded: “Winning this award is a recognition of our joint expertise with HP to deliver our clients leading-edge services that advance their business performance. We chose HP's Quality Center as part of our strategy to help us increase profitability by improved automation within our systems integration business. The benefits to the end user are reduced costs for test activity within a project of approximately 20%. Which is primarily due to the fact tests can be repeated at a lower cost as it is not necessary to re-enter all the test cases needed to run a test scenario.”

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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