“Innovative IT services will be key to driving growth post crisis claims Atos Consulting’s trends report, Look Out”

Paris, 1 July 2010

Look Out recognised as an innovation tool by organisations worldwide including Total Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today unveiled the third edition of its independent trends report: Look Out. Developed under the supervision of its consulting division, Atos Consulting, and its Global Innovation Group, the report provides an analysis of both the latest technological innovations and sector-specific business trends. It highlights that businesses should focus on innovative services such as cloud and mobile applications and be ready to adopt new technologies to face post-crisis business challenges.

The report presents a clear, independent, and authoritative source of cross-sector information to help our clients make key decisions about their businesses and keep one step ahead of challenges and opportunities in their markets. Look Out brings together the collective intelligence of the company, highlighting key developments and how to act on them - connecting the dots to highlight opportunities for innovation.

Innovation is not just about something new, it is about doing business better -, better serving customers by using the most appropriate smart technologies available. Business evolutions, such as green policies or smart energy, are now closely interrelated with technological evolutions, which are the catalysts of these transformations. Knowing what to expect from emerging technologies and the latest trends will help customers and companies to make the right decisions and investments.

Companies can no longer afford not to accelerate their processes for adopting new technologies. The rate of change is ever increasing and those who are unable to keep up will simply get left behind. As Darwin once said: “It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones who are most responsive to change”. Look Out has been tailored to stimulate deployment and serve as a platform for Atos Origin clients to build their own strategic plans.

"We were very impressed by Atos Origin‘s Look Out, and especially the technology radars showing both the maturity level of and the impact on the business of the considered technologies. So we asked Atos Consulting to organize workshops in order to develop specific radars for us including recommendations and potential impact on our businesses. These radars and the overview of 40 technologies will be available soon on our Intranet and have become a major Innovation tool for Total worldwide," said Dominique Lefebvre, Director e-Novation, Total.

“Innovation is the differentiator for ensuring success and has always been part of Atos Origin's DNA. We deliver innovation to our customers, leveraging ideas coming from our sector specialists or technological experts to generate sustainable business improvements. Look Out, together with our innovation workshops, are effective tools to help our clients in their decision making process,” said Marc-Henri Desportes, Executive Vice President Global Innovation, Business Development and Strategy at Atos Origin.

To view the complete version of Look Out visit: www.lookout.atosconsulting.com.
For e-book of the full report look at: www.atosworldline.com/Lookout/index.html

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international information technology (IT) services company, providing hi-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed operations to deliver business outcomes globally. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5.1 billion and it employs 49,000 people. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

About Look Out
Look Out has been developed by a community of international experts coming from all parts of the organizations, under the supervision of Atos consulting and the Global Innovation Group. The team worked with experts across Atos Origin to analyse emerging trends and to develop a picture of market needs. It then ratified the findings with clients to verify what is realistic, what is not and what is an appropriate level of risk. The report is presented in an easy to interpret format that provides an at-a-glance summary of the opportunities and obstacles that businesses can expect to see in the short, medium and long-term.

For more information:
Stefan Pieper
Tel.: +49 178 4686875
Email : stefan.pieper@atosorigin.com