“Atos Origin to offer IT Testing services in the Cloud”

Orlando / Paris, 6th June 2011

Enabling clients to get services and products to market faster and more cost efficiently Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced that it will deliver Test & Acceptance Management Services – the first IT testing services solution on the cloud.

Available globally, this new solution offers clients in all industries a flexible and cost efficient way to manage all their testing requirements so they can move their IT projects, however large, from development phase to production with full confidence. The complete solution covering the whole software development cycle is built on a pay-per-use model designed by Atos Origin using the IBM integrated Rational Jazz toolset. This solution embeds the Testing and Acceptance methodology of Atos Origin on this topic and capitalizes on the long experience developed with our customers.

François Gruau, Senior Vice President at Atos Origin said: “As a longstanding partner of IBM we are delighted to use the integrated toolset – IBM Rational – to offer IT testing services in the cloud. The market for cloud computing is set to grow fast and we have identified testing services as one of the first and fastest growing areas. Testing in the cloud is flexible, cost efficient and fast, helping clients to get services and products to market more quickly.”

Mike Loria, vice president, Business Development, IBM Rational Software at IBM said: “Expanding development and testing capabilities in the cloud is key to our Rational growth strategy. This integration represents an important step in the transition to cloud services and will help customers reduce costs and development time.”

The new service enhances Atos Origin's Test & Acceptance Management Service Catalogue and can be used together with other services from Atos Origin's Test & Acceptance Management Service Catalogue or alone.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international Information Technology (IT) services company, providing Hi-Tech Transactional Services, Consulting, Systems Integration and Managed Services to deliver business outcomes globally. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5 billion and it employs 48,000 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.

For more information, please contact:
Caroline Crouch
Atos Origin
Tel: +44 20 7830 4233
Email: caroline.crouch@atosorigin.com