“BHF-BANK signs deal with Atos”
Munich, 29 September 2011
BHF-BANK, one of Germany's most prestigious private banks, is outsourcing part of its IT system management to Atos. The international IT services provider will take over responsibility for the bank's workplace computers, file and e-mail services as well as its telecommunications and network technology. BHF-Bank employees responsible for these services will transfer to Atos.
With the objective to reduce costs while modernising the IT infrastructure, BHF-BANK was keen to enlist the support of a renowned industry and technology expert. The transfer of the IT infrastructure services is due to start in October 2011, with Atos assuming full responsibility by first quarter 2012. The company will provide the services mainly from its location in Frankfurt, its nearshore centre in Poland, and the BHF-BANK computer centres in Offenbach.
"The project with BHF-BANK is a key part of the Atos growth strategy in the German finance sector," explains Winfried Holz, CEO of Atos Germany. "Under this agreement, we will use our industry and technology expertise and workforce integration experience to deliver a high quality and cost efficient service to BHF-BANK."
With an international team of some 15,000 experienced financial services business technologists, Atos has 30 years of wide-ranging experience in the banking sector and supports nine of Europe's top 10 banks in managing their business processes.
BHF-BANK is a modern private bank for "Mittelstand" entrepreneurs and their families as well as for corporate and institutional clients. The bank has around 1,450 members of staff at 13 locations in Germany. The most important international locations are Abu Dhabi, Luxembourg, Geneva and Zurich. The bank's activities are grouped in the divisions Private Banking & Asset Management and Financial Markets & Corporates.
Atos is an international information technology services company with annual revenues of EUR 8.7 billion and 78,500 employees in 42 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.
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