“Atos launches trends report Ascent Look Out 2012+”

Paris, 16 April 2012

Early adopters of social organization will gain competitive advantage in an economy where IT pervasiveness accelerates

Atos, an international IT services company, unveiled its fourth edition of the independent trends report. Ascent Look Out 2012+ brings together insights of over 200 contributors from various geographies, business lines and industries across Atos. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the emerging trends, business needs and technologies that will be driving innovation in the years ahead.

The report presents clear and independent market-sector information to help clients make key strategic decisions about their businesses and anticipate new challenges created by the emergence of new technologies now and in the future. Atos looks for continued improvements and therefore offers its trends report for the first time in five editions to better adhere to Atos go to market strategy and focus on clients in five market sectors: Manufacturing & Retail, Public Sector, Healthcare & Transport; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology and Energy & Utilities.


Next wave of disruptive technologies and innovative business processes
The special ‘Focus On' section is devoted to the Social Organization that transforms collaboration by combining people connections, knowledge and processes. A new way of working embraces the communication mindset, tools and techniques that consumers are already using for communication and collaboration - like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter - in the workplace. This increases efficiency, fosters innovation and helps organizations to grow.
The coming together of traditional enterprise collaboration tools, content management and social networking will create the next wave of disruptive technologies and innovative business processes and ultimately change the way that enterprises collaborate, both internally and externally. It may even lead to the formation of highly connected and borderless enterprises in the longer term.  Atos sees early adopters who gain competitive advantage from the many potential opportunities that the Social Organization has to offer, like Atos zero email initiative.


Gilles Grapinet, Senior Executive Vice President Global Functions at Atos said: “The technology and business landscape has been changing at an unprecedented speed and, as one of the world's leading IT companies, we have the responsibility to think one step ahead and anticipate coming business and technology challenges for our clients. We are proud to issue for the fourth edition of our in-depth trends report that is embraced by our customers worldwide. Ascent Look Out aims to raise awareness of the emerging trends, business needs and technologies that will drive innovation and we believe that early adopters of social organization tools will gain competitive advantage in an economy where IT pervasiveness accelerates”.


View the complete version of Ascent Look Out.


Atos at 2012 World Wide Web Conference
Atos will present its report at the 2012 International World Wide Web Conference on the evolution of the Web and its technologies, and the impact on society and web culture, that takes place in Lyon from 16 to 20 April.


Through conferences and track panel animation, its Business Technologists will demonstrate the Group's expertise and showcase its innovative technologies in domains such as Smart Data, Datalift, Cloud Orchestration, Cryptography and authentication, webworkers, Web Economy, SoLoMo applications NodeJS applications, Openscales GL, Apache TomEE.

  • Industrial Tracks: Hermann Gouverneur, CTO at Atos in Germany and Member of the Scientific Community at Atos on “Cloud Orchestration” - Thursday 19thApril - 4:30pm - 4:45pm
  • Panel :  Hermann Gouverneur for the panel “Web & Economy” - Wednesday 18th April, at 2:00 pm  
  • Espace Agora: Antoine Fressancourt, R&D engineer at Atos Worldline and Member of the Scientific Community on "Sustaining the Web – How web trends affect the evolution of networks" - Thursday 19th– 3pm - 3:30pm

About Atos
Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 pro forma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 48 countries Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities. 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 and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.


About Ascent Look Out
Look Out has been developed by a community of international subject matter experts from Atos across different countries, lines of businesses, industry specialists and members of the ninety-strong Scientific Community, under supervision of an international editorial board. In a highly collaborative fashion, knowledge and insights were brought together to analyze emerging trends and to develop a picture of market needs. 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.


Ascent, an Atos initiative, was introduced with a desire to give customers a chance to hear from leading thinkers, to inspire them to adopt the latest technology and aim higher with their business. It seemed a natural synergy to bring Look Out together with other publications and thought leadership channels under the banner of Ascent as ‘Ascent Look Out' in order to offer the broadest, most reliable coverage.


For more information:
Jose de Vries
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