“Atos Positioned as a Leader in the Magic Quadrants for Help Desk Outsourcing and Desktop Outsourcing Services, North America”

Purchase, New York, September 6th 2012

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Atos, an international IT services company, announced today it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Desktop Outsourcing Services, North America” i and the “Magic Quadrant for Help Desk Outsourcing, North America 2012” ii .


“Industry competition and economic drivers continue to demand more of IT outsourcing. We believe our dual positioning as a Leader in both the Desktop and Help Desk Outsourcing quadrants is an affirmation of our innovative and consistent approach to meeting client challenges,” said Cynthia Kornegay, Vice President, End User Services, Atos. “We believe Gartner's evaluation, combined with direct client feedback, demonstrates that our Atos client focused approach offers the optimal blend of knowledge and service orientation proven to be effective.”


In the market leading reports, Gartner analysts evaluated technology providers in two areas, Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. For the Ability to Execute analysis, Gartner positions each service provider based on its success in delivering results, and on its preparation to deliver results in the future. In the Completeness of Vision analysis, Gartner's positioning reflects each service provider's potential for success as evidenced by its view of the market, service operating model, and strategic plans for growth and service improvements.


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 the Magic Quadrant


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For more information contact:


Holly Smith
Atos North America
914-881-3000
holly.smith@atos.net

i Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Desktop Outsourcing Services, North America" David Edward Ackerman, Helen Huntley, Bryan Britz, William Maurer, July 24, 2012

ii Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Help Desk Outsourcing, North America" Helen Huntley, David Edward Ackerman, Bryan Britz, William Maurer, July 24, 2012