“Atos wins new contract with The Insolvency Service”
London, 4 December, 2012
Implementation of the Atos Secure Cloud Service to support The Insolvency Service
Atos, an international IT services company, today announced that it has won a new five-year contract worth £16 million with The Insolvency Service, an agency of the Department of Business Innovation and Skills. The contract was awarded under the Cabinet Office's Desktop 21 framework agreement which was created in 2010 to provide preferential access and pricing for the public sector for end user services.
This new infrastructure service is expected to deliver significant savings over five years. Atos will provide the thin client desktop and application hosting services through its Secure Cloud Service. The Atos solution provides a flexible service for 2000 users at The Insolvency Service.
Mark Savigar at The Insolvency Service said: “Atos proposed a solution that meets our business needs and we believe will support us in meeting our organisational objectives for the future.”
Christopher Bingham, VP for Central Government at Atos said: “The Insolvency Service is a new and most welcome client to Atos' central government sector, and we are pleased to be able to make a contribution to reducing their operational and capital outgoings. We are delighted to have been selected to provide this new service using our new Secure Cloud Container service which enables us to offer a high quality service while offering value for money for the UK taxpayer. Furthermore, leveraging the good work done by the Government Procurement Service in creating the Desktop 21 Framework makes this win all the more rewarding as we support the exploitation of government frameworks.”
The Atos solution will continue the use of low power devices such as thin clients in line with Cabinet Office Green Strategy. It is also expected to improve the delivery of sustainable print services, enabling users to print only what they need where they need in a reliable manner.
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 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 Paralympics 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 Insolvency Service
The Insolvency Service administers the insolvency regime investigating all compulsory liquidations and individual insolvencies (bankruptcies and debt relief orders) through the Official Receiver to establish why they became insolvent. The Service also authorises and regulates the insolvency profession; deals with disqualification of directors in corporate failures; assesses and pays statutory entitlement to redundancy payments when an employer cannot or will not pay employees; provides banking and investment services for bankruptcy and liquidation estate funds; and advises ministers and other government departments on insolvency law and practice.
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