“RSD and Atos announce global partnership to deliver information governance solutions”

Geneva and Paris, 13 November 2014

Banks and insurance companies can demonstrate compliance by full data traceability and cut costs by enforcing appropriate records retention

Atos, an international leader in digital services, and RSD, a pioneer in Information Governance solutions for enterprises, announced today a strategic partnership to deliver Information Governance solutions. The joint solution empowers customers to cut costs by enforcing appropriate records retention and disposal policies and preserving content that is valuable to the enterprise, moving away from the syndrome, “Keep everything, everywhere, forever.”

This partnership leverages Atos expertise in various markets to deliver specialized consulting approach for information management starting with banking, insurance and pharmaceutical sectors. RSD has been successfully delivering archiving solutions to global companies for 40 years, and has built an industry-leading Information Governance solution from the ground-up to complement that business. Its solutions support millions of users worldwide.

Information Management Services from Atos now includes end-to-end solutions based on RSD GLASS© products to address the complex compliance mandates, laws and regulations imposed by regulatory bodies to companies for structured and unstructured contents, especially when they operate in multiple jurisdictions with heterogeneous technologies.

Olaf Badstübner, global head of risk & compliance for financial services at Atos said: “We're pleased to partner with RSD to leverage our market expertise to create a cross market offering to our customers and provide them with innovative solutions to properly govern their information across their organizations. The Financial Services Sector is especially driven by increased requirements in Risk & Compliance. Our customers have to keep billions of records over years and comply with all regulations in different jurisdictions. With RSD GLASS, we provide an integrated governance solution to banks and insurance companies to reduce operating costs in the information lifecycle and to show compliance by full data traceability.”

“This partnership brings a tremendous opportunity for RSD to expand its customer reach, as well as create new sales and revenue prospects for Atos,” said Pierre Van Beneden, CEO, RSD. “Atos is a European leader in multinational IT services, and we look forward to working with its team to deliver Information Governance solutions to help customers make better business decisions and mitigate risks.”

RSD GLASS is a patent-pending platform used to power global corporate Information Governance programs for electronic and physical content. Companies can create corporate policies that are actively enforced across organizational and jurisdictional boundaries, IT systems, content repositories, cloud-based applications, and paper archives. RSD GLASS manages multi-jurisdictional policies, of governance events, and provides in-place active policy enforcement – wherever governed content resides – across the potentially decades-long lifecycle.

About RSD

RSD is the global leader in Information Governance. Its purpose-built platform, RSD GLASS®, makes it easy for companies in highly-regulated industries to solve the complex problem of what information they should keep and what information they are allowed to delete with its policy management and enforcement engine. It is the only platform that orchestrates and maintains Information Governance while keeping information in its place. RSD solutions for information governance, output management, and document archiving and retrieval support millions of users worldwide. Our products and services are offered around the globe – both directly and through strategic business partners. To learn more, go to www.rsd.com.

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a digital services leader with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of € 10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.

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