Atos signs major contract with seven hospitals in the Netherlands for the provision of server and storage services
Paris, Amstelveen, 16 October 2017
Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, in cooperation with its subcontractor SLTN Inter Access (SLTN), has signed agreements with seven University Medical Centres (UMCs) in the Netherlands for the provision of server and storage capacity, and service desk facilities. This three-year contract allows the UMCs to develop their server and storage infrastructure, collaborate more efficiently and minimise costs. The contract also enables the hospitals to easily procure additional services such as support and maintenance services, cloud services and consulting.
With this partnership Atos and SLTN become one of the leading providers of server and storage services in the Netherlands to over 65,000 end-users at seven UMCs: Academisch Medisch Centrum (AMC) in Amsterdam, Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC), Maastricht UMC+ (MUMC+), Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen (UMCG), Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht (UMC Utrecht) and VU Medisch Centrum (VUmc) in Amsterdam.
The benefits of this contract include:
- Savings in time and resource, which mean UMCs can focus on innovation in order to offer an optimal 24/7 ICT service to their users.
- The UMCs can continue using existing services and previously chosen technical options for minimal disruption and seamless transition.
- Sharing of knowledge, insights and best practice is simplified, strengthening collaboration between UMCs, which can include more efficient and sustainable working practices, joint deployment of resources, and joint projects.
A common infrastructure at a reasonable cost
This is the first time that the UMCs have launched a joint call for tender of this size.
"We chose Atos and SLTN because their offer best suited our specific requirements, in order to ensure continuity of our operations. Together, Atos and SLTN form a partnership capable of providing solutions that contribute to the quality of our care and adequate protection of confidential information, including patient data," explains Jeroen van Rooden, CIO UMCG, on behalf of the UMCs.
"UMCs in the Netherlands are facing the challenge of being able to offer high-quality care at a reasonable cost. ICT plays an important role here. With this contract, we offer the UMCs the ability to optimise their individual infrastructures and, where possible, make cost savings", says Herman van den Tempel, Director of Healthcare at Atos for Benelux & The Nordics. "We are proud to be able to contribute to optimised care in the Netherlands and are looking to expand similar services to other hospitals in Europe."
"The server and storage infrastructure forms a vital basis for proper and reliable information provision within hospitals. Atos and SLTN are joining forces to provide optimum support to the UMCs in this field", says Chris Liebregts, Sector Director of Care at SLTN. "We are proud to be able to play a role in the development and innovation of the UMCs' ICT resources."
Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with approximately 100,000 employees in 72 countries and annual revenue of around € 12 billion. The European number one in Big Data, Cybersecurity, High Performance Computing and Digital Workplace, The Group provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting-edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, Atos supports the digital transformation of its clients across various business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Energy & Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline. Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.
Through the joint procurement programme of the Netherlands Federation of UMCs (NFU), the UMCs are committed to providing high-quality, affordable care, both now and in the future, by purchasing sustainably and innovatively with an emphasis on cost benefits and added value for the patient. For more information, visit www.nfu.nl
SLTN Inter Access takes care of ICT. It is what they have been doing for over 20 years, driven by their core values: Passion, Quality and Innovation. With sales exceeding €150 million, they are among the largest unlisted IT companies in the Netherlands: www.sltn.nl
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