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Atos Origin demonstrates innovative force as early adopter of Windows 7


Cost reduction and increased productivity are key advantages

Paris, Atos Origin, a leading international IT services provider, demonstrates its innovative force by being an early adopter of Windows 7. Atos Origin’s Adaptive Workplace offering, is now available with support for Windows 7. Initial pilot deployments indicate that Atos Origin’s clients can realize up to a 40 percent cost reduction in workplace management while increasing productivity and security compared with a traditional managed workplace infrastructure.

As a global organization, Atos Origin is centralizing support and creating a standardized environment that can be managed more effectively. By upgrading to Windows 7, and applying its own Adaptive Workplace principles, Atos Origin is able to move from a multi-image to a single-image environment, which will help it be more proactive in managing client computers and allow it to provide its staff with the latest desktop operating system and the new functionality it brings.

“Microsoft values its relationship with Atos Origin as a global partner and the company’s continued dedication to extending the value of Windows 7,” said Rich Reynolds, general manager of Windows Commercial Marketing at Microsoft Corp. “As a key member of the Windows 7 First Wave Program, Atos Origin is able to provide valuable feedback to Microsoft on our products. We are proud to have Atos Origin as a deployment partner at the launch of Windows 7. By working together, we are helping customers cut costs and increase productivity.”

“Close collaboration with Microsoft over the last year resulted in the ability to offer support for Microsoft products as soon as the software is available to the marketplace. Atos Origin has always taken a collaborative approach in order to offer innovative solutions to its clients. By being an early adopter of Windows 7 we have a strong internal success story to share with customers that are considering the same move, as Windows 7 help us to propose advanced workplace and collaboration solutions.” says Dominique Rérat, Senior Vice President Innovation at Atos Origin

Activ7 is a new service from Atos Origin that enables your organisation to make the move to Windows 7 today. The process consists of 4 modular steps that enable you to “assess the value”, “get ready”, “move to” and “run” Windows 7, quickly and with minimal impact to your business.
Some of the benefits Atos Origin’s clients can expect to see when running Windows 7 in an Adaptive Workplace include:

* Lower operational cost - up to 40% - through faster deployment, increased reliability and improved remote management capability.
* Enhanced security and compliance, including data encryption, malware protection.
* Improved end user performance, as a result of an optimized user interface and enhanced mobility support.
* A Platform that enables new ways of working through integration of collaboration & communication tools, combined with improved search capability.

The ‘Adaptive Workplace’ is an Atos Origin strategic offering and provides a full range of modular and flexible desktop and end-user support services. These services allow the end user to work anywhere, anyplace, and at anytime and has already been successfully deployed at many clients worldwide enabling them to achieve cost reductions up to 40% on workplace management costs. Atos Origin currently manages more than 700,000 desktops and 20,000 servers“.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international information technology (IT) services company, providing hi-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed operations to deliver business outcomes globally. The company’s annual revenues are EUR 5.5 billion and it employs 50,000 people. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.


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