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Atos Consulting Wins Two Gold Awards at MCA Management Awards


For Work with Resolution Life Group and Department for Work and Pensions

London, 13 April 2006 - Atos Consulting, the global consulting practice of Atos Origin, today announced that it was the winner of two gold awards at the prestigious Management Consultancies Association (MCA) Awards held in London on Monday 3rd April. Atos Consulting was presented with the gold award for business strategy in the private sector for its work with Resolution Life and for outsourcing consultancy in the public sector for its work with the Department for Work and Pensions.

The company was received highly commended in the international category for its work with Symbol Technologies and was shortlisted in the category of operational performance in the public sector for its work with the Defence Logistics Organisation.

“Atos Consulting’s success at the MCA awards highlights the knowledge and experience of our consultants and how, through working in partnership with our clients, we deliver measurable benefits on time and to budget,” said Mike Hobday, senior vice president, Atos Consulting.

Gold Award for work with Resolution Life Group
Atos Consulting supported Resolution Life Group (RLG) through two acquisitions and one merger, as it grew from a start-up to an industry leader. RLG is now Resolution PLC and has gained a full market listing with a market value in excess of £2 billion. It has £35 billion life funds under management, with six million policies.

Atos Consulting helped RLG develop a blueprint, defining its size, structure, outsourcing model and development plans. Atos Consulting designed a virtual business model that could evolve as the organisation grew through acquisition. Atos Consuting’s fees were linked to the success of RLG’s strategy.

Gold Award for work with Department for Work and Pensions
Atos Consulting managed one of the biggest financial transitions since decimilisation: the move to pay benefits directly into claimant’s bank accounts. Atos Consulting set up and run the process through a specially built customer conversion centre and information line to ensure that 85% of DWP customers had been converted to direct payment by the end of 2005.

The project’s objectives were met one year early. More than 97% of DWP’s benefits and pensions claimants are now paid directly and the Department has reduced its operating costs, on target to save more than £1 billion over fiver years.

Highly Commended for work with Symbol Technologies
Atos Consulting was also highly commended in the international category for its work with Symbol Technologies for whom it helped locate, construct and staff a new customer finance and support centre in Brno in the Czech Republic. Atos Consulting enabled Symbol Technologies to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley. The shared services centre brings together more than 300 people under one roof along with the systems and processes from 20 different countries and, to date, has delivered cost-savings of up to 60%.

The Management Consultancies Association, which represents the leading UK-based consulting firms, launched the MCA Awards for Best Management Practice in 1996 to highlight the contribution that consulting firms make to the economy and to society. The awards aim to identify the best case studies in 18 categories where a client, in the private sector or public sector, has achieved a significant improvement in performance with the assistance of a management consultancy.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company’s annual revenues are EUR 5.5 billion and it employs over 47,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

About Atos Consulting
Atos Consulting, the global consulting practice of Atos Origin, is a leading provider of business, process and technology consulting services. With more than 2,500 staff globally, it focuses on delivering proven, pragmatic solutions to the telecom, manufacturing, financial services and public sectors.


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