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Spanish Ministry of Defense selects Atos to digitally transform its IT systems

Paris, France; Madrid, Spain – WEBWIRE

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, will provide support to the Spanish Ministry of Defense for the development and maintenance of its Corporate IT Systems through a contract worth a total value of 8.5 million euros. The contract includes the development of new systems and the maintenance of existing ones, to ensure that the Ministry of Defense’s central applications are efficient and effective both now and in the future.

The contract includes two fields of activity - the corrective maintenance of customer service inquiries, data, support requests and maintenance of the MINISDEF Corporate Systems; and the development of new projects.

Previously, the various divisions within the Ministry of Defense used different applications, each with its own separate architectures, which made it difficult to offer one centralized service.  Now with this new model, each correction or improvement is applied to all users of that service, optimizing resources and operability of the systems so that they work in real time.

This project is part of MOD’s I3D (Comprehensive Information Infrastructure for Defense) initiative, led by the MOD’s CESTIC (Center for Information and Communications Systems and Technologies). With this project, the Ministry of Defense will transform its current technical assistance model into a managed service model which will enable the systems to be continually updated and streamlined and at the same time, problems to be resolved.

Atos is proud to have the confidence of the Ministry of Defense in this innovative project, aimed at achieving operational excellence of its IT systems. This is a technological challenge that we will address using the experience and expertise of a highly specialized team, and the subsequent results of which will ultimately have a positive impact on Spanish society and citizens” said Fernando Mediavilla, Head of Public Sector at Atos in Iberia.

CESTIC provides services relating to telephony, health, human resources management, email, storage and information processing, database access, Internet browsing and Cybersecurity, among others. It also provides services to all users of the Department such as the Central Organ of the Ministry, General Staff of the Defense, Armies and the Navy, UME and units deployed abroad in land and sea operations in more than 16 international missions, among other centers and agencies.

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with over 110,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of over € 11 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions. The group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information technology space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education as well as multicultural and pluralistic approaches to research that contribute to scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the group enables its customers, employees and collaborators, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably and confidently in the information technology space.

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