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Atos

  • 100,000
  • 12,7 milliards (2017)
  • Bezons, Ile-de-France

About

Created out of the 1997 merger of two IT services firms – Axime and Sligos – Atos SE (Societas Europaea) has pursued strategic mergers and acquisitions over the years on the way to building up a comprehensive array of services to support the digital transformation of its clients. Today, the Atos Group reports revenues of almost €13 billion (2017), making it one of the world’s top-five digital services companies.

A huge player in IT

 Atos structures its activities around four main divisions:

• Infrastructure and Data Management (IDM)
Goal: transform existing IT infrastructures and steer them towards an environment comprising more hybrid infrastructures

• Business & Platform Solutions (B&PS)
Goal: transform business activity through innovative technologies

• Big Data & Cybersecurity
Goal: help companies create value through increased data volume

• Worldline
Goal: provide innovative, consumer-oriented e-payments and transactional services

Since 2001, Atos has been the worldwide IT partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
> In 2018, Atos was the worldwide IT partner of the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games in South Korea.

Atos’s key strengths include:

• Sound finances: Atos beat the financial goals set by its three-year Ambition 2016 plan and in late 2016 unveiled Ambition 2019, a new plan to carry it through the next three years.
• Strategic acquisitions to bolster its positions in key markets (North America and Europe) and cutting-edge technologies (cloud, cognitive solutions, supercomputers).
• Commercial and innovation partnerships with major IT players, including Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP.
• Business Technologists, who act as a bridge between brands and experts in their field; Atos Global University, which gives Group staff the opportunity to improve their digital skills.

“How do you lead rather than follow innovation?”

Atos is a digital services company whose goal is to provide customers with the services they need to successfully complete their digital transformation, and especially their “data-ization”, by helping them to answer the question: “How do you lead rather than follow innovation?”

Atos assists customers in their digital transformation through its Digital Transformation Factory.

> Atos strives to deliver an end-to-end solution, providing infrastructure but also support under the slogan “Trusted partner for your Digital Journey”.

> Atos has signed a partnership with ENS Paris-Saclay, a prestigious public institution of higher education in France, and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) to create a digital research chair.

> In early July 2017, Atos launched the world’s most powerful quantum simulator and plans in H2 2018 to launch Germany’s most powerful supercomputer.

CSR as a core principle coupled with an integrated thinking approach

Atos is unusual in taking an integrated approach, with a three-year strategic plan – Ambition 2019 – that includes both financial and extra-financial targets.

> As part of this, Atos has established procedures that seek to include CSR aspects in all commercial activities by following an integrated thinking approach and by publishing a corporate social responsibility report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G4 guidelines every year since 2011.

See the 2017 integrated report here.

> Atos’s 2015 and 2016 integrated CSR reports achieved the GRI’s top level of transparency and comprehensiveness (G4 Comprehensive Option).

Contact

Terence Zakka

Global Head of PR & Media

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