Fuente: www.consultant-news.com Fecha: 09.08.2011
ISS awards major new contract for cloud services to Atos
Atos, an international IT services company, has been awarded a new five-year contract with ISS, one of the largest providers of Facility Services.
The announcement follows the decision by ISS to move to Atos. Key factors in appointing Atos as its new UK provider were value for money, increased flexibility, improved resilience and a better user experience.
Mark Brown, IT director at ISS, said: “We chose Atos because we have confidence in their people and their solutions. They demonstrated an excellent knowledge and understanding of our business and presented a standardised cloud solution that has the flexibility to adapt rapidly to changing business requirements while reducing our overall IT costs.”
Atos will manage all IT services and infrastructure for the UK business of ISS. It will implement its cloud solution, Atos Sphere, and its desktop solution, Adaptive Workplace, to migrate all existing services from an on-site data centre to a fully virtualised platform. The new solution will deliver savings from day one while improving flexibility and resilience.
Keith Wilman, UK CEO at Atos, said: “This is an important new name client for Atos and further extends our footprint in the UK private sector. It also underscores the commercial advantages for our clients of investments in key services including Atos Sphere – our cloud solution and Adaptive Workplace - our desktop service.”
Following the acquisition of Siemens IT Solutions in July 2011, Atos is now ranked in the top ten global IT services providers and number five in managed services worldwide and the number one provider in Europe. In managed services, the acquisition more than doubles the capability and capacity of Atos to position it as one the leaders in cloud computing with 30 major data centres, and managing more than 45 million calls and 90,000 servers globally.