Atos Origin wins IT contract from Scottish agencies
The deal is expected to save up to £20 million over five years while helping to develop the business environment in Scotland and support people of all ages discover their skills and progress their careers.

Fuente:    Fecha:  23.12.2009

Atos Origin wins IT contract from Scottish agencies

Two major public agencies have combined to award a five-year contract, worth £40 million, to Atos Origin, an international IT services company. This move will contribute to the Scottish Government’s drive for shared services and deliver efficiencies to the tune of £20 million over the next five years.

From April 2010, Atos Origin will provide IT services to a combined staff of 2400 people across 113 sites for Skills Development Scotland - a non-departmental public body responsible for helping people of all ages discover their skills and develop their careers – and Scottish Enterprise - Scotland's main economic, enterprise, innovation and investment agency.

Atos Origin will provide a full range of IT services including service desk, desktop support, applications development and management, networks management as well as data centre, security services and transformation services. All critical business systems will be transferred and run from its highly resilient Scottish data centre. Teams from both Skills Development Scotland and Scottish Enterprise will transfer to Atos Origin to join its existing 700 strong Scottish workforce.

Lena Wilson, Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise, said: “Like other parts of the public sector, Scottish Enterprise is committed to looking at innovative ways to reduce costs and maintain the delivery of its services. Working collaboratively with other public sector partners will be critical in helping us achieve that and this piece of work is a great example of what can be delivered. We have worked hard to make sure employee terms and conditions are protected. Our primary concern now is to ensure a smooth transition for all staff affected.”