Atos Origin

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Atos Origin, SA
Type Public
Founded 2000
Headquarters Paris, France
Zaventem, Belgium
Key people Bernard J. Bourigeaud, CEO
Industry IT consulting
Products Atos ConsultingTM, Systems Integration and Managed Operations
Revenue €5,4 bn
Employees 50,000
Slogan Advance Your Business

Atos Origin, SA (Euronext: ATO) is an international IT corporation which operates in 40 countries worldwide, with over 50,000 employees.

The corporate headquarters are located in Paris, France and Zaventem, Belgium. Atos Origin is registered in France, and quoted on Euronext Paris as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting. Its CEO is Bernard J. Bourigeaud.

The company's core business areas are: Information Technology, Medical Services, and Business Consulting.

Atos Origin is the official worldwide information technology partner of the Olympic Games, providing and running all IT infrastructure for the Games.

Under the medical services portfolio, Atos Origin runs two commuter walk-in clinics for the NHS, as well as providing medical assessments for the Department of Work & Pensions in the UK.

The company has a worldwide presence, but with a focus on Europe – its historical base – and Asia as a growth market.

[edit] History

  • 1976
    • BSO IT company founded by the nonconformist Dutch business man Eckart Wintzen.
    • SEGIN (Société d'Etudes et de Gestion Informatique Nouvelle) IT company founded by Georges Leblon.
  • 1990 - BSO merges with the Philips ISA division forming BSO/Origin.
  • 1991 - SEGIN, SITB and Sodinforg merge to create Axime.
  • January 1996 - Origin B.V. IT company formed with the merger of BSO and Philips C&P (Communications & Processing) division.
  • 1997 - Atos IT company founded in France and was formed from a merger of the companies Axime and Sligos.
  • 1998 - Four BSO/Origin managers starting Siennax in the Netherlands[1].
  • October 2000 - Atos Origin founded in France and was formed from a merger of the companies Atos and Origin B.V..
  • January 2001 - Atos Origin sells its Nordic operations, inherited from Philips C&P/Origin, to WM-data.
  • August 2002 - Atos Origin acquires KPMG Consulting in the United Kingdom and in the Netherlands.
  • 2004 - Atos Origin acquires SchlumbergerSema, the IT service division of Schlumberger.
  • 2004 - Atos Origin creates a new subsidiary named Atos Worldline.
  • 2004 - Atos Origin takes over the infrastructure division of ITELLIUM, a subsidiary of KarstadtQuelle.
  • 2004 - Atos Origin drops the KPMG name from its consulting subsidiary which becomes Atos Consulting.
  • March 2004 - Headquarters in the Netherlands is moved to Zaventem, Belgium.
  • October 2004 - Atos Origin Australia, originating from Philips Electronics, is sold to Fujitsu.
  • May 2005 - Atos Origin sells its activities in the Nordic region, which became part of the company with the acquisition of Sema Group, to WM-data.
  • 2006 - Atos Origin divests its Middle East Operation and announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its operation in the Middle East to local management which becomes Atos Origin Middle East, who have run the business since 2000. The new owners will continue to trade under the Atos Origin name for several years and provide extended support capability in the region for international clients of Atos Origin.

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