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Atos bolsters digital transformation offerings

Cloud computingAtos has announced the launch of alien4cloud, through its technology brand Bull, a software suite which it claims will accelerate customer digital transformation.

Alien4cloud automates the application lifecycle, from development to deployment and production both on premise and for all types of cloud, allowing customers to abstract applications from the infrastructure to increase efficiencies.

Building on the theme of continuous digital transformation, Atos is aiming to leverage one of the biggest pain points for the industry currently, cloud migration. The team claim two out of three companies will have 50% of the applications in the cloud within three years. The migration to the cloud can often be a complex, costly and time consuming process.

“This announcement is another step towards our ambition of supporting clients in their digital transformation,” said Jérôme Sandrini, Vice President, Head of Big Data Software & Services at Atos. “Alien4cloud helps IT departments to rationalize their IT assets and fosters competitiveness with a shorter application lifecycle in line with the evolving business needs. With alien4cloud, self-service business lines will no longer need to use uncontrolled Shadow IT.”

Atos claims by using DevOps practices, it provides development teams with a self-service portal to improve collaboration, to shorten the entire application lifecycle, and to optimize the ROI. Marketing for the product has focused around a number of areas including a reduction in deployment time, increased collaboration throughout the application lifecycle, flexibility to shift deployment location, leverages TOSCA and continuous application provisioning.

Atos completes acquisition of Xerox’s IT outsourcing biz

Atos has finalised the acquisition of Xerox's outsourcing business

Atos has finalised the acquisition of Xerox’s outsourcing business

French IT services outfit Atos announced this week the company has completed its €811m acquisition of Xerox’s IT outsourcing business, a move the companies said would give the combined entity a massive leap forward in the outsourcing market.

Originally announced on the tail end of last year Atos and Xerox agreed to a net total acquisition price of $966m (€ 811m), composed of $950m and an additional $50m assuming certain performance metrics were hit, plus $100m representing the estimated value of future tax benefits to Atos.

Xerox’s ITO business includes about 9,800 employees in 45 countries, with most – 4,500 – based in the US and more than 3,800 in global delivery countries.

Atos said the move, which gives it some strong capabilities in business process outsource and document outsourcing, means North America becomes its largest segment. While the company is popular in the Europe and the UK it’s currently ranked number 9 in North America in terms of outsourcing revenue.

“Today marks a major step in the development of the Atos Group, as we welcome 9,600 Xerox ITO employees to Atos,” said Thierry Breton, Chairman and chief executive of Atos. “With the US now our largest market, we have a stronger and more balanced global presence, which combined with our digital skills, allows us to be the trusted partner for our clients’ digital journey anywhere in the world.”

The companies also announced a deal that would see Atos become one of Xerox’s primary IT service providers globally.

Michel-Alain Proch, group senior executive vice president and recently appointed chief executive of Atos’s North American operations added: “Together with Xerox teams, we have worked extensively to be ready from day one post-closing and we are now fully operational to ensure continued delivery of services to our clients while at the same time leveraging the combined strengths of the two groups for profitable growth.”