22 Facts About Atos


Atos is a French multinational information technology service and consulting company headquartered in Bezons, France and offices worldwide.

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In 2010 Atos Origin announced the buyout of Siemens IT Solutions and Services and finalized the acquisition in July 2011.

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In 2005, Atos Origin sold its activities in the Nordic region, which had become part of the company with the acquisition of Sema Group, to WM-data while in 2006, Atos Origin sold its operations in the Middle East to local management.

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In December 2010 Atos Origin agreed to acquire the IT subsidiary of Siemens for €850 million.

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In 2012 Atos announced the creation of a new company called Canopy.

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In 2011 Atos introduced a Zero Email initiative, banning email as a form of internal communications, except for use with customers and prospects.

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In February 2021, Atos ended talks for a potential acquisition of DXC Technology.

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Atos has proposed for US$10 billion including debt for acquisition.

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In December 2019, Atos acquires Maven Wave, a US-based Google Cloud Premier Partner specialising in cloud and mobile applications, data analytics, experience design and cloud infrastructure.

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In 2014, "the DWP negotiated an early exit from the existing WCA contract with the private firm, Atos, after raising concerns about the quality of its work".

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Nevertheless, in 2016 Atos was still undertaking work for the DWP in assessing Personal Independence Payment applications.

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The Press Association said in 2017 that Atos, used by the DWP to make its decisions, were due to be paid more than £700m for their five-year contracts against an original estimate of £512m.

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Atos developed a computer system that would extract data from GP's computers nationwide.

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Costs rose from £14 million to £40 million and it was felt Atos had taken insufficient care how it spent taxpayers' money.

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In 2014, Atos Healthcare rebranded its occupational health business to become OH Assist.

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Atos sold its OH Assist business to CBPE Capital in 2015.

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Atos has been the official IT Partner for the Olympic Games since 2001 and is expected to continue until at least 2024.

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Atos has been one of 11 major sponsors for the Olympic Games since 2001.

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Atos was named as an official supporter of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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On 26 June 2013, "Glasgow Against Atos" occupied one of the Commonwealth Games venues in protest against Atos sponsorship.

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Atos was the official sponsor of 2015 Southeast Asian Games in Singapore.

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In February 2017 Atos has been appointed as the first official sponsor of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.

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