Atos Origin's Software Development & Maintenance Centre achieves CMMI and IT Service CMM Level 3

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Utrecht, 2 October 2007 -Atos Origin, an international IT services company, has achieved CMMI and IT Service CMM Level 3 for its Software Development & Maintenance Centre (SDMC). The
combination of CMMI level 3 and IT Service CMM level 3 is rare in the Netherlands. The Software Development & Maintenance Centre allows Atos Origin to underline its special position in the
field of software development and application maintenance, integrated into a single software factory.

CMMI and IT Service CMM are synonymous with a high level of predictability and manageability of quality, throughput times and costs. In addition, customers are assured that Atos Origin’s
services for software development, application integration and application management are carried out in a uniform and standardised way.

“This result comes from an extensive assessment that was made of the SDMC’s projects, management contracts and organisation,” says Johan den Biggelaar, general manager of DNV-CIBIT. “It is a
result that underlines the fact that the software factory’s operations are compliant with CMMI Level 3, meaning that Atos Origin can guarantee the reliability and uniformity of the services it
provides.” DNV-CIBIT observed the assessment and confirms its results.

Efficiency and cost benefits
The CMMI and IT Service CMM levels attained relate to the primary services provided by the Software Development & Maintenance Centre: from software development, application integration,
application migration, testing and application management, through to both tailor-made software and standard packages. The integral services are offered in combination with a large number of
techniques, including Java, Microsoft.NET, Oracle, Tibco, SAP and legacy systems. Applications that are developed for customers can be seamlessly included in the management system.

“The SDMC’s services are offered in a single uniform, standardised way. By placing all contracts relating to software development, application integration, migration, testing and application
management in a single organisation unit, a scale is achieved that offers the customers the desired efficiency and cost benefits,” explains Rob Pols, CEO of Atos Origin in The Netherlands.
“Obtaining CMMI and IT Service CMM level 3 is a major achievement. This result confirms the professionalism and expertise of the SDMC and its staff.”

Atos Origin provides services via the Software Development & Maintenance Centre to customers operating both nationally and internationally in a range of market sectors such as finance,
telecoms, manufacturing and retail. Over the last two years, the SDMC has generated growth in turnover of 40% and there are now more than 1,400 staff employed at the Software Development &
Maintenance Centre in the Netherlands.

“Our SDMC has grown faster than the market average and increased our market share in software development and application management,” concludes Rob Pols. “It proves that our customers value
our professionalism and that is precisely what obtaining CMMI and IT Service CMM level 3 has shown once again. On a global scale Atos Origin has over 4,000 CMMI staff working in its centers and
set a target – as part of its strategic 3o3 plan – that all software centers have reached at least CMMI3 by the end of 2009”.

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