DCMS awards Atos Origin new IT contract
London, 19 December 2007 -Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced that it has signed a new seven year contract, worth
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£14 million with the Department for Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS) – the UK Government Department responsible for amongst other
things, Government policy on the arts, sport, the National Lottery and the 2012 Olympic Games & Paralympic Games.
This new contract continues a 15 year relationship between Atos Origin and DCMS, during which, Atos Origin has designed, implemented and managed the IT infrastructure that supports the DCMS in
its aim to improve the quality of life for all through cultural and sporting activities.
Under this new contract, Atos Origin will deliver and manage all IT infrastructure and services taking full advantage of the latest developments including lower energy technologies to enable a
more sustainable IT infrastructure. Atos Origin will also manage all applications support and development, as well as the new Enterprise Content Management service that has been designed to
improve knowledge management across the entire Department.
“Following a competitive tender, we selected Atos Origin because it demonstrated the solution that would best meet our needs and enable us to meet our strategic priorities as we aim to improve
the cultural and sporting life for all,” said Mark O’neill, CIO at DCMS. “We have worked with Atos Origin since 1993 and have been impressed by their commitment to deliver and their strong
understanding of our business needs.”
“We are delighted to have won this new contract with DCMS,” said Anne Ware, head of Public Sector for Atos Origin in the UK. We are focussed on delivering a high quality service that will
enable DCMS to meets its Public Sector commitments and future aspirations.”