Atos Origin Announces Entry into Microsoft Online Services Reseller Alliance Paris, July 8, 2008 – Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announced that it will resell Microsoft Online Services, including Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Office Live Meeting, and Microsoft Office Communications Online, to provide customers with choice in how to consume and manage software. Atos Origin also announced its support for the new Microsoft Online Services partner program. “The Microsoft Online Services offering helps customers to reduce their operational cost through streamlined software and services delivery, so making it a welcome addition to the Atos™ Workplace Solutions family. A family of solutions that offer the flexibility and cost savings demanded by today’s Enterprise, enabling workforce efficiency through a standardized IT workplace environment, be that the desk bound employee or the remote worker. It provides Enterprises with the benefit of an adaptive environment that can be tailored to meet and exceed operational needs at an agreed fixed price with full SLA’s.” said Iain Boag, Senior Vice President Global Alliances at Atos Origin. “By working with Microsoft, we feel confident that we can turn the software plus services strategy into tangible customer benefits, while continually growing our bottom line.” “Microsoft values its relationship with Atos Origin and the company’s continued dedication to extending the value of Microsoft Online Services,” said Allison L. Watson, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft. “By working together, we are helping established customers expand their business with new capabilities, and enabling core functionality for companies just starting out.” Atos™ Workplace Solutions provides a full range of modular and flexible desktop and end- user support services, Atos Workplace solutions allows the end user to work anywhere, anyplace, and at anytime. Built on extensive and proven experience in all industry sectors, Atos Workplace Solutions currently manage more than 700,000 seats, 20,000 servers, 10 million calls per year and 4000,000 corporate mailboxes. ### About Atos Origin Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5.8 billion and it employs 50,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting. For more information, please visit the company's web site at http://www.atosorigin.com For more information: Jose de Vries +31 6 30 27 26 11 firstname.lastname@example.org All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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