Paris, November 9 2017 - Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, was among the select companies that Forrester invited to participate in its Q4 2017 Forrester Wave(TM) evaluation, Next-Generation Infrastructure Outsourcing, Q4 2017[i]. In this evaluation, Atos was cited as a Leader in Next-Generation[ii] Infrastructure Outsourcing.
The report identifies and evaluates 15 of the most significant next-generation infrastructure outsourcing providers according to 24 evaluation criteria, based on the strength of their current offering, strategy and market presence. It states that leaders are "vendors that can successfully blend data center and workplace services with broad geographic reach and a differentiating value proposition will position themselves to successfully deliver next-generation infrastructure outsourcing services."
According to the report, Atos is 'an obvious consideration for European customers seeking a credible partner with growing global reach as well as transformational capability' and scored among the highest in the 'value proposition and industry momentum' criterion and among the second highest in the 'customer experience' criterion.
As part of its Infrastructure Outsourcing offering Atos has a cloud-centric, digitally focused approach with its Atos Canopy Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud which provides businesses with highly industrialized and automated end-to-end Cloud services over multiple Cloud types to bring agility and scale.
"We believe that this recognition as a leader by Forrester reaffirms our comprehensive offerings and capabilities in infrastructure outsourcing," said Peter Pluim, Executive Vice President for Infrastructure and Data Management at Atos. "We are convinced that Hybrid Cloud is the foundation of digital transformation and we work with our clients to support them in building a best-of-breed Hybrid Cloud approach so that they may respond more effectively to changes in the market."
Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with approximately 100,000 employees in 72 countries and annual revenue of around € 12 billion. European number one in Big Data, Cybersecurity, High Performance Computing and Digital Workplace, the Group provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting-edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, Atos supports the digital transformation of its clients across various business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Energy & Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline. Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.
[i] Source : The Forrester Wave(TM) : Next-Generation Infrastructure Outsourcing, Q4 2017, Forrester Research, Inc., October 31 2017
[ii]By "next-generation infrastructure outsourcing," Forrester means a cloud-centric, digitally focused approach to outsourcing that improves the customer's experience as opposed to merely offering "your mess for less."
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