AMSTELVEEN, 26-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — GasTerra , an international operating trade organization in natural gas, and Atos have prolonged their existing agreement for the outsourcing of IT Management with another three years. This will not only allow for substantial savings on costs but it will also provide GasTerra with the opportunity to develop its ambition to further increase its overall efficiency.
Atos did not only commit to manage the complete IT infrastructure, it also committed to desktop virtualization and the management of GasTerra business applications. The groupwill also offer support in the field of telephony and the virtualization of the office environment, in respect of both servers and data storage.
Through this continued partnership, both parties will continue to develop their objectives in the field of sustainable development. In this respect Atos will, to a large extent, base its service provision on green datacenter solutions. Furthermore, the virtualization of the central office environment and desktops will contribute to a strong decrease in electricity consumption and, indirectly, to a reduction of CO2 emissions.
Efficient and sustainable
“Changes in market conditions force our organization to find new ways to continue maximizing the value of Dutch natural gas”, explained Johan Stäbler, CIO of GasTerra. In that context, the continued collaboration with Atos enables us to increase our efficiency and productivity.”
“The prolongation of this agreement means that our excellent relationship with GasTerra has become even stronger. We are very pleased that it, yet again, has placed its trust in us and will allow us to contribute to the realization of its strategy in the years to come. In addition, this agreement will further strengthen our position in the international energy sector”, shared Peter ‘t Jong, CEO of Atos in Benelux & The Nordics.
GasTerra is active in the trade and supply of gas in the Netherlands and abroad. The company buys gas from domestic and foreign producers and on the open gas market. GasTerra’s customer base comprises energy companies, industries and other wholesale customers. Its strong purchasing position makes GasTerra an important link in the Dutch and North Western European energy supply.
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion and circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.
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SOURCE: Atos SE