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Atos Origin, SA ( ) is an international information technology corporation which operates in 40 countries worldwide, with over 50,000 employees.

The corporate headquarter is located in Parismarker, France. Atos Origin is registered in Francemarker, and quoted on Euronext Paris stock exchange as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting. Its CEO is Thierry Breton.

The company's core business areas are Information Technology, Medical Services, and Business Consulting.

Atos Origin is the official worldwide information technology partner of the Olympic Games, having provided and run all IT infrastructure for the Olympic Games in Beijing.

In the UK, Atos Origin created a division called Atos Healthcare in 2007. Atos Healthcare combines consulting, technology and healthcare. Under the medical services portfolio, Atos Origin runs two commuter walk-in clinics for the NHS of Great Britain, as well as providing medical assessments for the Department for Work and Pensions in the UKmarker. In 2007, Atos Origin announced an impairment of its businesses in the UK and Italy of between 350 and 400 million Euro. At the same time, it announced a 270 million Euro restructuring plan with an emphasis on offshoring.

The company has operations and partnerships worldwide but is primarily European-based. The company has also identified Asia as a growth market. The company logo is a surgeonfish: the powder blue tang.

By April 2008, two large shareholders, the hedge funds Centaurus Capital and Pardus Capital, have proposed the election of the previously ousted ex-CEO of Atos Origin, Bernard Bourigeaud, and a shareholder rights activist to the company’s supervisory board. The present CEO has openly reprimanded the hedge funds for their activities.

In February 2009, Atos Origin announced a new organisation and a TOP Program aimed at accelerating margin improvement by increasing efficiency and operating globally.


  • 1976
    • BSO IT company founded by the Dutch business man Eckart Wintzen.
    • SEGIN (Société d'Etudes et de Gestion Informatique Nouvelle) IT company founded by Georges Leblon.
  • 1990 - BSO merges with the Philips ISA division forming BSO/Origin.
  • 1991 - SEGIN, SITB and Sodinforg merge to create Axime.
  • January 1996 - Origin B.V. IT company formed with the merger of BSO and Philips C&P (Communications & Processing) division.
  • 1997 - Atos IT company founded in France and was formed from a merger of the companies Axime and Sligos.
  • 1998 - Four BSO/Origin managers started Siennax in the Netherlands.
  • October 2000 - Atos Origin founded in France and was formed from a merger of the companies Atos and Origin B.V..
  • January 2001 - Atos Origin sells its Nordic operations inherited from Philips C&P/Origin to WM-data.
  • August 2002 - Atos Origin acquires KPMG Consulting in the United Kingdommarker and in the Netherlandsmarker.
  • 2004 - Atos Origin acquires SchlumbergerSema, the IT service division of Schlumberger.
  • 2004 - Atos Origin creates a new subsidiary named Atos Worldline.
  • 2004 - Atos Origin takes over the infrastructure division of ITELLIUM, a subsidiary of KarstadtQuelle.
  • 2004 - Atos Origin drops the KPMG name from its consulting subsidiary which becomes Atos Consulting.
  • March 2004 - Headquarters in the Netherlands is moved to Zaventem, Belgium.
  • October 2004 - Atos Origin Australia, originating from Philips Electronics, is sold to Fujitsu.
  • May 2005 - Atos Origin sells its activities in the Nordic region, which became part of the company with the acquisition of Sema Group, to WM-data.
  • 2006 - Atos Origin announces that it has reached an agreement to sell its operation in the Middle East to local management which becomes Atos Origin Middle East, which has run the business since 2000. The new owners will continue to trade under the Atos Origin name for several years and provide extended support capability in the region for international clients of Atos Origin.
  • October 2007 - Philippe Germond replaces Bernard J. Bourigeaud as CEO.
  • November 2008 - Thierry Breton replaces Philippe Germond

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