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Knowledge Identifier: &Atos



French multinational IT services and consulting corporation headquartered in Bezons, France add

Category: Business (10)

Founded in 1997.

Countries: United Kingdom (24%), UK (24%), United States (14%)

Main connections: Siemens, Philips, Maximus Inc.

Linked to: Department for Work and Pensions, Arcandor, Nursing and Midwifery Council, Philips




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The company was formed in 1997 through a merger of two French IT companies; and combined with the Dutch-based company Origin B.V. in 2000, becoming Atos Origin add something


Initially awarded to Schlumberger's Sema Group in 1998, the contract was renewed for a further five years in March 2005 add something


Atos has been one of 11 major sponsors for the Olympic Games since 2001 add something


In 2001, Atos Origin sold its Nordic operations to WM-data add something


In 2002, it made a major acquisition by buying KPMG Consulting in the United Kingdom and in the Netherlands add something


It subsequently acquired KPMG Consulting in 2002 and SchlumbergerSema in 2004 add something


Also in 2004, Atos Origin Australia, originating from Philips, was sold to Fujitsu add something


Then in 2004, it acquired SchlumbergerSema, the IT service division of Schlumberger and took over the infrastructure division of ITELLIUM, a subsidiary of KarstadtQuelle add something


Fujitsu - In October 2004, Fujitsu acquired the Australian subsidiary of Atos Origin, a systems implementation company with around 140 employees which specialized in SAP


In 2005, Atos Origin sold its activities in the Nordic region, which had become part of the company with the acquisition of Sema Group, to WM-data while in 2006, Atos Origin sold its operations in the Middle East to local management add something


In late 2008, Atos Origin was one subject of a government enquiry after a memory stick with passwords and user names for a government computer system was found in the car park of a public house add something


However, in November 2008 the boardroom battle came to an end when Thierry Breton replaced Philippe Germond as chairman and CEO. add something


In 2010 Atos Origin announced the buyout of Siemens IT Solutions and Services and finalized the acquisition in July 2011 add something


The company provides occupational healthcare at over 150 centres in the UK. Atos Healthcare in May 2010 was awarded a contract by Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust to deliver a means of accurately and efficiently forecast resource requirements and in-patient demands add something


In August 2010 Atos Origin acquired Indian payment company Venture Infotek add something


Following its acquisition of Siemens IT Solutions and Services in 2011, Atos became responsible for managing the operation of the UK's National Savings & Investments business, including the service delivery of their products, customer call centres, IT and systems upgrade add something


In 2011, disability campaign groups had called for a boycott of the 2012 Paralympic Games due to Atos's position as a worldwide partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games add something


The company dropped the "Origin" suffix of its name in July 2011 after completing its acquisition of the Siemens unit add something


In August 2011, twelve doctors working for Atos as disability assessors had been placed under investigation by the General Medical Council because of allegations of misconduct in relation to their duty of care to patients add something


In November 2011 Atos and software services provider Ufida International Holdings formed the joint venture Yunano. The two companies invested EUR 5,7million add something


A British government study published in 2012 found that half of the people identified as "fit for work" by Atos Healthcare's Work Capability Assessment on behalf of the Department of Work and Pensions in the UK, remained unemployed and without income add something


During the first week of the Paralympics in the summer of 2012, activists and disabled people targeted Atos in a series of nationwide protests add something


In 2012 Atos announced the creation of a new company called Canopy add something


In 2012, 43 complaints against Atos doctors and nurses were being investigated by the General Medical Council or Nursing and Midwifery Council add something


Amongst other complaints against the company, in March 2012, a protest was held as a result of lack of wheelchair accessibility to Atos assessment offices add something


On 4 April 2012, the Advertising Standards Authority upheld a complaint brought against Atos regarding inaccuracies on the Atos Healthcare website add something


In June 2012 the CEO of the UK Border Agency revealed that Atos was responsible for major disruptions in the Agency's IT systems over the previous months, causing significant delays and hardship for those applying for in-country visas add something


MP's first debated "Atos Healthcare" and the Work Capability Assessment in Westminster Hall on 4 September 2012 add something


In 2013 Atos became responsible for implementing the UK's Personal Independence Payment benefits to disabled people add something


PIP replaces the previous Disability Living Allowance and will be introduced in 2013 add something


Michael Meacher - In 2013, Meacher, attacked the firm Atos and its Work Capability Assessments of disabled people carried out on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions, in a sustained campaign documented through his blog


A new benefit, the Personal Independence Payment was introduced, replacing the previous Disability Living Allowance, and in April 2013 the UK Department for Work and Pensions outsourced the assessment work to Atos Healthcare under a contract believed to be worth £400 million add something


On April 24, 2013, a woman who was a double heart and lung transplant patient died in her hospital bed only days after she was told, after assessment by Atos, that her allowance was being stopped and that she was fit for work add something


On 22 May 2013, a landmark decision by the courts in a judicial review brought by two individuals with mental health problems ruled that the Work Capability Assessments conducted by Atos were not fit for purpose, and substantially disadvantage people with mental health conditions add something


On 22 July 2013, the widespread criticism of Work Capability Assessments carried out by Atos was vindicated by the Department of Work and Pensions announcing that it had directed Atos to put in place a performance improvement plan and it would be bringing in new contracting providers to carry out assessments add something


Atos have been named as an Official Supporter of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow add something


Maximus Inc. - Maximus won a £500m Government contract to decide whether disabled people are able to return to work after Atos abandoned their contract to perform assessmsnets in 2014


In February 2014 the BBC announced the intention to extend its contract with Atos for a further two years as part of transitioning to new supply arrangements involving multiple suppliers add something


Its departure was announced in March 2014 with a replacement contractor to be appointed in early 2015 add something


Maximus Inc. - It was alleged that the removal of all reference to his previous role at Atos from his career history on the business networking site LinkedIn in November 2014 was an effort to conceal the close relationship between the two organisations


Xerox - In December 2014, Xerox sold the IT Outsourcing business it had acquired in 2009 from Affiliated Computer Services to Atos for


The transaction is currently subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in Q2 2015 add something


The transaction is expected to close in Q2 2015 subject to regulatory approvals add something


The transaction is closed in June 30, 2015 add something


In August 2015 this contract was terminated by TfGM, who were seeking to continue the system with a different supplier add something


It was criticised by the Public accounts committee in December 2015 and accused of taking advantage of the Department of Health and not showing an appropriate duty of care to the taxpayer add something


In January 2017, Atos secured a five-year contract as key IT partner of the Western Australian state government add something


In February 2017 Atos has been appointed as the first official sponsor of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships add something


In September 2017, Atos has been recognized by Everest Group as a global leader - the only European one - for workplace services, comprised of mobility and security services in as-a-service mode, service desk and unified communications add something


In April 2018, Atos partnered with Google Cloud to help offer secure artificial intelligence solutions add something


On July 22, 2018 A powerful combination for Atos by acquiring a highly complementary portfolio, customer base and geographic footprint with 23,000 new joiners highly skilled in digital services add something


The partnership resulted in the opening of a common AI lab in London in October 2018 add something


A first example of these common solutions was the development of a chatbot using artificial intelligence for the telecommunications company T-Mobile in February 2019 add something