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October 6, 2010

Atos Origin bags five-year IT contract from FirstGroup

Data centre and messaging services for FirstGroup

By CBR Staff Writer

IT services company Atos Origin has received a new contract of worth over £10m valid for five years from the UK and North American transport operator FirstGroup.

As per the contract, Atos Origin will manage FirstGroup’s data centre and messaging services and provide most of the core IT systems underpinning First’s UK, rail, bus and Group operations.

In addition, Atos Origin will take over management and development of applications for legacy and SAP systems to support back office functions such as HR, Finance and Procurement.

Atos will also establish and run two UK data centres for First as well as build a new email system to support 10,000 employees.

The company said that the contract will be delivered from the UK with support from India for applications management and development.

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