Atos: Channel Profile & Services

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Atos is a global digital solutions company offering industry-recognized solutions for cybersecurity, digital workplaces, consulting, and managed services.

The result of several mergers between European consultancies at the turn of the century, Atos today is one of the top enterprise IT channel partners and has a worldwide presence. Its extensive partner ecosystem brings the best-in-breed technological capabilities to enterprise clients. Together, Atos has a workforce of over 100,000, helping to develop the latest products, assist clients in achieving digital transformation or decarbonization, and manage end-to-end IT services.

This profile offers a look at Atos services and solutions, target markets, user opinion, industry recognition, and current financial position for potential channel partners to evaluate.

Atos Solutions and Specialties

Atos currently offers over 100 different services and solutions across technologies like high-performance computing, cloud infrastructure, IoT networks, customer experience, decarbonization, and more. Below is a deeper dive into a handful of Atos’ primary solution and service offerings:

BullSequana XH2000
BullSequana XH2000

Advanced Computing

With the latest processing technology, Atos Advanced Computing products include a Quantum Learning Machine, quantum computing metrics, data analytics, and its flagship line of high-powered computers, the BullSequana X series. Clients can pick from a range of BullSequana X servers to enhance data center operations and manage on-premises and cloud workloads.

Cybersecurity

Atos has a robust stack of cybersecurity solutions, including advanced detection and response, trusted digital identities, and security for digital workplaces, IoT and OT systems, and hybrid cloud infrastructure. The enterprise consultancy offers its industry-recognized solutions for end-to-end cybersecurity with over 6,000 security professionals and 15 SOCs protecting 300 million citizens globally in 2022.

Read more: Top 15 Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) of 2022 | Channel Insider

Digital Transformation Consulting

Today’s competitive advantage means being on the cutting edge of digital transformation. The enterprise service provider lists six core initiatives for transformation leadership, strategy, and performance delivery to maximize client projects.

  1. Customer Experience and Marketing
  2. Digital Business Design
  3. Digital Organization
  4. Digital Technology Strategy
  5. Business Analytics and Data Science
  6. Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Atos’ fleet of digital transformation consultants includes 1,800 professionals committed to helping organizations with focused, actionable, and data-driven strategies curated to the client’s existing infrastructure and industry.

BullSequana X400 Series

Edge Networks and Critical Infrastructure

As networks evolve, Atos offers solutions for edge networks, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and critical communication infrastructure. The proliferation of IoT devices and edge networking, including critical systems like industrial IoT devices, means new challenges for network administrators. 

The company’s edge products cover mission-critical communications for governments and utilities, enriched IoT management, and edge-specific servers through its BullSequana Edge series.

Modern Business Platform Specializations

For organizations relying on Microsoft or SAP infrastructure, Atos offers specialized global services for maximizing the two enterprise business solution platforms.

Global Microsoft ServicesGlobal SAP Services
Clients have access to consulting, managed services, business solutions, and product-specific services for Azure, Office 365, Windows, and more. Serves enterprise organizations deploying SAP S/4HANA services boasting 13,500+ dedicated SAP professionals, 120+ template solutions, and 6,200+ SAP projects.
A technician works at Atos’ HPC testing lab launched in 2019 in Angers, France.

Target Markets

Atos offers solutions to a swath of industries and prospective clients. Targeted markets with specific expertise are: 

  • Financial Services & Insurance: banking, insurance, and capital markets
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences: healthcare providers, devices, pharma, and biotech
  • Manufacturing: aerospace, automotive, and digital security
  • Public Sector & Defense: central governments, community services, and education
  • Resources & Services: energy, retail, transport and logistics, and utilities
  • Telecommunications & Media: telecom, media, and entertainment

Also read: Atos OneCloud’s Michael Liebow on Cloud Computing | eWEEK

Industry Recognition and Reviews

Atos is an industry-recognized leader in several IT solution categories. Below are the company’s five most recent placements in The Forrester Wave, Gartner Magic Quadrant, and what clients say on Gartner Peer Insights.

The Forrester Wave

Industry ReportWhenWhat
European Cybersecurity Consulting ProviderQ3 2021Contender
Application Modernization and Migration ServicesQ3 2021Strong Performer
European MSSPsQ3 2020Strong Performer
Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs)Q4 2018Contender
Industrial IoT Software PlatformsQ3 2018Strong Performer

Gartner Magic Quadrant and Peer Insights

Industry ReportWhenWhat
Managed Workplace Services, North America2021Leader
Data Center Outsourcing and Hybrid Infrastructure Managed Services, Europe2020Leader
Managed Workplace Services, Europe2020Leader
Access Management2019Niche Player
Managed Security Services2019Niche Player

Atos holds more than 200 client reviews with an average score of 4.5 / 5 stars across a dozen solution categories on Gartner Peer Insights, including:

  • Data Center Outsourcing and Hybrid Infrastructure Managed Services
  • Data and Analytics Service Providers
  • S/4HANA Application Services
  • Meeting Solutions
  • Outsourced Digital Workplace Services, North America
  • Application Testing Services

In customer reviews, clients highlight highly skilled personnel, high-performance data analytics capabilities, and Atos’ technical expertise for hybrid infrastructure needs.

Alliance and Partner Ecosystem

Atos global alliances and technology partners include partnerships with 29 of the top IT vendors in the world, including:

Global AlliancesAWS, Cisco, Dell, Google Cloud, Hitachi, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat, Salesforce, SAP, ServiceNow, Siemens, VMware, and Worldline
Technology PartnersAutomation Anywhere, BluePrism, Citrix, Cloudera, Esri, F5 Networks, HPE, Juniper Networks, McAfee, MLogica, NetApp, Pega, Snowflake, and UiPath

Read more: IBM Partnering with Atos on ‘Digital Transformation’ for Dutch Ministry of Defense | Datamation

Atos Competitors

Atos: Company Background

Between 1996 and 2002, a handful of mergers and acquisitions led to Atos’s rise as a major European IT provider. Atos Origin was formed in 2000, combining the recently merged Origin BV (BSO and Philips C&P) of the Netherlands and Atos (Axime and Sligan) of France. Shortly after, Atos Origin acquired UK-based KPMG Consulting and the IT services division of Schlumberger.

After acquiring Siemens’ IT subsidiary in 2011, the Paris metro-based vendor shortened its name to just “Atos.” Atos initiatives in recent years have led to the acquisitions of several digital, cloud, security, and decarbonization companies. The company’s almost 40 acquisitions include multiple up-and-coming technologies, managed service providers, and IT channel partners.

Today, the French digital solutions company has 105,000 employees representing 139 nationalities and working in 71 countries. As a Societas Europaea (SE), Atos is a public company under European Union corporate governance. The company boasted annual revenue of €11.2 billion in 2020.

A look at Atos global headquarters – just northwest of Paris – in Bezons, France.
A look at Atos global headquarters – just northwest of Paris – in Bezons, France.

Also read: The Channel Gets Serious About Being Taken Seriously | Channel Insider

Sam Ingalls
Sam Ingalls
Sam Ingalls is an award-winning writer and researcher covering enterprise technology, cybersecurity, data centers, and IT trends, for eSecurity Planet, TechRepublic, ServerWatch, Webopedia, and Channel Insider.

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