Wednesday, September 21, 2011

ATOS Receives 2011 ICT Quality Award from the Spanish Quality Association

Atos, an international information technology services company, has received the 2011 ICT Quality Award for Best Practices in the provision of ICT services, which is awarded annually by the Spanish Quality Association (AEC). The Award, which was presented today during the 2011 CSTIC Conference, is considered to be the most prestigious prize in Spain in the area of quality in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector.

With this award, the AEC singled out the “Kanban Software” project implemented by Atos, with the objective of making the use of the Kanban management system possible when maintaining software applications. Kanban Software was set up two years ago, as one of Atos initiatives focused on promoting continuous improvement in the delivery processes of the integration systems service line. The project was aimed at the study and application of agile-Lean practices in software life cycle processes, and it currently forms part of the Consulting Portfolio in the IT Delivery Excellence Centre of Excellence (COE), managed globally from Atos Spain.

The AEC’s ICT Quality Award seeks to publically recognise those companies or institutions which have successfully used a quality strategy in ICT, or have decisively contributed to the creation or implementation of good practices in the field of ICT, in order to improve competitiveness.

Patrick Adiba, CEO Atos Iberia – Olympics & Major Events, maintains: “the 2011 ICT Award represents a great satisfaction for the members of the team that developed the “Kanban Software” project and for the entire Atos organisation, and it is an incentive to continue working on the application of the different techniques which agile-Lean practices can offer to the IT sector, in order to help our customers improve their services and IT processes”.

The Kanban project has already been successfully implemented for three customers, one of them in the banking sector.

About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual revenues of EUR 8.7 billion and 78,500 employees in 42 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting &Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.

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