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Atos isn’t going to compete with other SIs on labor arbitrage or low cost in the North American market. Instead, it will focus on the customer journey to hybrid IT and service quality through automation. Its biggest challenge will be to grow organically in the US.


  • Atos has become a leading European SI through acquisition. The acquisition of Xerox ITO has more than doubled its North American revenues, but it’s still an unknown brand in the region. It is banking on its ability to execute on its IT transformation strategy to bring success – an expertise it has honed on possibly the largest IT transformation project in the world.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand where Atos is going, what it’s doing differently, and what isn’t unique.
  • Evaluate Atos’s transformation and hybrid IT integration strategies.
  • Gain Ovum’s unique insights into the number-two European SI.

Key questions answered

  • What does Atos need to do to succeed as a global SI?
  • Should Atos be on your radar?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

Vendor review

  • Atos may be a big fish in Europe, but North America is a much bigger pond
  • Work on one of the biggest IT transformation projects in the world is a big influence on the SI's evolving strategy
  • The integration and automation strategies are not unique, but they are advancing well in deployment
  • Further acquisitions should not be ruled out if Atos is to deliver on the North American opportunity
  • Atos's global strategy could mature in North America


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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