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Bull partners with Oblicore to deliver expert SLM solutions

Bull to deliver expertise and to distribute Oblicore Service Level Management Products in complete SLM/SLA solutions

Paris, February  24, 2009 -

Bull, architect for an open world, today announces that they have finalized a strategic channel partner relationship with Oblicore, the leading provider of ITIL-based Service Level Management (SLM) Solutions. Building on an existing partnership for systems integration of SLM solutions for Telco's worldwide, the new arrangement makes Bull a strategic distribution partner with Oblicore for Service Level Management. They will be able to propose solutions based on Oblicore's flagship product, Oblicore GuaranteeTM, to all large customers in France while they expand their SLM/SLA solutions for the telecommunications industry worldwide.

"To take into account telecommunications business requirements, Bull has developed expertise and know-how in the SLM/SLA domains, more specifically for integrated operators," said Jean-François Leprince-Ringuet, General Manager Bull Telecommunications & Media. "This partnership enables us to combine this expertise with Oblicore's cutting edge software to provide our customers with the best available solution to manage their contracts and commitments with both their customers and providers."

The Bull partnership further expands Oblicore's channel partner program by incorporating an important regional partner as demand for Service Level Management systems grow. The agreement with Bull bolsters Oblicore's position in Europe, while Bull adds the leading Service Level Management solution to their stable of products.

"We are excited that one of the leading IT companies in Europe will be distributing our product. This partnership demonstrates Bull's commitment to providing the best possible service to their customers. They are an expert in IT support and services and they recognize the growing importance of Service Level Management to their customer base," said Michael Carabetta, CEO of Oblicore.

About Oblicore

Oblicore is the leading provider of Service Level Management software. Our flagship product, Oblicore Guarantee¿, automates, activates and accelerates the monitoring, reporting and management of the service portfolio and service level agreements for enterprises and service providers. An enabler of business management, Oblicore Guarantee¿ allows organizations to understand the cost implications of both service catalog items and service level agreements - in real time - for penalties, rewards and new opportunities. For the first time, enterprises and service providers have complete visibility and can proactively manage service delivery across the business and technology infrastructure from one solution.

Oblicore's software solutions are leveraged by both service providers and global 1200 enterprises, such as AT&T, ABN Amro, British Telecom, Cable & Wireless, Chrysler, E.ON, France Telecom, ING, Lufthansa Systems, Siemens Medical Solutions, and T-Systems, to align their organizational performance with their business objectives. Oblicore is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with offices across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Please visit www.oblicore.com for more information.

About Bull, an Atos company


Bull is the trusted partner for enterprise data. The Group, which is firmly established in the Cloud and in Big Data, integrates and manages high-performance systems and end-to-end security solutions. Bull's offerings enable its customers to process all the data at their disposal, creating new types of demand. Bull converts data into value for organisations in a completely secure manner.

Bull currently employs around 9,200 people across more than 50 countries, with over 700 staff totally focused on R&D. In 2013, Bull recorded revenues of €1.3 billion.

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About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.

For more information, visit: atos.net

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