Telegraaf Media Group signs contract with Atos Origin

Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG) today signed an agreement with Atos Origin for the outsourcing of the generic ICT services of Telegraaf Media ICT B.V. (TMI) from 1 January 2007.

The outsourcing of generic parts of the ICT infrastructure such as workstation services will enable the TMI organisation to concentrate on providing media-specific services to facilitate the primary business processes of its customers (e.g. De Telegraaf, Spits, 
De Telegraaf Tijdschriften Groep, DistriQ and Speurders.nl).
In choosing Atos Origin, TMI has teamed up with a solid technology partner and can thus respond more quickly to ongoing technological developments.
Alongside the transfer of the regular services of TMI to Atos Origin, the agreement also provides for the transfer of 55 employees to Atos Origin. 
The total value of the contract is expected to amount to EUR 57 million for a period of 5 years.
The signing of the contract marks the completion of a year of intensive preparations during which TMG and TMI received support from Quint Wellington Redwood. 
Mr J.J.W. Janssen – Managing director of TMI: “With this contract we believe to have found the right balance between cost savings and quality improvement, which moreover will ensure a good future for the employees.”