Atos is staying in the Metropolitan Police Service’s good books as it has been awarded a contract to provide application management services for up to seven years.
As part of the contract with the Met, the French IT services provider will refresh legacy applications and provide upgrades. Details are unfortunately as thin as the proverbial thin blue line.
Nikki Kelly, SVP Public Sector and Defence Northern Europe, Atos, says the company is “supporting the rapidly changing needs of the largest police force in Europe” and is “bringing a proactive data led approach to delivering the application services”.
Atos has worked with the Met since 2015, providing the Service Integration and Management Tower (SIAM) to “ensure a co-ordinated end-to-end delivery of ICT services”.
At that time, Atos was awarded a five-year £45 million contract for the supply of SIAM services. The company managed suppliers for data centre, hosting, end user, network and application management services.
There are no financial details about this new deal in 2021.
In other Atos-related news this month, it launched Atos OneCloud Sovereign Shield, a set of solutions, methodologies and operational cloud services for managing “data in the edge to cloud continuum”.
Atos OneCloud Sovereign Shield is comprised of proprietary technological building blocks – such as the Atos designed and manufactured BullSequana Edge servers, its Trustway range of encryption products, its Evidian Identity and Access Management software, IDnomic Trusted Identities, and Atos Managed Detection and Response cybersecurity monitoring services.
The French firm is based in Bezons (near Paris). It has 107,000 employees, annual revenue of over €11 billion (£9.3 billion) and provides solutions “for all industries” in 71 countries.