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Atos has a new 3-year plan to transform into a digital services player. We outline what it means for customers and the system integrator’s plans for North America.


  • Atos is relinquishing control of its Worldline payments subsidiary so that it can concentrate its resources on transforming its IT services business into a digital services business.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the motivations and chances of success for Atos’s IT services transformation.
  • Discusses how customers in the US and Europe will benefit from Atos’s recent acquisitions and partnership with Google.

Key questions answered

  • Why is Atos about to spin off its Worldline payments business?
  • Why has Atos acquired Syntel and entered an alliance with Google?
  • Why should customers entrust their digital transformation to Atos?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises

Setting the agenda for the next three years

  • Atos lays the groundwork for its latest three-year plan with a spin-off and two acquisitions
  • Atos plans a renewed focus on industry verticals to help drive digital services revenue growth

Executing the Advance 2021 strategy

  • The challenge for Atos will be to scale out Syntel's highly efficient delivery model to all its US and European customers
  • A more granular industry focus is vital if Atos is to become a leading digital services partner
  • Atos must capitalize on its agreement with Google Cloud as an opportunity to reach new customers
  • BDS is unlikely to establish Atos as a cybersecurity leader in North America within the current three-year Advance 2021 plan

Progress in IT services transformation

  • Are the right levers in place for Atos to succeed?
  • Atos needs to engage earlier in the "digital conversation" with customers if it is to become a digital services leader


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author