With several Olympics under its belt, Atos is supporting one of the largest IT infrastructures in sports history. If it succeeds, it's an unheralded hero. If it fails, it gets crucified.
Thierry Breton, chief executive of IT services company Atos SA, refuses to e-mail, which, he says, cannot replace the spoken word. The bon mot, it seems, is best delivered in person.
The iSee 360 is a really cool concept, but it needs to work out some performance kinks and refine its design a bit in order to become a must-have accessory. Still, owners of older iPods should give it some serious consideration.
Ascend Communications said it has sold of its Astria financial software to French-based Atos, an information technology services provider. Financial terms were not disclosed. Ascend bought Astria as part of its purchase of Stratus Computer in August. Astria was originally a joint venture between Stratus and Atos. Ascend in August said it bought Stratus for its telecommunications technology and planned to divest itself from Stratus's nontelecommunications businesses.