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The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced a £14m contract with Atos Origin for IT services.

It signifies a seven year continuation of the relationship in which the company has designed, implemented, and managed the IT infrastructure of the DCMS.

Under the new contract, Atos Origin will continue to provide the infrastructure for department, and manage all applications support and development. This will improve an enterprise content management service aimed at improving knowledge management in the DCMS.

A spokesperson for the company told GC News that there will be some synergy between the work with the DCMS and on the London Olympics, for which Atos Origin is the IT supplier.

"It did not play a part in us winning the contract – the DCMS wanted the company to support its IT – and it was just happenstance that we already had the Olympics role. It wasn't one of the drivers," she said.

Mark O'Neill, chief information officer at the DCMS, said: "Following a competitive tender, we selected Atos Origin because it demonstrated the solution that would best meet our needs and enable us to meet our strategic priorities as we aim to improve the cultural and sporting life for all."

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