SGS Renews Cloud-Based Messaging Services Contract with Orange Business Services

  SGS Renews Cloud-Based Messaging Services Contract with Orange Business

   global solution provides consistent collaboration capabilities to 75,000
                    employees regardless of their location

Business Wire

PARIS & GENEVA -- April 3, 2013

SGS signed a 5-year contract renewal with Orange Business Services for fully
managed, cloud-based corporate messaging services. Orange Business Services is
supplying SGS with Managed Microsoft Exchange through a single
presence-enabled client including e-mail and calendaring as well as instant
messaging and archiving services.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, SGS is the world’s leading inspection,
verification, testing and certification company and an Orange Business
Services customer since 2004.

Orange Business Services hosts and manages SGS’ worldwide messaging system,
connecting more than 75,000 employees in a network of more than 1,500 offices
and laboratories around the world. The messaging services can be securely
accessed via the SGS corporate network, the Internet and with any
Exchange-supported mail client including mobile devices and is priced per
active user per month. The solution is part of Orange Business Services’
Managed UC portfolio and enables SGS employees to benefit from enhanced
collaboration, without an investment in purchasing or managing technology.

Serge Thomas, CIO SGS, said: “We see Orange Business Services as our trusted
messaging partner and with this contract renewal we benefit from a cost
effective, hosted and managed dedicated platform with the adequate level of

To further support the growth of SGS worldwide, including emerging markets,
and increase the resilience of the platform, Orange Business Services hosts
SGS’ global messaging solution in three Orange Business Services data centers
located in Singapore, France and the U.S. Since it is a global solution, SGS
benefits from a consistent worldwide service that provides employees the same
capabilities no matter where they are located.

“We are pleased to provide SGS with a global cloud-based managed messaging
solution that enables collaboration in a cost-effective way,” said Dr.Helmut
Reisinger, senior vice president for Europe, Russia and CIS,Orange Business
Services. “Managed Exchange enables enterprises to benefit from expert staff
and to free up time and capital. Orange Business Services maintains and
supports the solution allowing the customer’s IT staff to focus on
implementing new initiatives that will help the company reach its strategic

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification
company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity.
With more than 75,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,500 offices
and laboratories around the world.

About Orange Business Services

Orange Business Services, the France Telecom-Orange branch dedicated to B2B
services, is a leading global integrator of communications solutions for
multinational corporations. With the world's largest, seamless network for
voice and data, Orange Business Services reaches 220 countries and territories
with local support in 166. Offering a comprehensive package of communication
services covering cloud computing, enterprise mobility, M2M, security, unified
communications, videoconferencing, and broadband, Orange Business Services
delivers a best-in-class customer experience across a global landscape.
Thousands of enterprise customers and 1.4 million mobile data users rely on an
Orange Business Services international platform for communicating and
conducting business. Orange Business Services was awarded three of the telecom
industry’s highest accolades at the annual World Communication Awards 2012 –
Best Global Operator, Best Cloud Service and the User’s Choice Award. Orange
Business Services is a five-time winner of Best Global Operator. Learn more at

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operators with annual sales of 43.5 billion euros and has 170,000 employees
worldwide at Dec. 31, 2012. Orange is the Group's single brand for Internet,
television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the company
operates. France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment
A) and on the New York Stock Exchange.

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