Atos has agreed to manage the Information Technology (IT) infrastructure of US commercial insurer CNA Financial to help drive its digital transformation through cloud-based solutions.


Image: Atos headquarters in Bezons, France. Photo: courtesy of Unicocorn/

The two companies partnered to create an industry-leading service model where Atos assumes ownership and the associated risk of modernizing the legacy environment.

Delivered predominantly as-a-service, Atos will focus on modern, modular and flexible services that improve the operating performance of the infrastructure and enhance the collaborative experience of CNA end users. This involves:

Migrating legacy applications to an Atos Canopy Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud platform that shifts workloads to the appropriate cloud resources, providing increased security and stability along with immediate cost savings.

Moving the legacy mainframe to a consumption-based model utilizing Atos’ unique capabilities and application-by-application path to migrate to CNA’s new platform.

Deploying a digital workplace, including device-as-a-service, which manages the life cycle of all corporate devices holistically, and a cloud-first way of working, to support the next generation knowledge worker across all IT support channels they prefer.

CNA Technology & Operations executive vice president J. Merten said: “Partnering with a global leader in digital transformation with deep experience in the financial services market will allow CNA to drive continual innovation for our organization for many years to come.

“Atos will help accelerate CNA toward a more modern IT architecture that is anchored in the cloud, less complex and more efficient for employees, insureds, agents and brokers.”

Atos North America Operations CEO (acting) Chad Harris said: “We listened to the customer and built a game changing partnership and ecosystem model tied to CNA’s business results.

“By sharing in the success of the customer and changing to outcome charging models, you create a paradigm shift in how to meet customer needs cost effectively and efficiently, further reinforcing your commitment to the partnership.”

Source: Company Press Release