Paris-listed information technology services giant Atos Origin has expanded operations to Hong Kong as part of a strategy to double global revenues within two years. The company opened a data centre in Chai Wan as well as a mirror site in the New Territories last week. The official IT services provider of the Beijing Olympics has data centres throughout the Asia-Pacific region, including Malaysia, Taiwan and Singapore. The company said the new Hong Kong sites would provide outsourcing services to multinational clients. 'In Asia Pacific, our goal is to become a premier regional IT outsourcer by 2006,' regional chief executive K.C. Neoh said. The company aimed to double global revenue from Euro5.3 billion (HK$52.3 billion) to more than Euro10 billion by next year. Market researcher Gartner estimated worldwide revenues from IT outsourcing would grow from US$180.5 billion last year to US$253.1 billion in 2008. Mr Neoh said the decision to open in Hong Kong was based on the city's stable infrastructure, skilled labour force, favourable investment environment and supportive government initiatives, including Digital 21. 'We see Hong Kong as vitally important. It has excellent infrastructure ... it is the major commercial centre for a lot of global companies,' he said.