Paris: Atos, the French IT services consultancy, has reported a stellar first quarter on the back of 8% growth in its consulting business and huge progress in France and the UK. First quarter revenue was € 2,427 million, up +17.6% year-on-year and up +0.2% at constant scope and exchange rates. Order entry was € 2,198 million, up +31.5% year-on-year, representing a book to bill ratio at 91%. Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos, said: "Since the beginning of the year we have seen the outcomes we expected from the strategic moves in 2014 start to materialize. The new sales organization and the focused investments we made in digital solutions are progressively translating into sales and pipeline increase. Indeed, revenue in Cloud, Big Data, and Cyber-security represented 10% of the total revenue in Q1 with a double digit growth rate. During the first quarter of 2015, the Group signed several significant deals with some of its largest customers, becoming the partner of their digital transformation".