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VICTORIA, Dec. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB)
today announced that it has been awarded a 5-year, $11 million software
application management contract by the Government of British Columbia's
Ministries of Education and Advanced Education.
CGI will provide application maintenance services for 40 software
applications and provide help desk services for these applications.
Additionally, CGI will provide database administrator functions, software
configuration and data repository management, and perform all operational
activities in support of the data warehouse.
"The BC Ministries of Education and Advanced Education are an important
partner as we continue to expand in British Columbia," said Ingrid Raypold,
Vice-President, BC Region, CGI. "Under this agreement, we will demonstrate the
broad scope of application maintenance and development expertise that comes
from more than 30 years serving Canadian governments."
With over 5,000 professionals dedicated to the public sector and more
than $1 billion in revenue from this sector, CGI is one of the largest IT and
business process services providers to government in Canada and the United
States. The company serves Canadian governments from coast-to-coast and over
250 U.S. state and federal agencies. This deep expertise enables public sector
clients to modernize and transform with services and solutions that improve
the citizen experience, increase efficiency and improve accountability.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent
information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI
and its affiliated companies employ approximately 26,000 professionals. CGI
provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from
offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from
centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. CGI's annual revenue
run rate stands at $3.7 billion and at September 30th, 2007, CGI's order
backlog was $12.0 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the
NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index as well as the
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