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Sales partnership between Vodafone and CGI will provide business
customers greater access to mobile solutions and services
DUSSELDORF, Germany, Aug. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Telecommunications carrier
Vodafone and CGI Information Systems and Management Consultants Deutschland
GmbH (CGI) (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A), a leading provider of information
technology and business process services, announced a new nationwide sales and
service partnership. The partnership extends an initiative launched by
Vodafone in June 2007 to secure a more expansive network of leading IT service
providers for Vodafone in Germany. The aim of the new partnership is to offer
Vodafone's customers end-to-end mobility solutions as a one-stop shop through
this network of providers.
Effective immediately, Vodafone and CGI will offer mobile business
solutions through a joint approach in addition to a range of services,
including consulting, process analysis, product selection and implementation,
and systems integration. Business customers will profit from the expertise and
many years of experience of both partners in the mobile business solutions
Alexander Saul, Director, Enterprise Sales with Vodafone, emphasized the
advantages for business customers: "Finding the perfect mobile solution will
now be even easier for our business customers. Thanks to our partnership with
CGI, even more system integrators will have access to Vodafone's offerings,
which are perfectly tailored to the various end-user requirements."
"Mobile solutions continue to gain strategic importance for many
businesses," said CGI's Agnes Hombrecher, Vice-President of CGI's operations
in Germany. "Competitive pressures are forcing businesses to increase the
productivity of staff and managers in areas such as sales and service. At the
same time, companies are under pressure to increase customer satisfaction.
This new initiative with our long-time partner Vodafone offers customers a
single point of contact for all their mobile business solution needs with
clearly measurable benefits."
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 27,000 professionals in over
100 offices across 16 countries. 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
$3.8 billion and at June 30th, 2008, CGI's order backlog was $12.03 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 S&P/TSX Capped Information
Technology and MidCap Indices. Website: www.cgi.com.
For further information:
For further information: Europe: Agnes Hombrecher, Vice-President,
Consulting Services, +49 211 5355 498, Agnes.email@example.com; North
America: Lorne Gorber, Vice-President, Global Communications and Investor
Relations, (514) 841-3355, firstname.lastname@example.org