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OTTAWA, April 19 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group, Inc. (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE:
GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process
services, today announced the signing of a three-year, $3.1 million
contract with the City of Ottawa to advise and assist the City in
support of its Service Ottawa initiative and implementation of the
City's Five-Year Technology Roadmap.
When implemented, the City's Service Ottawa initiative will
fundamentally transform how residents receive City-supplied services.
It is an approach to deliver consistent, predictable, high-quality
information and services to Ottawa residents and to generate
significant operational cost savings.
On March 8, 2011, the City adopted its 2011 budget which includes a
$15-million investment in new technologies that will result in annual
operational savings of $40 million by 2014. In total, the Service
Ottawa initiative represents an investment of $79 million over five
"We are very proud to have been selected by the City of Ottawa and to
support them in this major transformational initiative", said Alain
Brisson, Senior Vice-President, National Capital Region, CGI. "We look
forward to assisting the City in implementing its Five-Year Technology
Roadmap and achieving the Service Ottawa objectives."
The contract, with an initial term of three years, is for systems
integration services that include subject matter experts and expertise
required for the planning, definition, design, implementation,
co-ordination, integration, testing, deployment, training, program and
project management, and operational support associated with projects
implemented under the auspices of the Service Ottawa initiative.
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 31,000
professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services
to clients worldwide from offices and centers of excellence in Canada,
the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at December 31, CGI's
annualized revenue was approximately C$4.5 billion and its order
backlog was approximately C$13.1 billion. CGI shares are listed on the
TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in both the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.
About the City of Ottawa
Ottawa is Canada's capital and the country's fourth largest city with a
population of approximately 900,000 people living within the city
limits. Ottawa encompasses an area of 2,796 square kilometres (1,080
square miles) and spans 90 kilometres (55 miles) east to west.
Ottawa is located in the Ottawa Valley in eastern Ontario. It lies on
the banks of the Ottawa River, which divides the provinces of Ontario
and Quebec. The mouths of the Rideau River, Ottawa River and Rideau
Canal are located in Ottawa and have played a major part in the history
of the city.
SOURCE CGI GROUP INC.
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