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MONTREAL, May 31, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of
information technology and business process services, today announced
that BMO Financial Group has chosen CGI's cloud computing services to help launch a comprehensive social media Hub.
The site will feature a comprehensive set of multimedia tools such as
blogs, games and YouTube integration, a content management system for
quickly and easily updating content on the site, customer relationship
management tools, including e-mail registration and updates, and the
capacity to rapidly activate new services.
In addition, CGI is providing BMO Financial Group with cloud services to
support the launch of new mobile applications for its customers.
"Working with CGI, we developed the BMO SmartSteps for Parents, an
interactive, online hub to help parents educate children about money
management. The resource is free and available to all Canadians and
part of our commitment to Making money make sense®," said Bal Sahjpaul, Head of eChannel, BMO Financial Group. "We're
excited about our move to the cloud and how it will help us deliver
exciting new services to our customers faster."
"As a leading cloud computing provider, CGI delivers enterprise cloud
solutions that address the performance, security and governance
challenges large organizations face," said Eva Maglis, President,
Global Infrastructure Services, CGI. "Our value is in integrating cloud
computing capabilities with more traditional services to provide
clients with robust solutions customized to meet their specific
business needs and enhance their business performance," added Doug
McCuaig, President, Canada, CGI.
The online community is available at www.bmo.com/smartparents.
CGI's end-to-end cloud computing offerings include cloud consulting
services that create a strategy based on client-specific priorities and
opportunities. CGI helps clients evaluate options including public
clouds, private clouds, hybrid clouds, IaaS, Platform as a Service
(PaaS) and SaaS offerings. Designed to meet the most demanding
commercial and government requirements, CGI's cloud computing offerings
drive innovation, flexibility and savings, while providing for the
security, availability and performance its clients need.
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 centres of excellence in the
United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at March
31, CGI's annualized revenue was approximately C$4.5 billion and its
order backlog was approximately C$12.6 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.
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