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Contract to drive applications savings, stability and transformation
VICTORIA, BC, Jan. 28, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB) signed a new application management services contract with the Ministry of Health, which, extends CGI's relationship with the Ministry of Health to 2020.
Under the new contract, CGI will manage a large portfolio of Ministry of Health applications, tools, technologies, websites, web-related services and other IT solutions, as well as associated servers, including mainframe and web-based servers. CGI will keep the systems within the portfolio operational, optimized, secure and serving their purposes, while carrying out ongoing portfolio planning activities and identifying opportunities for transformation where appropriate.
In addition, where requested by the Ministry, CGI will provide on-demand application development and modernization services for opportunities identified through its portfolio transformation planning or by the Ministry.
"Under this new contract, the Ministry of Health will benefit from ongoing stability through a team of experts who thoroughly understand the Ministry's operations and technology," said Shawn Derby, Senior Vice President of CGI's Western Business Unit. "As we move forward, we plan to focus significant energy on identifying and executing transformative initiatives for the Ministry in areas such as security/privacy, infrastructure modernization to drive its long-term performance and success."
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 65,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as 150 IP-based services and solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.
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