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SAN ANTONIO, TX, March 20 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (CGI) (TSX:
GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), a leader in information technology (IT) and business
process services announced today the opening of a new center of excellence in
This new center joins CGI's U.S. Service Desk operations. It is a single
point of contact for CGI's clients to call for service requests as well as
computer hardware and software related questions and issues. CGI anticipates
growing this new center, located in the North Point Atrium, to over 100
professionals within the next several months.
"San Antonio is experiencing tremendous growth in the IT industry, and
CGI's expansion into the Alamo city is another example of worldwide businesses
recognizing the benefits of operating from our location," said John T.
Montford, Chairman of the Board of the San Antonio Economic Development
Foundation and Senior Vice-President for legislative and regulatory affairs at
AT&T. "We are always looking for ways to attract high quality employment
opportunities in San Antonio and are pleased to welcome one of the largest
independent IT services companies in the world."
The addition of San Antonio is an important next step in CGI's evolution
of its global delivery capabilities to support the growing demands of its
worldwide clients. Currently, CGI employs dedicated professionals servicing
clients around the world in its Centers of Excellence in Canada, the United
States, Western Europe and India.
"We are extremely pleased with the evolution of our Global Delivery Model
and are excited that its success has led to the creation of a CGI center in
San Antonio," said Donna Morea, President of CGI's U.S. Operations and India."
The growth of our presence in Texas reflects our goal to offer our clients
with the best value proposition that strikes the right balance between strong
local presence and global delivery options."
CGI selected San Antonio after a rigorous and extensive selection process
among various potential locations around the US. The decision to select San
Antonio was based on many factors including the available pool of skilled IT
professionals, the possibility of partnerships with local universities, the
proximity to existing clients and the presence of global leading businesses in
San Antonio. In addition, the business-friendly local and state governments
that are committed to growth were major factors in CGI's decision.
"We firmly believe that the combination of San Antonio's existing skilled
labor force and CGI's technological know-how will create an environment in
which CGI and the state of Texas can win and grow together," said Nazzic
Turner, Senior Vice-President, US South, CGI. "We have been present in the
State of Texas for over twenty years and the experience has been positive all
around. The creation of a center in San Antonio reaffirms our commitment to
The San Antonio Center will complement the other established CGI delivery
centers in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and Austin. These Centers of
Excellence service both private and public sector clients.
About the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation
The San Antonio Economic Development Foundation is a private,
not-for-profit organization responsible for attracting new business and
industry to San Antonio. The organization has been responsible for the
recruitment of more than 270 companies that collectively employ more than
68,000 San Antonians.
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 25,000 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 annualized
revenue run rate stands at $3.6 billion (US$3.1 billion) and at December 31st,
2006, CGI's order backlog was $12.6 billion (US$10.9 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: Philippe Beauregard, CGI, (514) 841-3218; Lisa
Cruz, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, (210) 227-0221 ext. 244