ISS and CGI strike Nordic partnership deal
Logica, now part of CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, and ISS, a leading global provider of facility services, announced today they have entered into a new partnership that will see CGI deliver outsourcing services to improve ISS’s IT flexibility and agility.
Logica has been selected by ISS as its IT Infrastructure and Operations partner across the Nordic region to deliver infrastructure and IT service to approximately 45,000 ISS employees across the Nordic countries. This will include the provision of server operations and workstation support.
ISS Denmark has already signed a local service agreement for data centre and workstation services and the other Nordic ISS country organizations (Sweden, Finland and Norway) offer the possibility to further expand the services provided by CGI. CGI and ISS will also begin discussions to assess the development of the partnership and the potential for the delivery of facility management services to CGI’s Nordic business operations.
“Over the last few years ISS has built a true Nordic business platform. This allows the company to offer consistent and integrated facility service solutions to our customers in all the Nordic countries. One common IT sourcing partner in the Nordics will further help us strengthen our offer to customers with operations in the region,” said Troels Bjerg, Regional CEO Nordic & Eastern Europe, ISS.
“With more than 40,000 customers, close to 45,000 employees and revenues of almost 20 billion DKK, ISS is market leader in all Nordic countries and we hold the necessary competence and capacity to manage and deliver large and demanding contracts across the entire geography. We look forward to partnering with Logica, now part of CGI, in the Nordic countries,” Bjerg continued.
“This win reinforces CGI’s market leading capability as an infrastructure outsourcing provider the Nordic region. To secure this partnership with one of the world’s largest facility service providers ahead of key industry competitors is a clear demonstration of the strength of our proposition and expertise in this space,” said Joao Baptista, President, Nordics, Southern Europe and South America for CGI.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the sixth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. With approximately 72,000 professionals located in offices and global delivery centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, CGI offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as more than 100 proprietary solutions. With combined annualized revenue of approximately $10.4 billion and an estimated order backlog of approximately $17.7 billion, CGI’s 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.
The ISS Group was founded in Copenhagen in 1901 and has grown to become one of the world’s leading Facility Services companies. ISS offers a wide range of services such as: Cleaning, Catering, Security, Property and Support Services as well as Facility Management. Global revenue amounted to DKK 78 billion in 2011 and ISS now has more than 530,000 employees and local operations in more than 50 countries across Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America and Pacific, serving thousands of both public and private sector customers. For more information on the ISS Group, visit www.issworld.com.
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