CGI AWARDED A MANDATE BY THE MINISTÈRE DE L’ÉDUCATION, DU LOISIR ET DU SPORT DU QUÉBEC TO PRESERVE ITS INFORMATIONAL ASSETS
CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB) today announced that it has signed an
18-month IT services integration contract worth $5 million for the production of
the components needed to preserve the informational assets of the Ministère de
l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport du Québec (MELSQ).
The MELSQ has long stored large amounts of data in a mainframe environment, providing an in-depth view of the Quebec education system. The department’s databases are continuously supplied with information from the many applications of the province’s schools and academic institutions—ranging from school attendance and graduates to details associated with financial, material and human resources.
As part of its mandate, CGI will implement best practices in decisional support and create a separate environment from the operating systems. The MELSQ will also create a Business Intelligence Competency Center (BICC) to assure the management and development of this environment.
“We are pleased that the MELSQ continues to look to CGI to preserve the integrity of its information systems. Our work will draw on the combined knowledge of our long-term partnership,” stated Claude Marcoux, Senior Vice-President, Systems Integration and Consulting Services, Quebec, CGI.
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 26,500 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 annual revenue run rate stands at $3.7 billion and at December 31st, 2007, CGI's order backlog was $12.04 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.
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