CGI PROVIDING HELP DESK SERVICES TO BURLINGTON RESOURCES
Nearshore outsourcing contract results in new jobs for Regina
CGI Group Inc. (CGI) (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.SV.A), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, announced today the signing of a three-year contract whereby CGI will manage all help-desk related services for Burlington Resources Inc., one of the world's largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. The help desk processes some 4,000 requests per month and provides support for over 4,000 desktops in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Algeria. CGI will serve the Houston-based company from its Regina-based centre of expertise.
Terry Johnson, senior vice president, Western Canada, CGI added: “We are very pleased to have been selected by such a growing industry leader. At this early stage in our partnership, we have provided them with an effective and efficient solution in record time and surpassed our service level commitments. Having served this client's Calgary operations with our specialized oil & gas applications, we look forward to expanding our relationship with Burlington Resources.”
CGI in Regina receives 50% of its revenue from clients outside the province and has created 100 new IT positions over the past five years. The Regina office employs 270 professionals. Many of these professionals are dedicated experts in the area of systems integration and consulting and have extensive expertise in project management, development, e-business technologies and Microsoft technologies. In addition, we have a committed team that deliver management of IT and business functions which includes technical help desk services available 7/24 utilizing sophisticated problem management and knowledge-based case tools. In Western Canada, CGI provides IT services to clients around the world. With its data centre in Regina and regional headquarters located in Calgary, the total complement of professionals in Western Canada exceeds 1000.
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in North America. 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 India and Canada. CGI's annualized revenue run rate is currently CDN$3.8 billion (US$3.0 billion) and at March 31, 2005, CGI's order backlog was CDN$12.9 billion (US$10 billion). CGI's shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.SV.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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