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CGI Launches Built-for-Enterprise Cloud Solutions

Dynamic cloud computing approach addresses global commercial and government needs for security, control, flexibility and performance

Montreal, Quebec, November 2, 2010 -  

CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A, NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced the company's integrated cloud computing solutions designed to meet the most demanding government and enterprise requirements. The company is offering both infrastructure and software as a service, supported by consulting services to help complex organizations integrate cloud technology to meet business and mission goals. Available globally, CGI's cloud solutions free organizations from resource limits by giving them the power to design, provision and scale their infrastructure and applications in a highly secure, robust and flexible environment.

"CGI is a trusted partner with the expertise to help our clients maximize the promise of cloud technology for reducing costs and driving innovation," said Michael E. Roach, President and Chief Executive Officer. "With 35 years of experience in providing infrastructure outsourcing and managed services to government and industry, CGI's processes, governance, security and service levels have been proven against the most stringent and demanding client requirements." 

CGI's Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) delivers cost-effective, on-demand access to computing resources, storage and network capacity with a predictable pricing model. A comprehensive portal provides a self-managed environment for superior control, transparency and accountability. Important to government and business alike, CGI's IaaS meets the highest standards for security and data protection. Recently, CGI was selected by the U.S. General Services Administration for a Multi-Vendor US$76M Blanket Purchase Agreement for Cloud-Based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

CGI also is adapting its industry-leading proprietary applications to support the Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery model, providing an especially cost-effective procurement method for clients with dynamic business environments. For example, CGI Trade360® SaaS offering ensures rapid delivery of services that help banks transform their trade businesses.

Deciding where and how cloud computing can benefit each enterprise is a challenging task. CGI's cloud consulting services focus on creating a strategy based on client-specific priorities and opportunities. CGI helps clients evaluate options including public clouds, private clouds, hybrid clouds, IaaS, Platform as a Service (PaaS) and SaaS offerings.

CGI has harnessed the cloud for clients in the public and private sectors as well its own IT applications and infrastructure. Its powerful combination of cloud solutions—focused entirely on meeting enterprise-grade requirements—are designed to successfully guide clients into the cloud with confidence.

About 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 31,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices and centers of excellence in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. CGI's order backlog is approximately C$13.6 billion and its annualized revenue is approximately C$4.5 billion. CGI 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

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For more information:

Investors
Lorne Gorber
Senior Vice-President, Global Communications and
Investor Relations
lorne.gorber@cgi.com
514 841-3355

Media
Linda Odorisio
Vice-President, US Communications
linda.odorisio@cgi.com
703 267-8118