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CGI Receives “Strong Positive” Rating in Leading Analyst Firm’s Data Center Outsourcing MarketScope Report

Montreal, Quebec, March 24, 2010 -  

CGI Group, Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, has received a “strong positive" rating by Gartner, Inc., a global IT analyst firm, for its data center outsourcing services. “Strong positive” is the highest possible rating given in Gartner’s 2010 “MarketScope for Data Center Outsourcing, North America” report*.

The report profiles 19 vendors in North America that generate more than $50 million in annual revenue from data center outsourcing. It provides detailed guidance to organizations seeking to outsource their data center operations.

CGI’s “strong positive” rating was based on an in-depth evaluation of its data center operations, vision, innovation and breadth of services, as well as on interviews with clients. 

 “We believe CGI’s global delivery model for data center outsourcing provides unique advantages for our clients, as they continue to look for ways to improve their performance while cutting costs,” said Eva Maglis, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Technologies and Infrastructure, CGI. “Our global network of state-of-the-art data centers provides a secure, reliable and flexible environment for managing and improving clients’ IT functions, while they focus on more strategic, front-office initiatives.”

About Gartner’s MarketScope
The MarketScope is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The MarketScope is an evaluation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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 26,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. As at December 31, 2009, CGI's order backlog was $11.4 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:

* Gartner, MarketScope for Data Center Outsourcing, North America by Richard T. Matlus, William Maurer, 10 March 2010


For more information:
Lorne Gorber
Vice-President, Global Communications and Investor Relations