CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) has been awarded an eight year contract by the Met Office to digitise its tools, enabling more efficient and effective working practices and quicker development of new products. The Met Office is the national meteorological service for the UK, providing critical weather services and world-leading climate science. Using Agile delivery methodology, CGI will work with the Met Office to rationalise its current operational meteorological tools and systems, move them to the cloud and build in workflow management and automation so meteorologists can spend more time on forecasting and product development.
Simon Brown, Director of Services at the Met Office, said: "We are delighted to be able to work with CGI. The team’s expertise and capabilities shone through in their proposal, aligning with the Met Office’s vision for delivering exceptional services for our customers and allowing them to stay safe and thrive. Myself and all the team are looking forward to developing this partnership over the next eight years."
Shaun Stretton, Senior Vice President, Consulting Services, for Space Control and Information Solutions at CGI in the UK, said: “Getting accurate weather products into the hands of users is increasingly important, so we are proud to be supporting the Met Office in improving its processes and making systems more efficient for its highly skilled meteorologists. We will bring a wealth of experience in agile transformation projects as well as deep understanding of weather forecasting to support this important step change for the Met Office as it invests in developing its core capabilities.”
For more than 40 years, CGI has delivered complex, mission-critical space software systems for clients across Europe, Australia, Asia and North America, from supporting satellite navigation, communications and operations, to space-enabled applications including weather forecasting.
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With 88,500 consultants and other professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. CGI Fiscal 2020 reported revenue is C$12.16 billion and CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB).
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