Flexible infrastructure to be delivered through CGI’s Secure Government Cloud Platform
CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) today announced that the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has contracted with them as its supplier for desktop managed services and service desk services to support its 1,800 employees.
The purpose of DECC is to ensure that the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy supplies and promote international action to mitigate climate change. It is vital that DECC’s employees have access to IT systems that support its work wherever they are. CGI will be responsible for providing ‘Service Integration Services’ which includes IT integration, Service Desk and Managed Desktop services to DECC.
“We want to enable real change in how DECC delivers on the energy agenda and that requires our team to have effective technology to support them. We also want our IT to be at forefront of the green IT agenda” said Jeremy Boss at DECC. “CGI has proven expertise in delivering innovative services so we believe they will offer the best technology for our diverse needs.”
CGI will leverage its Secure Government Cloud to provide DECC with a Secure Infrastructure as a Service platform which enables the use of both open source and proprietary operating systems. This will offer DECC the flexibility and scalability to deliver against its immediate business needs as well as providing the opportunity to offer a more flexible and open platform to SMEs within DECC’s IT ecosystem.
Service desk services will be provided through CGI’s South Wales Shared Service Centre which is the first in the world to receive 5 star accreditation from the Service Desk Institute. Hardware break-fix services will be delivered in partnership with a SME (CC Engineering (CCE Ltd)) and CGI will enable DECC to get best value from its existing technology investments whilst offering open source and partner solutions where appropriate.
“DECC has a vital role to play in protecting the UK’s energy future and recognises it needs the IT infrastructure to enable its people to work effectively wherever they are,” said Paula Sussex, Senior Vice President of the UK Public Sector at CGI. “We look forward to working with DECC and our partners to deliver an IT infrastructure that meets the needs of DECC’s innovative team.”
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annualized revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$18 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.
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