SULZBACH, Germany, January 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
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CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) has entered into an outsourcing agreement with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe (MHPSE) for the management of its IT infrastructure. The five-year contract is valued at 17 million euros.
CGI will manage the company's IT infrastructure remotely from its data center in Bremen using its Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM) approach. RIM offers numerous benefits in managing core processes and ensures highly efficient operational services.
"With CGI, we can receive all of the services we need from a single source," said Norbert Maier, senior vice president of IT at MHPSE. "Our IT infrastructure is a critical factor for the success of our company. With a strong partner like CGI, we will become more cost-effective, flexible and agile in this area. We expect to be able to considerably reduce our annual costs as a result of this partnership."
"We are excited about the opportunity to work with MHPSE," said Stefan Wichert, vice president of outsourcing at CGI in Germany. "The expertise of our team, combined with our global delivery capabilities, will enable us to deliver the best services at the best cost. And, thanks to our close collaboration in drafting this agreement, we have laid the foundation for a strong partnership based on trust and clear expectations."
Headquartered in Duisburg, MHPSE has 1,800 employees. It designs and builds fossil fuel facilities worldwide, including in countries such as South Africa, the Netherlands, Poland and Germany.
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: http://www.cgi.com
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