Neste Oil and CGI extend IT service agreement to support 5,000 employees
HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 03/06/13 -- CGI Group Inc.
(TSX:GIB.A)(NYSE:GIB), a leading provider of information technology
and business process services, and Neste Oil, a Finnish oil refining
and marketing company, have signed an agreement where CGI will manage
Neste Oil's IT infrastructure environment for two additional years.
CGI has been Neste Oil's IT infrastructure partner since 2009.
The renewed contract covers IT services for its employees across more
than ten countries. CGI manages Neste Oil's end user support; service
desk, desktop, smartphone, e-mail and instant messaging services,
data center and applications server capacity, as well as network and
data security services.
"For Neste Oil, continuity of our IT services is important. Together,
CGI and Neste Oil fine-tuned existing services to ensure focus on key
business outcomes while streamlining administration and pricing,"
commented Neste Oil's Chief Information Officer Kari Keskiivari. "New
metrics for change management have also been developed to measure
joint progress on the agreed-upon changes."
"We look forward to supporting Neste Oil in pursuit of their business
goals. To do so, we will combine our deep industry knowledge with a
solid partnership with our client," said Heikki Nikku, Senior
Vice-President, CGI in Finland.
About Neste Oil
Neste Oil is a refining and marketing company, with a production
focus on premium-quality, lower-emission traffic fuels. The company
produces a comprehensive range of major petroleum products and is the
world's leading supplier of renewable diesel. The company had net
sales of EUR 17.9 billion in 2012 and employs around 5,000 people.
Neste Oil's share is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent
information technology and business process services firm in the
world. With approximately 71,000 members located in offices and
global delivery centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, CGI
offers 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. Further to the recent
acquisition of Logica, CGI's annualized revenue is in excess of C$10
billion, with an estimated order backlog of approximately C$18.3
billion; its shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB)
and are included in the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.
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