CGI named Company of the Year for Government Cloud Solutions by Frost & Sullivan

CGI named Company of the Year for Government Cloud Solutions by Frost & Sullivan 
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/18/13 -- CGI Group Inc.
(NYSE:GIB)(TSX:GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology
and business process services, received the 2013 North American
Company of the Year Award in Government Cloud Solutions from Frost &
Sullivan, the growth partnership company.  
Frost & Sullivan chose CGI as the leader in the category based on its
criteria for evaluating best-in-class companies, including growth
strategy, growth implementation, product and technology innovation,
customer value leadership, and market penetration leadership. 
"At Frost & Sullivan, we recognize that fast, easy access to a range
of secure solutions-from consulting to migration and integration of
software and applications-is critical to achieving the benefits of
cloud," said Ashwin Iyer, Research Director, Frost & Sullivan. "CGI's
proven record of success, including its recent cloud security
Provisional Authority to Operate granted by the U.S. Federal Risk and
Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP(SM)), positions the company
to continue to be a preferred 'cloud services integrator' for
government agencies as well as commercial companies."  
"Since every agency's cloud strategy is different, CGI thinks about
cloud holistically," said James Pyon, Vice-President, CGI. "As the
complexity of cloud increases, agencies need
increasingly-sophisticated services to bring together their cloud
strategies and efforts. We think of our role as a trusted connector
in this rapidly evolving market. We are proud to service the U.S.
government market with our broad portfolio of cloud solutions, backed
by experience and expertise in the public sector." 
"As a leading full-service cloud provider for government and
industry, CGI greatly appreciates this recognition by Frost &
Sullivan," added Brian Cann, Vice President, Global Marketing, Cloud
and Infrastructure Services, CGI. "This award recognizes our success
in helping clients navigate the transition, integration and ongoing
management of the cloud." 
CGI's cloud clients include John Hancock, Scotiabank, BMO Financial
Group, Chronopost International, Department of Homeland Security,
General Services Administration, Environmental 
Protection Agency,
State of Colorado, and state agencies in Wyoming, Alaska, Maine, and
North Carolina. CGI is one of three companies awarded positions on
both of GSA's government-wide cloud BPAs for Infrastructure as a
Service (IaaS) and E-mail as a Service. In the United Kingdom (UK),
CGI was also selected as one of the suppliers for G-Cloud II, the
second phase of the UK government's procurement portal, G-Cloud,
which is part of a government-wide commitment to the adoption of
cloud computing and delivering computing resources. This enables CGI
to offer solutions across the four areas G-Cloud II covers, including
IaaS, Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and
specialist cloud services. 
About CGI 
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:
Lorne Gorber
Senior Vice-President, Global Communications
and Investor Relations
Linda Odorisio
Vice-President, Global Communications
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