CGI named as a leader for smart grids by IDC MarketScape

CGI named as a leader for smart grids by IDC MarketScape 
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 01/28/14 -- CGI (TSX:GIB.A)
(NYSE:GIB) has been named as a leader in the IDC MarketScape:
Worldwide IT Professional Services for Utility Smart Grid 2014 Vendor
Assessment (i). Smart grids bring together a wide range of new and
existing operational and information technologies. These include
real-time meters and other sensors and are designed to transform the
means by which energy is delivered to consumers. 
In the report, IDC noted that the "CGI smart grid customer base is
the most diversified of firms in this assessment: geographically
present on four continents, serves utilities from large to small and
has the most diverse portfolio of projects from generation to the
customer as well as adjacent energy providers such as electric
vehicles and independent renewable generators. It is a services firm
with a truly global strategy and delivery capability." 
CGI's smart grids expertise extends across the Americas, Europe and
Australia, and includes major involvement in innovative projects such
as InovGrid in Portugal and Low Carbon London in the UK. Today, smart
technologies are being deployed around the world, but different
economic and social circumstances, as well as different legal and
regulatory requirements, mean that there is no one-size-fits-all way
to deliver the benefits of these technologies. CGI works with
utilities to help them better understand and leverage this complex
and fast-changing area of the energy supply chain. 
"We are delighted to have been recognized as a leader in this IDC
MarketScape report," said Nigel Spooner, Vice-President, Global
Utilities at CGI. "It reflects the fact that we have focused our
efforts on working collaboratively with our clients around the world
to develop innovative capabilities which provide them, and their
customers, with real and significant benefits from their investments
in smart technologies." 
(i) IDC MarketScape: Worldwide IT Professional Services for Utility
Smart Grid 2014 Vendor Assessment, Document # EI246402, January 2014. 
About IDC MarketScape 
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an
overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and
communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research
methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both
qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single
graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given
market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the
product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and
current and future market success factors of IT and
telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The
framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree
assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective
About CGI 
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 annual 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:
Investors and media
Lorne Gorber
Senior Vice-President,
Global Communications and Investor Relations
+1 514-841-3355 
Industry queries
Nigel Spooner
Vice-President, Global Utilities
+44 1372 759854
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