CGI recognised as winner for 2014 Microsoft Intelligent Systems Partner of the Year

 CGI recognised as winner for 2014 Microsoft Intelligent Systems Partner of the  Year  NEWS RELEASE TRANSMITTED BY Marketwired  FOR: CGI Group Inc.  TSX SYMBOL:  GIB.A NYSE SYMBOL:  GIB  JULY 15, 2014  CGI recognised as winner for 2014 Microsoft Intelligent Systems Partner of the Year  Innovative Internet of Things solution delivers significant client benefits  LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - July 15, 2014) - CGI (NYSE:GIB)(TSX:GIB.A) today announced it has won the 2014 Microsoft Intelligent Systems Partner of the Year Award. The company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft Corp. partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.   "We are delighted to have been recognised for our Intelligent Enterprise solution which makes use of sensors to report on asset performance and maintenance in real-time," said Kevin Cunningham, vice president, Enterprise markets at CGI in the UK. "The solution can play an important role in reducing costs and improving asset performance. Whilst we have developed this initially for a partner and large rail organisation, we believe it will deliver benefits across multiple sectors and are continuing to invest in this market leading, innovative solution."  Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,800 entrants from 117 different countries worldwide. CGI was recognised in the UK for providing outstanding solutions and services in Intelligent Systems.  "Microsoft's success as a company depends on great partners, and CGI is a shining example of the kind of innovation our partner ecosystem drives year after year," said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. "We are honoured to recognise CGI as this year's winner of the 2014 Microsoft Intelligent Systems Partner of the Year award, and we applaud CGI's dedication to providing innovative solutions that drive results for our mutual customers."   The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognises Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year.   Product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.  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 annualized revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$19 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.  www.cgi.com/newsroom    -30- FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:  Media and investors Lorne Gorber Senior Vice-President, Global Communications and Investor Relations lorne.gorber@cgi.com or Local Media Jenny Thorpe UK external communications + 44 (0)7771 815428 Jenny.thorpe@cgi.com  INDUSTRY:  Aerospace and Defense - Electronics and Communications, Computers and Software - Networking, Government - Security (law enforcement, homeland etc)  SUBJECT:  CNT 
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