May 19, 2011 (Canada NewsWire Group) --
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REGINA, May 19 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc., (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology (IT) and business process services, has been selected by Evraz Inc. NA, one of the most diversified steel manufacturers in North America, to provide IT services support to its North American operations through 2016.
CGI has had a long-standing relationship with the Canadian operations of Evraz dating back to 1999 when CGI first started providing managed services to the company.
Under this agreement, awarded through a competitive process, CGI will continue to provide call center IT support services to Evraz's employees across Canada on a 24/7/365 basis, and will see that service extended to the Portland, Oregon and Claymont, Delaware locations this year. CGI will also continue providing the Canadian group with service desk, managed IT support services including Mainframe Operations and Support, Server Management, technical and database support, security administration and hardware and software management.
"Ensuring the appropriate IT applications and servers that support our processes is crucial to our business," said Patrick Melanson, Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Evraz in North America. "This business relationship with CGI is a good fit given their track record with our Canadian team."
"CGI is very proud to extend our long-term relationship with Evraz," said Jim Dundas, Vice-President, CGI Saskatchewan. "With our commitment to provide 24/7/365 service, Evraz can be assured cost-effective, accountable, flexible service for each of its employees."
About Evraz Inc NA
Evraz Inc. NA is a leading North American steel manufacturer built on the pedigree of successful steel companies—Oregon Steel, Claymont Steel and IPSCO. In North America, Evraz produces more than 5 million tons annually of flat, long, and tubular steel products for major markets including infrastructure, defense, energy and rail. Its manufacturing facilities are located in Portland, Ore.; Regina, Saskatchewan; Pueblo, Colo.; Claymont, Del.; Calgary, Camrose and Red Deer, Alberta; and Surrey, British Columbia. Evraz in North America, is the No. 1 producer of large diameter pipe, the second largest producer of steel plate and the largest producer of rail. Evraz Inc. NA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Evraz Group S.A., one of the largest vertically integrated steel and mining businesses in the world. For more information, visit www.EvrazIncNA.com.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 31,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices and centers of excellence in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific.As at March 31, CGI's annualized revenue was approximately C$4.5 billion and its order backlog was approximately C$12.6 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in both the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.
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