May 31, 2011 (Canada NewsWire Group) --
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MONTREAL, May 31, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced that BMO Financial Group has chosen CGI's cloud computing services to help launch a comprehensive social media Hub.
The site will feature a comprehensive set of multimedia tools such as blogs, games and YouTube integration, a content management system for quickly and easily updating content on the site, customer relationship management tools, including e-mail registration and updates, and the capacity to rapidly activate new services.
In addition, CGI is providing BMO Financial Group with cloud services to support the launch of new mobile applications for its customers.
"Working with CGI, we developed the BMO SmartSteps for Parents, an interactive, online hub to help parents educate children about money management. The resource is free and available to all Canadians and part of our commitment to Making money make sense®," said Bal Sahjpaul, Head of eChannel, BMO Financial Group. "We're excited about our move to the cloud and how it will help us deliver exciting new services to our customers faster."
"As a leading cloud computing provider, CGI delivers enterprise cloud solutions that address the performance, security and governance challenges large organizations face," said Eva Maglis, President, Global Infrastructure Services, CGI. "Our value is in integrating cloud computing capabilities with more traditional services to provide clients with robust solutions customized to meet their specific business needs and enhance their business performance," added Doug McCuaig, President, Canada, CGI.
The online community is available at www.bmo.com/smartparents.
CGI's end-to-end cloud computing offerings include cloud consulting services that create a strategy based on client-specific priorities and opportunities. CGI helps clients evaluate options including public clouds, private clouds, hybrid clouds, IaaS, Platform as a Service (PaaS) and SaaS offerings. Designed to meet the most demanding commercial and government requirements, CGI's cloud computing offerings drive innovation, flexibility and savings, while providing for the security, availability and performance its clients need.
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 centres of excellence in the United States, Canada, 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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