The Norwegian Courts Administration extends contract with CGI to 2016
OSLO, NORWAY -- (Marketwire) -- 01/17/13 -- The Norwegian Courts Administration has extended its contract with Logica, now part of CGI, (NYSE: GIB)(TSX: GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology and business processing services, to 2016. Under the agreement, CGI will continue to operate the courts' IT platform, including data centre, hosting, server operation, application management, telecommunication and general support. The courts' IT platform is used by 2,000 employees in 100 courts across the country.
"We have decided to extend the contract on the basis of the operating situation of the courts being strong and stable. The underlying IT platform is modernized, which gives us a good foundation for the future," said IT Director Olav Berg Aasen at the Norwegian Courts Administration.
"Implementation of a new IT platform for the courts has been challenging, requiring significant expertise to succeed in converging new and existing solutions," noted Gisle M. Eckhoff, CGI's leader in Norway. "The parties have worked constructively and have had close dialogue through challenging periods. It is very gratifying to see that the platform works well and that the Courts Administration has decided to extend the operating agreement. We look forward to continuing the strong collaboration."
About The Norwegian Courts Administration
The Norwegian Courts Administration is the central administration for the Supreme Court, six Courts of Appeal, 66 District Courts and 39 Land Consolidation Courts/superior Land Consolidation Courts.
The NCA acts as a support and service agency for the courts and plays an important part in developing strategic plans that enable the courts to meet the challenges presented before them. NCA seeks to make conditions favourable for the courts in order to ensure reasonable and efficient operation. This in turn will establish increased public confidence in the courts. Website: http://www.domstol.no/en.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. (GIB) is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. With approximately 72,000 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 completion of the Logica acquisition, CGI's annualized revenue is approximately C$10.4 billion, with an estimated order backlog of approximately C$17.6 billion; CGI's shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX (GIB.A) and are included in the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.
Contacts: Lorne Gorber Senior Vice-President, Global Communications and Investor Relations +1 514 841-3355 email@example.com Norwegian media Graciella Garmann Director, Communications, Norway Mobile: +47 476 83 368 firstname.lastname@example.org Norwegian Courts Administration Olav Berg Aasen IT Director Mobile: +47 951 14 254 email@example.com
Source: CGI Group Inc.