HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwire - Mar 6, 2013) - CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A)(GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, and Neste Oil, a Finnish oil refining and marketing company, have signed an agreement where CGI will manage Neste Oil''s IT infrastructure environment for two additional years. CGI has been Neste Oil''s IT infrastructure partner since 2009.
The renewed contract covers IT services for its employees across more than ten countries. CGI manages Neste Oil''s end user support; service desk, desktop, smartphone, e-mail and instant messaging services, data center and applications server capacity, as well as network and data security services.
"For Neste Oil, continuity of our IT services is important. Together, CGI and Neste Oil fine-tuned existing services to ensure focus on key business outcomes while streamlining administration and pricing," commented Neste Oil''s Chief Information Officer Kari Keskiivari. "New metrics for change management have also been developed to measure joint progress on the agreed-upon changes."
"We look forward to supporting Neste Oil in pursuit of their business goals. To do so, we will combine our deep industry knowledge with a solid partnership with our client," said Heikki Nikku, Senior Vice-President, CGI in Finland.
About Neste Oil
Neste Oil is a refining and marketing company, with a production focus on premium-quality, lower-emission traffic fuels. The company produces a comprehensive range of major petroleum products and is the world''s leading supplier of renewable diesel. The company had net sales of EUR 17.9 billion in 2012 and employs around 5,000 people. Neste Oil''s share is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.nesteoil.com
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. With approximately 71,000 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 acquisition of Logica, CGI''s annualized revenue is in excess of C$10 billion, with an estimated order backlog of approximately C$18.3 billion; its shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.