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CGI Group Inc., a leading provider of information technology, ERP software and business process services, received the 2013 North American Company of the Year Award in Government Cloud Solutions from Frost & Sullivan, the growth partnership company.

Frost & Sullivan chose CGI as the leader in the category based on its criteria for evaluating best-in-class companies, including growth strategy, growth implementation, product and technology innovation, customer value leadership, and market penetration leadership.

“At Frost & Sullivan, we recognize that fast, easy access to a range of secure solutions—from consulting to migration and integration of software and applications—is critical to achieving the benefits of cloud,” said Ashwin Iyer, Research Director, Frost & Sullivan. “CGI’s proven record of success, including its recent cloud security Provisional Authority to Operate granted by the U.S. Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), positions the company to continue to be a preferred ‘cloud services integrator’ for government agencies as well as commercial companies.”

“Since every agency’s cloud strategy is different, CGI thinks about cloud holistically,” said James Pyon, Vice-President, CGI. “As the complexity of cloud increases, agencies need increasingly-sophisticated services to bring together their cloud strategies and efforts. We think of our role as a trusted connector in this rapidly evolving market. We are proud to service the U.S. government market with our broad portfolio of cloud solutions, backed by experience and expertise in the public sector.”

“As a leading full-service cloud provider for government and industry, CGI greatly appreciates this recognition by Frost & Sullivan,” added Brian Cann, Vice President, Global Marketing, Cloud and Infrastructure Services, CGI. “This award recognizes our success in helping clients navigate the transition, integration and ongoing management of the cloud.”

CGI’s cloud clients include John Hancock, Scotiabank, BMO Financial Group, Chronopost International, Department of Homeland Security, General Services Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, State of Colorado, and state agencies in Wyoming, Alaska, Maine, and North Carolina. CGI is one of three companies awarded positions on both of GSA’s government-wide cloud BPAs for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and E-mail as a Service. In the United Kingdom (UK), CGI was also selected as one of the suppliers for G-Cloud II, the second phase of the UK government’s procurement portal, G-Cloud, which is part of a government-wide commitment to the adoption of cloud computing and delivering computing resources. This enables CGI to offer solutions across the four areas G-Cloud II covers, including IaaS, Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and specialist cloud services.