After the takeover, CGI Spain has almost 1,200 employees
How long has CGI been operating in Spain?
Our company is the result of an earlier merger process. We have been operating in Spain for over 27 years and under the CGI banner since 2004.
What were CGI's objectives in the take-over of Logica?
CGI's take-over of Logica seeks to make the company a real world leader in business services and IT, operating in all key markets and in line with the ever-increasing global presence of our clients. With overall earnings in excess of 7 billion euros and 72,000 employees in over 40 countries, this operation represents a further great step forward for CGI in its quest to offer the widest possible range of consulting services, system integration and the externalisation of innovative, flexible solutions in order to best satisfy flexible market needs. At the moment we are the 5th largest IT service company in the world.
Do you feel that your market share will grow through this take-over? In which segments?
The coming together of the two companies will allow us to extend the range of IT services we can offer, providing original solutions based on a commitment to innovation that ensures added value for our clients, principally those in the financial, telecommunications, utilities, oil and gas, industrial, health and public administration sectors.
Our local presence also allows us to become an “in situ” partner in a very real sense, offering a flexible, close-at-hand service, anytime, anywhere. This, together with our strength and our global delivery services, ensure we have the finest team of professionals offering the most comprehensive range of solutions on the market.
How many people do you employ in Spain?
CGI Spain has almost 1,200 employees who work on a wide range of projects from the company's Madrid offices, its software factory in Malaga, and in the work centres of its clients throughout Spain.
What is your opinion of the Spanish ICT market?
Despite the fact that the Spanish ICT market closed 2011 with turnover 2.1% down on the previous year, the industry will be one of the driving forces behind improving the productivity of the Spanish economy, and therefore, the country's competitiveness.
The across-the-board dynamising impact that ICTs have on numerous fields is evident. We need to maintain our commitment and take full advantage of the opportunities that arise to generate new business through cloud computing, ICT security, big data, data centres, smart cities and sustainability, electronic administration, intelligent energy distribution networks and business and digital content management.