Deals enhance OEM business operations

BRP and Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp. are starting 2013 by enhancing their business operations.

CGI Group Inc., a provider of information technology and business process services, has extended and expanded its IT outsourcing contract with BRP for 10 years at an estimated value of $74 million.

Since 2007, CGI has successfully managed BRP’s mission critical infrastructure environment for SAP, e-commerce applications and public websites. CGI was also responsible for the support, evolution and project delivery for BRP’s customer portal that allows its dealers and distributors to do business from around the world.

BRP has decided to broaden the partnership to better respond to evolving global business demands, to optimize value from IT investments and to enable business transformation.

“CGI is a proven partner with the expertise, solutions, capacity and scale we need to respond rapidly and effectively to the evolving needs of our business,” said Réal Deslauriers, BRP’s vice-president, Information Systems. “Through its office in Sherbrooke and its global delivery model, CGI is now considered our partner of choice who can provide thought leadership, local and global resources at competitive pricing, reducing both our risks and IT costs.”

“We are excited and proud to call BRP our flagship client in the Eastern Townships region,” said Guy Vigeant, CGI’s senior vice-president, Greater Montreal. “Our Sherbrooke-based team, combined with resources in Montreal and offshore, are providing BRP the expertise and agility needed to achieve their desired business results.”

Kawi gets a boost, too

Tintri, Inc., a producer of purpose-built, virtual machine-aware storage platforms, announced that Lincoln, Neb.-based Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., USA, has deployed Tintri VMstore to support its growing virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) project. Kawasaki currently is running more than 200 virtual desktops, with plans to more than double that number in the coming months.

Kawasaki cited Tintri’s intuitive management console, which allows users to troubleshoot on a per-virtual machine basis to simply identify and isolate performance issues, as well as its cost-effective price per virtual workload, as major factors in its decision to select Tintri.


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