CGI Group Inc., a provider of information technology and business process services, announced a cloud computing solution for its AMS Advantage enterprise resource planning (ERP) product targeted at government users. CGI's aim is to make AMS Advantage available as a comprehensive service that includes infrastructure, software, and support. The solution is designed to help state and local governments access economies of scale and the flexibility of cloud computing.
CGI's AMS Advantage cloud solution speeds provisioning and scaling of a client's ERP infrastructure and applications, with a goal of reducing the cost of ownership by eliminating the need to purchase and maintain hardware and software. The solution also includes regular upgrades to prevent obsolete technology and expensive system replacements. The solution is built with government's data privacy and security requirements in mind, and is delivered from CGI's U.S. data center facilities using a secure private cloud environment.