Highways England selects CGI for three-year end user computing services contract

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways May 13, 2015 11:16

Highways England selects CGI for three-year end user computing services contract


CGI has been awarded a contract to provide information and communications technology (ICT) services to Highways England (formerly The Highways Agency). The three-year end user computing services contract will support Highways England through a major IT refresh and its transition from a government agency within the UK Department for Transport to a government-owned company. CGI will provide end user computing services through a collaborative ICT model for over 3,500 Highways England staff.

The Highways England contract with CGI will enable it to further benefit from disaggregated ICT services, providing greater flexibility to facilitate the modernisation of its ICT infrastructure.

The new end user computing services model implemented by CGI will improve business agility, mobility and security, allowing Highways England to adopt a range of mobile devices such as secure laptops and tablets. The solution will be supported 24×7 by CGI’s five-star award-winning service desk, Secure Government Cloud Infrastructure and Secure Operations Centre (SOC).

Highways England handles over 20,000 road incidents a month and is responsible for maintaining England’s Strategic Road Network (SRN) to ensure the smooth running of road traffic.

“We are delighted to have been awarded this strategic contract with Highways England, which will take advantage of our experience in modernising other public sector clients’ systems and delivering stable, secure end user computing systems,” said Steve Thorn, Senior Vice-President, CGI Public Sector, UK. “This contract is further evidence of transport authorities in the UK turning to CGI to manage their core infrastructures,” he added.

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways May 13, 2015 11:16