January 11, 2012
Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information and Accenture
Build First G-Cloud Environment in France
PARIS; Jan. 11, 2012 –The French Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (DILA) has awarded Accenture (NYSE: ACN) a three-year contract to design, build and deliver its Next Generation Data Center, the G-Cloud, in France. The contract supports the government’s strategic technology goals to create savings by controlling costs.
Accenture will work with DILA to build a more flexible IT infrastructure to increase access, availability and performance of nationwide public services offered to French citizens. The information will be stored on the country’s first government cloud.
DILA, one of the branches of the prime minister’s central administration, oversees administrative information, legal distribution and public announcements. DILA’s decision to create the G-Cloud enables the government to standardize new services for citizens and administration officers.
“Now is the time to make the cloud real, to provide a real solution with working systems that will help DILA meet the growing needs of its citizens,” said Jerome Vercaemer, managing director of Accenture’s Health & Public Service group in France. “Cloud computing is not a theory. It is a reality that will help streamline operations and help pool government resources.”
The G-cloud will be fully operational by March 2012, he said.
“We are excited by the transition to the cloud. We want to take advantage of all the benefits in terms of cost control, agility and reactivity to better meet new needs,” said Jean-Francois Imokrane, chief information officer of DILA.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 244,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US $25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2011. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
The Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Direction de l’information légale et administrative, or DILA) is a new government office formed in January 2010 by Decree
No. 2010-31 from the merged French National Documentation Office and the Official Journals Office. DILA is a department of the Prime Minister, under the authority of the General Cabinet Office (Secrétariat général du gouvernement). It is responsible for ensuring public access to laws, citizen rights and duties and information needed to conduct business with the government. DILA’s work contributes towards transparency in public, economic and financial affairs.
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