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Culture & History

Our business culture reflects the fact that we were “born global” as a unit of U.S.-based Dun & Bradstreet with operations based in India.

As a result, we’ve always been multicultural, which has eased our expansion in more and more markets around the world.

Many of our senior managers have extensive international business experience and educational backgrounds. In fact, our CEO was born in Kenya, educated in Asia and the U.S., and has lived throughout the world.

U.S. corporate citizen — a “local” around the world

Although headquartered in the U.S., we continue to enjoy high standing as “local” player and an employer of choice with a strong reputation for excellence in India. As a testament, we consistently garner top recruitment honors at the leading institutes of Technology and Business Management there.

We help transform core processes for greater flexibility, higher efficiency and lower costs.

Our unique onsite/offshore global delivery model is guided by dedication to client satisfaction.

With a Two-in-a-Box™ client engagement model, you’re assured the onsite attention of a Client Manager, experienced in your industry, working on site with you. Paired with the Client Manager is a dedicated Delivery Manager, who may be located at any of our global, nearshore or local delivery centers. One team is assigned to work on your project from start to finish, becoming an extension of your staff.

Organized by vertical industry as well as service line, we know the particulars of your business and deliver solutions with the precision you require.

Our more than 821 clients span five continents and every major industry. With an advanced global delivery platform, Cognizant 2.0 (C2), we can share knowledge and efficiently manage projects across our global delivery network. It allows us to provide you with the most cost-effective and comprehensive, end-to-end, advanced solutions.

When required, we can access the specialized skills of our deep talent pool from anywhere in the world, to solve any problem, through C2. Enhanced project collaboration tools and our well-codified, company-wide processes assure consistent, well-planned, measurable and reliable delivery from any and all locations.

Let us use our IT, business-process and strategic consulting to help you transform your business, with minimal risk and disruption. Give your organization greater flexibility, higher efficiency and lower costs. Position your business to thrive now and in the future.

Company Highlights

1994:Started as the technology arm of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation

1996:Began adding third-party clients and servicing the best across industry segments

1998:Became first IT company leveraging India to be listed on the NASDAQ

2002:Became the first company to be assessed enterprise-wide against mature industry-process certifications, such as P-CMM level 5, BS 7799, SEI-CMMi Level 5

2004:Acknowledged as a leading provider of IT services by industry analysts such as Gartner, Forrester, AMR and IDC; added to the prestigious NASDAQ 100 Index

2006:Became the fastest global IT services company to reach a $1 billion run-rate (under 12 years)

2007:Acquired MarketRx, Inc., a leading provider of analytics and related software services to global life sciences companies; crossed $2 billion revenue threshold

2008:Entered Fortune 1000; established global systems-integration relationship with T-Systems; formally inaugurated nearshore delivery centers in Argentina and Hungary; exceeded $2.8 billion revenue mark

2009:Joined Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” list; named to BusinessWeek 50 list of the top-performing U.S. companies for third consecutive year; named to Forbes “25 Fastest Growing Technology Companies In America” list for sixth straight year

2010:Selected for Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” list for the second year in a row; placed in Top 5 for IT services

2011:Cognizant joins Fortune 500, ranking #484

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