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Cognizant Technology Solutions
Type Public (NASDAQCTSH)
Founded 1994
Headquarters New Jersey
Key people Francisco D'Souza,CEO,
Lakshmi Narayanan,Vice chairman
Chandra Sekaran, President and MD
Gordon Coburn, Executive Vice President and CFO
Industry IT Services
Revenue 2.0 Billion USD
Employees ~50000(Aug 2007)
Slogan Passion for building stronger businesses
Website www.cognizant.com

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Lakshmi Narayanan rings NASDAQ opening bell
Lakshmi Narayanan rings NASDAQ opening bell
Cognizant Chennai facility
Cognizant Chennai facility

Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQCTSH) is an information technology services company with headquarters in New Jersey U.S.A. and with significant operations in Chennai, India. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... , “Madras” redirects here. ...


Cognizant has been named to the 2007 Fortune 100 Fastest-Growing Companies List for the fifth consecutive year, making it the only company receiving the “Five-year all-stars” distinction in 2007’s list. This feat is unmatched by any company.[1]. Look up fortune in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Cognizant has also been named in the top 10 of Business Week’s Hot Growth Technology Companies. Cognizant was ranked 6th overall.It was the #1 ranked IT services Company in the list. BusinessWeek is a business magazine published by McGraw-Hill. ...

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History

Cognizant started in 1994, as Dun & Bradstreet Satyam Software - the in-house technology development center for the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (D&B) and its operating units. Initially a joint venture between Dun & Bradstreet (76%) and Satyam Computer Services Ltd. (24%), it soon became a 100% subsidiary of D&B Corp. In 1996, the company became a division of the Cognizant Corporation, after the split-up of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... D&B redirects here. ... Satyam Computer Services Limited is a consulting and information technology (IT) services company based in India. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


In June 1998, Cognizant Corporation was again split into independent companies, and Cognizant Technology Solutions was formed as a division of IMS Health, a provider of information solutions to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. The same year, the company completed its initial public offering and was listed on the NASDAQ. In November 2002, IMS Health divested its majority interest in Cognizant through a tax-free split-off.' Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Pharmacology (in Greek: pharmacon is drug, and logos is science) is the study of how chemical substances interfere with living systems. ... Health care or healthcare is one of the worlds largest and fastest growing professions. ... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ...


Operations

Although it is headquartered in New Jersey, USA, most of Cognizant Technology Solutions' employees are based in the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It also has offices in Bangalore, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Cochin and development centrea in Shanghai, China and Amsterdam. Cognizant has over 45,000 employees. It became first company in the world to be certified for CMMI-Level5 as per latest model.[3] This article is about the U.S. state. ... , “Madras” redirects here. ... Tamil Nadu (தமிழ் நாடு, Land of the Tamils) is a state at the southern tip of India. ... For other uses, see Bangalore (disambiguation). ... , Coimbatore   (Tamil: ), also known as Kovai (Tamil: ), is a major industrial city in India. ... , For other uses, see Hyderabad. ... , “Calcutta” redirects here. ... , “Bombay” redirects here. ... , Pune (IPA: , Marathi: पुणे) is a city located in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. ... Cochin may refer to: Cochin China Kingdom of Kochi, a former princely state of India, merged with Travancore to form the State of Kerala Cochin city, the former name of the city of Kochi, in Kerala Hôpital Cochin, a famous hospital in Paris, France Cochin font, from the Adobe... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... The Capability Maturity Model (CMM) is a method for evaluating the maturity of software development organisations on a scale of 1 to 5. ...


Cognizant has aligned its businesses vertically and has clients in

In addition to vertical focus, Cognizant also provides specialty technology services through its horizontal expertise such as Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence, CRM, ERP,BPO etc. For other uses, see Bank (disambiguation). ... Financial services is a term used to refer to the services provided by the finance industry. ... Health care or healthcare is one of the worlds largest and fastest growing professions. ... Manufacturing (from Latin manu factura, making by hand) is the use of tools and labor to make things for use or sale. ... Look up Logistics in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The ASCII codes for the word Wikipedia represented in binary, the numeral system most commonly used for encoding computer information. ... A stilt-walker entertaining shoppers at a shopping centre in Swindon, England Entertainment is an event, performance, or activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience (although, for example, in the case of a computer game the audience may be only one person). ... Telecommunication involves the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent loss. ... Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology is the science of life (from the Greek words bios = life and logos = word). ... Drawing of a self-service store. ... For the Venetian Snares album, see Hospitality (album). ...


Financial Health

Cognizant's revenue for the fourth quarter of year 2006 is up 65 per cent from $256.9 million for the corresponding quarter the previous year to $424.4 million, and the company ended the year 2006 with $1.424 billion in revenue. During this quarter company added a net total of almost 4,500 employees and more than 14,500 employees in 2006 overall. The company has a debt free balance sheet. Its income has seen a componded 40% annual growth in the last few years. For the five years ended Dec. 31, 2006, CTSH has grown its revenue by an average of 58.1% every year.[2]


After the close of trading on November 16, 2006 Cognizant moved from the mid cap S&P 400 to the S&P 500. On March 5th 2007 Cognizant became first American company to ring the NASDAQ opening bell remotely, from the Company's Chennai, India techno-complex. is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The S&P 400, more properly S&P 400 MidCap Index, is a stock market index from Standard & Poors. ... The S&P 500 is an index containing the stocks of 500 Large-Cap corporations, most of which are American. ...


Competition

Its primary competitors are other IT services companies such as IBM,Accenture, Infosys, HCL Technologies, Siemens IT Solutions and Services,Wipro and Tata Consultancy Services For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ... Accenture (NYSE: ACN, ISIN: BMG1150G1116) is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. ... Infosys Technologies Limited (BSE: 500209, NASDAQ: INFY) is a multinational information technology services company headquartered in Bangalore, India. ... HCL Technologies is one of the leading global technology and IT enterprises that offers product engineering, technology and application services, BPO, infrastructure services, IT hardware, systems integration, and distribution of technology and telecom products in India. ... Siemens IT Solutions and Services (SIS) is a service provider which is part of Siemens AG headquartered in Munich, Germany It which provides outsourcing services for many companies such as 3Com, Coca Cola, EMC2, and Microsoft. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Wipro Technologies. ... Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS Limited) is one of the world’s largest providers of information technology, consulting, services and business-process outsourcing which commenced operations in 1968. ...


Recent News

  1. Cognizant to Acquire marketRx, A Leading Provider Of Life Sciences Market Analytics for $135million.[3]

External links

  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Business2.0 100 Fastest-growing tech companies
  • Forbes' listing on Cognizant
  • DBSS and Y2k Projects
  • Cognizant may race past Satyam
  • Businessweek Profile
  • Cognizant Technology financial snapshot at Google Finance
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions company profile - Reuters
  • Cognizant in the S&P 500
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  • The Four Horsemen of Indian Stocks

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Pomeroy IT Solutions, meanwhile, was among the few that disappointed The Street, where analysts, according to Thomson First Call research, were calling for earnings of 31 cents per share for its fourth quarter.
For the first quarter of 2005, Cognizant expects earnings of 21 cents per share, in line with analyst expectations, on sales of $180 million.
Additionally, the solution provider's number for the fourth quarter was better than the same quarter last year, when the Stamford, Conn.-based midmarket player posted a net loss of $1.4 million, or 31 cents per share.
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