Cognizant: Analysis and Success Factors

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Cognizant – Analysis and Success Factors
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation is a provider of custom information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing services. Cognizant was founded in 1994 as an IT development and maintenance services arm of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, at Chennai, with Kumar Mahadeva as its Chairman and CEO. The company was spun off as an independent organization two years later and moved its headquarters to US. Kumar Mahadeva resigned in 2003 when Lakshmi Narayanan took charge as CEO. Important People:

NameSinceCurrent Position
John Klein2003Independent Chairman of the Board
Francisco D'Souza2007President, Chief Executive Officer, Director Lakshmi Narayanan2007Vice Chairman of the Board
Gordon Coburn2007Chief Financial and Operating Officer, and Treasurer Steven Schwartz2007Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary Ramakrishnan Chandrasekaran2006President & Managing Director - Global Delivery Rajeev Mehta2006Chief Operating Officer - Global Client Services Maureen Breakiron-Evans2009Independent Director

John Fox2007Independent Director
Robert Howe1999Independent Director
Robert Weissman2001Independent Director
Thomas Wendel2001Independent Director

Cognizant was listed on NASDAQ in 1998 and moved to the NASDAQ-100 Index in 2004. After the close of trading on 16 November 2006, Cognizant moved from the mid cap S&P 400 to the S&P 500. The Company competes with Infosys Technologies, Tata Consultancy Services, WIPRO, Accenture, Computer Sciences Corporation, HP Enterprise, Perot Systems and IBM Global Services. Cognizant was one of the first IT services companies to organize around key industry verticals as well as technology horizontals. It currently provides a wide range of business, technology and consulting services including business process outsourcing (BPO) and has significant practices in •Banking and Financial services

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