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March 21, 2011 at 06:51 AM EDT
Cognizant Cited as a Leader in Global IT Infrastructure Outsourcing by Independent Research Firm
Cognizant's IT Infrastructure Services recognized for 'strong customer reference scores' and 'broad vision for the cloud'

TEANECK, N.J., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH), a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, today announced it was named a "Leader" in the "The Forrester Wave™: Global IT Infrastructure Outsourcing, Q1 2011," published March 11, 2011. The Forrester Research Inc. report evaluated and scored Cognizant IT Infrastructure Services (IT IS) on the basis of a comprehensive methodology across 36 criteria relating to current offerings, strategy, and market presence.

Cognizant was among the vendors to receive the highest possible scores for its global delivery model, operations and strategy consulting, vision for cloud services, and client feedback on service quality, account management and general client satisfaction.  Cognizant is "seeking to move forward aggressively with its expansive strategy featuring a particularly broad vision for the cloud. Cognizant also benefitted significantly in the analysis from strong client reference scores," the report stated.

Cognizant's IT IS line of business offers a comprehensive portfolio of managed services and consulting offerings that span end-user services, enterprise data center computing, infrastructure security, as well as network and convergence services.

"Forrester Research offers deep insights into the global IT infrastructure services market, and we are especially pleased with our strong client feedback scores," said Robert Boles, Senior Vice President, IT IS, Cognizant. "We feel that Cognizant's ranking as a Leader speaks to the strength of our global delivery network and our remote infrastructure management framework, which delivers operational maturity improvements, greater workflow automation, and highly flexible sourcing options with our productized managed services. Our Operations Maturity Continual Service Improvement (CSI) framework promotes the implementation of creative ideas in a structured approach that ultimately provides both financial and operational benefits to our clients."  

To learn more about the March 11, 2011 report, "The Forrester Wave™: Global IT Infrastructure Outsourcing, Q1 2011," please visit www.forrester.com.

About Cognizant

Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 104,000 employees as of December 31, 2010, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 1000 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at www.cognizant.com or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes statements which may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the accuracy of which are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions as to future events that may not prove to be accurate. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied include general economic conditions and the factors discussed in our most recent Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Cognizant undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

SOURCE Cognizant

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