Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH) is a leading provider of custom IT consulting and technology services as well as outsourcing services for Global 2000 companies located in North America, Europe and Asia. Its core competencies include Technology Strategy Consulting, Complex Systems Development, Enterprise Software Package Implementation and Maintenance, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence, Application Testing, Application Maintenance, Infrastructure Management, and Vertically-Oriented Business Process Outsourcing (V-BPO).
Many companies today face intense competitive pressure and rapidly changing market dynamics, driven by such factors as changes in government regulations, globalization and technology innovation. In response to these challenges, many companies are focused on improving productivity, increasing service levels, lowering costs and accelerating delivery times. In order to achieve these goals, companies are focusing on a number of technology-centric areas, such as:
Global demand for high quality, lower cost IT services from outside providers has created a significant opportunity for IT service providers that can successfully leverage the benefits of, and address the challenges in using, an offshore talent pool. The effective use of offshore personnel can offer a variety of benefits, including lower costs, faster delivery of new IT solutions and innovations in vertical solutions, processes and technologies. Certain developing countries, particularly India, have a large talent pool of highly qualified technical professionals that can provide high quality IT and BPO services at a lower cost. India is a leader in IT services, and is regarded as having one of the largest and highest quality pools of talent in the world. Historically, IT service providers have used offshore labor pools primarily to supplement the internal staffing needs of customers. However, evolving customer demands have led to the increasing acceptance and use of offshore resources for higher value-added services. These services include application design, development, testing, integration and maintenance, as well as technology consulting and infrastructure management. India’s services and software exports continue to see significant growth. According to NASSCOM (India’s National Association of Software and Services Companies), the IT/BPO sector in India was an estimated $24.7 billion industry in 2006, and is projected to grow to greater than $60 billion by 2010.
The company report the operations of the business in the following four business segments:
In 2006, Financial Services business segment represented approximately 48% of total revenues. This business segment provides services to our customers operating in the following industries:
In 2006, Healthcare business segment represented approximately 23% of total revenues. This business segment provides services to our customers operating in the following industries:
In 2006, Manufacturing, Logistics & Retail business segment represented approximately 15% of total revenues. This business segment services customers in the following industry groups:
The Other reportable business segment is an aggregation of operating segments which, individually, are less than 10% of consolidated revenues and segment operating profit. The Other business segment includes telecommunications, information services, media and high technology operating segments. In 2006, Other reportable business segment represented approximately 14% of total revenues.