Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a global IT services and business process outsourcing solutions provider headquartered in Teaneck, N.J. Cognizant was founded in 1994 as an IT development and maintenance services arm of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation. The company was spun-off as an independent organization two years later. Since 1996, Cognizant has worked closely with large organizations to help them build stronger, more efficient, and more agile businesses. By leveraging highly flexible business processes, a seamless global delivery network and deep domain expertise, Cognizant delivers a better "return on outsourcing."
Cognizant was one of the first "India-centric" IT services companies to organize around key industry verticals
and horizontals. This enables Cognizant to establish extremely close partnerships that foster continuous operational improvements and better bottom- line results for clients.
From its founding, Cognizant was built with a global mindset. With headquarters in the U.S. and a rapidly
expanding delivery footprint which extends from India and China into Argentina, Cognizant has
the geographic presence and mix of on-site and offshore resources to be the preferred global services
partner across industry. Because clients see globalization as a key element to their success, their
"born global" heritage is viewed as a significant market advantage.