Cognizant has been placed in the "Winner's Circle" in the new HfS Research Blueprint Report: Internet of Things (IoT) Service Providers. HfS Research, a leading independent global analyst firm for the business and IT services industry, highlighted IoT vision and thought leadership, expertise, execution, and client-focus as Cognizant's strengths.
Cognizant is recognized for its integrated IoT services reflecting the fabric of its corporate thought leadership based on its Code Halosâ„¢ concept (the information that surrounds people, organizations and devices that is today's digital fuel), and on its broader digital capabilities.
IoT involves the instrumenting and networking of physical devices in ways that generate large volumes of potentially meaningful business data. HfS defines IoT services as those that design, create, and manage a pathway for the physical world to enter the "As-a-Service Economy" by creating a bridge between hard goods and services, and digital infrastructure.
The HfS Blueprint: Internet of Things Service Providers report evaluated 18 major providers on a number of criteria to determine their ability to deliver services and drive transformation. Service providers demonstrating excellence in execution and innovation are placed in the "Winner's Circle."
Charles Sutherland, Chief Research Officer at HfS Research, said: "The emergence of the Internet of Things, driven by pervasive connectivity, is prompting enterprises to seek out partners like Cognizant that have understood the possibilities created by IoT and matched that with the process and vertical expertise to deliver the right solutions."
Sean Middleton, Chief Operating Officer, Emerging Business Accelerator, at Cognizant, said: "We're pleased to be recognized by HfS for our IoT vision and thought leadership, and expertise in helping our clients execute on their digital transformation roadmaps. Our Cognizant Digital Works accelerator methodology is a key enabler to helping clients imagine what's possible and the opportunities created when connecting machines and devices to people and organizations. We help clients think big, start small, fail fast and scale quickly, and bring winning solutions to the market with speed."