Cognizant Announces a Joint Development Program with Microsoft to Deliver Cloud-Enabled Solutions to Enterprise Customers

By Cognizant, PRNE
Monday, September 20, 2010

TEANECK, New Jersey, September 21, 2010 - Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH), a leading provider of consulting, technology,
and business process outsourcing services, today announced a joint
development program with Microsoft to deliver cloud enabled solutions to
enterprise customers. As part of this program, Cognizant has set up a
state-of-the-art "Octane Solution Center" to accelerate development of
cloud-enabled next-generation solutions that integrate Cognizant business
services and Microsoft technologies.

The Octane Solution Center extends Cognizant's long-term partnership with
Microsoft and will facilitate collaboration between customers and senior
business technology specialists, solution architects, security experts, and
change management professionals. Enterprise decision makers will be able to
discover, envision, prototype, and evaluate innovative cloud-enabled
solutions to their business problems. Cognizant's industry-aligned Octane
solutions will ultimately deliver disruptive levels of value by combining a
full range of Cognizant services - including consulting, solution
accelerators, and technology management - and Microsoft cloud-enabling
technologies such as Azure.

Bob Perry, Director of Product Engineering at LexisNexis, USA, a leading
global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions for the legal industry,
said, "Cognizant has been an integral innovation partner for LexisNexis in
our adoption of new Microsoft-based technologies aimed at the delivery of
next-generation products for the legal research market. Cognizant has
provided the expertise and best practices necessary to leverage the promise
of changing technology in meeting the demands of our customers. Their
expertise and dedication to our relationship has positioned us for growth,
scalability, and customer satisfaction."

Inaugurating the Center in Bangalore, S. Somasegar, Senior Vice President
of the Developer Division at Microsoft, said, "Enterprises seeking to adopt
cloud technologies are looking for trusted advisors to help them address
their concerns and show them how organizations can realize the potential of
applying cloud technologies. Cognizant, with its proven expertise on
Microsoft technologies, deep domain knowledge, and innovative solutions, is
well placed to provide advice and lead customers toward profiting from
Microsoft cloud services."

Cognizant is a key Microsoft global service integrator and has dedicated
Microsoft centers of excellence built to design and implement business
technology solutions that employ a broad portfolio of Microsoft technologies.
The jointly funded Octane Solution Center expands the long-standing alliance
to focus on creating next-generation solutions that enable new thresholds of
business performance by leveraging cloud delivery models and technologies.

"Cognizant's early capabilities on Windows Azure are helping us explore
potential solutions for our customers using this technology," said Rajaramana
Macha, Senior Vice President of R&D at Invensys Operations Management, a
leading provider of industrial automation and information technologies,
systems, software solutions, services, and consulting to global manufacturing
and infrastructure industries.

"Cognizant is committed to helping customers create optimized levels of
business performance for the new virtualized organization, and delivering
services that enable them to increase business effectiveness, efficiency,
innovation, and virtualization. This strategic program will enable our
customers to realize the full potential of Microsoft Cloud technologies and
redefine the way they deliver value to their customers," said R
Chandrasekaran, President and Managing Director of Global Delivery at

About Cognizant

Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology,
consulting, and business process outsourcing services. Cognizant's
single-minded passion is to dedicate our global technology and innovation
know-how, our industry expertise and worldwide resources to working together
with clients to make their businesses stronger. With over 50 global delivery
centers and approximately 88,700 employees as of June 30, 2010, we combine a
unique global delivery model infused with a distinct culture of customer
satisfaction. A member of the NASDAQ-100 Index and S&P 500 Index, Cognizant
is a Forbes Global 2000 company and a member of the Fortune 1000 and is
ranked among the top information technology companies in BusinessWeek's Hot
Growth and Top 50 Performers listings. Visit us online at

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events that may not prove to be accurate. Factors that could cause actual
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whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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