Accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things
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Cognizant

Connect and Extract Value.
United States
1994
Public
> $10b
> 50,000
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Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting and business process services. Its customers are primarily corporations from the Forbes Global 2000, and it targets customers in the financial services, health care, manufacturing, retail, and logistics sectors. Year founded: 1988 Revenue: $14.8 billion (2017) NASDAQ:CTSH

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With over 12 billion connected devices in the world, there are now smarter "things" than people, collecting and connecting all that valuable data designed to facilitate the way we work. With its technology-agnostic approach and industry expertise, Cognizant is providing today's leading companies a comprehensive Internet of Things (IoT) roadmap to transform their operations and business models into the 21st-century enterprise. Cognizant brings together the right blend of industry knowledge, strategy, design thinking and technology capabilities to help companies digitize the physical world. They offer IoT consulting, strategy, implementation and operational support to help untangle the complexity of IoT and align a solution to address the concerns. Their managed innovation process simplifies the complexity of IoT to take ideas from the drawing board to prototype, and then scale the best ones with their proven global delivery model.

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Hardware
Software
Horizontal applications are standardized (e.g., asset tracking). Vertical applications are tailored to specific needs (e.g., delivery fleet management).
APIs are the market enabler for IoT. They allow users to manage devices, enable data transfer between software, and provide access capabilities.
Middleware integrates the diverse components of an IoT application by structuring communication, workflows, and business rules.
IoT analytics includes real-time or edge computing and batch analysis. Analytics can be behavioral, descriptive, predictive, or prescriptive.
Visualization solutions use dashboards, alerts, events, maps, and other tools to present easily comprehensible data to end users.
Data management solutions capture, index and store data in traditional database, cloud platforms, and fog systems for future use.
Security software provides encryption, access control, and identity protection to IoT solutions from data collection through end-user applications.
Services
System integrators link IoT component subsystems, customize solutions, and ensure that IoT systems communicate with existing operational systems.
IoT data management consultancies help to make sense of big data, decide which data to maintain and for how long, and troubleshoot IT issues.
IoT software consultancies support the development of data analytics, visualization solutions, and platforms, as well as integration into embedded systems.
Examples of business consulting services include go-to-market design and execution, business model development, channel development, and corporate M&A.
Number of Case Studies8
Fusion Middleware Integration on Cloud for Pharma Major
Fusion Middleware Integration on Cloud for Pharma Major
Customer wanted a real-time, seamless, cloud based integration between the existing on premise and cloud based application using SOA technology on Oracle Fusion Middleware Platform, a Contingent Worker Solution to collect, track, manage and report information for on-boarding, maintenance and off-boarding of contingent workers using a streamlined and Integrated business process, and streamlining of integration to the back-end systems and multiple SaaS applications.
Testing Engagement for a Fortune 500 Manufacturing Company
Testing Engagement for a Fortune 500 Manufacturing Company
The client wanted to reduce operating costs while increasing efficiency and consistency within the IT and quality assurance organizations. Executive management mandated continuous process improvement, but the environment lacked consistent processes or tools to manage. A cost-effective software testing was needed.
End-to-End PLM Implementation and Upgrade
End-to-End PLM Implementation and Upgrade
The client wanted to implement a robust PLM Solutions using Enovia Matrixone. The client also wanted to integrate its PLM Application with other applications like Engineering Design Tools, third party applications and enterprise-wide ERP tools.
Number of Memberships2
Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)
Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)
The Industrial Internet Consortium was founded in March 2014 to bring together the organizations and technologies necessary to accelerate the growth of the Industrial Internet by identifying, assembling and promoting best practices. Membership includes small and large technology innovators, vertical market leaders, researchers, universities and government organizations.Industrial Internet Consortium Working Groups coordinate and establish the priorities and enabling technologies of the Industrial Internet in order to accelerate market adoption and drive down the barriers to entry. There are currently 19 Working Groups and teams, broken into 7 broad areas: • Business Strategy and Solution Lifecycle• Legal• Marketing• Membership• Security• Technology• TestbedsThese groups are comprised of Industrial Internet Consortium member company representatives. Member companies can assign an unlimited number of individuals to the Working Groups, which follows the one vote, one company rule.Testbeds are a major focus and activity of the Industrial Internet Consortium and its members. The Testbed Working Group accelerates the creation of testbeds for the Industrial Internet and serves as the advisory body for testbed proposal activities for our members. It is the centralized group which collects testbed ideas from our member companies and provides the members with systematic yet flexible guidance for new testbed proposals. Our testbeds are where the innovation and opportunities of the Industrial Internet – new technologies, new applications, new products, new services, new processes – can be initiated, thought through, and rigorously tested to ascertain their usefulness and viability before coming to market. Learn more about testbeds in general and specific testbeds below.
The Open Group
The Open Group
The Open Group is a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through IT standards. With more than 500 member organizations, we have a diverse membership that spans all sectors of the IT community — customers, systems and solutions suppliers, tool vendors, integrators and consultants, as well as academics and researchers to:- Capture, understand and address current and emerging requirements, and establish policies and share best practices- Facilitate interoperability, develop consensus, and evolve and integrate specifications and open source technologies- Offer a comprehensive set of services to enhance the operational efficiency of consortia- Operate the industry’s premier certification serviceThe mission of The Open Group is to drive the creation of Boundaryless Information Flow achieved by:- Working with customers to capture, understand and address current and emerging requirements, establish policies, and share best practices- Working with suppliers, consortia and standards bodies to develop consensus and facilitate interoperability, to evolve and integrate specifications and open source technologies- Offering a comprehensive set of services to enhance the operational efficiency of consortia- Developing and operating the industry's premier certification service and encouraging procurement of certified productsOur Members participate in The Open Group through highly influential Forums and Work Groups that address a comprehensive range of technical, business, legal and regulatory issues. Each Open Group Forum and Work Group focuses on a specific area, and provides an objective and legal environment where members collaborate on developing standards, certifications and best practices in their areas of interest and expertise.
Number of Similar Suppliers8
SAP
SAP
SAP is the leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software used to integrate back-office functions such as distribution, accounting, human resources, and manufacturing. The backbone of SAP's products has been its on-premise offerings, spearheaded by its Business Suite, which includes ERP and customer relationship management (CRM) software, among others.Year founded: 1972Revenue: $17.6 billion (2014)NYSE: SAP
VMware (DELL)
VMware (DELL)
VMware is the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the data center—bringing cloud computing to businesses of all sizes. Customers rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, ensure business continuity, strengthen security, and "go green."
Ericsson
Ericsson
Ericsson provides services, software and infrastructure in mobility, broadband and the cloud that enable the communications industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve their users' experience and capture new opportunities.Year founded: 1876Revenue: $26.8 billion (2014)NASDAQ: ERIC
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