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January, 27, 2016

Cognizant Acquires KBACE Technologies to Enable Clients to Accelerate Journey to Cloud and Improve Business Agility

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The technologies that are bringing the people's perspective back to business.

OVERVIEW

The rules of business have changed. Digital technologies allow us to create experiences inspired by what people want—how customers want to interact, how employees and partners work best. We help organizations engage people and uncover insight from data to shape the products, services and experiences they offer.

Technology in Perspective
Today’s SMAC Stack—‘the fifth wave’ of IT architecture—is happening faster than anything that’s come before. By 2020, as many as 100 billion computing devices will be connected to the Web. And corporations will be managing 50 times the data they do currently. So SMAC will have a multiplying effect on businesses and increase productivity across the organization.

Mainframe 1960 - 1976

Minicomputer 1976 - 1992

Distributed PC 1992 - 2001

Internet PC 2002 - 2012

Digital 2012 - ?

Mainframe

This market topped out at roughly 100,000 computers worldwide (combining the approximately 15,000 mainframes installed at the height of this era* and all of the ancillary computing devices attached to these machines). *Dan Woods, “The Naked Mainframe,” Forbes.com, Jan. 19, 2010

Minicomputer

Led by companies such as Digital Equipment Corp., Data General, Wang, Prime Computer and Stratus, this era ushered in a trend of smaller, departmental computers (ironically — by today’s standards — called “mini,” as the 1.5- pound iPad has significantly more processing power than the 750-pound DEC VAX of 1980). At the end of the minicomputer era, approximately 10 million computing units were installed across enterprises worldwide, with 2.6 exabytes of data under management.

Distributed PC

The early 1990s brought another order of magnitude growth in computers in the enterprise. Once the PCs, Unix boxes and network routers were installed to run the new enterprise systems, more than 100 million computers were sold, with 15.8 exabytes of data in the associated databases.

Internet PC

Connectivity to an entire new generation of devices and users drove the number of computers worldwide to 1 billion and tripled data under management to 54.5 exabytes.

Digital

The number of computers is quickly on its way to 100 billion and data volume is growing to 35,000 exabytes (more than 600 times the data under management at the end of the Internet era).

THE SMAC EFFECT

In all Industries across the business landscape, the SMAC Stack™ is eroding the century-old blueprint of value chains and spawning new, highly distributed, virtualized business models. The power of this technology platform is in treating it as a stack, for its components have a multiplying effect when they work in combination.

Real World Examples

Using SMAC in Retail 

Retailers are strategically deploying the SMAC Stack across key business processes to combine the best of virtual and physical retail shopping experiences. Now a customer’s mobile device can signal store management while they’re shopping. Advanced analytics arm associates with the right knowledge about that shopper so they can provide more valuable assistance. And customers can compare products, get information and redeem targeted offers from the Cloud while in store.

Cloud-Based Mobility Services in Patient Care 

Medical device manufacturers are modernizing the remote monitoring process and minimizing office visits for both patients and clinicians. By deploying cloud-based mobility services that deliver full PDF reports via their iPad or iPhone, clinicians can provide instant remote care. The network also has the potential to use analytics to push out personalized insights, based on the patient’s response to treatment.

SMAC for Marketing and Product Information 

Corporate auditors can collect, process and share critical product insights from a single device. With intelligent, powerful iPad applications, store visits become a lot more productive. Information about promotions, inventory, pricing, product placement and competitors is transferred digitally and stored in the Cloud for further analytics and processing. All of which drives smarter marketing strategies to increase sales.

  • Physical Retail and the Intelligent Store
  • Virtualization of Patient Care
  • Product Information and Marketing Intelligence
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Kick‑Starting Digital Transformation: Four IT Strategies
For IT organizations, digital transformation can be an especially daunting task. Keeping up with and managing ever‑evolving technologies and applications entails four essential components that help accelerate time to market, minimize project risk; automate and handle thousands of requirements, enrich collaboration and manage costs.
Digital Game‑Changers for the Communication Service Provider Industry
By monetizing data, refining their processes, boosting their technological maturity and proactively responding to subscribers' ever‑changing needs and preferences, CSPs can improve their competitive standing vs. non‑traditional competitors.
Shared Services: How Digital Can Accelerate the Leap to Value‑Added Differentiation
Shared services centers must embrace social, mobile, analytics, cloud and intelligent process automation techniques to navigate three critical shifts that can turbocharge innovation and reinforce market differentiation.
Life Sciences: Leveraging Customer Data for Commercial Success
As the healthcare buying process becomes increasingly complex, master data management solutions focused on customer relationships are critical for life sciences companies to excel.
Data Management in the Footwear Industry
By centralizing and integrating product information management with ERP and shop floor execution systems, footwear companies can more effectively deliver a consistent customer experience across channels and accelerate time to market.
MDM and Social Big Data: An Impact Analysis
By combining social big data with master data management, businesses can develop personalized products and services, anticipate customer needs and gain competitive advantage.
Jumpstarting DevOps with Continuous Testing
By tightly connecting testing with development and operations, and adding in automation, IT organizations can increase operational agility while speeding software's time to market.
The ‘Retailification’ of the Car Rental Industry
Rental cars are on the verge of becoming commodities. To overcome this issue, car rental companies can look to the best practices of the retail industry and use their own channels to offer customers a value‑rich, rewarding and consistent experience at every touch point, supported by a "mobile first" omni‑channel strategy.
Harnessing Social and Mobile to Court the Digital Consumer
Our recent research shows the myriad ways that digital consumers are increasingly incorporating social and mobile technologies into their shopping and buying experiences.
Five Key Focus Areas for New-Age Collaboration
Virtually any enterprise can benefit greatly from deploying new-age organizations' collaboration technologies and systems. We review the tools and activities available for collaborating on five levels: within a program, within an organization, between channels, within the extended enterprise and with the external world.

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