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Cognizant is one among IBM’s highly selective group of Global Systems Integrator Business Partners and is a Premier Business Partner within IBM’s PartnerWorld program. Our strategic alliance with IBM primarily involves collaboration with IBM's Software Group and the Systems & Technology Group. Together we solve a wide range of hardware and software challenges faced by our customers.
On the software side, our partnership focuses on IBM’s Collaboration Suite and Social Business (Lotus). Many joint projects focus on business analytics, commerce and application and integration management (WebSphere). We also work together on application lifecycle management (Rational), information management, services management (Tivoli) and security systems projects.
For hardware solutions, collaborative initiatives are underway involving IBM mainframes, IBM Power Systems and IBM storage solutions leveraging the cloud computing, virtualization and data center consolidation.
How we work together
Cognizant takes advantage of IBM’s support centers, software and hardware labs. The company has invested in helping Cognizant set up solutions labs in our development centers in India, providing state-of-the-art hardware and software for solution development. We are also engaged in IBM’s Betawork program. This gives us hands-on exposure to future product releases from IBM.
Cognizant works with a dedicated IBM global alliance team of hardware and software sales and technical professionals from across IBM’s brands. This multidimensional relationship includes a wide spectrum of activity covering business collaboration, technology collaboration, skill development and knowledge dissemination.
Our competence on IBM technology permeates across Cognizant. For example, we have established specialty service lines that offer a full range of IT and consulting services on chosen IBM technology focus areas. Our offerings are proven and tested utilizing IBM technology for fast, repeatable implementations.
To reduce project risk, our people collaborate with IBM architects and IT specialists to help design and build complex solutions. We take full advantage of IBM education and skill development, as well as bid and proposal support. Most importantly, our customers are able to get solutions into the market faster, thanks in part to direct access to IBM’s Competency Centers for benchmarking, migrations and porting.